I’m still on the loose, gritty sketching kick. Another one of Cipher protagonist Ursula Wilde (created by Athena Voltaire creator Steve Bryant). Ink on 8″x11″ Bristol board and then digitally colored. Click on the images for a larger version.
A quick sketch of Cipher’s Ursula Wilde both in b/w & digital colors. Inked on 8.5″x11″ Bristol art paper. Click to view the larger images.
Happy Father’s Day to all of you fathers! I was thinking about my father who is half way across the globe today and started drawing something that always reminds me of him. A Korean War veteran, my father would always whip up a drawing of a soldier whenever I’d pester him for a drawing as a wee-little-lad. I miss him! Inked on 8.5″x11″ Bristol board.
Sadly another of comic’s legend has passed away earlier this week. As many others influenced by Mr. Williamson’s accomplishments, I was deeply moved to do a tribute piece. Here’s my attempt at drawing Flash Gordon mimicking Al Williamson’s style as best I could muster. I know it pales to his work in too many ways to mention, I finished the whole piece from pencil to ink in record time for me – 8 hrs!
Inked on 11″x17″ Bristol Board.
First of all, if you haven’t checked out Athena Voltaire, you’re missing out on one of the most pulpy comic book goodness of our time. Created by my friend and collaborator, Steve Bryant, the books unveil the story of an adventure-bound aviatrix who encounters all sorts of mysteries in the veins of Indiana Jones.
When Athena was named the theme for ComicTwart contributors, an art blog made up of several fantastic industry artists, I jumped at the chance to do my own play-along version. What you may notice on my inked version of “Athena Voltaire vs. Anubis’ Army of Mummies” is that Anubis’ body is solid black unlike the pencils. During the inking stage, I noticed that the details of his body contour was distracting and the solid black helped frame Athena better as the focus center.
Finished piece inked solid and with a bit of ink wash on 11″x17″ Bristol board.
Some sketches of characters from Cipher (a comic book previously known as Ursula Wilde). With my schedule somewhat subsided, I am beginning the work on issue two of the first story arc – Cipher: The Sorcerer Pope. I’ve decided to do some warm sketches of the characters before I begin the work on the pages.
The team leader – Ursula Wilde:
Ursula’s Best friend – Holly: