Friday, October 29, 2010

Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell won nine Grammy Awards

This is a tonal watercolour sketch in progress of Canadian singer~songwriter, Joni Mitchell, which will be in the new 2011 calendar for Slater & O'Connor.  I'll post again when completed.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Me too...  
Entertainment lawyers specialize in all legal matters pertaining
to the music and film industries. 
They draw up and negotiate contracts between artists, writers, producers, directors, agents, studios and record companies. The top entertainment or 'transactional' lawyers make from $500,000 to $5,000,000 a year!  An excellent career choice.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

What If? sketch

A fantasy Marvel Comics cover

This is a totally fictitious Marvel comic book cover sketch, I rendered strictly for my own amusement and a bit of drawing practice.  Wolverine first guest starred in The Incredible Hulk, way back in September 1974.  Freddy Krueger 'gloved up' for the first A Nightmare on Elm Street ten years later.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Ghost Rider sketch

Johnny Blaze, in the presence of evil

This is my last piece of Marvel 'fan art' for a while.  I really love these characters. I grew up drawing them for fun and habitually sketch them to this day.  Ghost Rider first appeared in August 1972.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Elektra sketch

Elektra prepares to dispense a little justice

I have started doing some more Marvel sketches, inspired 
by the recent Avengers Movie news.  Elektra is truly an anti-hero. With no real powers beyond lifelong training and intense self discipline, much like Batman or most of the Watchmen. She first appeared as a supporting character in Dare Devil in January 1981.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Marvel sketch

Marvel Heroes, responding to a breach of the peace

I am adding some colour to the Marvel sketch posted a while ago.

These characters are always great fun to draw. And colour! The Silver Surfer, the 'newest' of the Marvel heroes depicted here, first appeared
in March 1966!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Isaac Asimov

This is a very preliminary rough sketch for the Isaac Asimov illustration which will be featured on the January page in the new Bio~Calendar for Slater & O'Connor. The final drawing will have more stars and more books. And more robots.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Nikki Sixx

This drawing in progress of Nikki Sixx (of Motley Crue and 'The Heroin Diaries' fame) is for an upcoming Bio-Calendar. It was rendered with the BAMBOO Pen & Touch.  The direct digital drawing system is making the entire illustration process much more efficient. I'll keep posting drawings from the calendar as it nears completion.

Monday, October 11, 2010

pencil frames

A storyboard sequence from Virginia Class

Here is another example (from the Virginia Class project) of how a tint layer can make quick pencil storyboard frames appear much more balanced and substantial

Friday, October 8, 2010

the Ice Cream Kingdom

Prince finally says "had enough!"

 This is a sketch for the page in the Ice Cream Kingdom where Prince finally decides that the only way he can really help his best friend is to 'give him some space'...  a decision based on very poor communication on Lionel's part which will only make everyone's situations much worse before they get better. 

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


I hate it when that happens...  Falls are among the most common workplace injuries. On average anyone hurt as the result of a fall misses one week of work.  In a 1942 paper, physiologist, Hugh De Haven wrote of eight subjects who had survived falls of up to 150 feet on dry land, many with only minor injuries. The common denominator was something to break their fall or soften the impact, such as loose dirt or the hood of a car. Or in one astonishing but verified case: an iron bar, then metal screening, then a skylight and finally a metal-lath ceiling.  

Monday, October 4, 2010

the Ice Cream Kingdom

Two more pages for the Ice Cream Kingdom

As young Lionel's journey continues in the Ice Cream Kingdom, we will discover that Royal Ripple Ice Cream has made him a very wealthy little boy.  But, even surrounded by all of his riches, his family and his best friend, Lionel manages to have an identity crisis. When completed, the two page spread above, will convey Lionel's state of mind prior to his loyal dog, Prince, finally leaving for less neurotic pastures.