Sunday, March 25, 2007

Fun with characters!

I know I posted about "making characters unique" before and how I'm always trying to push that as much as possible. One of my favorite things about Alex Toth is how he would have such exaggerated characters without crossing the line into "cartoon". They always held up to realism even when he pushed things. I'm always trying to find that middle ground. Here are some soldier characters from BPRD. I tried to give each one a distinct look and hopefully a distinct personality when it comes to the pages. Also heres a Prof. Bruttenholm with a hat. I've never seen Mignola draw him with a hat but I think it fits him and Im gonna throw it in where I can (Yes.. these are the silly things that I occupy my mind with).


Friday, March 16, 2007

Knee Deep!

Been busy with BPRD (not a bad thing to fiil up my days with) and haven't had much to post because I don't want to give too much away too soon with this. Im also starting work on THE PACK with Mike Raicht. That one will be going slowly on the side but hopefully I'll get done with that later this year. I already did the preview for it which I posted about before and when I get those colors back maybe I'll post a page or two of that. I've never had the luxury of planning my year out as I am doing this year so I'm crossing my fingers it all works out. After I get through these two I'm also doing something with Mark Sable again which I think will kind of suprise people as it's not at all like the last book we did together. Can't wait for that. Anyway, here's a pencil to ink panel from BPRD 1946. As you can see I definitely do more in the inks (I even added some crosses in the back to make it feel a bit more HELLBOY). Talk to you soon!