Saturday, January 23, 2010

Avatar 2

This week was the Avatar theme at Art Jumble so I jumbled this up while watching Blown Away on tivo. Boy I bet they wished they hadn't kicked out the military now, let's see 'em try to rat-tail rape...I mean link these aliens!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A common mistake

Dang, I cannot wait until the real Avatar movie comes out, the only blue thing I want to see is Aang's Avatar State.

Rants and Raves

I went to 8 different comic stores Monday including Meltdown Comics, Golden Apple and House of Secrets and after hours of reflection and penny pinching consideration only came away with two books. After reading them I have noticed a trend that I absolutely hate, over contrasted lines turned into jagged messes.

The first is Sinister Spider-Man #1 which I picked up after seeing the terrific inks from a superpunch entry. I love Bachalo's art, especially the short lived Steampunk series. So it is deeply depressing when I see this:
I mean it looks like a photocopier blew up his original inks by 400% and shot the hell out if with contrast, my scanner actually improved it by adding a bit of blur. The issue is littered with these snippets that just make his art look like jagged crap. Otherwise though, the book is amazing, the guy is a master of his style. Steampunk forevah!

Next up Is Deadpool Team-Up which admittedly I only bought for the cover by Ramos which just makes wish that he would do his own Deadpool comic. Anyhoo, enough with the fanboy drooling, after opening the book I found Chris Staggs art that looked like it was inked in MS Paint.
Again the scans make it look way better than it actually is, but just check out the enlarged version. The sword looks like it was ported from the NES!

I have no idea what it happened in the only two books I picked up but geeza it is fugly. It reminds me of when I started with Photoshop 5.0 and started to ink my art, I didn't know about layers so I would paint on the original layer and watch in wretched horror as the lines jaggified in anti-antialiased fits of coloring. /rant

Friday, January 15, 2010

Venomous Sketch

A sketch of Eddie Brock that I made while watching 30 Rock. Lord knows why...I think it was James Franco's touching role as James Franco who was in Spider-Man 3 which starred Venom for like a minute and I actually really liked Spider-Man 3 so...well this is embarrassing...

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Super Fight Club

A sketch for Art Jumble's Fight Club theme. So instead of doing another Tyler Durden or bag of liposuction fat I decided to take a different nod to another fight club. Think about it, all this time you've been using Ryu to fight Ken you've just been fighting your alter ego!!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

V. Goliath!

A cover I did for a short comic I want to do giving a light-hearted look at the classic tale. I took some liberties with Goliath and made him more of a Nordic Barbarian.

Monday, January 4, 2010

In de Nile...

A doodle I did for Art Jumble's Cleopatra theme. I often wonder what ancient celebrities would have really looked like before TMZ.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

All-Star Batman

I finally sat down and finished reading Grant Morrisons's All-Star Superman and after the glow of accomplishment left me I wondered just how awesome his version of All Star Batman would have been instead of the version we have now. So in the styling of Frank Quitely I issue this peice. I wanted to make his head reaaaaalllly big so he could shove a computer in there for night vision, super hearing and the occasional petshop_boys.mp3.