May 25, 2008
May 24, 2008
I was going to say, this is probably the closest I'll ever come to drawing the FF for any big company but I don't think thumb-sized figures count. The one thing I can guarantee though, is I got paid well beyond comic rates to do what I did. It' s not all that bad really. I would have just been one of waaaaay many who've done due diligence on Marvel's first family.
Come to think of it...I'd still love a crack at them. Hell, at some point and I don't know when I'm hoping to set my sights on such an endeavor. Still though, too much of my own stuff to get through before I even entertain the idea.
This underground lair stuff is very much Terrax, but don't ask me why. I remember loving the character a long time ago...I think around the time John Byrne was drawing the book. Anyway, I had hoped they would have used him in the film, but from what I hear they did not. Then again, I didn't hear anything good about the films.
May 23, 2008
Sadly I couldn't get the technology down. It was a mix of Minority Report design and like stuff from the first Hulk movie. I didn't really get it...and had little time to turn it around. Oh well, can't win them all.
As I said before many of these sketches will be revealed in their final phase at www.studiowhite.com .
May 22, 2008
It was fun doing concepts but I really didn't quite understand the story behind the game. It had this weird Tibetan overtone to it for one of the areas. I think Terrax had something to do with that area...though I did work on a variety of areas so it's hard to say.
I'm not even sure how the game turned out. I think it did okay. Though I never got a contributor copy. :(
At any rate...these are the early Blue-Sky roughs that I do when I first get a project. After this initial gut phase I get my first round of direction. I'll be sharing more in the next couple of days. Also, I'll be putting finishing touches on my commercial site, http://www.studiowhite.com/ where you'll see some of the same drawings carried much further than here.
May 19, 2008
At any rate it's interesting to see what seems so insurmountable in my past become diminished over time. I still have bouts of doubt and fear of what I really want to do...luckily it doesn't freeze me up for too long.
Something's gotta give if one keeps pushing hard enough.
May 12, 2008
The above sketch (which I just colored for the blog) was one of my favorite ones I did during the whole show. The challenge was to come up with a sound effect and a Kirby-styled monster to fit it. I ended up doing it backwards, as sometimes the characters say things in my head as I create them.
Ahhh...the hidden voices.
One of the surprisingly highlights of the show was the attendance of Juan Giminez, Estabon Marato, Azipiri and Sanjulian. It blew my mind they were there. My buddy Dev looked shell-shock as he was telling me...then I went to see for myself. If you don't now who I'm talking about...Google their names, they're legendary. Through broken English and some hard-earned cash I bought two really excellent sketches from Azipiri and Gimenez. The latter being the first European artist whose work I had ever seen in comics.
The other cool thing is, I donated a painting for a benefit auction and it sold for $150. The auction itself made over $10,000, so...it's nice to be a part of something where you can make a difference. The guy who won the auction was really appreciative to and I'm glad...anything to make people happy.
May 7, 2008
Take cartooning for instance. Even though it comes easy, I mistrust it for some reason. Like it doesn't legitimize me as an artist. I treat it like an add-on..."oh that, yeah, I uh...do that from time to time. It's nothing really."