Saturday, September 28, 2013

Role Model Sneak Peek

A while back, I mentioned in a post I was working on a short comic titled 'Role Model'. I've been following wrestling since October 1998, and I've wanted to do a wrestling related project for awhile. 

Mark Arrow is an old wrestling great from the 80s that has come out of retirement due to poor money management, painkiller addiction and bad divorce settlements. Mark's tag team partner, Neil Bowe, looked up to him as a kid and modeled a lot of himself after Arrow, from his wrestling style to his mannerisms. 

Mark feels ashamed of himself when he's around Neil, because Neil only knows Mark Arrow as the babyface wrestler, not the vulnerable man being torn apart by his inner demons. As the match begins, Mark sees shades of himself in Bowe, envisioning him as his younger self, and the opponents as his ruinous vices. The match soon transforms into a dramatic reenactment of his life. Will Arrow finally be able to overcome his inner demons? Or is it destined to end in tragedy?

I'm currently putting the final touches on the script, and here's a glimpse at the characters.

There will be flashbacks to his younger career back in the 80s. And being the 80s, yes, there will be mullets. And maybe a rattail or two lol.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Female Guitarist

A doodle I made last night. I was in a bit of a rut at the time, so I was listening to the Damaged album by Black Flag. I was thinking of Kira Roessler at the time, and it inspired this sketch. I'll probably revisit this after I get done with The Criminal Element.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Donnie Baxley Update

Lately, I've gone back to working on the Donnie Baxley Project, as I've been neglecting him lately.  Did a slight  turnaround of ol' Donnie B, for reference and for a tune up.

Then I started breaking him down to basic shapes, as to avoid any terrible hiccups during the clean up. I've tweaked a few minor things that some of my viewers found distracting in the old test. Now to begin the clean up.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Criminal Element (WIP)

Hello viewers, it's been a few days since I've posted something new. I've been getting over some artist's block. Here's a glimpse at what I've been working on lately. The face will be a collage of criminal subject matter, which I've labelled. A piece I've taken to calling 'The Criminal Element'. Expect a fully illustrated version of this soon.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Cowboy update

A quick update of the cowboy piece I did awhile back, a colored version.

I decided to leave the rough lines in, just because I like the aesthetic. Don't know exactly what I'm going to do for the background, but the gears are turning in my head.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Red Fist vs. Iron Feet - Red Fist revisited

Back when I was in college, I had to complete a senior thesis film to graduate. I grew up on a diet of martial arts films and comic books, so I decided that I was going to make a martial arts movie. The end result of it was Red Fist vs. Iron Feet. It was the first time I ever directed and the first short film I made. I learned so much from the experience: scheduling, networking, the three stages of production, everything.

After graduating, a friend of mine is going to have Red Fist appear in his senior film. I revised the model sheet of Red Fist to better accommodate his film. 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Cowboy WIP

Just a quick update on what I've been doing the past couple of days. I've been working on a wrestling based comic strip called 'Role Model'. Expect to see some artwork of that pretty soon. In the meantime, here's something I drew at 5AM. I was having a particularly bad episode of artist's block, so I decided to go and get motivated. By listening to the audio-book of "Get in the Van" by Henry Rollins. I don't know how I linked 80s punk rock to a cowboy though? Eh, whatever. Expect to see a full colored version of this soon. I'm heavily considering putting in a background as well, ya know, just to break the mold.