Here's a panel from a potential comic book I'm currently collaborating on called The Surrogate with writer Jon "Swifty" Lang. We're in the very beginning of putting together a pitch consisting of several pages. I'm doing the pencils, inks, colors, and lettering for the project. I've always enjoyed all aspects of comic book creation and have strove to excel in all the various crafts that go into a fully colored and lettered page. It takes time to get all the elements together for a comic, but it's the art form I enjoy creating most. This is just one panel, the top third to the first page, an establishing shot of the Miami location used in the book. We hope to share more of this project in the future.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Here's the beginning rough for an Alita fan art piece I'm doing. It begins with finding a reference photo, I wanted something to do with Alita's martial art background and chose a muay thai photo I found online. Using it as a basis for the figure, I sketch out forms and adjust the limbs and head.
Next, I'll render out the details more and start on the background in grayscale before I tackle coloring the piece.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Here's a quick sketch (2-ish hours) of a Zomborg, something I thought sounded cool. This is just an initial breakdown, I hope to update this post as I work along to tighten up the rendering. I like to work from dark to light, so I'm working on the shadows first then will tackle doing the highlights. I've been trying to expand my digital painting skills and I hope random sketches like this will become more prominent in my blog as I practice more.
Battle Angel Alita is a manga (japanese comic book) produced by Yukito Kishiro and is my favorite comic. The detailed artwork and sci-fi storyline has greatly influenced my own art and person. It takes place in a post-apocalyptic future where androids, cyborgs and robots are commonplace. The main character is named Alita, a cyborg whose memories are gone and is discovered in a junkyard by a cybernetics doctor named Ido who rebuilds her. The storyline is about her attempts to rediscover her past, along the way fighting foes with the only memory of her past, her mastery of the cyborg martial art Panzer Kunst. She first becomes a bounty hunter, then a motor ball player (think speed skating gladiators), and eventually a messiah in the second series Battle Angel Alita: Last Order. James Cameron currently owns the film rights, which I was ecstatic for, but he's decided to focus on the Avatar sequels instead (which I don't mind). He's my favorite filmmaker, so my fingers are crossed he'll still do it.
Anyway, I've been contacted to work on a fan project for Alita, a live action production for a possible web series. I jumped at the chance since Alita is such a strong influence in my life and here are storyboards for the initial short film. We hoped to used these boards to build up interest in the possible web series. I decided to fully render them in a more digital painting style.
This is just the beginning of the project, I'll be updating this post with the boards as I complete them.
Below are storyboard pitches for a commercial promoting Velocity Channel, which focuses on men-centric programming about automobiles and sports. These were 3 different ideas for a commercial, I believe the Wind In Your Hair spot won.