Thursday, August 26, 2010

Cartoon Scholarship!!!

Hey kids, check out this info on the Jay Kennedy Scholarship for Cartooning. Good times and $5000 smackaroos. More about it over at the MCA Illustration blog.

Sunday, August 15, 2010


I really wanted to revisit Ghostrider's costume and motorcycle, but next up on the docket was Skeletor. So...I decided to give him a motorcycle and make him a road warrior kinda sorcerer. That train of thought quickly derailed and I thought about people who travel a lot and how they're "Road Scholars". See, it's funny because when you say Road Scholar it sounds just like Rhodes Scholar. I wonder if I'm the first to think of that or if someone else already has?

Back on track. I gave Skeletor a sweet bike to ride aroud and do his Skeletoring on. I happen to be a big fan of motorcycles so I know how they're put together and what their working components are well enough to just sorta roughly sketch one out...which is what I did. I had a really clear mental image of how I wanted Skeletor to look so I didn't have to spend too much time sketching him. I was also REALLY pressed for time. So I scanned my small sketch, created a basic vector frame and elipses for the wheels on top of it in Illustrator, printed it at a much larger size, traced it, inked it and then colored it. That'sa my process...sometimes!

He should be up at Superhero Cocoa pretty soon so you should head over and check out all the other awesome designs! I haven't seen any of them yet, but I'm excited about them! Woo!

Monday, August 02, 2010

Captain America

He's a bit late for Project Rooftop, but I tried. I'm going to send him anyway and see what happens. I would have liked to have spent more time developing a sweet action pose, but alas, time did not permit me to...spend I didn't have any great ideas or concepts so I just toned down the red, white and blue theme and gave him a more portable laser forcefieldy shield.