Monday, March 21, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
Heres my prelim sketches for the cover, i think im going to go with the bottom left idea in the outline...its inspired by jeffs idea and also my original idea...so thanks for letting me rip you off in advance! The other ideas from left to right, a kind of 3 panel thing with him choking out the dummy...kinda weird i guess, then one where commish gordon is tied up in the Ventriloquists kitchen with Scarface threatening that batman will never find him and they will kill him as soon as they finish their breakfast...and of course all the time the Ventriloquist is drinking...classic gag. I was also toying with the idea of the doll in a room filled with babies dressed just like him and him taunting batman...Would you dare risk killing an inocent child! and he would obviously look way different but batman couldnt tell!
Oh well...thankfully its my day off and i live right in the middle of a copy store and a burger king within walking distance so i ran out and made some copies got some lunch and am starting on the cover/pinup now! I was gonna make the commissioner actually Robin or put Robin at the feet of the badguy with the downed cops but it seemed too tacked on.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
It's true! Not a hoax! Not a trick! Actual update/artwork!
So I whipped up a quick layout for my challenge illo and thought I'd throw it up.
I'm generally okay with it, but I've got to fiddle with the composition a tad, as the area around Scarface's Tommygun and Batman's fists/batarangs is too muddled.
Anyway, comment away!
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Ok so the first chalenge in a long while is underway starting tonight! I don't wanna do star wars because I'm midway through a SW pic and it seems unfair, so let's do something else...but WHAT? It could be anything...in fact I know exactly what it should be!
Now before I say what let me just say that I'm making it pretty specific on purpose to eliminate a lot of the wishy washy "what should I do with this character" beginning stages.
So the challenge is:
Batman vs the ventriliquist and scarface (I think that's the puppets name)
Either a pinup or a cover (with or without text).
Let me know what you think...deadline is 2 weeks from now...so 3/22/2011...enjoy!
Feel free to post your progress or ideas at anytime.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
At this rate, I can do a comic every 22 years! Not bad!
Anyway, here's the 2nd page ( of 3, so don't go getting high cholesterol or anything or you might not live long enough to see the last page...) The first page is down there. Waaaaaaaay down there, just keep scrolling, If I can figure out how, I'll pop it in this post to avoid scrolling finger cramps.
I'm pretty happy with it, I spent forever trying to figure out the background in the last panel and I must have done it a couple times, I shouldn't have faked the perspective, if I would have taken the time to do it right the first time, I probably would have saved myself a month or 2.
I've also been trying to work clean, which means drawing a page then lightboxing it, which has been working ok, but doing everything twice kind of makes me a little bored of the page as it goes, so I don't know if that's the best method for me. I started laying out the third page, and I'm shooting for 1 month! Wish me luck!
added the first page, from feb. 5th, 2010
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
OK so i know this isnt much of anything. But hey, its something! I bought a new brush and ink today and really wanted to test it out, so i drew up a quick head based on an old sketch which was loosely based on john marsten from Red Dead Redemption and i inked it up...then i wasnt satisfied enough with using the brush so of course i overdid it with inkwash like a total douche!