Saturday, December 18, 2010
I watched the trilogy again before drawing this. Such a fun group of movies
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Luckily while drawing this I was up at Stephen Mooneys studio so I had the full resources of his costume and premium format Sideshow Indy Statue. Roll on Indy 6
Monday, December 13, 2010
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Four down.. Seventy Six to go!
Friday, December 03, 2010
Thursday, December 02, 2010
I can't decide if I'm going to do Riggs or not.
The next two characters have been picked as commissions for the price of, yep, you guessed it, Eighty Dollars!
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Unfortunately there will be no T2 drawn in this collection as it's 1991. (In my first list I had Sarah Connor and the T-1000 in there after forgetting this fact).
Maybe a lot of people will disagree with me here but I like all four of the movies. The first two are fantastic thrillers, with a real feeling that your never going to escape from the villian. The Third one unfortuneatly lacked that dread but has the best ending (Something I did not see coming at all) and the 4th is a great action movie with another standout fantastic scene which I wont spoil here.
Friday, November 26, 2010
I've decided to create a new theme for blog postings. Ive come up with the idea to draw 80 movie characters from the 80's. I think it will be fun.
The criteria is that the character has to be from an 80's movie. I'm going to start off this week with the T-800 from Terminator 2.
For certain characters, like say Han Solo, I would have to do a version of him from Empire Strikes back or Return of the Jedi, as A New Hope was released in 79
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
By the way Im going to be posting here a lot more. I was surprised with the amount of hits I've been getting lately so I better get my act together and post more
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Monday, June 14, 2010
I've been meaning to do this for a while. Heres a drawing of Wolverine attacking some zombie type fellow in an artic lab.
Step 1. Is the thumbnail process where I sketch out a few really really rough panels before deciding on one of them. They're pretty much illegible to anyone else except myself but the idea is to keep them quick and loose
I use the thumbnail and lay out a quick blueline sketch(below), trying to get all of the energy of the thumbnail in there. This way the decision making is made on paper and the hard work is put in then in Manga Studio
Step 2. I create a new layer in and go over the blue line working out and defining the muscles more the build up the body
Step 3. Is the refined line art. Again, a new layer, I take my time and draw what will pretty much be the finished line art of the figure work.
Part of Step 3 can involve some non organic 3D referance. In this instance I used a 3D model I created of Wolverines' claws so I can view them from any angle.
As you can see here I've used a stock 3D hand and that model is in no way used in the actual drawing, its just there to help the 3D positioning of the claws
Step 4. Spot the Blacks.. Pretty self explanitory
Step 5. The Background. Often, when a scene that takes place over a large number of panels, I will spend a night infront of the TV building a model in 3D studio Max. Here I created some complex pylons and desks as I knew they would be featured a lot. This helps me move the camera around the room a lot yet still keep everything in continuity
Here's a model of the room
And here it is drawn into the scene. Again on another layer just to keep things tidy
Lighting can be done in 3d but it tends to look too perfect so I ususally leave the shading choices up to my own brain to give it a more natural, non referanced look. I add a lot of texture at this stage too
And thats pretty much it. Here I added in a stronger Outline to Wolverine to pop him more. If I was colouring this I would dull out the complicated background a bit, that way the detail is all there if you want to look at it but you still remain focused on the characters
Monday, June 07, 2010
I had heard a ton about heroes con in the previous years and all reports were always glowing, and I have to say, it really does live up to it. Heroes con was a blast.
My good buddie Duncan Shalev and I left New York on Thursday morning only to be greeted by the Heroes people with a shuttle to the Hotel. We were in pretty early so we got to relax for a bit before joining up with good friends Ben and Heidi, with them, Templesmith (a nice Austrailian..who knew!) and his minion Molly to head out and eat some Seafood.
Was at the Boom booth for pretty much all of the Con signing with KRAD, tons of people came up with long boxes full of the Farscape run which was cool. Got to meet some great people for the first time. Peter Krause was an absolute gent, Mark Waid is most definately not evil, got a great colouring tuturial from Matt Wilson. Hung out with the Zuda crew, The Timmonys, Kevin Colden, David Gallagher and Steve Ellis who were awesome as always and doing great live broadcasted sketches. Went for Sushi with the other fellow New Yorkers Sean Muphy, Rob and Chris (aka Dara), Adam and Bo who provided the dancing. At that stage we like many others had given up on the hotel bar and just stocked our rooms with beer. Saturday night then turned out to be one of the legendary con nights. We started out with team Boom in a asian restauraunt but had to split the group as the restaraunt was over crowded so the Kids all headed off to Dish for a southern family style meal followed by the Thompson bar next door which im going to insist that everyone at the con goes to next year. It was Michael Alan Nelsons birthday so the hard drinks came out and thus hilarity ensued ending up with us arriving into the hotel like a tour de force ending up with me somehow losing my shoes only to have them turn up at the Boom booth the next morning. Thanks Kate!
All in all the show itself was great. Its the most art orientated show ive ever been to, theres no rat race for work and everybody is in good spirits.
Roll on New York con in October where the Irish will invade West side manhattan
Thursday, May 20, 2010
So I've loved my time over here in New York. So much so that I think I will come back again later on in the year for another trip after a couple of months in the Irish summer . Heres more Spidey Picks. Im always taken by the architecture in New York. Its mighty