Friday, August 22, 2014

In these savage lands

I love barbarians. Don't know why. Anyway, I finally had a bit of spare time, so I decided to doodle a little something real quick. As it happens, I've been reading Dark Horse's awesome Conan series again, so I had barbarians on the brain...

I wanted to try some new tricks for this one, so it's a bit experimental. The finished product really reminds me of Ralph Bakshi's Fire and Ice, which I guess is cool. All done in Photoshop!

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.