Thursday, January 29, 2015

ACTION PACKED




A panel from Apes four - girl punches man. HARD.

THE FIRE RISES




Pope and his apes from issue four of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. This is from a page that I didn't have time to rough beforehand, so I just went straight to the page with pencil then ink. It was quite a fun, instinctive way to work, not entirely recommended as it was also very stressful, but it came out nice for the lack of over-thinking.

You can see some of the changes I made during the ink stage, removing some figures, adding others and a few extra details. This is going to be an interesting panel to colour, I think.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

WILD-CAT



Absolutely love drawing this guy. I don't think he "exists" at the moment, which is a shame. 

SNAPSHOT

A little look at what's on my drawing board today. Spoiler: it's Apes

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

STRETCHING CREDIBILITY

To my astonishment, that new Fantastic Four trailer looks incredible. A genuinely unexpected take on the classic Marvel family. It's portentous, ponderous and bloviated, but undeniably rich and intriguing, with surprising horror overtones. Similar in style to X-Men Days of Future Past. So similar, in fact,  I'm expecting a post credits teaser featuring Magneto.

This is all just preamble for me to post this, of course:

FFF



Cora, from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes issue four


APE RAGE




From today's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - ruthlessly inked while listening to Generation Terrorists on a loop


Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sunday Apes

Really pleased with my inks in this one.



Constant(ine) craving

Quick John "Hellblazer" Constantine sketch from a while back. Not altogether sure if the colour approach works here, but I like it well enough.

Flash and substance

I drew it, then Ferocious Nathan Fairbairn coloured it. Fairbairn's subtle, sympathetic approach takes my breath away - love it.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Hot Ape Chat



A panel from today's Planet of the Apes work. Into the ink phase of the issue now - my actual favourite.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Head to Head

One of my favourite scenes from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes issue four. A quiet, sad moment between Malcom and his missus. Much as I love drawing bombast, action and asplosions, I like the quieter stuff too.

PS.

Can't wait till they do Gorilla Grodd

Flash! AAAAAAAHHHHH

How much am I enjoying the Flash on Sky One? The answer is: SO MUCH. There are minor flaws - the girl who plays Iris West is insanely annoying and it's often a bit too neat/cute. But it's also well acted, exciting and occasionally even kind of scary (their version of the Reverse Flash is a real terror)
So, I like it a lot. And I drew the lead guy from it. Whatshisname. The Streak.

Friday, December 05, 2014

Sketch of t'day: MARTIAN MANHUNTER

I have a whole pitch worked out for this guy - how he's a superhero on Earth, an orphan on Mars, and in the deep dark of space he's a tough as nails PI. No corner of the cosmos is safe from the watchful eyes of J'onn J'onnz, and no one crosses the MANHUNTER FROM MARS.
Cool character.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Monday, December 01, 2014

HEAD SHOTS: Black Widow

ART ATTACK - Catalyst Comix

Did you enjoy mine and Joe Casey's "The Ballad of Frank Wells" from Catalyst Comix? You did? Then you're in luck, cuz here's ALL the art from part one. ++ENJOY++














Sunday, November 30, 2014

Mini-sketches: THOR


Do you even Dredd, bro?

Warning, this one contains LANGUAGE

Day of Judgement!

Some recent Judge Dredd fan art. Drawn very small on cartridge paper then tarted up in photoshop. I was going for a sort of gnarly 70s movie poster look. It works! Kinda.

Maaaaaarv!

This is Marv from Sin City, a recent commission piece. Not bad, not bad.

BIG TROUBLE!

My variant cover for Boom Studios' terrific Big Trouble in Little China book. A total thrill to be involved with this thing - we're big Jack Burton fans in my house.

Two Docs

Doctors Sloan and Strange in... DIAGNOSIS: MAGIC!

ENVELOPE ART: Tom Baker

Looks more like James Franco in a scarf, but it's a nice wee sketch anyway. Just had this mad idea that James Franco would be a great Doctor Who...?!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Supplies supplies!

A little look at what's on my art table at the moment, namely zipatone, comic art, mysterious bottles of black liquid.

ENVELOPE ART: The Cybermen

Thursday, November 27, 2014

GONE APE!

So where have I been for the last month plus change? I've been drawing the DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES comic for Boom! Issue one came out yester (26/11/14) and I juuuuuust finished issue 2. It's earthy, heartbreaking stuff, just as you'd expect a Planet of the Apes thing to be.

If you haven't read issue one, go and do that now. If you have, click below to see ALL the roughs for issue one, get a look at my behind-the-scenes process... that sorta thing.