Thursday, April 28, 2011

the Black Market Show

the Black Market Show

The Black Market Show
is a uniquely fascinating and equally crazy late night 'infomercial' starring comedian & magician, David Merry. This logotype was designed for the Toronto advertising agency, Shore Creative Inc, who produce the show and who took this basic rough artwork to a sparkling finish.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Police sketch

Police Station group
A rough sketch for a group portrait in progress. I reserve the right to improvise the designs of uniforms, vehicles or anything else
I think could use a little rehabilitation.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Pirate sketch

Pirate sketch

Here's another sketch for the magician story I'm working on with my writer friend.  It's slowly coming together.

Friday, April 22, 2011

...more Marvel fan art!

Elektra and Wolverine

More Marvel fan art. Here are pencil sketches of Elektra and Wolverine which I will complete as color illustrations at some point. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

U2 sketch

U2 sketch

Here is another very rough sketch for another piece for my Classic Rock portfolio (whenever It finally gets completed). Sketched while watching U2 Go Home; Live from Slane Castle.

Monday, April 18, 2011

more Devil sketches

more Devil sketches

Here is another group of prototype devil characters for my ongoing collaborative project with my writer friend. More in progress.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Alfie TV

Alfie TV script

Here is an illustrated script in progress for the animated version of Alfie's Long Winter. I will
 post an animatic on my YouTube channel at some point.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

driftwood sketch

driftwood sketch

This amazing piece of driftwood (from Georgian Bay, Ontario) has been on display at my Mom and Dad's place for many years. I finally got a digital sketch done while I was home during March break.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Kraven the Hunter sketch

Kraven the Hunter
Kraven the Hunter really just wanted Peter Parker in his trophy case. A Russian, Sergei Kravinoff was a relentless, ego driven big game hunter who grew to covet Spiderman as his ultimate prize. The obsession lured him to the concrete jungle of New York where he remained committed to his goal. Kraven was the creation of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko He first appeared in The Amazing Spiderman #15, August, 1964.
I'll post this again when completed.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Hawkeye sketch

Hawkeye sketch

Clint Barton was an orphaned child who ran off with the circus. Over his many years with the
Carson Carnival of Travelling Wonders he developed into a superior athlete & martial artist, master swordsman & archer. Inspired by Ironman, Barton became Hawkeye, a masked 'superhero', even though he possessed no real powers. Like Spiderman, he was initially believed to be a villain. Finally, assisted by Ironman, he joined the Avengers. Hawkeye was created by Stan Lee and artist, Don Heck. He first appeared in Tales of Suspense in September, 1964.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Devil sketches

Devil sketches

Here are a few studies of a satanic new character for an illustration project I'm working on. 
I will most likely complete the artwork in black and white with red shading.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Color Martial Arts

color Jeet Kune Do frames

I have added some color tinting to a few of the Jeet Kune Do pages.  The addition of yellow to the iconic track suit had more impact than I expected.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Special Event caricatures

This whimsical portrait of Tina is typical of a special event caricature.
 I usually ask for a few good photographs and a list of character traits & favorite things for 'content'.  We look at sketches in progress until everyone is satisfied. Then I'll complete a final watercolor.  Please see more examples on my main site.