At my day job at O.C.Tanner, I am asked to do all types of creative things, recently they have asked me to design one side of one of our chalkboards. Even though this wasn't a huge job, I found it a challenge and had fun figuring out how to create this image with very limited materials.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Nothing is more satisfying than getting free comic books!! And what puts the icing on the cake is when you are one of the artists in the book!
I received my comps for the books I drew this year over the weekend.
I love being a comic book artist.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Several months ago I did freelance work for Candlelight Media Group for a couple of DVD covers. One was for a new movie called The Beautiful Beast and the other was Discovering Emma. Both DVD's are now available for purchase at Desert Book online
Here is my work on the website
This artwork was modified by the production staff at Candlelight, but I did a good chunk of the upper image.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Well I am so glad I took the time and effort to attend the Joe Kubert School of Cartoons and Graphic Art. It was a life long dream, and it pushed me into the direction of becoming a professional comic book artist. The next steps are up to me to follow my dream and get work in the professional world, but I am so ready to start this life path. Thanks to everyone that supported me on this journey.
Well this is it! The returned art with comments. They is a saying when you are being reviewed "it is best when they have nothing to say at all." It means you have done such a good job they find no fault.
On my last critique there wasn't much to say at all.. the pencils had a few comments, the inks only 2 and the colors had no comments at all on it (so I didn't post).
That is a great sign I did great work.
The ink drawing is below
The ink drawing is below
Here are the pencils
Thursday, September 12, 2013
This assignment was the most time consuming and the most challenging... but it was the most fun and I love that I get to show you my process from beginning bluelines to full colors.
First I lay out my pages in blue line non reproducible pencil.
Then using graphite I start laying in all the details
Using Micron Pens I ink in the piece
Then into Photoshop to do the computer coloring.
Then into Illustrator to do the borders and text.
The four part process.
This assignment was fun to get into the principles of complete pages.
Thank you to The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art for the amazing education.
Here is my homework assignments with notes form the instructor.
Joe Kubert himself used to correct my work, but since he has passed I had another instructor critique my work.
Well I have finally wrapped all my course of studies at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art. I received my certificate in the mail and I'm on my way to bigger and brighter projects in the realm of comics. Here is the 2 final Homework assignments I never posted on this blog.
Homework Number 3
This assignent was about character development.
You had to create a male and female character and then illustrate the panels on the right.
I really liked doing this assignment, the last assignment was by far the most challenging, but this one let me lay out large scale characters.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
If you go back about 4 posts you will see that I was commissioned to do a half sleeve tattoo. Well the images of him getting the work done have started to come in. I will post the final image when it is all inked in.
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
This is my second story I have done for Angry Gnome Comics. I really enjoyed doing these pages because it had the detective noir genre. I loved playing with the deep shadows and grey tones.