Thursday, April 30, 2009

Character Sketches

HEY HEY HEY! Whats up Dee?

today i wanted to show you guys some character sketches for my new books. I have been playing around with my style a bit. I am making some changes here and there. They are subtle, but i think they are needed.

In this business, you want to have your own "voice". And to do that you have to experiment. Tweak the things that need to be tweaked. And try to make yourself stand out.

I heard it best when someone said something kind of like this. "getting your friends and family to support you and buy your comic is one thing, but asking a total stranger to pay $4 for you book is a different story." There has to be something there, and i think style is part of it. It's what draws the reader to you, or pushes them away. Not everyone's style is for everyone. but if you can find the one the meets the taste of the reader you are trying to grab, then you have one part of the battle. (if that makes any sense.) so anywho. i hope you like the sketches.

See you people soon.


Monday, April 27, 2009

New Work

Just wanted to share a couple pages from my new book Pressure. Its a fun story.

The first issue should be out in September.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

And the finished pencils

Here are the finished pencils for the Corrective Measures VOL 2 trade.

The last of Corrective Measures

So here it is. The last bit of work that I have to do for Corrective Measures. This will be the cover for the trade. It has been a long road, and at times it seemed like it would never come to an end, but I did it.

Once this cover is finished, we should be about a month away from total completion. The colorist has one chapter left to color. The letterer is working right behind the colorist. So will will be done soon. then off to the printers. I can't wait.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

New thing

So I am off and running on my new project, "Pressure". I started doing rough thumbs for the pages. All I can say is that this is going to be one fun book. There is action and humor and all kinds of stuff. The book will be a 6 issue mini, and the first issue should be out in September. The cool thing is, is that "Corrective Measures VOL 2" should be out the same month. 2 books released in the same month? How cool is that?

Anywho, here are the first four pages in layout form, I will post pages and such as they are completed.


Monday, April 20, 2009

Post Sci-Fi Expo

So the weekend is already over. sitting at a con all weekend really makes the weekend fly by. It was a really good time though. Got to sit with Matt, Evan, Luan, and next to Kristian. The show was a tad slow, but we passed the time by talkin' shop and laughing our butts off. They are all really great guys. And even better for letting me squeeze in at their table since there was a mix up with mine.

These guys make me really jealous. their stuff is all so good. Props to Matt on his new book. and Evans pages are looking amazing. Then Luan did this joker painting yesterday that just made me so mad that i can't paint like that.

Evan let me play with some of his brush pens, which gave me a totally different feel. it aloud me to experiment with some new things. i am going to have to go get me a couple of those.

Also got to do some really fun skethces this weekend. It walways amazes me, the kind of creativity of what people want you to draw. It really can make you stretch your brain.

Friday, April 17, 2009

New Colored Pages

I always love walking into the office and seeing new colored pages in my In-Box. So that means that the book is almost done. Our colorist only has an issue and a half left to color.

We are getting closer!! Reserve your copies now. not really. but yeah really. :)

Also remember I will be at the sci-fi expo this weekend in Richardson, TX. Hope to you you guys there.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

New Stuff on the Rise

So boys and girls, I will be starting a new project very soon. It will be a 6 issue series through an indie publisher. Should be exciting and fun. I will post art and give updates as I have them.

Also, this weekend I will have a table at the Sci-fi Expo. It is Saturday and Sunday in Richardson. Come by to say hello. I will be doing sketches and have a couple of other pieces to sell as well. Plus I will have a few copies of the first "Corrective Measures" trade. Pick it up so you are caught up when my volume hits this year.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Pages Passed On

So a couple of weeks ago, I was asked by an editor at Marvel to do some test pages. I was given a few scripts, and was told to pick a 4-5 pages scene and rock it out. Well that is what i did. I rocked it out to the best of my ability. Unfortunately my ability was not up to "par" at this moment.

At first i was pretty upset. But with the help of some really good friends, who are also in the business, i realized that this is not the end. It is in itself a test. A test to see if i can some back better and stronger.

So off to the drawing board again. I just have to keep getting better. I have made great strides thus far in my work, and i feel i will only get better.

with all that said here are the pages that i did.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

There are times when us artists have this thing, just like writers do, called block. It's when we can't get ideas flowing, things don't look right when we draw them, all in all what you draw is just crap. So with that being said these are just a couple sketches that i did to help me get over the hump. Hopefully things will back to normal soon. I'm sure they will be. So i should have some new stuff for you soon.