Monday, April 27, 2009

Calgary Comic Con 2009

Well, I came, I saw, and I saw it again. Yessir one more comic con down and it was a good time for all. It was much busier than last year and after waiting almost an hour to gain entry, I had a good afternoon getting my geek on.
At the con I had a couple of co-workers whose booths I loitered at such as what you see in the scene below of Nick and I at the fabulous NateB's table.

In case you are wondering, I'm the one in the middle.

Last year I missed out on an opportunity to meet one of my living art hero's Bruce Timm so I went down determined to remedy that this year. And.... I had zero luck!

The man is difficult to track down. ( I'll give you the Coles Notes version as this whole saga took all day to unfold) I got to see him from 4 ft out and I talked to his assistant but still no Bruce Timm. I had wanted to get a con sketch from him but I was SOL about 5 minutes after he showed up ( He's a very popular Artist). Lucky for me I have an insider. Nate was kind enough to sign up for me first thing on Sunday morning and now at long last, I have my very own Bruce Timm Conan sketch! Woot Woot!

Feast your eyes on this beauty! It will be framed and hold aplace of honor on my wall.

So, after all that eyes candy and creative energy, this was the best that I could come up with in my sketch book. Lots of head sketches.





Sunday, April 12, 2009

April Update

Here are some more miscellanous sketches from the Ol sketchbook. I've been super busy lately as things have been picking up! Once I get the go ahead from certain parties I'll be posting up the work from the projects that I have been working on. In the meantime, here are some sketchbook excepts.

Tony Stark: N8B! over at Maxcellent challenged me to draw some Iron man and reluctantly, I took up the gauntlet. I've never even attempted to draw the character in my life so this was a learning curve. I prefer the old school suit better than the new school Adi Gravnov look. ( Besides, who can compete with Gravnov? I'm still waiting on your version NATE!!!

Some Sketchbook Bic Pen Sketches

Sitting around at Lunch time I passed the time by drawing some heads from my favorite series Metal Gear! I especially am fond of the Old Snake in the top left.

More Solomon Kane Sketches...

More time passing in the lunchroom.

I've been tossing around the idea of illustrating a Solomon Kane story and here is a page of character concepts from the story. Can you guess which one that this guy is from??