Saturday, December 14, 2013

GREMLIN WORLD 2.0 Part 5

Pages 16-18 of Gremlin World 2.0. The final pages of Gremlin World 2.0.

PAGE 16


GREMLIN WORLD 2.0 Part 4

Part 4 of Gremlin World. Pages 12-15.


PAGE 12


Thursday, December 12, 2013

GODZILLA Official Trailer

So, it's been a little while since I've done a non-my-own-stuff post, and this is coming a few days late, but the long awaited trailer for the new GODZILLA movie was released on Tuesday.



GREMLIN WORLD 2.0 Part 3

Part 3 of the Gremlin World 2.0 comic.

PAGE 8


Page 8 of Gremlin World 2.0 features the return on my gag villain duo, Rolo and Mr. Ribs. This version of them uses the designs I used for them in Zombie Shark Bear Episode X.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

GREMLIN WORLD 2.0 Part 2

Part 2 of the new Gremlin World comic! I'm pretty tired today so no commentary today...

PAGE 4



Monday, December 9, 2013

GREMLIN WORLD 2.0 Part 1

Well, I was going to wait a little bit longer before releasing this since there were some edits that I wanted to do, but I might as well get a general consensus on the work as it is. So, in light of that, I am going to be posting my recently drawn comic which re-introduces the world of GREMLIN WORLD in a much more story-driven fashion. I originally drew this for a manga contest this past summer, but since that doesn't seem to be going anywhere, I guess I'm free to do with it as I please.  I'll be posting this in 4 page installments, it's 20 pages, so we'll see the final pages on Friday, and I'm very interested to hear what readers of both versions think of this reboot, and even if you haven't seen the original, please feel free to check it out!

COVER


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

COMIC CON 2014 APPROVED!

So, the majority of you whom I work with already know that we're all San Diego Comic Con 2014 bound. This year I'll be doing the the show with several of my friends (you can view our collective blog HERE) and I'll have a slew of new goodies including a brand new comic featuring Jun the Wannabe Ninja and Zombie Shark Bear. I'll also be getting some stickers and prints ready, so you can check my blog, my DeviantArt or my Tumblr for more updates as they come!




Friday, November 1, 2013

October Sketch 26- Smug Pai

Surprisingly, I've only done two drawings of Pai during this October Sketch project. This one is kind of random but came out really nice. It was fun to draw her so smug looking.


October Sketch 31- KILLER PEPPER

Picture of Pepper Xombi to go along with the picture of her sister Cafe.


October Sketch 30- Terrible Vigilante Pumpking

A semi-Halloween inspired drawing of a random character I made up called "Pumpking." I will be coloring this illustration soon.


October Sketch 15, 28, and 29- Character Sketches

I realized I actually hadn't posted Day 15's drawing even though I had it done... it was a touch up of Day 14's Constable Crash to be more in line with Icky's art style. I was hoping to have a chance to color it, so I must have forgotten to post it.




The next drawing is a rough sketch of Eric Evans, a character from a book I'm writing. I would like to do something more detailed but he's still work in progress..



Day 29's drawing is a random ogre-type character. I've never really drawing this type of character before, but this was alot of fun, I'm hoping to expand into more creature designs in the future.


October Sketch 27- Destroy This Mad Brute!

Inspired by a World War 1 military propaganda poster and similar illustrations from the film Pacific Rim (which you can see in Guillermo Del Toro's Director's Notebook section on the Blu Ray), I started with a simple picture of Rolo with no idea behind it. As I colored it, it took a life of its own and became this.


Monday, October 28, 2013

October Sketch 25- A Skull

So, some reviews of some of my earlier pictures prompted me to revisit them, but I was unsatisfied with how they were turning out, so I decided to go back and better re-familiarize myself with the shapes of the face. The process is ongoing, but in the hopes of gaining more feed back I decided to freehand this skull as a milestone to try and see what I can do after a few hours of study.  I do feel that I have a better understanding of how things are put together, but of course, I will be doing more work on this. The teeth are totally unrealistically proportioned though, just cause I wanted to draw them that way.

Friday, October 25, 2013

October Sketch 24- Rhapsodies In Color

Yesterday's artwork. Felt like doing an art deco cityscape, just to switch it up.





