Friday, February 26, 2010

The Guardians - Freelance

This is a pinup shot of one of the main characters in Johnny Canuck and the Guardians of the Northern Lights, from Moonstone Books, by Ty Templeton and myself.  Thought it might be fun to introduce the character and show off the update/redesign I did for him.  Freelance was created in 1941 by Ed Furness and Ted McCall, and he was the second Canadian superhero to pop up.  You can read a little more about the character here.

 Image courtesy of International Superheroes.
Freelance is a favorite of mine, and of all the revamped characters in the book, the one who sticks closest to the original design: blond hair, red shirt, L logo... We made him a little younger and a little more street-clothes, but the basic look has been retained, I think.

I started this as a warm up before doing a big Freelance heavy action sequence, but I kept going as it was pretty fun.  I'll probably do more of these as the release date approaches.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Avengers Portfolio 2010

The fruits of my winter labors, this 8 page sequence (including one double page spread) featuring Marvel Comics' Avengers characters is the main piece of my 2010 portfolio, drawn from  a script provided by veteran penciler and instructor Dave Ross. (Click to embiggen.)





Thursday, February 4, 2010

Moonstone Maximum Sketchcards

Another project I did for Moonstone Books.  I was asked to do sketchcards of their characters and licenses for insertion in the Moonstone Maximum trading cards they did with 5Finity (in finer shops everywhere right now, I believe).  I did these in pen and copic marker, and they turned out pretty cool.

I'm not allowed to post all of them, but since they've posted a few and I've seen others on ebay and stuff (grr), I figure it's safe to post a few here.  If you ever find one of mine and see me at a con or something, present it to me and I'll... I dunno, but you'll win something?

Digital Color Illustration 2

Mondo Gecko from the Ninja Turtles universe of characters.  Loved him as a kid so I did some redesigining.
 From Christmas 08.
Star Fox from... Star Fox.  With these last two I was playing around with adding some made-in-Illustrator elements rather than just straight photoshop colouring.