As the challenge continues, I was charged with my interpretation of the infamous Batman villain “Scarecrow”. A psychotic yet brilliant Dr. Crane who is obsessed with causing fear and anxiety to his fellow man with his dreaded fear toxin. This is a dangerous villain and I wanted to convey that. Many interpretations of this character always seem child like, weak or just way over the top. I wanted something a little bit cooler, more bad ass but maintaining his overall creepiness. This is a criminal genius who has followers. Certainly, some charisma must be shown. I referenced James Obarrs Crow character for the dark tone, A bit of Matrix’s Trainman for height and then some personal accents. Took a lot of short cuts and didn’t break new ground with this in regards to technique but I like what I did.
Part of yet another welcomed challenge, I put together this digital concept of Shazam Captain Marvel. As a child, I was always engrossed in the Kroft Superstars TV series of Shazam. I was in awe of every transformation from the character of Billy Batson to the worlds mightiest mortal. I wanted to capture that in this piece. In addition, I referenced the TV characters costume, because… well… it was my favorite take of it. However, instead of the TV character (actor ), I decided that maybe I should use someone who is… well… in shape?..lol.. So I refernced WWE./MMA athlete, DAVE BATISTA!!! The size and intensity of the photograph was all that I needed. Works?
As a dare of sorts, I executed an illustration of the DC Comics Super Villain version of Deathstroke aka Slade Wilson aka The Terminator. With so many gorgeous and overly Simon Bisley inspired versions of this character, I decided to tone it way back as how Deathstroke would look as a real soldier functioning soldier. Not very dramatic but very raw which has just as much impact.
Some sketches from a few years back. Was happy to find them.
Wally West. Just because. Happy Comic-Con!!
A movie poster concept I tried to submit to a competition. Apparently, I missed the deadline even though the links of entry were not working for me and I emailed several times to complain. Well, just want to show that I have been busy..
Concept is STORM CODE. With trillions of lines of code traveling across our airwaves, it was bound to happen in where a code script can effect our weather pattern. It’s “Day after Tomorrow” meets “Hackers”… Hope you all like it.
Digital painting based off a sketch I did 2 years ago. What do you think?
Watercolour painting I did a long while back. I then made some digital corrections. Was fin to revisit.
A moment of excitement. A moment that stands still. When truth has been unraveled. You know what has always been. A photo-manipulation/digital painting of the moment when one finds their power animal. I foresee this working as a book cover, jacket that tells the stories of several peoples journey and what they learned.
Make this the weekend a hat trick. Based off a statue of Scott McDaniels Nightwing, I photographed it and combined other elements to make this yet another successful composition. Some filters, some retouching, some painting and done. Yes, I am getting my fan boy geekiness getting the better of me and I offer no apologies.
Based off George Perez’s Statue from Crisis of Infinite Earths Cover page… Ever do something cause you can?
SUPERMAN: FLIGHT PATH
A digital illustration based from a photograph from a 1990s Superman statue (photograph taken by me). A nice composition. A nice little practice for me. Fun Fun Fun.
I think of what we are chewing and the horrors that may be waiting for us in our future regarding genetically modified foods. To illustrate this, I went with a Edward Gorey type treatment. Elegant yet macabre. I struggled with many different directions with this and am thrilled with the results. Resolve is a good thing.
With the events of this past week still weighing heavily, now more than ever is a time to seize the moment of doing something creative. The word assigned to me this time around is was Cornice. The double meaning in architecture and wind drifted snow, visuals from Game of Thrones kept popping in my head of a great warrior/warlock walking the dune of endless snow vowing to defend what is left. Kind of feel like the state of mind many are in these days. I did a quick painting and spliced it with photograph together while resolving the rest of this in Indesign. This would work well as a book cover jacket/poster.
The first thing that popped into my mind was the Greek Mythical legend Heracles. Yes, he performed many heroic deeds only because he was being punished for all his stupid actions throughout his life. Kind of feels like real life in regards to H.S. and College athletes. On field they are heroes, but off field, so many act terribly and without accountability. Not to stray off point, I made this work as a poster/book cover in how silly the Gods of Myth would be in todays world. I lifted a photo from the statue “Lucha de Heracles con el león de Nemea” and painted the background adding splatter brushes and what not. I then chose a “Speedy” font to create movement and yet harsh stability for the layout. A successful composition.