Wednesday, October 3, 2012

X-Men Schism 5

Here are the latest batch of sample pages. A Marvel editor last set asked to see some of my pencils (instead of my pencil/ink combo I've been doing). Happy to oblige! It was weird going back to pencil, but I ended up liking it. I can go either way. As you can see, there is a slightly different look to my style in pencil.

Here are the (hopefully) cleaned-up pencils. I'm not as perfectly tight as a lot of pencillers, but that's why we have great inkers.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Secret Avengers 16 Sample Pages

So, here's a new set. This one was also quite tricky. A lot of that comes from that fact that I only had the last 5 pages of the script and had no context of the previous pages. I did some research and found out the Avengers are trying to escape from an underground city (hence the elevator into the sky on the last page).

The pages were primarily action involving vehicles - another fun channel - but I worked really hard on keeping the action flowing clearly and obvious (while still exciting and dynamic). I also tightened up some of my rendering this time (a change-up from my previous pages).

And here are the pencils (unfortunately, I didn't get a pencil scan of the last page (though most of the page was done by hand instead of a digital/traditional mix)).

Friday, August 24, 2012

Daredevil #1 Sample

These pages were hard. And it wasn't the acrobatic nature of Daredevil or the crazy angles - it was the storytelling. It's a great script by Mark Waid - but trying to find a way to keep three pages of jumping around visually varied and interesting while still keeping a sense of location was a bit tricky.

I also took some risks with these pages (see page 2), but I felt they were justified in the storytelling. I wasn't doing tricks for tricks' sake. With Daredevil and the Spot you have sonar, circular motiffs, etc. I wanted to play with that.

Anyways, very tough (I drew and redrew several panels over and over), but very fun.

Again, here are my pencils. Did layouts digitally, then pencilled the remainder by hand.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Catwoman Sample Pages

Here are 4 pages from a Catwoman sample script I was sent by an editor at DC. It was fun working from a script again. Again, trying to find a way to get both looseness and tightness in my art. Fun pages.

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Recently, I had a few editors ask to see my pencils with my inks (since I ink myself). So here are my pencils (loose as they may be). I did my layouts and roughs digitally, then did some basic pencilling to get emotions and poses right (as you'll notice, I changed some figures quite a bit to get the right shot). I had also inked the backgrounds (and one Batman head) when I remembered to scan these.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

San Diego Comic Con 2012 Sample

Hello all, by now, I'm running around the madness that is SDCC and pushing these pages like a mother at a child's beauty pageant. Hope you dig!

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

DC Sample Script

I got a script from a DC editor that was simply entitled "DC Sample Script." It was a zany five pages of all sorts of people and situations. The story was not meant to win an Eisner, but give an artist a chance to draw a variety across a few short pages. The editor said to substitute the characters in the script for any characters I felt like. I went with Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, and Black Hand (with a little Jonah Hex thrown in for good measure). The editor also asked to just see pencils (as opposed to my ink wash style), so it was fun (and scary) to dust off the pencil. I still lean toward inking my own work, but I'd be find with just pencils if that's what the editors like.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Northlanders Issue 17, Pages 4 - 7

Here is my latest set of sample pages (both inked and toned, so you can see the difference and decide for yourself which you like better) from Northlanders #17, written by Brian Wood.

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Pages with inkwash:

Here are the pages with just inks (for those who aren't a fan of the washes):

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Never Men

Here are a set of pages from a new project I've worked on for the last month. I'll be pitching it this summer. It's a creator-owned superhero miniseries.