October Sketch 23- Rabbit

A rabbit. I used to have a small rabbit character I would draw usually as a warm up back in high school, I guess this is sort of a revisit of that character, it was also very easy to draw on a day where the ideas weren't being forthcoming. Fun and easy.


October Sketch 22- Hardass

The idea for this picture was to draw a hard-boiled cop type character and to do something with more realistic proportions. I'm pleased with the results even though he has some really chunky hands, especially since I actually gave him fingernails, which I usually avoid because they look odd on illustrated characters to me. I really like the way the color on his face came out, but may try to rework the background in to something more engaging in the future.


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

October Sketch 21- Komodo Dragon Zombie

First pass at the Komodo Dragon Zombie for ZOMBIE SHARK BEAR. Definitely a rough pass more to get some basic ideas down, I think the next go will be more a bit more animalistic. I do want to make it more gory, but since the art for ZSB is simplistic I need to figure out where I want to add the gore but keep the simple character silhouettes. Definitely needs some work to push it from 'lizard-man' to 'lizard-zombie.'


Monday, October 21, 2013

October Sketch 19: KILLER CAFE

Here's a fun piece I did of GREMLIN WORLD's Cafe Xombi, Pepper's genius sister. This illustration was a ton of fun to draw and was inspired by a recent Smile Precure fan art I randomly saw this weekend.


October Sketch 20: Freddy

The line art for a picture of legendary front man Freddy Mercury from my favorite classic rock band Queen. I've wanted to do a Freddy-themed piece for ages, but this is the only one that I've been satisfied with. A color version will be coming up as soon as I get the time to paint this.



October Sketch 17 and 18: Revolver Ocelot and Something Else

Some random sketches I did for October Sketch, these two didn't really have too much thought behind them. I've been resisting doing fan art for a little while, but I felt like drawing Revolver Ocelot from Metal Gear one night. I really need to hunker down and brush up on my realistic anatomy. The other drawing was pretty random and was done in only a few minutes. I've been playing a lot of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle, so I think this is channeling some Araki-ness



OctoberSketch 16 MIO

Following up Icky and Constable Crush, Mio join the gang! Another new character I'm not too sure what to do with yet, but I'll think of something.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

October Sketch 14: Constable Crash

Following up on Icky/Iggy/Yvonne from yesterday comes Constable Crush, another citizen from Icky's realm.


October Sketch 13: Icky

A random character I just made up. Her name might end up being Icky. Not sure yet... any suggestions?


Sunday, October 13, 2013

October Sketch 12: Pai's laugh

Took my favorite panel from my web comic Gremlin World and decided to redraw and color it in the current style of the comic.


EDIT: For good measure, I added the page that this was adapted from.



Saturday, October 12, 2013

October Sketch 11 Karasu

Today's post is of the evil ninja, Karasu, who will be the central antagonist in my upcoming comic staring the wanna-be ninja, Jun.


Friday, October 11, 2013

October Sketch Days 9 and 10

A couple random drawings for October Sketch Days 9 and 10. Day 8 is a WIP  that you can see here, so I'll be posting that when I'm satisfied with it.



Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Zombies and Ghosts



Good morning, all! Today I'm just going to post an update on the Mirai drawing I did for Day 2 of October Sketch. I added some color and shading and I like the way the texture brush adds to the original art.



Hope you like it, too. Also, a friend of mine, LA Virrey, introduced this animation short, Gisoku no Moses,  to me yesterday which is very cute, but has a somewhat abruptly melancholic ending. Still, much respect for Gagame, the creator of this short. Looking forward to more of their work down the line, and even if you watch the video here, please visit their Vimeo page to show support for the original artist!

GISOKU NO MOSES by GAGAME

video




OctoberSketch 7: Jun

Jun is a character from a new comic I'll be working on in December or January. She's a girl who wants to be a ninja, but is terrible at it. i really like the way Jun's attitude came out in the drawing, but her costume isn't very wannabe ninja-ish, so she's still got some development to go through. Otherwise, I like this alot.


Monday, October 7, 2013

Back in black... and other colors, too!

Hey everyone!

I know it's been kind of quiet on this front, but as evidenced by the daily October Sketch posts I'm getting back on track and there should be plenty of regular updates to come!


