Monday, October 8, 2012

A great new opportunity has come my way!!!

Starting in November, I'm going to be illustrating a comic book for an independent comic house called Shot in the Dark Comics. I will be doing it all.....Pencils, Inks, Colors, and Lettering! The Owner/ Editor/ Writer: Gene Tipton, came across my artwork on Facebook and on my other art websites and emailed me saying that he was working on a book right now that would be perfect for my style! I am very excited about this opportunity and I will post up some of the (work in progress) art when I get the permission from Gene to do so!! I just wanted to share my great news with my friends, and let people know how excited I am about this new opportunity!

What I can say now is three things: 1. It's going to be 30 pages plus the cover (all in full color)!! 2. I have the main characters designed (the main character is a kick ass Super Heroine!!!). 3. It will be a Really Great comic book when it's all done!!! Due to the workload at my full time job, my actual start time on the project will not begin until November (after things slow down for me a little at work). So, check in every once in awhile.......I hope to show off some samples here on my blog and I know at some point Gene will have some samples of the comic up on the Shot in the Dark web site as well!!!!

In the meantime..... please check out (and purchase!) a couple of other Great comics that Shot in the Dark has published by other great artist's and writers: Looks Like a Rat to Me  and Myth Hunter

Saturday, August 11, 2012

I Made Some Improvements on my Alien Creature Illustration.......

I worked on my Alien Creature illustration some tonight and I'm glad to say that I'm really happy with some of the changes!......

Friday, July 6, 2012

My new Super Hero Greeting Card design....

This is my newest greeting card design. I created it using a Super Hero that I first made up when I was 9 or 10 years old! Back then I called him Lightning Volt. For my updated / re-boot of the character, I first designed so many years ago, I changed his look and his name to Lightning Bolt! I plan to design a whole line of cards for boys around this guy for my online greeting card store The Village Greetings.....

Here's the original blue line sketch along with the black line inking I did in Illustrator CS5. I finished off the color image above in Photoshop CS5.....

Here's a look at the way I drew him way back when I was 9 or 10 years old. It's fun to look back on the way we drew things as young children!.....

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Vector art Character Design.

I was watching cartoons with my daughter and playing with character design in illustrator CS5.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Cartoon image I used on a greeting card.

I used this cartoon image on a humorous "don't be such a stranger, Please write soon!" greeting card design on The Village Greetings. I really enjoy working in this type of cartoon style!

Fish Doodle

I drew this fish doodle in the iPad app. DoInk and painted it in ArtRage.