This just happened! Meant to be a cool down sketch. Turned into this in about 20 minutes time (basically laying down large black areas and chipping away at them! SPAWN was the character that got me into comics art, so I'm sure I'm filled up with a lot of energy and inspiration for drawing the character. Would love a shot at drawing the comic some day!!
When I got the job working on Game of Thrones I thought, "I can't wait to draw Peter Dinklage!!" because he has such a unique look and presence. Unfortunately my section of the Histories & Lore animation had *gasp* NO Peter Dinklage. I cried for days, weeks even! ;) I've got a few pieces I'd like to draw/paint of him if I ever get a chance. For now, there's a quick headshot. Hope you like it!
The new trailer for MAN OF STEEL (click to watch!) has me hyped. Want to ink and color this if I had time. Even more so I want to do full production on SUPERMAN for DC! Someone make that happen STAT! ;) Here's a similar piece I did a while back:
Totally didn't plan that, but as I finished this quickie, I realized it kinda looked like Kristen Stewart who plays Bella in Twilight. I really liked the actress who played Witchblade in the Witchblade TV show, but ... this doesn't look like her.
Had to stop myself at 15 minutes because I was about to get carried away! Wanted to do a finished, full-color comic book style illustration of this. Love these games. Haven't played in years. Hopefully I can finish the drawing (and the games) at some point. Deadlines... :PFollow me on Tweeeter!
Real-Time Speed Painting to get my hand warmed up for the day. I generally start with a face because that's what we connect with most in any image. I wasn't focused on a story or anything here, didn't have a character or emotion in mind, just blobbed down a silhouette and started rendering, then gave him an awesome green beard. All while my 3 year old was trying to climb me to watch. In fact, to be honest, he did most of this. ;) The things I'm exploring here are contrast, edges (soft to hard for focus), and finding the important planes of the face. The only thing I would do different for a final piece would be to plan out what I was doing (of course) and continue refining until I got the lighting, skin texture, mood, and everything where it needed to be. But the process is basically this. Soft shadow, hard edge towards light source, planes of the face (or object), etc. Let me know if you have any questions! ~RAY MORE VIDEOS:
Trying to wake up and get my right brain going while I battle these deadlines so I tried going white on black because it forces my brain to function different and think less about structure and more about balance. Super random stuff came out, totally unrelated to each other or anything on my mind, but looks kinda neat. I had no images or ideas in mind, just started sketching.
I did a series of painted MARS ATTACKS covers for IDW Publishing including: Mars Attacks: Popeye, Transformers, The Real Ghostbusters, and KISS which are in stores this month! But I never got a chance to do a more traditional pen and ink version. I started sketching a female eye and this happened. Whoops! ;) ALSO, that zip-a-tone dot effect is done with a brush from my brush pack (several other drawing/painting/inking textures, fx, and helpers in there), which you can download here (or with the link on the top right!)
She was just walking around the house effortlessly looking cute, pretty, and stylish. Cool outfit on a pretty gal. I got inspired to draw. Also her hair is gorgeous. Her face is gorgeous too, but that's much more intimidating and time-intensive to attempt to capture in art. :)
You probably know her, but just in case, Renae De Liz is an artist and writer. Her work includes Peter Pan: The Graphic Novel, The Last Unicorn (NY Times Best-Seller), Anne Rice's Servant of the Bones, Jennifer Love Hewit's "Music Box," Sonic the Hedgehog, and a bunch of other stuff. I also get to ink and color her work. I'm a lucky guy. :D
Feeling like an artbot instead of an artist today. And in general my brain just isn't working. So in an attempt to kick myself out of that here's ... this ... couldn't even figure out how to represent Imagination so ya get a sleeping brain instead! :D Hopefully the fact that this is my first 2013 sketchbook sketch isn't a bad sign. :P Btw, if anyone has some great inspiration to share with me, art, film, animation, photography, a story, whatever, please do! Gotta shake this funk!