Sunday, October 6, 2013

Octobersketch 6: Skull Moon

Another Zombie Shark Bear piece, this time of the villain, Skull of the Shadow Clan, doing what ninjas do best- sulking on some place really high.


Saturday, October 5, 2013

Octobersketch 5: Yak

Today's drawing is called "Yak"- because it's a surly looking Yakuza guy. I kind of wanted to make it more obnoxious looking but couldn't get it to look right.


OctoberSketch Day 4- Zombie Shark Bear

It's been a while since I drew Mirai in her monster form, it was fun. Seems like ZSB is my fall back topic to draw whenever anything else doesn't work, but it's always fun to do more work for that project, so don't see a problem there.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

October Sketch Day 3-- A Fox

Got a request for a drawing of a fox today. So I drew one because I don't draw animals that often.

October Sketch Day 2- Mirai Samekuma

Today's (Yesterday's) drawing is a quick drawing of ZOMBIE SHARK BEAR heroine, Mirai Samekuma!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

DOODLE-A-DAY 1: MITTS MALONE

Doing a drawing-a-day challenge. My first entry is this guy, Mitts Malone. The uber-burly type guys aren't my normal schtick, but I like the way he came out.


Monday, August 12, 2013

Gremlin World: Pepper sketch

So, I got Manga Studio a few days ago, and after playing around in it for a while and updating my tablet drivers I managed to come up with this drawing of Pepper in about 20 minutes. Not bad, let's see how practical it is in the long run...


Sunday, July 21, 2013

Art Exhibition- STREET FIGHTER

This past weekend, during San Diego Comic Con 2013, there was an art exhibit held by local San Diego artists on a topic that is near and dear to my heart: STREET FIGHTER. The exhibit (lovingly titled Can You Defeat Sheng Long?) lasted only one evening, which was incidentally my birthday, on July 19th.



Sunday, July 7, 2013

MY THOUGHTS ON: THE LONE RANGER

I've always had an appreciation for the stereotypical, old school American Hero; Captain America, Superman (most of the time), and Indiana Jones are some of my favorite fictional characters ever and I really love the idealism and staunch morality behind them. One of the oldest of these characters is The Lone Ranger, who has been resurrected by Disney in a new film by the team behind The Pirates of The Caribbean franchise.

I saw it, and these are my thoughts on it.



As always, SPOILERS FOLLOW.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013

GREMLIN WORLD- JET HONOU

Another up-and-coming character from GREMLIN WORLD, today we're giving you a look at Jet Honou.



Friday, June 21, 2013

GREMLIN WORLD- Silver Rally

Here's a quick look at an upcoming character in GREMLIN WORLD.


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

MY THOUGHTS ON: THE MAN OF STEEL

I mentioned in my last article that two movies I had been waiting for were coming out last week and since I've already covered This Is The End, I figure it's time for me to write about The Man of Steel.



Yeah, spoilers.


Monday, June 17, 2013

MY THOUGHTS ON: THIS IS THE END

There are many movies I'm looking forward to this summer, and two of them just so happened to come out this week. Of course, one of those films is The Man of Steel, the other is This Is The End, a film I have been waiting for since the day I saw the first trailer. It's a film that has that random, sarcastic, raunchy humor which I find particularly funny, and if you've liked any of the films in the Evan Goldberg or Judd Apatow pantheon, you'll like This Is The End.



Friday, June 14, 2013

GREMLIN WORLD World 20 Page 14



Here's page 21 of the current GREMLIN WORLD chapter! This was the first page I've drawn on the computer without a storyboard scanned in to go over. Turned out pretty well.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

New "LOADING" Page

My updates have been kind of slow for... a while, so I decided to create this "Work in Progress" illustration while I'm finishing up my work on new Gremlin World art. Hope you enjoy it!


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

MY THOUGHTS ON: THE DARK KNIGHT

Christopher Nolan's now legendary film, The Dark Knight, was originally released back in 2008 to acclaim from both critics and viewers alike. Much has been said about it since then, so why do a review now?

At this point, I don't think it's something I need to worry about, but Spoilers are ahead.



Friday, June 7, 2013

Kuuki WIP

Work in progress picture of Kuuki the Oni, Pai's fated rival in my web comic, GREMLIN WORLD.