Monday, August 31, 2009

Dr. Strange

I would craft my own scenarios for tryout pages. Dr. Strange is drawn to a desecrated church and finds a person inside with an object of interest. Originally it started with an adult, but I felt that it was more chilling to see a child possessed. Something more frightening about an attack on an innocent. Really was working on shadows and reflected light.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Birds Of Prey

Very little rendering, but very happy with how some of the poses came out. The water effects were based on the writings from one of the Disney history books and came out very well. The backgrounds were pretty good in the submarine. I really drew non-generic female characters on this piece. From a Chuck Dixon script I found online.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Jaimel Hemphill's Shadow

Jaimel Hemphill's Shadow. A well researched project. I made several trips to Oakland CA and drove around with my digital camera and took pictures. The author came and gave me a guided tour as well. It should be a great book.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Alpha Flight Tryout

One of my favorite teams in comics is Alpha Flight. I don't think anyone ever really got a handle on them. In some versions there was very little that was Canadian about their adventures, no recognizable landmarks, etc. I tried with this tryout to include at least passing reference to some Canadian influences, the bargirl (another female Wolverine knockoff) is wearing a hockey jersey, the establishing shot is a street in Canada, though I really downplayed it.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Sparta the book that never was

At one point a writer involved with Image expressed an interest in working with me, so he fired me off several quick pages and I penciled them and emailed him copies. Not sure what became of his story ideal or him, he just stopped answering my emails. It was supposed to be a modern take on Spartacus...