Wednesday, April 23, 2014

From the Archives: The Narrator

I had an plan for this guy to narrate an ongoing series of dark comic book stories.  I may still use him for such, but I think he's gonna have to have a make over.  I'm not sure what I was thinking of with the strange and severe butt cut hairdo.

{8.5x11,  Sharpie}




Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Featured Creature: The Bunny Man


"...locals allegedly began to find hundreds of cleanly skinned, half-eaten carcasses of rabbits hanging from the trees in the surrounding areas."

Find out more about the real Bunny Man of Virginia here and oh yeah, Happy belated Easter.

{8x5.33,  created in Adobe Photoshop}

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Saturday Sketch: Classic S'ym

Continuing the Magik set, here we have a classic version of the demon S'ym.  He acts as Belasco's main muscle in Limbo until the end of the limited series.  It was not until recently that I found out that S'ym's original conception was a tip of the hat to comics creator Dave Sim.  It had never occurred to me before I began doing research for this piece that visually S'ym is Cerebus.

{2.5x3.5,  created in Adobe Photoshop}



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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Featured Creature: Reunion at the Merrimon Library Part IX, Deidre's Warning

Reunion at the 
Merrimon Library:
Part IX, 
Deidre's Warning


Alan fought to open his eyes.  He was warm and comfortable and sedated within ease.  He felt as though his brain were wrapped tight in a thick comforter.  There was a warm and gentle pressure against his palm.  He woke to someone holding his hand.  When he finally got his eyes to open he struggled to focus on the figure at his side.  It was Deidre.  He squinted into wakefulness and offered a weak smile.  Deidre smiled back.

"Hi."

"Hi yourself."  She leaned in closer and rested her other hand on his forearm.  They sat silently for a moment and enjoyed a quiet reunion.  They both tried to hold back, but soon there were tears.  They held on to each other in the silence for a long while.

"I came as quickly as I could.Her eyes were glassy.  He could tell she had not slept in some time.

"How long have I been out?"

"Two days."

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

From the Archives: Shadowed Face

Here we have an overworked sharpie sketch.  I think the original inspiration for this was an image of Robert Plant from back in the day.  I enjoy the shadows here, but I feel like it would have been more successful if it were a bit looser.

{8.5x11,  Sharpie}






Saturday, April 12, 2014

Saturday Sketch: Limbo Colossus

 
Here is another of the set from the Marvel Comics Magik limited series.  To me, this was one of the most horrific elements of the origin of Magik.  Frightened and lost, young Illyana Rasputin comes face to face with the corpse of her older brother Peter Rasputin, the X-men's Colossus.  Killed by the demon S'ym, his body was left imbedded in the walls of Belasco's fortress.

{2.5x3.5,  created in Adobe Photoshop}


I claim no copyright for the properties represented in the Saturday Sketches.  All copyrights and trademarks are retained by their respective owners.  I make no money from what I am presenting here.  It is presented for portfolio and appreciation purposes only.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

From the Archives: Burning Stone Face

I do not recall the inspiration for this image, but I do enjoy the striation patterns in the face.  Perhaps this is some powered henchman of a super villain.

{8.5x11,  Graphite}

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Featured Creature: Reunion at the Merrimon Library Part VIII, The Blue Chasm

Reunion at the 
Merrimon Library:
Part VIII,
The Blue Chasm


The large truck careened toward Alan.  It crushed the bookshelves and scattered books into the air as it plowed forward.  The edge of a shelf hit one of the smaller jellyfish and the thing exploded in a burst of slimy luminescence.  He turned quickly and pushed hard with his legs.  The last thing he saw as he leapt away was the creature entwined with Tim's body pressed flat against the truck's front end.  He jumped.

 
The world twisted around him and a lightning bolt of pain shot up his leg.  The library became a blur as Alan was tossed about.  He landed hard against a shelf and it fell to the ground.  The truck front flattened against the wall with a metallic grinding thud.  There was a bright flash of bluish light and the entire building shook violently.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Saturday Sketch: Limbo Shadowcat

Here we are continuing the set of the Marvel Comics characters in the Magik limited series.  This is the Shadowcat who was left behind in Limbo and initially saves Illyana Raputin from Belasco, but in the end meets a terrible fate.  I placed her in the landscape where we see her most in the limited series, the warped desert wastelands of Limbo.

{2.5x3.5,  created in Adobe Photoshop}



I claim no copyright for the properties represented in the Saturday Sketches.  All copyrights and trademarks are retained by their respective owners.  I make no money from what I am presenting here.  It is presented for portfolio and appreciation purposes only. 

Friday, April 04, 2014

Exhumed: The Storm


Here we have an image of an incoming storm.  With the color reinvestigation I wanted to try to capture the weight and ominousness of an approaching storm.  I also tried to simulate the odd twilight that accompanies such storms.  With such heavy cloud cover it becomes neither night nor day, but instead some dim other light.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Sorry about all the Spam

I discovered recently in my attempt to increase my traffic and draw attention to my artwork, I have inadvertently become a spammer.  During all of the updates I have been working on since December, I noticed a drop in my number of views.  Upon investigation I discovered that I've been doing some things that Google penalizes.  I had been reposting some of my work over at my tumblr, Wind of the Gods and duplicating thumbnails for monthly review posts at ARS JWCSEO rules are kind of nebulous as to what is effective and what is detrimental.