Friday, April 30, 2010

Fan Request Friday Request...

I was out of town for a few days (Vegas, baby!) to celebrate my second son's 26th birthday (we had a great time despite my habving to work while in the hotel room - they had wi-fi and a scanner/printer so it was easy) and now I'm back.
I didn't want to leave all of you non-Twitter and non-FaceBook followers out this week. So go ahead and send in your suggestions for a character and I'll choose from them, draw it up and post it here (as well as Twitter) over the weekend.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Better late...

...and this one was pretty late. In fact, I realized too late that I never posted the Friday Fan Request here - sorry. I'll try and do it next Friday.
This actually wasn't the request I was going to start then I realized that I've done nothing but ladies every week - so I decided to do something with at least one male in it. Oddly enough I've never drawn Capt Marvel (or any of the Marvel Family) and even odder than that, this was the last Capt Marvel I came to know as a child. Since I'm not as old as some of you might think, I actually was familiar with the Capt Marvel from Marvel Comics first and before that the android Capt Marvel created by the same guy that created the original Human Torch (also an android) - ya' know, the one that would yell "Split" and his various body parts would fly apart as he fought crime until he yelled "Xam" to call them back. But I digress...

Here's the most recent Friday Fan Request: The Marvel Family!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

roughing Sailor Moon

And because someone asked (and you know who you are) I thought I would post the rough for the Sailor Moon piece so you can see some of my process. With this piece there wasn't a lot of process - just a quick rough and then the final drawing.

Sailor Moon...

There were lots of interesting requests this week and I wish I time to do more. Maybe I'll pick one of them next week if they make it onto the list.
I chose this request because it was outside of my wheelhouse as they say but to be honest I know nothing whatsoever about Sailor Moon and I thought it was the stretch. I'm not sure I was completely successful, but it was worth a shot.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Fan Request Friday...

That's right, it's Fan Request Friday again (pretty catchy sounding, eh?). That's when I ask for anyone following me on Twitter to send in a character suggestion and then I choose one to do over the weekend. But since my Tweets are also connected to Face Book (and I get suggestions from them as well) I figured I should also open it up to all of you really loyal fans that follow this blog.
So feel free to join in and maybe I'll choose your suggestion.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Frack it...

There were a lot of good suggestions for this week's Friday request, but I chose Starbuck and Boomer (from Battlestar Galactica) . I usually don't do that type of thing - a drawing based on characters from a TV show), butI figured I might as well try expanding my horizons a little, eh?
I think it came out decently -  though I wish I'd gotten a better likeness on Starbuck, but I think Boomer came out okay though. What's funny is I struggled longer on Boomer and it wasn't until I was almost done that I realized Starbuck was only meh. Unfortunately I had too much else to do to keep messing with it, but maybe sometime in the future I will revisit it.

Next week I'll also try and remember to post here as well for suggestions so all of you who don't tweet or use FB can join in.

Anyway, I started a new gig last Monday. I'm directing again at FilmRoman (it's now called now Starz/ FilmRoman, I think, or maybe it's FilmRoman/Starz) on a Marvel project - The Avengers. I haven't worked in-house for almost 2 years so it's taking a little adjusting and I'm also working for the first time on a Cintiq. I've worked on a Wacom pad for years and have actually gotten to the point where I can draw directly on it (to some dgree), but this is the first time I've actually used a Cintiq. It took me about half a day to get used to it and now I can honestly say I've grown to love it and I'm looking forward to the day when I can save a little extra scratch so I can get one for home.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Something daring...

As promised Friday I took requests for a character to do over the weekend and out of the many requests I chose Daredevil - the man without fear.
Never had reason to draw him before so it seemed worth a shot. I also thought I'd venture a little bit outside of my comfort zone and try a little less of an animation version...not sure I quite succeeded, but I'm going to keep trying. There were quite a few good suggestions and I'll possibly take some of them up next week when the time comes.

In the meanwhile, tomorrow I start a new dayjob directing on a new series (sort of) and will actually be working out of the house for the first time in over a year - maybe closer to two years.