Sunday, April 9, 2017

NieR: Automata's 2B

I recently played NieR: Automata, and I absolutely loved it. It's a beautiful, sad, amazing, and mind-blowing game. Furthermore, I have a huge crush on 2B, so I whipped up a quick sketch in her honor. Glory to Mankind.

Entirely done in Photoshop. Enjoy!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Green Valley #1

Last summer, I started working on Skybound's Green Valley. I'm just about to wrap up the 9 issue mini-series now, so I thought I'd share some of my colors-- let's start with the beginning, shall we?

As usual, I used a different approach for this book, but I quickly started to regret it. The problem is that I colored a sample page before anything else, which is standard procedure. However, this was a very simple page, so I foolishly used a very lavish and time-consuming method. While it looked good and impressed the rest of the creative team, it also meant that this project would be a massive time-sink, since more complicated pages would take far too much time to color. Even though I eventually streamlined some of the steps involved, and got more comfortable with the style over time, I still had to keep the look consistent throughout the series. All this complaining to say that this book has been really rough on me. With that in mind, people seem to like it, so I guess it's paid off.

Anyway, enjoy some choice pages from the first issue!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Invincible #121, 122, & 123

What better way to start the new year than with some old Invincible pages? Move towards the future by living in the past! To be fair, most of the stuff I post here is months if not years old, since I can't keep up with my actual work pace. Oh well!

Anyway, here are some choice pages from the next 3 issues in the series, the last of which marks the beginning of the "reboot" arc. Not much to say, really. At this point in the series, I was sitting comfortably sitting in my groove, but I slowly started to experiment and change up my approach-- which might not have been so wise, in hindsight.

Anyway, enjoy!

Issue #121

Issue #122

Issue #123

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Giant Size Little Marvel: AVX #3 & #4

Time to finish this mini-series! Well, it was finished ages ago, but you get the idea. Here are some of my coloured pages from issues 3 and 4. Much of the same, though issue 4 featured an absolutely insane 4-page spread (the brawl to end it all!). Skottie Young is a mad man, I say! Nevertheless, fun times were had.


Issue #3

Issue #4

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Astounding Adventures!

Here's a little personal piece I did very early this year. This was done just for fun, and as a sort of tribute to all those old pulp magazine covers I love so much. The actual art here is a repaint of an older piece I did in 2008, which I never really cared for-- I just fixed it up, painted over it, and added all the text elements to mimic a retro sci-fi cover.

Anyway, this was entirely done in Photoshop. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Giant Size Little Marvel: AVX #1 & #2

So, here's a little series I coloured back in early 2015. It was a very fun 4-issue mini written and illustrated by Skottie Young which was basically a Saturday morning cartoon about the wacky antics of the young Avengers and X-men (mainly their endless squabbling). Fun fact: this is where I developed the approach I would later be using on I Hate Fairyland. Hurrah for experimentation!

Anyway, here are a few pages from the first two issues. Enjoy!

Issue #1.

Issue #2.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

MG 1/100 Sinanju

Here's another model I built and painted a while back. This time, it was Bandai's 1/100th Master Grade MSN-06S Sinanju. I freakin' love this mobile suit-- it's just so badass, with a pretty wild gothic flair.

As usual, I went with a custom color scheme. Nothing wrong with the normal colors, but I just think they have a heavy Blood Angel feel. Besides, I've always been keen on striking my own path, and customizing pretty much everything. Unfortunately, I don't really like the end result of said color scheme. It's a bit too dull and lacks contrast. Add the fact that I had a lot of problems with the paint scratching and chipping, and this build was quite a headache. At any rate, I soldiered on, and finished it.

Anyway, here are a few choice shots of the results. Enjoy!