Wednesday, August 20, 2014

What If: Age of Ultron #3

Here's a random issue I coloured a while back. After having the honour of colouring all the covers for this mini-series, I was offered an entire issue as well. Frost giants, monsters, lasers, flying cars, guns, martial arts, world-eating serpents, robots, castles, and a Black Widow Thor-- how could I possibly say no? And the apocalyptic vibe along with a pseudo-fantasy theme didn't hurt either. ;)

Overall, I was pretty pleased with how these pages came out. A bit different from my usual style, but something I'd like to revisit, and expand upon some day. Anyway, enjoy a few of my favourite pages! Oh, and the stunning art is by Mico Suayan.


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Avengers Undercover #2, 3, & 4

The depths of my procrastination are sometime astounding (though in my defense, I've been absolutely swamped with work these past months). I just realised that I only posted pages from the first issue, while I just finished colouring the very last one. That's a staggering 10 issue gap! I'm sorry for any fans of the series who were hoping to see pages as the issues were being released. Anyway, I'm going to try and fix that and catch up real quick-like! Lets start with some pages from issues 2, 3, and 4.

First up, some of my favourite pages from issue 2. I was still rusty on this one, trying to figure out a style for the book. Looking back, I can see how clunky it was. Artwork by series mainstay Kev Walker.

Now a few pages from issue 3. They had to bring in a different artist for this issue, since the release schedule for this book was just insane-- most artists understandably can't keep up with that pace. I was really lucky that the style I used on the book worked perfectly here (perhaps even better than with Kev's art), so I didn't have to do anything TOO differently. Awesome art by Timothy Green.

And we're back with Kev for issue 4. The brief change of artists on #3 allowed me to work out a few kinks in my technique, so I think this is where I really started to fell more comfortable with my colours on this series (about time, Beaulieu-- we're nearly halfway through the damn thing!).

Monday, August 18, 2014

Figment #1 & 2

So here's some of my work on the latest Disney Kingdom series, Figment. Well, the first two issues, at any rate. I had lots of fun with Filipe Andrade's masterful art here, and got to do a bit of experimenting with new techniques (pushing for that "storybook" feel here). Nothing ground-breaking, really, but I'm pretty pleased with the way it came out (although I have to admit I was sad that all those vibrant pinks and purples didn't print so well...)! And to make things better, the first 3 issues of the series all sold out and had to go for second printings! I'm keeping my fingers crossed the the next two issues. ;)

Anyway, here are a few choice pages from issue 1.

And a few from the second issue. I should have pages from the other issues at some point.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Vintage Doom & Thor

In my rare spare moments, I help artist Peter Repovski with colouring some of his pinups. His style has such a decidedly old-school vibe that I couldn't help give these two pieces the vintage treatment. Unfortunately, it wasn't really what he was looking for (he prefers more "modern" and colourful stuff), so he decided not to use these two.

I, on the other hand, am rather quite fond of these. If nothing else, I think they'd make sweet t-shirts. ;) I'll probably have more of his pinups posted in the future, so keep an eye out!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Seekers of the Weird 4 & 5

Holy falling behind, Batman. I've been so busy lately that I've completely neglected my little corner of the internet. So much has happened since my last post that I don't even know how to begin catching up.

I suppose I could start with the last two issues of Seekers of the Weird. I was pretty sad to see this one go, actually-- I had a lot of fun on this series. I know my weird color choices didn't agree with everyone, but there's just something about a drastic monochromatic shift that gets me going. ;)

Anyway, on to the pages (all of which feature art by series-standard Karl Moline)! First, a few from issue 4, which is probably my favourite of the run.

 And some choice pages from #5. Thanks to all who supported this book, and I hope you enjoyed it! Or at least, the colours. ;)

Friday, May 23, 2014

Avengers Undercover #1

So, apparently I'm falling behind on these posts again. Work as been completely crazy lately, so please try to forgive. ;) Anyway, here are a few pages from Avengers Undercover, the follow-up to Avengers Arena. Kev Walker is back on pencil duty, and really blew this one out of the water. I'm starting to be a huge fan of his work.

I tried to do some different things for this book, especially compared to Arena, but I'm still not sure it's paying off. I went back-and-forth with Kev on the style after he voiced that he preferred cleaner, less intrusive rendering that doesn't "fight" with the lineart. I totally agree with that, so I went with a simpler cell-shaded look. I have to admit that I'm still working out the kinks, but some times I can get behind it (currently on issue 6). Oh, and I also love how those purples completely disappear in print... Curses to CMYK!

Anyway, enjoy!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Disney Kingoms: Seekers of the Weird #3

And here we go again with Seekers of the Weird! In order to give series regular Karl Moline a bit of a break, this issue was drawn by the talented Filipe Andrade. I have to say I was very much pleased with how these pages turned out. The faux-watercolour style blended perfectly with Filipe's dynamic and almost surreal artwork to create something truly special. I think so, at least.

Interestingly enough, I'm colouring Filipe's artwork once again on the next Disney Kingdom series, Figment, which is coming out in June. Be sure to check that out! 

For now, enjoy a few choice pages from this issue.