Sunday, December 28, 2008

2008... What a year?!?

And I, for one, am glad to see it coming to an end. 2008 has been a year of trials and tribulations for my family and myself. I don't know if 2009 will be that much better but one thing I know for sure, time moves on and nothing stays the same. I'm going to work harder nest year to update and post more stuff here and to start re-working my web site again. I'm almost done with the first part of my Agents of C.O.L.T.S. run and will start working on another independent project, as well as Cornerstone Volume Three. So far, I'm attending The New York Comic Con, but in what capacity (I have no idea) and the Orlando Mega Con where I will be sharing a table with Wayne Cordova, writer and creator of M.I.M.E.S. More on all that soon. The Jaguars have their last game today (thank God the season is over) and I'll be working on art while I watch the game. Good Luck to everyone in 2009.


Thursday, December 11, 2008

how to... kind of

Hey everyone, been working hard on multiple things but the one I am working on the most is a 17 page story for PKD Media (see the cover image I did below). So far, everything is coming out great and I'm currently working on page 12. One of the panels I did came out really cool and I wanted to share... so here it is.

First I did a very rough layout, usually in blue pen (and just because I have one) and simply play around with the positioning of the characters.

Next up is what I call a "loose ink". I usually don't have a lot of time to use pencil so I sketch in ink. Then I use my light table and did two versions of the panel, one the "skeleton", the other, an out line.

Then finally, I put everything together, varying the Opacity of the "skeleton" and adding a foreground image and then dropping in some "speed lines" in the back ground. And done. This panel came out almost exactly like I imagined so I just wanted to share.

More soon.


Saturday, December 6, 2008

Tales From The Cornerstone... At Wowio

Hey everyone. I've started posting tales From The Cornerstone over at and will include the links on the right hand side, so check them out when you have time. I know, I know... I've read the reports on Wowio and to be honest, if I even make a dime off the site it was worth it, but then again, if I don't make a dime, I really haven't lost anything either. Kind of the advantage to having been the only creator on the book (not having to pay inkers, or letterist or colorists with the revenues from the book) and having 2 graphic novels already completed (I can post one chapter at a time and string it out over two months). By the way, the prologue through chapter five is up now and chapter six should go up early next week. I'm still hard at work on chapter ten but hit a slight set back with a head cold that lasted almost a week. I'm also working on another project with PKD Media and that's coming along (almost) on-time and then I start a another project with Ryan (more info on that one soon). Anyway, hope everyone had a great holiday and I WILL be posting more again soon. -Drew