Friday, October 31, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Let there be color...

Well, re-saved my new color pages from Zeus as jpegs again, and looks like second times the charm. The sequence of these pages is immediately before the four black and white pages I posted earlier-- These are pages 4, 5 and 6, the b&w's are pages 7,8,9 and 10.






Taken together, the whole 7 pages are part of the intro of Zeus: Father of the Gods, detailing the ascendancy of the Titans.

October 31st-- Just realized that page 7 was an incomplete color job, replaced it with a finished version. The new page 7-- now with clouds!

Finished black and white Olympians Pages




Now updated with new, nicer jpegs. Pretty!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

That terrible claw...

I was going to give the old bones a rest today and show off some nice, new finished pages from Zeus, but Blogger's uploading the colors of the jpegs all strangely and I didn't have the time to figure what was up. Later for that, I guess...

Feast your eyes instead on some sketches of deinonychus, the Jurassic Park stand-in of the cooler-sounding-named velociraptor, and its famous vicious foot claw.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Allosaurus

Another sketch from the AMNH. The kids may love velociraptor, and tyrannosaurus gets all the chicks, but my favorite predatory dinosaur is allosaurus. It wasn't the biggest, or the fastest, but to my mind, it was the most balanced and, frankly, cool carnivore. Not some lumbering, scavenging behemoth, but no glorified chicken either. This thing would take down huge freakin' sauropods for its dinner. Hardcore.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Old three-horned face...

A few weeks back I had a fierce hunkering to draw some old bones come over me. I made a trek to the American Museum of Natural History with the lovely and talented Artamis, as well as fellow dino-phile Mr. Simon Fraser to ease the gnawing at my soul.

Below you'll find one of the pieces of fruit from this expedition. Triceratops horridus, surely the coolest dino ever to exist. Anyone who disagrees is simply mistaken.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Zeus and Typhon



Yet another sketch for The Olympians. This particular design is still a ways off--the story of Typhon's battle against the Olympian gods isn't going to be told until Hermes' volume, Trickster Tales, currently scheduled to be book ten in The Olympians. This piece originated as a sketch idea for the desktop wallpaper of my computer-- before I decide that I probably didn't want to (A) stare at a hundred scary screaming faces for a long time and (B) draw a finished version of those hundred scary faces until I absolutely had to.