Sketching alot of zombies. I love zombies. Always have always will.
Not sure if i’ll further refine and color. Too many ideas not enough time. LOL
Addendum: 11/11/12 A few ideas I am playing with at the moment
Ello. It has been a while since I have updated the website. This is mostly due to the fact that Warmachine has not been engaging my interest as of late. Which is fine, because I have simply funneled that interest into making new art. My newest piece (the blue one) was for a presentation on how I do art for school. It is safe to say that, after 10 minutes of babbling about screen layers and clipping masks, the class was sufficiently lost. It was a good lesson, for me at least, on how to make the colors less true to life and more atmospheric through thematic lighting via screen layers. If anybody wants to buy a print of this lemme know. Included here is also a bunch of sketches and doodles that I have made instead of doing homework this month.
Also, currently listening to Zed’s Dead and Omar Linx mixtape “Victor”. Really cool blend of dub and rap with really inspiring lyrics. Check it make sure you grab that free DL.
Also, been gettin nostalgic with the FF Dawn of souls GBA soundtrack and even some FOO FIGHTERS. Good stuff, signing off.
Hey yall. So it seems I have been getting quicker at this webcomic thing. Here is pg 15, 3 days ahead of schedule. (I am aiming for weekly updates on Tuesdays). Once I hit 16 pages (roughly 120 panels or so) I am going to start working on accruing an actual audience to get some feedback. I am really curious as to how it reads to somebody other than me, because I have stared at these pages so long all I see is lines and colors. Hopefully there are no glaring holes in my storytelling.
Now for something neat. My good friend from high school Al Pantone (not Capone) is doing 3D funstuffs for college and decided to make my lil webcomic a theme for one of his rendering projects. He recreated the radioactive pollution canal as well as the Acari vault and a canvas buggy that he assumed the Proxies used as transport (this was before it was revealed that they simply fly around in the sky riding a giant metal fish). Check it son:
Now I find this awesome because I am egotistical and I love seeing things made in my [art’s] image. Also, this gave me just a small glimpse of what it would be like to be the art director for a video game. Its definitely goodfeels. Way to go Al, I’ll be putting this in my fanart section…You know…once I get one of those.
MUSIC TIME! Do you like glitchstep? No? Well too bad because this man is a genius. I give you Culprate, check out his colours album. Great stuff.
Hey look at that! Pg 15 inked already! Here you get to meet a less than intimidating Acari henchman as he contacts the mysterious “Master”. Getting into some fun stuff indeed.
Not much else to share at the moment. I will be working on a page for Siike Donnelly’s Solestar aka “The Native project”. It’s a comic meant to raise awareness for people suffering brain anyerisms. Wanna know more about it? Go here.
Here’s a tune by Warpaint, a band that my girlfriend showed me a while ago. They have a great echoey acid-rock sound. Give em a listen:
As you can tell i have just added a new page (hopefully it’s there, at the moment my browser is not allowing me to view it, but my unshakable faith has me believing that it is actually there). This page should have taken half the time but I time management is not my strong point, especially when I have to balance comics and Finite Math. And I suck at math. Lets see if we can make that week deadline next page. ;)
Anywho onto the bloggy bits. I was recently revisiting one of my favorite Sunday cartoons as a kid, Samurai Jack; in order to study it’s often dialouge-free, action based storytelling and minimalistic aestetics. The show, which you can watch here, is an exemplary example of taking big screen epicness and wrapping it in an iconic cartoony style. This is a concept I’d like to incorporate into my comic as well. The plot itself reads like a quest from world of warcraft, with JUST enough justification for its stylish violence. But what really caught my eye about this show when I was young was it’s atmospheric prescence, I mean check this out:
Shits crazy right? This is the imagination fuel that was fed to us 90’s kids. That is also the standard I hold my comic’s backgrounds to. I cannot wait to really go crazy on some of the enviroments in Warmachine (Now that they are finally leaving this trench after 14 damn pages).
The art director of the show is Chris Reccardi who is a well established animator and artist in his own right who has worked with Sony, Disney and Dreamworks. He resides in Pasadena, California: The place that I hope and dream that I will one day get to visit. It’s the to-go place if you are a cartoon artist. His art is usually gesso on wood and is themed around robots, scooters, music, retro cartoons and petite women with big cabooses (all things that I love very much). I find his whole portfolio fascinating as he seems to be the originator of abstract art in 2d animation. Blocky can indeed be beautiful.
Are memories of Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends flooding your mind yet? They should be.
If you would like to check out more of Reccardi’s excellent portfolio go here.
Well that’s all folks. Ill be dropping the sketch for my newest page soon. Keep an eye out, as it is a page I am extremely exited for. Ill leave you with a song by Blackmill. He is relatively new on the scene but his mechanical melodies are some of the best I have heard of late:
The vocals in this track are provided by Veela, who has collabed with a variety of “chillstep” artists that I enjoy. Give her a search too.
Help me achieve my dream of paying the rent by drawing cartoons!