Friday, February 25, 2011

more on HERO...

I've started updating my new blog over at MISFITCORNER KIDS. You can follow more on our HERO project at that site and I look forward to updating it more soon and often.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Finished HERO illustration...

added some additional lighting affects, shadows and cleaned up a few parts...

and added his missing TAIL!!! Crimey... my daughter pointed out this morning I FORGOT THE GUYS TAIL!!!

he he

Monday, February 21, 2011

and a little "making of" HERO

I have wanted to post this for a looong time...

This is an image I had when I was sleeping... I could not get the image out of my head so I woke up and scribbled down the idea and just today I (almost) finished it.

This is the title character of a story I am working on with my children called HERO. More coming soon about all that...

This is NOT finished but I just had to share. I still have to crop the image to the right size, add some effects and clean up a lot of it but this is it...


Friday, February 18, 2011

a little "making of" Yellow Lantern Arkillo


Another commission for the CGS Super Show and another new favorite character.

This guy is soooo cool and i loved drawing him. Can't wait to take another crack at him.


Thursday, February 17, 2011

a little "making of" Yellow Lantern Batman


OK, this is one of my commissions for the CGS Super Show that I took a few liberties with... OK, a LOT of liberties.

When I first got the request, i did not want to simply draw Batman in a Yellow Lantern Costume... what is the fun in that? So I decided, the Yellow Lanterns represent FEAR. What is the scariest interpretation of the Batman... simple... Kelly Jones's Batman (See Red Rain, etc). So I used that as my starting point, most specifically the looooong pointy ears.

Then I added the yellow bat symbol (which you got to have) and then made the rest of the costume black.

Then I did the teeth... to make it even scarier.

Then I F-ed up the eyes. I accidentally colored them in and whatever i did, either white out, acrylic paint or prisma color pencils, nothing worked... so I blacked them out entirely and it made it even scarier.

So there you go... Yellow Lantern Batman... ala, ME.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Family Guy Lanterns... part three

ok, the scan is not that great but here's the final of the first Family Guy Lanterns collection.


Family Guy Lanterns... part two

The second step includes the character outlines (separate colors for each character) and filling in the blacks.

more coming soon...


Family Guy Lanterns... part one

This is actually one of two Family Guy Lantern Splash pages I am working on. This layout is different from the second one I am doing because it only includes 7 Lanterns (and Chris's Monkey) and the other will include all 9.

I had to switch around the colors for the characters since this commission specifically asked for Brian to be the Red Lantern.

So Peter went Green, Meg went Blue, Brian went Red and Lois went Indigo (and she still looks hot).


Thursday, February 10, 2011

The COMPLETE Family Guy Lanterns

The COMPLETE Family Guy Lanterns... and at this point, only one person has them all... he he, so far, that is.


a little "making of" Indigo Lantern Herbert


This one just goes to show how BAD my scanner really is... The original is soooo much better looking than this scan. ughh

anyway, last, but not least... Indigo Lantern Herbert.


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

a little "making of" Green Lantern Joe


One more down, one more to go for the Family Guy Lanterns.

Green Lantern Joe

a little "making of" Carl Carlson as Firestorm

Carl Carlson as Firestorm for the Super Show

This is one of the Commissions I got for the CGS Super Show, not the first I have done but the first I have posted.

"Carl Carlson as Firestorm with a Homer Simpson floating Head like they were merged in the Firestorm Matrix"


Monday, February 7, 2011

a little "making of" Red Lantern Spongebob


Ryan McLelland recently posted on my deviantart site "Diggin the LanterN stuff on your blog... You should totally do Spongebob Lantern characters!"

Got me thinking and here's one... Red Lantern Spongebob Squarepants.

Could be my next series I work on...

We will see

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Packers Win... guess that means another Poison Ivy pic coming soon...

I had a bet with a co-worker, if the packers win the Super Bowl, I would do her a sketch of Poison Ivy but if the Steeler's won, I would receive a package of home made fudge...

Guess I need to start the sketch now... he he.

a little "making of" Zatanna


This is one of two Zatanna commissions, the other one is coming soon

a little "making of" Catwoman


Caught up on a few commissions this weekend... Catwoman.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

a little "making of" Poison Ivy


This is not the first time I have had two commission requests for the same character but it is the first time I have had two requests for two different characters... Poison Ivy being the first and Zatanna being the second.

Guess this truly shoots the "one original character each day of the year"... he he he


Pre-Order sketches for the Comic Geek Speak Super Show 2011

I mention this in the previous post and forgot to link to it here...

I am taking requests for the CGS 2011 Super Show on their forum here.

Check it out. If you are going or will be in the Reading, PA area around April 30th and May 1st... come by and check it out. It's a small show that focuses on Artists... It's great.


and a little "Making of" for Red Lantern Venom


Last year, at the Comic Geek Speak Super Show, I did a sketch for someone of Venom as a Red lantern. yesterday, I opened up a commission list on the CGS forums for the 2011 Super Show and the first person to post was the guy who got the venom... and he included a pic of the drawing...

Uggghhh. I did it really quick and it came out "OK" but the guy liked it and it inspired me to take another shot at it.

not too bad?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Also did a sketch for today but I hated it and trashed it... tomorrow I will catch up... promise.


February 1st... Greedo (yeah, yeah, yeah)

This is the first sketch of February and it's not finished. The final will be in color, I just ran out of time but I still wanted to post the process.


January 2011 Sketch-a-Day results

Thirty One down... Three Hundred and Thirty Four to go.

January came out pretty good. I got a head for a while then fell behind but so far so good.

more coming...

and a little "Making of" for Red Lantern Lois part 2

a chance to do it again...

So, for some reason, my rendition of Lois Griffin as a Red Lantern was pretty popular and I recieved 2 additional request for a sketch of her (so far).

This was a chance to re-do her costume that, when I finished the first one, i realized that there was barely any RED in her costume. Love second chances to make things right.

Next one might be a little different too,