Friday, June 19, 2009

My Turn to Destroy the World, pt. 2

Here is page two of my cleansed earth story, page one can be seen here:

I love hovercrafts, and women in camouflage bikini tops, so I made sure to incorporate both of them in to my story. What we don't see is the bitchin' robot design I finally came up with. I'll save that for a later post, along with the cool 3d model of said robot that our intern, Peter, created for me.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Drink and Draw

Saturday night was the Drink and Draw Portland Chapter's monthly get together at Madison's Pub (or Place or Joint, can't remember which). I also don't know the official name of the Drink and Draw group, as I am sure there are many other Drink and Draw groups here in cartoonist-saturated Portland. I usually manage to make it to about every third meeting.

Here are the results of about three hours of drinking and drawing. My beers were some sort of pale ale and I ate a Greek chicken pita wrap. Because these get togethers happen in pubs, the lighting is always dim and detrimental. I get tired of straining my eyes and usually end up not finishing each sketch.

▲ I don't know who these people are, but the woman looks spooked. Or spooky.

▲ Yeah, I don't know.

▲ I think this is Superman. Yeah, definitely Superman.

▲ Some monster guys. I think I am most happy with these fellows as they just sort of came from nowhere when I put pen to paper. All three seem to have personality.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Anxious Pencil

I've been busy working on the WildStorm book, RED HERRING, with Philip Bond and David Tischman, which is currently in this month's PREVIEWS catalog. The sketches below are just some warm up drawings I did this morning.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Robot Parts and the Lady

For a graphic novel proposal I am putting together, I need to design a robot character. I haven't completed the final design yet, but here are some of my sketches that show the process I am going through. Not an easy thing to design a robot that looks cool, looks believable, and is easy to draw over and over again.

☝Okay, this is obviously not a robot design, but I don't hear any complaints.

☝Not sure exactly what I want my robot to look like, I just start out with simple silhouettes to get me started. The robot's primary function is as a support machine to human soldiers in the field. It can carry equipment, scout, and fire a weapon if need be.

☝As a type of beast of burden, I gave it a hunched over look. But it (okay, let's say it's a 'he'), he, looks too much like the original Iron Man, so I moved away from this look in my next refinement.

☝I want his mechanics to look functional, so I opted to have exposed rotary joints for his shoulders and pelvis. His overall shape looks a little like the Drej from EARTH A.D., so I might tweak his silhouette in my next draft.

That's it for now.