Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 292

DAVE CHAPPELLE. 2015. Goucahe on paper, 9 × 12″.

Can't say I added much to this reference. But that doesn't mean I didn't have fun painting it. Loved this show.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Book of Death #4 Cover

BOOK OF DEATH #4. 2015.
Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.

Friday, July 24, 2015

New Digital Goods

Hands created in Sculptris

I've got a couple new items in my digital store. The hands are $5, DRM-free, and ready for posing and lighting. They were created in Sculptris, an easy-to-learn (and free) 3D program. The Page Specs template is a freebie — I print it out on stacks of my blank boards before I print digital layouts and crop marks. Have a great weekend!

Page Specs Template

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 291

Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board, 11 × 17″.

Lookin' sharp!

inks by "Daddy"

blue-line print of pencils

pencils over digital sketch

digital sketch

digital layouts

Monday, July 20, 2015

Hellboy 100 Project (1 Day Left)

Acryla Gouache on sketch cover, 10.5 × 7″.

There's just 1 more day left to bid on this original art! You can find the auction here, all proceeds to benefit Hero Initiative. Art may or may not be fireproof. No guarantees.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 290

Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.

Book of Death #1 comes out today, and you can see a preview here. I had the privilege of designing the look for one of the stars of the book, a character named Tama. I won't go into the details of her origin (in case you haven't read the The Valiant) but originally I was going to give her a wet suit of some kind. You can see my inspiration board below, including lots of dreads. (She's also based on my wife as a little girl.)

In other exciting news, The Valiant got a Harvey nomination for best mini-series! Aaaand, my Dad got nominated for Best Inker once again. Congrats, "grandpa!"

inks by my Pops

blue-line print of pencils

pencils over digital print

digital layout

character studies

Monday, July 13, 2015

By the Power of Grayskull...

CASTLE GRAYSKULL. 2015. Gouache on paper, 9 × 12″.

A couple dear friends got married this weekend. This was their gift. There's a little, ugly building in Brooklyn where they met, and we call it Castle Grayskull. Congrats, guys!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Hellboy '53

HELLBOY STUDIES (detail). 2015.
Ink and watercolor on bristol board, 11 × 17″.

I'm very excited to announce that I'll be penciling a 3-issue mini-series for Dark Horse, Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953! My Dad will be providing the macabre inks, with that classic-Hellboy palette provided by the great Dave Stewart. The story will be co-written by Chris Roberson and Mike Mignola. Awesome!

How'd I get the gig? Last year, Mignola accepted my friend request on Facebook. How cool is that? As you may have heard, I've had my hands full lately (with a certain tiny lady), but I can't wait to get started. I'll show what I can, when I can, but for now you can take a peek at my character studies.

As for my own book, I know I keep pushing it back (I know), but I keep getting hard-to-turn-down offers. The good news is, I finished the official "treatment" and have sent it off to my trusted writer-friends (and anyone else who was misguided enough to offer their help).