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}

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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.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

UPDATE: Writing Gallery

I just added a fresh set of links to the Writing Gallery, including, in the Serials section, the links so far for the ongoing Reunion at the Merrimon LibraryCheck them out and let me know what you think!  I hope you enjoy!

From the Archives: Thauros

This is a character design sketch for an ongoing dark comic series I've had for some time.  I'm not sure if it will ever see print, but here's a taste at least.  This is the dark prince of Unter, Thauros.  I couldn't seem to get a good scan without the mark making showing up.  My scanner just sees right through the sharpie on that particular kind of paper.  I tweaked the scanned image in Photoshop to get it a bit closer to what the original image looks like.

{8.5x11,  Sharpie}

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Featured Creature: Reunion at the Merrimon Library Part VII, The Rune of Banishment

Reunion at the 
Merrimon Library:
Part VII, 
The Rune of Banishment 

Alan quickly stacked the books again in the circle formation Tim had originally created.  The things behind the wall had begun emitting a sickening blue light that vibrated like the light from the jellyfish creatures but it gave him more than enough illumination to find Die Tür Des Bösen amongst the scattered volumes.  He frantically flipped the pages until he found the illustration with the banishing rune.  To draw the rune, Alan chose a spot on the wall adjacent to the bulging shapes.  He ran over the banishing ritual in his head adding the name of the rune, Eisott Mudulica.  He took a deep breath.

Just then the wall beside him bowed out about two feet.  It pulsed barely inches from from his face.  Thick drops of jelly dripped from it.  Alan's breath came in sharp short gasps.  As the wall stretched thin he could see a massive shape beyond , another creature like the others, but as large as a truck.  It pushed hard against the skin of the wall, but luckily the barrier held.  The monstrous shape on the other side retracted and the wall fell back into place.  However, the skin of the wall sagged slightly this time, like an empty balloon.

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