Monday, August 31, 2009

Bird is the Word.

Well, this is the first (still unfinished) page of a 10 page anthology piece I'm currently working on. The theme of the anthology is "Break." The entire premise is that these two super heroes - Eagle Eye and Bill - were on their way to save the city when their car broke down due to an electromagnetic pulse. Humor ensues.

There's not a lot of action involved in the comic. It's more of a character piece that has fun with the dynamics of their relationship. The banter you see on this first page sets a pretty accurate tone for the other 9 pages.

It's also been a long, long time since I've done any comic work at all. I just don't dive into it as readily as, say, illustrations. But I thought this sounded like a fun challenge to tackle. And it's given me an opportunity to really explore my spot-blacks (something I never really do, as I color or tone almost all of my work), as well as my overall balance and composition when it comes to sequential story-telling.

I have 3 other pages done...but I wanna save them all for one big reveal. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Try the Wine.

This was inspired by my new part time job at the Firefly Cafe, here in Savannah. I tried referencing concept work from a few different artists, including some of the "Art Of" books put out by Pixar, as well as Shag and more retro-style executions. Trying to expand the palette and bend to whatever style I'm in the mood for at the moment. Hope this was successful. I feel like it was. Thoughts...?