Friday, March 30, 2007
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Monday, March 26, 2007
I've just finished Batman Year 100. I really liked it. It's futuristic, but still classic Batman. This was an old idea I had for a future Batman. It was thought up in the 90's, so it's pretty cheesy as far as references to 'the net' and all that jazz. This was one story within that cheesy world. Clayface begins to go insane, as personalities he absorbed begin to overpower his own. Batman of course has to choose if he should try and help, or let CF to destroy himself. Of course Bats helps. I always loved the Batman stories when he tries to help his enemies. Something about that makes him more 'super'.
Obviously not finished, just a quickie (I spent most my lunch bitching with Barry).
Continuing to work on this guy. The one thing I love about going traditional first is that the digital part can take seconds to achieve some sense of completion. I don't think I spent more than twenty minutes last night on this. I'll hopefully finish it in the next couple of days....if I work on it at all. Crowman's been calling me lately.
Friday, March 23, 2007
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
There's a long story behind this one. I won't go into all of it, but I tried transferring it with Saral graphite paper onto some cheap cold press illustration board. I was going to use acrylic washes and finish it digitally. It has been years since I did any traditional painting. When I started painting though, I found I couldn't paint any more. It was horrible. Monkey's missing fingers and painting with their own turds could do better. I was very, very discouraged. I tend to go through phases with my art; I can get very depressed about it. Any way, I panted a sketch on marker paper, and it worked fairly well. I might show that later. So last night, I pulled out the original sketch of the goblin and did the acrylic washes on top of it. I spent a little over an hour. I'm fairly please with it. There’s problems, and a lot was lost in the scan, but still I think it holds up. At any rate it was a good start; I'll do the rest digitally.
This is a goblin from a story in my head. It lives at the bottom of a large pond. Within it is everything lost, socks, rings coins, toys, all the stuff you just can't seem to find. Part of a bigger story idea. The pic will be expanded to show some of that. Anyway, gotta' get back to work.
Monday, March 19, 2007
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Friday, March 2, 2007
Messing more with this. Probably getting close to done. The idea is the text 'John Gardner/GRENDEL' would appear at the bottom of the image. Kind of weird for a book cover, but I was kind of hoping for a movie feel. The book would make a great film in the right hands.