Saturday, October 29, 2011

Women of Wonder Day October 30th 2011

It's Women of Wonder Day tomorrow!
Formerly known as Wonder Woman Day, (I guess they changed it to make it inclusive for all super heroines) this charity event raises money for Domestic Violence programs. A very worthy cause.

Many artists (like Alex Ross and Adam Hughes) and celebrities donate pieces for the charity auction. I've been wanting to donate a piece for a while and finally gotten around doing it this year.

The reason why I didn't do it previously is because they don't accept all digital works, and frankly I didn't think my traditional skills were up to par (can't ctrl-z markers and ink).

This year though, I've practiced, and donated a marker illustration piece. I also did a digital color print piece (so it's a two-fer). More bang for the buck, right?

Thursday, October 6, 2011

New York Comic Con 2011

Y'all excited?

I am! I'll be at booth B6 sharing a table with Tim Smith III. I'm not on the listing, so if need be look up Tim's name to find me on the map.

My first big convention, oh boy, oh boy.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Do You have Color Vision Deficiency?

According to this site, 1 out of 255 women and 1 out of 12 men have some form of color vision deficiency. Based on the Farnsworth Munsell Hue test, it's not quite the same as a color blindness test. It tests your acuity to detect subtle hue changes. I scored a perfect. Woo!

Hue Test.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Get Schooled

Came across this website recently called Schoolism. It allows you to take a streaming video art course in which the person teaching will also give assignments. You email the assignments to the instructor, adn the they email you back critiques. It's a very interesting concept, and they have some good artists up there teaching. They also have a "self-taught" option for less money which forgoes the ability to get critiques form the instructor and just gives you access to the videos. Though it is quite expensive, it seems like a great resource if your willing to spend the time and money.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Best Art Ever (This Week), Featuring Lynne!

Every Friday, Comics Alliance runs the feature Best Art Ever (This Week), which is basically what it says on the tin. This week's installment includes a nifty Catwoman piece by our own Lynne.

So congratulations, Lynne!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Demon Hunter Kain Chapter 1: A Fresh Start (Pages 1 to 4)

The first 4 pages of Demon Hunter Kain Chapter 1: A Fresh Start have been released. Go to the Demon Hunter Kain website to check it out.

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Demon Hunter Kain Website Has Gone Live!

The 10 page Demon Hunter Kain Prelude is live! Head on over to the Demon Hunter Kain website

Video Sketching Session 2

Originally this video was placed on YouTube. But they screwed it up by taking out the music I had on it. I could go into a long rant about that, but to hell with YouTube, I’m doing my own video hosting. ENJOY!!!

WARNING! Might be a little racy for some.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Demon Hunter Kain: More Concept Art Pt. 2

Some more Demon Hunter Kain concept art that I sketched last night.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Mary Sue Litmus Test

Is your fictional character a Mary Sue? Well, here's a online test to find out.

I don't know if it's entirely accurate but it was interesting and raised questions I never even considered about my characters. The test looks long but it goes pretty quickly.

The Universal Mary Sue Litmus Test

Try it out.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Extreme Perspective

Johanna at Comics Worth Reading has a good write-up on David Chelsea's new instructional book Extreme Perspective! for Artists.

It comes with a DVD of perspective grids in .tif format.

So much goodness.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Video Sketching Session 03-03-2011

This is actually my second YouTube video upload, but it’s the first one I’ve done that has me sketching. Be warned... it's 15 minutes long and the video got cut off due to my not knowing the YouTube time limit. I’ll try to upload a new video every week and hopefully I'll get better at this video routine.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Dwayne McDuffie Died

In case you haven't heard. From Comic Book Resources:

A native of Detroit, McDuffie officially joined the comics industry as part of Marvel Comics editorial in the late '80s. While working on special projects for the publisher, he quickly made his name as a writer creating series such as "Damage Control" and helping to redefine the Deathlok character to fan and critical acclaim. He soon left the staff to become a full time freelance writer, becoming a voice in the industry for diversity, particularly fighting against stereotypical portrayals of people of color on the comic book page.

In 1993, McDuffie co-founded Milestone Media along with creators Denys Cowan, Michael Davis and Derek T. Dingle. The company's mission statement involved expanding the role of minorities in comics both on the page and off, and they launched (through DC Comics) a line of superheroes that included "Static," "Icon" and Xombi" – all of which McDuffie had a hand in creating.

If you've seen an episode of Justice League or Ben 10, you've seen his work. He was a brilliant writer.

Maddy from When Fangirls Attack has a comprehensive list of links about McDuffie's passing. Check it out.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Demon Hunter Kain: More Concept Art

Here’s some more Demon Hunter Kain concept art.

Feeling Sketchy Pt. 13 - Cintiq Sketches 01

Since I got my Cintiq 12WX I haven’t posted any art, until now. Here are some images produced with the Cintiq.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Athletic Body Types

Comic artist Nina Matsumoto put up a series of photos by Howard Schartz and Beverly Ornstein titled “The Athlete” on her blog. It's great reference and very interesting to see the large variations of body types between the different athletes. Very handy and I highly recommend taking a look.

Sequential Salon Meeting Feb. 12th Saturday

See ya there!