Monday, December 20, 2010

Monstrously Manuel

From a storybook idea that's waiting in the wings. One tale at a time...
My first real attempt at inking with a brush. It was a lot of fun, felt better than I was expecting.
And there you are.

Pete and Queenie

From my childrens storybook-in-progress...

An 'Imaginary' Prelim

Quick sketch (with a dash of color) of an idea for my children's storybook-in-progress. Taken with my phone on a whim, so its not exactly a great scan.
I like having it somewhere around me while I'm writing, for inspiration, a chance to dream of seeing it on a shelf some day. Creates a sense of urgency...**smile**

Friday, October 15, 2010

Monsters...I Dig 'Em

More concept sketches for my storybook, "A Monstrously Curious Thing Happened..."

The Great Bishop of Magic, Fillaroy

Had a lot of fun doing this sketch...

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

An Unfortunate Monster

The first design for a storybook I've been middling around for a bit now tentatively-titled "The Compendium of Unfortunate Monsters, Vol. 1"...

Monday, June 14, 2010

The Nasty F-Hole LeRoux

Inking with a brush is so much fun, and relatively new to me. Sloppy but with a bit of energy. It made me happy working on this this sadistic little goober...

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Swirly-Twirly EQB

She was supposed to have legs...but that wasn't as much fun. Magic Pajamas?

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Grandmere Of The Moon

Another concept/prelim sketch for a character in my storybook, forever-in-progress...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Moon Rock Babby...

Babby, not 'baby'...:)
Concept from my forever-in-the-works childrens storybook.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Friday, January 8, 2010

This Ain't Your Dad's Mrs. Lovett

Watching Burton's great "Sweeney Todd", sketchbook in hand...

Saturday, January 2, 2010

The Viking LaLoosh

I don't know, this fella reminds me of "Nuke Laloosh-era" Tim Robbins.
No, I haven't been drinking...

A Ditty While Watching 'Baron Munchausen'...

T'was a quiet New Year's Eve at the homestead. While wifey and the girls slumbered, I partook in a little of Terry Gilliam's neo-classic, "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen".
Terry Gilliam is a mad genius.
So is camera guy Giuseppe Rotunno.
And designer Dante Ferretti is as well.
Anways: sketched away during the film. The sequence at the Sultan's palace is simply amazing...