Friday, March 29, 2013

An Olympian, Beauty and a Beast.

 Jarome Iginla was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins,
by the Calgary Flames yesterday. After 16 seasons
playing for the hockey team. This is a small tribute
to a man, who demonstrates sportsmanship, humility,
and a positive spirit as a human being.
The Beauty is an unnamed character in the next Star Trek
motion picture. The last is a beast of a Predator.

 Three in one day, using crow quill pens for the first
two drawings. A bit of brush on the Predator.
The pen slows me down a little as I work with a more controlled line.
I am very happy with the results.

Thanks for visiting.


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Princess Leia and Jabba the Hutt

This is the third take on Leia in the last month.
Really interesting textures on Jabba's body
and pushes the Princess to the foreground.


Monday, March 25, 2013

James Bond

A little dry brush work on the suit tonight. I'll have to slow
down the production for a bit with Easter break coming up.
I still have a few more drawings to complete before the CCEE,
some completed work may be left out of the print list.

 Thanks for visiting.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Supergirl and Black Widow.

Two today...inked sitting on the couch, not at home this day.
Very delicate lines on Supergirl, as drawn by David Finch.


Saturday, March 23, 2013

Kirk, Dixon and Croft.

Another peek at what's on the drawing board. I have close to thirty images
for the show and still deciding on which to print more of. If there are any
in particular, that has your interest let me know and we can work something out.

Thanks for visiting.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Scully, Wonder Woman and Superman.

I am only showing partial images of current
work. Keeping some things a surprise
for the next show.

Trying a little mystery...?


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Weird Al, Michonne and Glenn

 I took a little family time this weekend,
slowed down a bit on drawing.
I won't be posting all the drawings for the 
comic show, just to have a few surprises.

I will be limiting my prints to ten or twenty
and the originals will be for sale.

These were really fun to do, up until 2 AM
working on the last two.

Thanks for visiting.


Friday, March 15, 2013

Superman :Jim Lee Pencils.

Working in the longer strokes, refine for details.

Switching between the Kuretake brush and Winsor Newton.

Opaque white for highlights like smoke 
and lighting effects.


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Tomb Raider Inks.

Mixing it up a little bit...pencils before inks on blue
print image. Gives it a different effect and look.

 Loose pencils, tightened up on the inks.

Keep things interesting try new approaches to get to the same 
objective, take some chances and learn something.

Thanks for visiting.


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Terminator Ladies and Palpatine

Linda Hamilton and Kristanna Loken
were done on a Sunday afternoon.
The latter piece was done with a synthetic
 brush  pen "kuretake" no.13. Fine crisp
lines at the start.

Ian McDiarmid done on a Monday night. The most
detailed one yet, a very elaborate costume.

This one took some extra time.
  Tuesday night drawing originally drawn by 
Adam Warren.
Free flowing lines, ideal for brush work,
very loose lines.

 I have to make choices on how to interpret
the artists lines...extremely loose lines.

I would have gone with a finer line on the cross hatching,
given another chance.

My computer was out for servicing,
so some delays on posting. Up and running again.

I hope you like the pictures.

Thanks for visiting.


Sunday, March 10, 2013

Princess and Zombie Fighter

This one was a little more of a challenge with the lighting effects.
Rendering shadows and reflected light, using lines is always
a fun little puzzle. An excellent practice in in line weight
variation and control.

I've seen a few episodes of Walking Dead,
and read the early chapters of the comic book,
but not something I can watch with my young kids around.

Carrie Fisher in the iconic dress...
was another lighting challenge,
more delicate with shorter
brush strokes.

I'll have a limited run of prints
available at the Calgary Comic
and Entertainment Expo 2013.

Thanks for visiting.


Saturday, March 09, 2013

Brush Pens,Gaius and Six

These brushes are my current favourites.
I have done a simple comparison with the different brushes.
Windsor Newton and Kuretake natural hair, works best for me.
The latter has more "spring" and a nice clean sharp edge, when new.
I can do an entire page with one cartridge on the Kuretake.
The traditional brush gives me more "thick to thin" as
the hairs are thinner and longer. Regulating the amount of ink
that loads is the trick to learn.

They are beautiful things that can create magic on paper.
A tool that has changed little in centuries, and has given
many people knowledge,beauty and expression.
This is the Kuretake natural hair brush.

Loving the lines.

Filling the blacks with a broader brush.
Finished and wanting to move on to the next one.

Thanks for visiting.

Friday, March 08, 2013

Peter Dinklage Inks.

 I recently got my new Kuretake brush tip replacement...
it has been MAGIC. I am really enjoying the work.
Able to do super thin lines for now,
but it will wear down eventually.

The cartridge brush gives me more freedom
and control, compared to a traditional
brush. The "no ink dip" factor keeps the lines flowing smoother.

Thanks for visiting.


Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Bob & Doug MacZombie

 Something different. I was a fan of SCTV years ago
and thought of Canadian icons to zombiefy...
...and this is what came out of it.
Trying to keep it fun.
All the brush line work is done on the Kuretake brush pen.
I just got the replacement tip and breaking it in.