Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Life's Curveballs

Last Wednesday I noticed something amiss on my body. I scheduled an appointment for Thursday, and by Thursday night I was in and out of surgery.
I had a follow-up appointment today where my doctor gave me a clean bill of health (which will be verified after a few more test results such as bloodwork, chest x-rays, and a CT scan).
This image is of an incision roughly 2" long. The staples were taken out today, so I snapped this pic with my cellphone right before the doctor came in.

I'm feeling much better as the days progress, and am happy that the doctors and I caught everything before it could develop into something much worse.

More artwork coming soon!


Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Just finished cover #4.

It went pretty quick (relatively) because I was asked to do an homage cover. I didn't have to think of a comp, I just had to insert the applicable costume changes and people swaps.

I spiced it up with some of my own additions. The background especially was something I added in to link the cover to what will be happening inside the issue.

When the book comes out all this will make a whole lot more sense, I swear.

On to cover #5. I'm really excited about this one.

In other news, I'm tired because I only got 1.5 hours of sleep last night because I was finishing this cover! I'm sipping coffee and I'm absolutely delirious at work today.

Maybe this is a good time to draw Desolation Jones for Jesse Munoz's Warren Ellis Jam. Jones was kept awake for an entire year during the Desolation Tests, so it would be fitting that I draw him with little to know sleep.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Biggest Pain...

So this is what happened:
A giant clusterf%$k of a conceptual/ rough idea/ thumbnail layout stage led to a lot of drawing small images, scanning and blowing them up as blue-lined images which I then printed out, drew over the blue lines in pencil-as-finished-inks, mucking up different parts of the image or drawing something wrong from the start but not noticing it until later, RE-drawing that on a separate sheet of paper, scanning and blue-lining and printing out the new art, redrawing it as pencils-as-finished-inks, scanning, scanning, scanning, photoshop cutting and pasting from three different files and making them one file, leveling and color-burning, then a BUTT-LOAD of touch up to get rid of all the pencil-y, smeary B.S. so I can make my pencils look like finished inks. VOILA!

I'm so happy it's done. But I can't show the whole thing yet.

How was your week?