Recently I had the chance to collaborate with The excellent Wisconsin based brewery, Dead Bird Brewing. Their upcoming beer series Titans, imagines four new beers as monsters with characteristics inspired by the individual beer flavors. Reserve orders will be available for this poster at www.deadbirdbrewing.com. this November.
For the second installment of Astonishing Legends Skin Walker Ranch episode, I tackled the half wolf, half man skin walker creature. In continuation of the mixed media approach to the first wolf illustration, I used india ink wash, and the Pentel brush pen but instead of the dry brush texture used previously, I tried Kyle Webster's halftone brushes.
Astonishing Legends has a new podcast episode centering on supernatural sightings at Skin Walkers Ranch. ( Listen to it here) One of the cooler creatures to be seen multiple times on the ranch grounds was a huge wolf, described as blue eyed, gigantic and unaffected by gunfire. Because this was a quick turnaround, I focused on traditional media with more expressive line then stitched everything together digitally.
Here is a poster for the excellent podcast Myths and Legends. Because this podcast delves into a new character each week, the poster needed to showcase a group of legends which are commonly talked about. To listen to these podcasts and eventually buy this poster, visit Myths and Legends here.
Recently I was lucky enough to contribute to one of my favorite podcasts, Astonishing Legends! Below is an editorial piece centering around the harrowing tale of a young boy's struggle with the supernatural.
In between freelance projects I like to dig into the toolbox and fiddle around with forgotten media. Today I settled on color pencils and tried a self portrait. As an added change of pace, I kept away from chromatic colors and tried layering primary and secondary hues..
Recently I was asked to do a Leo illustration for an editorial piece. Here He is in all his surly glory
Finalizing the pages and putting hand done text in!
Lately I've found myself working on big expansive black and white projects so this quick character design was a nice (colorful) change of pace
I've been pouring over the great Bernie Wrightson and his phenomenal Frankenstein illustrations. Here is my take on a fairy tale (in process) inspired by the creative size contrast shown in Mr. Wrightson's Frankenstein characters.
The end is in sight! Here's another page of Muir's adventures
When I look at my heroes in the comic book industry, Arthur Adams and Mike Mignola spring to mind. This is the most recent study of Batman after pouring over their work.
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Recently HOW Magazine gave me the chance to talk about comics and my workflow when creating them. Check it out here
Here are my rough layouts, pencil and color for page two of the comic
Steven Carroll is finishing up his new young adult book and I was lucky enough to help with the cover.
I was recently worked on a project with Adobe Students and Marvel to create a custom comic detailing the Avenger's origin stories to be released at Comic-Con, It's done and was a blast. I learned so much working with Adobe and Marvel and am proud of the work we did. Here is a video and tutorial (scroll down) showcasing everything.
Page 6 for the thesis comic in process
a quick study inspired by H.G. Well's badassery.