Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Astonishing Xmen 37

When I sent my second completed set of tryouts for I sent this to the Submissions Editor: Here's some pages from Astonishing Xmen 37 featuring the formidable Fin Fang Foom! I consider the FFF the grouchy old man of monsters, the original FFF looked like a grouchy old man and sounded like a grouchy old man -- he just wanted to go back to sleep! I can picture him telling kids to stay off his lawn. I was a photographer for Google and one of the programs that they have is street views of the larger cities of the world one of those cities is Tokyo. So I used images from Shinjuku in Tokyo for the location of the story. The vehicles are the most popular vehicle in Japan, the Suzuki Wagon R. The truck is a Dekatora -- decorated truck, they are covered with lights, perfect for a night scene. guess that's it -- references for anyone that needs them.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Marvel Tryout 2 Part 2

Seven completed pages.

Marvel Tryout 2

The Hulk 30.1 script was not my first tryout script with Marvel, but it is the first project that I completed in the time frame I set for myself. The time frame was meant to show professionalism with the material. I went monkey nuts with the enthusiasm to draw for Marvel and threw all my years of education and training out the window. I did excellent research, but I didn't do solid designs before penciling. I did a lot of designs on page. r For instance, the plane featured is a Lun Ekranoplan. The first image of it is based on a photograph -- I made some minor adjustments on the photograph, since it pretty much matched my thumbnail, but I should have drew it from scratch, because it looks quirky. I didn't use perspective I faked it, and I REALLY can't fake things AT ALL. I resisted some of my worst habits -- like SOMETIMES drawing Kirby fingers on characters, but I'm sure there are some graphic gaffs. I completed seven pages in five days which was a goal for me to see how I would handle a deadline. I did very well, was very happy with my timeliness. There are always some things I like about my art, things I feel like I captured well. So here 'tis.