Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Green Valley #2

So, I recently found out that I got an Eisner Award nomination for my colors on Green Valley. I have to say I was pretty shocked, but it's still nice to know all this hard work is being noticed. Let's celebrate the occasion by sharing some pages from issue 2!

This was a pretty tough one, since at this point I was still figuring out how to handle this book, while at the same time trying to keep things consistent with the first issue. Looking back, I think it turned out rather well-- it could be among my favourites of the series. Heck, it was hard to limit myself to my usual 5 pages, so that's always a good sign!

Enjoy!






Sunday, April 9, 2017

NieR: Automata's 2B

I recently played NieR: Automata, and I absolutely loved it. It's a beautiful, sad, amazing, and mind-blowing game. Furthermore, I have a huge crush on 2B, so I whipped up a quick sketch in her honor. Glory to Mankind.

Entirely done in Photoshop. Enjoy!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Green Valley #1

Last summer, I started working on Skybound's Green Valley. I'm just about to wrap up the 9 issue mini-series now, so I thought I'd share some of my colors-- let's start with the beginning, shall we?

As usual, I used a different approach for this book, but I quickly started to regret it. The problem is that I colored a sample page before anything else, which is standard procedure. However, this was a very simple page, so I foolishly used a very lavish and time-consuming method. While it looked good and impressed the rest of the creative team, it also meant that this project would be a massive time-sink, since more complicated pages would take far too much time to color. Even though I eventually streamlined some of the steps involved, and got more comfortable with the style over time, I still had to keep the look consistent throughout the series. All this complaining to say that this book has been really rough on me. With that in mind, people seem to like it, so I guess it's paid off.

Anyway, enjoy some choice pages from the first issue!






Monday, January 23, 2017

Invincible #121, 122, & 123

What better way to start the new year than with some old Invincible pages? Move towards the future by living in the past! To be fair, most of the stuff I post here is months if not years old, since I can't keep up with my actual work pace. Oh well!

Anyway, here are some choice pages from the next 3 issues in the series, the last of which marks the beginning of the "reboot" arc. Not much to say, really. At this point in the series, I was sitting comfortably sitting in my groove, but I slowly started to experiment and change up my approach-- which might not have been so wise, in hindsight.

Anyway, enjoy!

Issue #121







Issue #122








Issue #123







Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Giant Size Little Marvel: AVX #3 & #4

Time to finish this mini-series! Well, it was finished ages ago, but you get the idea. Here are some of my coloured pages from issues 3 and 4. Much of the same, though issue 4 featured an absolutely insane 4-page spread (the brawl to end it all!). Skottie Young is a mad man, I say! Nevertheless, fun times were had.

Enjoy!

Issue #3





Issue #4






Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Astounding Adventures!

Here's a little personal piece I did very early this year. This was done just for fun, and as a sort of tribute to all those old pulp magazine covers I love so much. The actual art here is a repaint of an older piece I did in 2008, which I never really cared for-- I just fixed it up, painted over it, and added all the text elements to mimic a retro sci-fi cover.

Anyway, this was entirely done in Photoshop. Enjoy!


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Giant Size Little Marvel: AVX #1 & #2

So, here's a little series I coloured back in early 2015. It was a very fun 4-issue mini written and illustrated by Skottie Young which was basically a Saturday morning cartoon about the wacky antics of the young Avengers and X-men (mainly their endless squabbling). Fun fact: this is where I developed the approach I would later be using on I Hate Fairyland. Hurrah for experimentation!

Anyway, here are a few pages from the first two issues. Enjoy!

Issue #1.









Issue #2.