Monday, November 13, 2006

it's all about to change

Here's a few more images of the characters from the new [secretproject]. I'll lay it on you:

The Force is strong, unrefined but not without his elegance. He's been heard to say innapropriate comments. But he's the driving force. The Force.

Eff is somewhat neurotic but he's a complete ass if he wants to be. He's that annoying guy you hate hate hate but for some reason he seems so laid back.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Space Gogo Dance 100% YES!

This is Ophelia, Princess of Sector XBBA. She's from yet another old comic of mine that was never finished(my fault entirely). I was only illustrating this comic. the writing was where the funny came from. Of all my unfinished projects I feel the most guilty about not finishing this because it was a collaboration.

Oh well! Enjoy the picture

Thursday, November 09, 2006

easier said than done

I recently had a chance to make an illustration for an advertisement using one of my characters. The original idea was to take this image from my film, add a new headline and slap it on a page:

But let's be honest. That would look terrible. I hate when marketing people repurpose screenshots instead of making new artwork, and I drew that picture a year ago. So I did a new one:

EDIT: I think I should mention(cause it's weird), that the inking style is inspired by Looney Tunes Licensing art. I notice this sort of thing because I'm a huge nerd, but bear with me here. For the longest time, Looney Tunes artwork was really really crappy, over-simplified versions of Chuck Jones model sheets wearing basketball jerseys or whatever. UGH. Recently though, they've been making new poses based on Bob Clampett's designs, and they look fantastic. My goal with the above piece was to create some "corporate" cartoon art, so I decided to copy them. Here's what I mean:

Neither of these are quite the epitome of cartoon art, but any shmoe on the street could identify the Daffy on the right as more appealing.

Plus, Clampett's Daffy is just plain old superior to Jones' Daffy. but I guess that's a nerd rant for another time.