I am incredibly grateful for having had the good fortune to work on The Iron Giant. This is my "fan art" tribute, almost 20 years later. (Click on the images to enlarge). For my musings and recollections of working on IG, click here.
Where Is Everybody?!
The zombie piece below was done for a book of illustrations based on songs by the Nine Inch Nails. I was assigned the song Where Is Everybody. So I put on the headphones, and this is what came out. See my process images below.
Enter The Silver Universe
The piece below is marketing image I did for my graphic novel series SILVER. For more process content on composition and spotting of blacks, click here.
I was invited to do a piece for Heavy Metal's 40th anniversary. Since Sternn was one of my favorite segments in the field, and I felt like paying the genius Bernie Wrightson a humble homage, well, I did this.
Truth be told, I struggled a little bit with this one. I first started with a completely different idea (the woman jumping on his back). There was something I really liked about the rough, but although I tried to execute it many different ways, it never came together. Then I realized I really needed to have Hannover Fist in it too, and the flying eye dude. I must admit I was nervous because the colors were different from what I usually do, but we debuted the print at SDCC 17, and people really connected with it, so there you have it...
I am usually too busy for commissions, but I am able to slip one through once in a while. There is a backlog currently. If you absolutely need one, feel free to drop me a line, I always appreciate it.
Here are a few fun ones I've done in the last year, mostly fan art.
One that I found challenging was this Enemy Ace. I first approached it as a portrait, but felt I wasn't getting enough out of it so went with the composition below.
I have to be honest, portraits/likenesses are my kryptonite. That said, I had a blast doing this Bela Lugosi Dracula commission. The picture I used for reference was of an older Bela, so this may not be his face at its most iconic, but I'm happy with the hands, the fiendish look, and the over all physicality of it.
Here's FB live feed recorded while I was inking this piece, during which I discuss a wide variety of illustration-related topics.