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Angel Lite commission

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An Angel Lite commission.

When the guys over at Angel Lite comission me to design a Character’s look, I don’t always get a lot of information. Dave Rorthschiller creates a lot of the character story and personality while handing over the look to me, citeing influences and costume ideas. This character has a very mystic feel to me, like an older Corwin from Zelazny’s Amber series. I like him. I remember having a lot of fun on this batch of characters.

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Tub of Terror pitch

commissions So, my friend Angelique was throwing around an idea for a terrible movie, and the more I heard of it, the more I though this really should be done up as a Tub of Terror comic. Even though Violent Blue is over,  I still had the templates and threw this together as a kind of back-handed pitch.13062295_1166506843393737_1631142334182346014_n


The Punisher

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My personal definitive way of drawing iconic characters

I knida wish I drew him more like Jim Lee or Mike Zeck, but really my Punisher always ends up looking more like Whilce Portacello.

I insist that we not have the cylendars on the front, the flat teeth going flush with the belt just looks better to me, though I always loved the cylendars on the belt. I like him as a superhero, and that’s why I always kept the white highlights on the gloves and boots. It’s not the most popular way, especially nowadays, but it’s still my favorite look.

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Easter Love

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Around easter time last year some friends and I were joking about an easter egg hunt and it came out “Easter Egg Hunter” Mr. Loves from my buddies over at Angel Lite Comics immediately came to mind. You can see how he’s evolved from my intial sketches – at the time I was deep into drawing “Winter’s Knight” for Angel Lite, and this is a lot more how he appears in the book – without the easter egg and gun of course.

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Food poisoning

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The actual definition
Food Poisoning: Illness caused by food contaminated with bacteria, viruses, parasites, or toxins.

My friend Rhonda’s definition
Food Poisoning: BUT IT SMELLED OK!!!! OMG MY STOMACH!!!! MY PUKE TASTES LIKE RICE AND BEANS DEFILED BY SATAN!!!! WHY DIDN’T YOU TELL ME YOU LEFT IT OUT!?!?! SOMEBODY IS GETTING A VOODOO DOLL MADE FOR THIS!!!!!!

That just screams for illustration doesn’t it?

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Mr. Loves

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An Angel Lite commission.

Back when I was initially trying to feel out the character of Mr. Loves for Angel Lite’s “Winter’s Knight” I did up these sketches to get the hang of him. Things evolved and changed along the way, but this was my first pass at him.

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Prision Bridge

commissionsSo I was contacted by filmmaker Douglas Waltz at 3/4 Time Productions about doing some special FX for a web series he was producing. The idea was to create a bridge that was also a prison- streched aross the grand canyon. I took a couple diffrent passes at the bridge and finally created a model we both liked, then ran a few animations off of it.

Not sure whatever became of the project, but the trailer was spectacular.


Angel Lite Army Men pt 4

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An Angel Lite commission.

I really liked the ideas behind this guy, but I asked my question a tad to late….

“Is he a robot or in armor?”

The answer came back that he was indeed in armor – I tend to think I leaned a little far to the robotic side here, but still, really like it – particularly the curvy techno look to it.

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Polka Time!

commissionsApril Fool’s has become so much worse since the advent of the internet hasn’t it? I spent last year just goofing on people.

Well Last year, Cinema Wasteland resident A. Ghastlee Ghoul from the Wackadoo Wax radio show announced that his station was changing format from classic rock to all POLKA all day! I immediately whipped this little ditty up just to further add to the lunacy.

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Angel Lite Army Men part 3

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An Angel Lite commission.

This is my last of the army men, and I needed him to be a tank. Big muscles and again, a very Roadblock look, but even moreso.

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