Saturday, November 14, 2009

issue #1 glimpse...

well i got some time to settle into things and crank it up. why so long? i had the pages set up to where i'd be doing the inks. so there was no need to tighten them up. well that is now out the window, as we have now pulled in a legit' pen-men. so i went back and tightened up. i posted the roughs a while ago. but if you scroll down they should be visible. on another note i find more often that i think God is very good, he opened some doors for us, that got some more signings and apperences lined up. to soon to spill the beans, but Erik is good at makin' things happen. but all in His time. now pages 1,2 are done. i have something special for the big blank area in page 3. more on that later. on with the show.....

peace out

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Faction Siging....!!!

That was definately awesome. Southern California Comics is the supreme gem when looking for a place to buy comics. it sets a standard that i will measure all shops from now on. Jamie, (the owner) welcomed us with open arms from the jump. he's a guy that encourages creators to participate in more endevors like this. and i couldn't agree more.

i also was finally a great honor to finally meet Michael "Hammer" Hamersky in person. he was also kind enough to post us up on his blog ComicBookCollectorsBlog, thanks again Michael. and speking of meetings, can you believe after six months of texting, emails, and phone calls, this is actualy the first time Erik and i have met face to face. yeah. in this age of the of technilogy, it's more common, but we only live less than an hour away from one another. but hey we got to get a good handle for one another, i just think email can be so impersonal sometimes, and the one on one interaction between another human can be lost. we weer actually were supposed to meet at SDCC, but i was knee deep in work and projects, so it couldn't be helped.

however thanks to eveyone that chatted with us, and even bought a book or two. i hope to see you all agin soon. and please, tell a friend.

peace out

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Faction Signing...!!

yes it's finally here our first signing, at Southern California Comics! copies of Faction #0, winner of Small Press Idol 2009, will be available. come by and meet me, the artist, and Erik Hendrix the creator/writer, from 11am-5pm.
Southern California Comics
8280 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, #124
San Diego, CA, 92111
(858) 715-8669
hope to see you there.
peace out

Monday, November 2, 2009

working the night....

draw night that is. i forgot to post my second encounter at our regular draw night spot. not much to share except Jim Lee seems to be the measure in which we compare everything to. and relationships (specifically marrige) in reguards to how we make them work and still get time to draw. the skinny is, it takes work, on both parties. some couples belive it's dating on steroids. nothing could be further from the truth. "marrige is work". the phrase ' the honeymoons over" is absolutely correct. but it doesn't mean, you have to be misarable. a wiseman once said " if you find something you love to do, you'll never work another day in your life". in the frame of marrige, if you love her, you should be willing to work at being happy in a marrige. but since it is someone you love, it shouldn't "feel" like work. Ephesians 5:25

for me and my wife, the Lord is the ahcnor in our marrige. in other words, if you want to know how something works? ask the manufacturer. ;)

scribles, and doodles.....
heads and torsos. if you do the them well all is forgiven. the profile was an excersise to work on the sternomastoid muscle, which connects to the skull behind the ear, to the callor bone. and the trapizius. also i wanted to work on the proporsions of the face, as they relate to the positions on the skull. still needs work but the important thing is, i wanted to clean up my anatomy, to improve my forms.
the torso, or just upper body. i sketched out first, then went back to reference and defined the muscles in relation to one another. the result helped me clearly see where i'm "making things up" and where i can impove my proportioning. but as you can see i'm working my way down. over all, i'm improving the forms, by learning the muscles, and finding the shapes in them. the key to it all, proportions
these are just some warm ups. getting the hand loose. focusing in on the basics.

hope you enjoyed these.
peace out