Thursday, December 9, 2010

CAPE



Gold ink, marker and india ink.

I always wanted to depict the cape as something that had some flexible structure, like an umbrella.
So when Batman moves it around, it is actually a terrifying and chaotic sight.
Imagine an umbrella suddenly reversing itself under harsh wind conditions.
It isn't soft, but edgy with small joints.
Like ... a bat!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

BROADWAY SHIRTS


SPIDER-MAN broadway apparel based on my art now available: http://tinyurl.com/26fn2dm

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

TURN OFF THE DARK



Really surreal seeing so many images that I had contributed to come to life on the scale they were intended for.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

MISSILE-HEINOUS




Taken with my iphone, fresh from the oven.

Tools used: Graffiti bombing markers, gold ink, copper paint, waterproof pens, etc.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

TARZAN



Gave this an overall tone to simulate old illustrated ERB books.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

ART OF ACTION

"It’s the Blues versus Techno, it’s straight up, nothing is hiding. That’s what I liked about the fight sequences in The Hunted." Benicio Del Toro

DEMO CLIP

Monday, November 1, 2010

EXO SKELETON



Ink, Marker and Color Pencils on toned Illustration Board

Monday, October 25, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

WALLY WOOD 22 PANELS REVISITED




Grabbed a few Wally Wood panels online that depict his original 22 Panels.
There's going to be panels out there that better suit some of his descriptions, especially the panels that contain the ben day
treatment, but this is a good start.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

PRIMAL




Just realized how much Kirby is ingrained into my databanks after re-scanning some old HUNTED boards.
I wanted to draw the images quickly with a broad brush - manifest the ambient intensity of combat instead of
focusing on a single detail. Less about recognizing actors, but harness the spontaneity of the moment.

And traces of Kirby NEW GODS battles must have been on deck for this. Surprised I didn't add krackle.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

iPAD PAINTING



Still life
Fingerpainting 2010 style using iPad app "brushes"
Time: 90 minutes

Monday, October 4, 2010

RAMPANT TWO



Different take with added digital clouds.

You can view the black and white version at my CAF gallery.

RAMPANT!



Ink, warm grey marker, Dr. Martin's bombay white and prisma pencil on large bristol with subtle hue adjustment in CS5.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

RAF TWITTER

RAFAELKAYANAN

Artist bud John Beatty convinced me this was a good idea...

Monday, September 20, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

DARK KNIGHT



A prelim for a Batman issue I drew way back that I added marker color to.
Marker, ink and prisma on drawing paper.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

ANOTHER MAN DONE GONE



Deathlok the Demolisher epitomized 70's era comics, created by Rich Buckler.

Pen and ink drawing with added digital colors.

Friday, September 3, 2010

GLORIA VICTIS



Redux using grey tone markers, ink with digital color glaze.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

BLACK BOLT



Tonal version with the Kirby FF cover for the color inspiration.



Inks with added Digital Color.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

BARSOOM CREATURES



A pre-viz drawing from the Paramount John Carter of Mars film back in 2005 (Conran as director).

Monday, August 9, 2010

WHAT IF TPB

Another rough I did for a cover.



This tpb contains the WHAT IF Elektra story I worked on written by Karl Bollers.

SKETCH

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

COVER SKETCH A



Unused cover sketch for the WHAT IF Daredevil/Elektra issue.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010

GREEN LANTERN




Saw this up online and decided to tweak the colors a bit to match more of the comics rendition.
Mask shape ala Neal Adams version and added the gloves and black accents.

Did this pretty fast so its a bit rough around the edges.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

USER PIC



This was sent to me from a soldier in Afghanistan, he wrapped the handle of the hawk I collaborated on with Daniel Winkler (Last of the Mohicans) with camou.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

ISOLATED INCIDENTS


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Quick reminder- Free shipping this summer for my sketchbook containing 88 pages of black and white art.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

CLOSEUP




Rick Magyar inked my pencils for TOPPS comics adaptation of the Frank Darabont scripted, Kenneth Branagh directed and Francis Ford Coppola produced FRANKENSTEIN.

This was done during the time I was inking CHIAROSCURO for Vertigo and still pencilling CONAN THE ADVENTURER.
Drank lots of coffee back in those days.

I think Rick did a great job on the inks. I only had about three pages of slides to work from and there was no online database to grab any screencaps or concept art so I was winging much of it. I didn't know how the finished film would look since I was already on the fourth issue when it finally hit the theaters.

Roy Thomas on the script and it's always a breeze working with Roy.

The film wasn't critically received but it had its moments and I still enjoy DeNiro's take on the monster.

Another plus was that John Bolton and Tim Bradstreet did some exceptional covers at the time for the comic series.

Friday, May 28, 2010

KERIS

KERIS

More concerned with fast action applied at various angles than line weight here.
Focused on small swirls and curves without staying on one spot too long.

This is not a still life of an actual keris but odds and ends gathered from various keris I have seen.
Since accuracy was not my primary goal here, I added a few details that are uncommon to these beautiful blades.

ABOUT THE PEN:

I was shopping for Copic markers for a few side pieces I am finishing up on (sucks when the markers run dry in the middle of a project) when I came across this row of cool looking pens with strange caps.



Koh-I-Noor Nexus Pens are archival quality, lightfast and fine line waterproof.

Test driving the Koh-i-noor Nexus pens was fun, and I will certainly add these to the toolbox.