Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Stay frosty

A pin-up of Mariah and Ran from SAMURAI PETTING ZOO… my story in the upcoming Samurai: The Graphic Novel.

Feels good to do a finished piece. Haven't knocked one out in a few months. Also, it's interesting working in color again. I've been pretty focused on black & white/ Monochromatic work, trying to improve my sense of values. (tonal, not moral) I notice that I'm having a little more trouble working out color lately.

I had hoped that improving my tonal work would have the opposite effect, but it seems that I'm losing my sense of color. There's another piece I'm working on that's really killing me. I even had to ask for opinions… which I almost never do.

Ok, now to finish layouts for the damn story.

"Stay Frosty"

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Updates and Downpours

With the rain falling in LA, like some cut-price, abridged Chandler novella, and a cold that seems determined to stay in our systems for at least a month, we at Samurai HQ have little to report.

Some more excellent character designs have been coming in, and some beautiful concept work. A few of the project's creators are well on their way to fleshing out their portions of the book - all is looking good for our up-coming meeting.

We will soon be starting a series of interviews with members of the team, giving insight and overview to their story-telling and creative process. If any readers have questions or topics that they would like to be addressed, answered or covered, please feel free to post them in the comments section.

Until next time!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Big Bop Fishstick

Bad guy for Samurai Billy story.

I'm calling him Big Bop Fishstick. Not sure why.

Juke Bot

Concept sketch for Juke Bot from Samurai Billy.

Samurai Jill?

Part of Samurai Billy's crew...maybe?