Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Baby steps...

With my art I always try to outdo what I've done. I feel like I have so much to learn and my tiny brain can only grasp so much at one time. With JOHN DOE I hope it will be better then anything I've put out so far and so far I think I've succeeded. Of course it helps that you have the talented youngster Nick Filardi on the book covering up my mistakes with his colors. I never thought much about coloring before I saw my first work in print and ever since then I've become very anal about it. Colors can really bring out the best in a drawing or destroy it(I wont post examples but we all know them). Luckily Nick has been around and never punches me in the face even when I nit-pick all his wonderful work. So here's a JOHN DOE page fully colored and ready for lettering.

That's him. Mr. John Doe himself. I really can't wait for this to be put out but I'll be busy with my new project anyway. If all goes well I'll have lots of good stuff this year!


Sunday, January 21, 2007

A new year

It's been a little crazy since this new year started. Projects collidin and problems around. But I can't say I'm not having fun. I wwent to Dominican Republic for the Holidays and brought along some paper and pens. Here are some straight pen sketchs I did while hanging around the tropics.

My main goal was to just relax. I didnt care about making them pretty or even spending much time on them (probably 7 or 8 minutes at the most). Just relax and draw. If only I could bring some of that looseness to my actual work....