Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Daily Sketch #17

ENGINE REMAKE 4: The Green Lama

I decided to participate in another one of The Engine's "remodel" threads. This one is for a pulp character called the Green Lama. Here's the original description of the character - "College student Jethro Dumont spends 10 years in Tibet studying the secrets of meditation and returns with mystical powers. He now returns to Park Avenue and New York City to combat crime, evil doers and international enemies and with a magical Tibetan chant, he is transformed into the Green Lama."

My take on the character is - The latest Bollywood superstar hunk, Indraneel Khan, has arrived out of nowhere and soared to the top of the Bollywood social scene thanks in part to his rare and stunning green eyes. No one knows Khan's origins with the exception of his Sikh priest, Guru Pali. Utilizing information gained from his public persona's social interactions, at night Khan dons a fake beard and a traditional costume to combat crime, foreign influences, and social injustice utilizing mystic powers honed at a Tibetan monestary as - The Green Lama.

And in color today! Mostly because it's difficult to convey the whole "green eye" thing without it!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Daily Sketch #16

Who is this guy?

My Iggy Pop inspired guy from "Dead Inspector". Who is he? Guess you'll have to read DI to find out, cause I'm not telling.
On another note, I'll be at Pittsburgh Comicon from Thursday through Sunday so chances of a daily sketch on Friday are pretty slim. Swing by the Top Cow booth and say "hi" if you're at the show.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Daily Sketch #15

More Ashley

Good Monday morning to all. Here's another sketch of Ashley from Dead Inspector.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Daily Sketch #14

Back from NYC & More Bill

The trip to New York was a blast except for briefly losing my laptop at Kinko's and missing my train home it was a good trip. Found a cool new lounge in the Flatiron District and got to hang out with some cool folks.

Here's your daily dose of sketch with another appearance by David's younger hipster brother - Bill. Have a good weekend!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Daily Sketch #13

More David from "DI"

A quickie for everyone today as I'm prepping for a work related trip up to NYC this morning. The sketch tomorrow will be up late as I'll likely not uploaded it until the evening when I get back from my trip.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Daily Sketch #12

Introducing Bill

Meet David's younger brother in Dead Inspector - Bill.

Yesterday the shooting at Virginia Tech made national news and is now the deadliest shooting massacre in US history. The student gunman killed 33 people and wounded 22 more in two shooting incidents yesterday morning. This hits pretty close to home as VA Tech is about 45 minutes away from my home town of Roanoke, Virginia and my youngest sister is a freshman at the school. In a weird bit of good fortune she was home yesterday due to some food poisoning that hit her Sunday morning. Please keep the wounded still be cared for in area hospitals and the families of the departed victims in your thoughts and prayers.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Daily Sketch #11

Better Late Than Never...

Hi Everyone,

Over on the Warren Ellis fueled Engine boards they've been doing a really cool Remake/Remodel thread on a weekly basis where they reinvent old characters in fresh ways. I thought I'd finally man up and do one of these and post it.

Here's my take on Miss Masque largely inspired by this portion of the description - "Miss Masque is the secret identity of Diana Adams, a young socialite who decides to fight crime and injustice in disguise."
The ultimate modern socialite, or certainly most visible in the US is Paris Hilton. So my re-imagining is (frighteningly) Paris Hilton fighting crime. This is only an example of what she might look like, because knowing Paris she would never fight crime in the same outfit twice. Complete with a Justin Timberlake inspired hat, big celebrity shades, and Diamond studded "MM" insignia. Her little dog would probably be her side kick. She wants to be a little disguised, but not really... she's looking for another 15 minutes.

As a side note, Paris has a very square jawline...

Update to come later today

Hi Everyone,

Bit of a late start this morning, so the sketch will be coming later today (around lunch time). Check back in the afternoon.


Friday, April 13, 2007

Daily Sketch #10

A Little Cheat... Or Steve is Unconvinced

Today's sketch is actually the preliminary under drawing to a panel in "Dead Inspector". I'm working on finishing up some of the pages I've been working on so the writer JC Vaughn can pick them up tomorrow to scan in. I just realized recently that we have enough material to last over a month in weekday daily web comic. Pretty cool!

Have a good weekend, all!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Daily Sketch #9


I almost forgot to work up a sketch this morning. I know sad considering it's only the second week! Anyway, this one was a quick one of David from "DI". I'm starting to visualize some promo images for the series and this might end up being a preliminary sketch for David's pose in a group shot.
In other news I had my first root canal yesterday morning. Not a bad experience overall, actually less painful than the average filling at the regular dentist. Definitely a bit sore today though.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Daily Sketch #8

Mystery Man...

Possibly a character in "Dead Inspector" that hasn't been shown yet, maybe not. Just sketching around some ideas and came up with this look. Let me know what you think.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Daily Sketch #7

Introducing Ashley

Another character from "Dead Inspector", that won't appear for a little while but should play an important role.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Daily Sketch #6

Monday Morning

I hope everyone had a Happy Easter weekend! Week 2 of my sketching experiment begins with a Monday morning sketch. David from "Dead Inspector" had a some what tense weekend as you can see from this morning's sketch. Enjoy!

Friday, April 06, 2007

Daily Sketch #5

Spider-man, Spider-man, does anything...

I figured for Friday I'd do a fun nostalgic superhero sketch. With the new movie coming out I thought Spidey would be an appropriate character. I ended up spending longer on the sketch than I wanted to, but he's got such a fun classic costume! Enjoy and have a good Easter weekend.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Daily Sketch #4

Here's another look at Steve, David's badass partner from "Dead Inspector".

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Daily Sketch #3

Freeze Scumbag

I'm doing pretty well so far in this experiment to post daily. Here's a quick one showing David from Dead Inspector keeping his gun aimed at a bad guy. What can I say, I've been watching alot of "24" lately. Even if the wheels have fallen off the wagon for that show lately, I can't stop myself from watching. Sigh.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Daily Sketch #2

Our protagonist, David from "Dead Inspector". Shhh... he's making an important phone call.

Monday, April 02, 2007

A New Leaf?


So, this weekend Danielle and I went to see Frank Warren of PostSecret speak at the American Visionary Museum. In addition to being a really cool inspiring presentation and art exhibit, it made me think about this blog and my infrequency at posting.
With that in mind, I've resolved to try and update it daily (barring out of town trips for work and such) with a new sketch. That way there's a little bit of a payoff for the 3 of you checking it regularly. And it'll serve as a good practice/warm up for me as I keep working on the current project ("Dead Inspector"). For the foreseeable future the majority of sketches will likely be tied into "DI"... unless I get bored and feel like drawing Superman. I doubt these will be as cool as Sean Phillips' or Mike Wieringo's sketches

Without further ado - an inaugural sketch of Steve from "Dead Inspector". Enjoy!