Wednesday, March 25, 2015


Bossk. Ink on bristol board, 6x9
After LFL
Drawn with a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen

Almost didn't get this one up today. It'll be interesting to see if I can continue this once a week up to December.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015


Mace Windu. India ink on cardstock.

Another busy week, another quick one.

I know if you have to explain a joke it's not as funny, but I might need to for this one. This is Mace Windu. He is played by Samuel L. Jackson in Episodes I - III. He's a very stiff, emotionless, humorless character.  He'd never say, "Hold on to your butts."

And here is Jackson in Jurassic Park:

I thought it'd be funny if Mace Windu said that.

And there you go.

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

BID THE GODS ARISE: A Special Sneak Peek

Darkhorn Fell (Chapter 34 Header from Bid the Gods Arise).

     In the midst of the valley, like a monolithic spike thrust into the ground, was the most unusual mountain he had ever seen. Leaning at a stark angle, the jagged thorn of stone stood taller than the sides of the gorge, and filled half of the floor. It loomed larger and larger as the caravan dropped lower, and several crooked barbs reached up from its midsection. Then it hit him. 
     It’s not a mountain. 
     It’s a tree.

It's been a while since I shared anything from my illustration project and I've gotten the okay to show a completely finished piece. We decided this was okay to show since another version of Darkhorn Fell appears on the cover.

And for something a little different, below is the original piece before I make adjustments in Photoshop. I don't usually go into process on this blog (there's enough of that out there by artists who do a good job of showing that sort of thing).

Anyway, some of the headers I'm creating for Bid the Gods Arise are done in pencil, then inked over in a traditional manner. In some cases I draw the header on thinner paper and lightbox it onto something heavier like bristol board or cardstock. In this case, I turn the rough drawing into blue line in Photoshop, print it out, then ink over it. Then I scan the inked version, remove the blue in PS, adjust the blacks a little and there you go.

Darkhorn Fell (Chapter 34 Header from Bid the Gods Arise).
Ink on archival cardstock, 8.5 x 11 (4 x 8 image area)

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Star Wars Wednesday #33: A QUICKIE

It was kind of a busy week, so here's a quick sketch of Max Rebo.

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer #3

Hey, look! Some Kirby characters made it to the blog today!

This is probably the last trailer before the movie, so I thought I'd share it.

Here's some fun articles from CBR:
"Avengers: Age of Ultron" Trailer: 11 Most Epic Moments
"Avengers: Age of Ultron" Trailer: 7 Biggest Reveals

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Star Wars Wednesday #32: SHE'S GOT IT WHERE IT COUNTS, KID

The Millennium Falcon. Ink on cardstock.
Inked with a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

KIRBY CHARACTERS: The Marvel Universe

This is kind of a "Throwback Thursday" post. I've been kind of busy with other art jobs, so I'm cheating with this post. Actually, I'm going to take a break from Kirby Characters for a little while to get caught up on other things.

Anyway, before anyone gets technical with me and objects to Jack Kirby creating the Marvel Universe, I'd say he, along with Stan Lee and Steve Ditko on Spider-Man, essentially created the Marvel U. Of course, he didn't create every character, but without his work in the 60s, we probably wouldn't have Marvel.

I mean, look at who's represented. Four of the original Avengers who also have had their own books since the 60s (Captain America and Iron Man shared a book originally). He co-created the Fantastic Four and the X-Men. There's even some debate whether he had a hand in creating Marvel's most iconic character Spider-Man, not to take anything away from Steve Ditko. Apparently, he also had some input in the creation of Daredevil as well.

Anyway, the pics above where originally posted here:
Captain America
The Incredible Hulk
Iron Man

And here's all of my Kirby Character posts so far. I hope to be back with this series soon. If you have any requests let me know and I'll try to post them as soon as possible.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Star Wars Wednesday #31: A-WING

A-Wing. India ink on card stock.
Inked with Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Brush Pens

So, here's something a little different for today's Star Wars Wednesday. Up until now, I've only drawn characters from Star Wars. I want to start mixing in some of the other things that make Star Wars great. I'm also trying out a different format for these little drawings like I did last week with my Kirby Characters series

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Thursday, February 19, 2015


Lightray. Ink on bristol board, 6x9
Inked with a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen

I'm trying out a new format for some illustrations on the blog. It's nothing others haven't done, but what do you think?

Lightray was created by Jack Kirby for DC Comics. His first appearance was in New Gods#1 (1971).

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Star Wars Wednesday #30: THRAWN

Grand Admiral Thrawn

My friend Robert Mullin requested I draw a character from Timothy Zahn's Thrawn Trilogy in the style of Genndy Tartakovsky's Clone Wars. I thought it was a great idea and I've been looking forward to sharing this piece. I'm hoping to draw some more Expanded Universe (Legends) characters like this for future Star Wars Wednesdays. 

I really wanted to do something more elaborate with the background, but I just didn't have the time for this one. My original idea was to have a painted background similar to what background artists did for the Clone Wars series. Scroll down to see what I mean. 

The black and white original. India ink on bristol board, 6x9.
Drawn with Faber-Castell Pitt artist pens

The background in the image below is by legendary concept artist Ralph McQuarrie. I put this together in Photoshop just to see how it would work. I'm in no way claiming this is my own art. It was purely for fun. But something like this is what I originally intended to do for this piece. If I find the time, I may come back to this piece with a new background. 

What I really wanted to do for this week's Star Wars Wednesday.

As I said, this Star Wars Wednesday was inspired by a request. I'd love to take more requests, so if there's anything you'd like to see me draw feel free to let me know. 

To see more Star Wars Wednesdays as well as other Star Wars art, check out the archives or my Star Wars fan art page.

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