pre-show NYCC Star Wars commission
So perfect. I haven’t been this excited to see something Star Wars related in years.
The Hug Machine book tour continues this week!
Politics and Prose (Washington DC, ) - 10:30am
Doylestown Book Shop (Doylestown, PA) - 6:15pm
Children’s Book World (Haverford, PA) - 4:30pm
Northshire Bookstore (Saratoga Springs, NY ) 10:30am
And remember, if you want to print out Hug Machine activity pages and workout to the Hug Machine “90 - Second Hugs” video go to HugMachineBook.com!
Over the past week I’ve been answering lots of messages about how to start out in learning animation. There’s a million easily accessible ways to start animating, but one of my favourite exercises is the 9 frame animated morph. Here’s a couple of examples freshly completed by my wonderful illustration students as a one lesson introduction to animation.
To start with everyone drew a simple image, then we arranged them in the best order to get silly transitions. I then photocopied each persons drawings so that everyone had their image and the image theirs was to morph into. We then traced off a breakdown pose and inbetweens which cushion to the first and last drawings to give them a nice ease in and out (see the above chart). We also used pegboards which I made myself to match the size of a standard 80mm hole punch to ensure that all of the drawings would line up with each other (it’s an illustration course and we only do a tiny amount of animation so there’s no justification for $700 hole punches).
Do any of you want one of these pegboards? I made a couple of hundred a few years ago but now I’m down to just enough for my classes, if there’s enough interest I could make another batch and sell them for a couple of bucks plus postage?
do you know what literally drives me up the fucking wall?
i got to draw the cover to the 50th issue of Darkhorse’s Creepy Magazine. I really dont know what else to say, I pale in comparison the cover artists before me on the series, but man.. i am absolutely honored to get to contribute to such a long running and amazingly illustrated book. This was VERY fun. info on it!- http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3311579/exclusive-first-look-dark-horses-creepy-50th-anniversary/
The Avengers, 2014. Mixed media on Rives BFK paper, 11x16.
Here’s a look at the Avengers commission I had been teasing last week. Hope you like!
I’m back home from a great weekend at Baltimore Comic Con. Thanks so much to everyone who came by my table and for the kind folks who work at the con for having me in the first place. I really appreciate it. I’ve a bunch of commission pictures I need to sort through that I’ll be posting in the coming days and weeks.
Marvel by Moebius.
A great artist can take a classic design and make it their own while keeping the essence intact. Moebius was definitely one of the greats.
having a good day? fantastic!
i’m just here to remind you that THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENED IN A COMIC and no one, anywhere, can ever take that away from you.
All of my covers for Dynamite’s Shadow: Year One series.
Colors on all ten issues by Matt Wilson.
Again, all of my Shadow: Year One variants… but these are of the “high-end Chris Samnee black & white ultra limited” variety :T
We are gathered here today because SOMEBODY *glares at coffin* couldn’t stay alive.