Monday, September 22, 2008

Basic Things Color

Here's basic color laid in on the Things piece. I sampled some photo reference of Louisiana swamps and I made the effort of making sure that all three Things each have a different color palette.


Friday, September 19, 2008

Things inked

Finally. It took a bit because of the detail and coverage, and I'm very happy with how it turned out. I also designed a quick logo and threw it on. Now it's time to color, however I've three more ideas kicking around in my head so maybe I'll start coloring and then break off to do some coloring.


Friday, September 12, 2008

Pencils finished...inks await!

To quote JScott from the HellBoy Forum, "you might be sacrificing a few nibs for that one."
I'll be in inking Hell tonight.


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Muck Monster Progress

A little more progress on the THINGS piece.


Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Pencilling under way

Here are the beginning pencils for THINGS. I light boxed my photo reference for the skull and then used the light box again to layout in non-photo blue lines based on my marker sketch that I scanned and enlarged to size.


Sunday, September 07, 2008


There's nothing I like more than zombies than muck encrusted swamp monsters. I've been a fan of Swamp Thing since the first series created by Len Wein And Berni Wrightson, then afterwards the revival of the character by Alan Moore, Steve Bissette, John Totleben and later Rick Veitch. Man-Thing appeared shortly after Swamp-Thing. The creature whose touch burns! I wasn't a big fan at the time, but I grew to like the creature, even though magical aspect of the later stories weren't my cup of tea. The Heap, being the one of the original swamp monsters, along with Theodore Sturgeons IT! were also top of my list. The Heap has a great backstory involving Baron von Emmelman, a World War I German flying ace who was shot down in 1918 over a Polish swamp. He arose from the muck decades later as The Heap and met the Allied ace Skywolf. Another much monster would appear later on TV as part of the Night Stalker series, The Spanish Moss Murders. The Louisiana based Paramafait", a legendary boogeyman would send chills through my young mind when this series first premiered in the 1970's. I've been pulling together images for this new piece that I've finally put down on paper. I have immense respect for the talents of Berni Wrightson, Frank Brunner, Mike Ploog, Steve Bissette, Rick Veitch and John Totleben so I want this piece to shine. Stay tuned for THINGS.


Thursday, September 04, 2008

Jack Kirby's The Demon, Etrigan

Growing up in the mid-sixties exposed me to the revival of comics led by Stan Lee and Jack (The King) Kirby. Now I wasn't an FF or Spidey fan. No, I was more of a monster/sci-fi fan and the one comic that I latched onto was in the early 70's was Jack Kirby's solo effort, The Demon published by DC Comics starting in 1972. Jack's story and pencils and Mike Royers inks drew me to this book. The over-the-top drawing style and big and bold story made this one of my favorites! Here's my take on Etrigan and Jason Blood. Pencilled, inked and digitally colored.

Yarva Daemonicus Etrigan