Monday, April 21, 2008

Dagon and Dr Jedi

Here are 2 completely unrelated images I just completed: Dagon and Dr. Jedi. 

One was a portrait of a MD for another  MD friend. PETA back off, it wasn't my idea I just paint the pretty pictures.

A few weeks ago while doing the Talon Black cover I was listening to H.P. Lovecraft stories on audiobook. It inspired me to do a Dagon image. I think I am actually going to sequentially panel out the rest of the story and see if it takes me anywhere. This image would be used as a plate for the end of the book.

Speaking of great books I also just finished Starship Trooper by Robert A. Heinlein. For those of you who have seen the movie you missed all the meat of the book. While I actually loved the movie with it's boobies, bugs, and macheezmo it was about as thought provoking as popping a pimple, but the book delved into concepts such as the right to vote, civic duty, justice and punishment, as well as providing a great analysis of why our current democracy is bound to fail.

On other unrelated topic I have currently become obsessed with Shaw Brother Films. My current favorite is The Bastard Swordsman and 5 Deadly Venoms.

On the art front I have just bought a new WACOM Cintiq in an attempt to make my work hold together better and to clean up my edge relationship which has always been a problem that I have struggled with. 

Also last month I got some good insight from Jon Foster and I am trying to apply the new information into my working routine. The two general concepts aside from some technical process information was to find your love in every piece or don't do it. The second theme that resonated with me is find love and appreciate the process while focusing ones energy on things you can control. 

The con season is right around the bend which has motivated me to produce, produce, and produce.


Oliver said...

looks good, sir! i'm lookin forward to seeing what you do as the cons get closer. i'm sure some neat stuff will come out of that motivation.

the dagon piece turned out really nice. good job!

Neo-agrarian said...

Awesone atmospheric effects on the Dagon picture. I love the water and lighting in the sky. I mainly stick to pen and ink. I would love to be able to do what you are doing.