Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Greetings, all!

I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who watches this blog. I'm happy to mention that yesterday marks ONE YEAR since I've created this blog! It's been a HELL of a year for my career, and I've grown a lot as an artist since then, but I couldn't have done it without all of your support, and all of my friends, families, and humble fanbase. I owe you all everything.

Now! I'm hard at work working on my current projects, but being a huge fan of Halloween, I wanted to make a special Expanded Universe sketch card to match the season. And what's better suited than the Zombie Stormtrooper from the Death Troopers novel! None, I tell you! So here he is, week 2 of the Expanded Universe:

I hope you all have a fun and safe Halloween!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Women of Star Wars Week 15

I can't believe it's been 15 weeks already! This week marks the end of my Women of Star Wars digital sketch card series, and I'm ending it with THE definitive woman of Star Wars: the one and only Leia Organa Solo.

Hopefully a treat for you all, here's a look at the full Women of Star Wars series all together. Phew!

Finally, I'm also take this opportunity to announce the next series of 10 digital sketch cards: Men of the Expanded Universe! Not that drawing women tired me out or anything, but I already drew the women of the expanded universe that I really dig, and when I sat down to come up with a new list, these 10 came to me easily, and all happened to be dudes! Here's the first one to coincide with the release of The Force Unleashed II next week....Galen Marek, A.K.A. Starkiller!

Friday, October 15, 2010

New York Comic Con 2010

Well, folks, it looks like Dark Horse didn't attend for portfolio reviews. They were there in full swing otherwise, though! However, the prep work over the last few months now has to adjust to a less-immediate reception of editorial feedback. Not a big deal -- Now it's just time to submit it the old fashioned way: Snail mail!

So, that's the plan. Mail them a CD of my pages. In light of this, I've decided to include a few from my personal Star Wars project in addition to my Yoda pages. So, Yoda is going to be on hold for a few weeks! Unfortunately.

And after 4 weeks in a row of Clone Wars characters, this week closes with a more obscure woman of Star Wars: Jan Ors! Can you believe it's been 14 weeks already??? Next week is the last Woman of Star Wars card, and I'll reveal the next series!!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Portfolio Preview

So, as you guys may know, I'm visiting New York Comic Con for a portfolio review with Dark Horse. As previously stated, they're looking for 5-6 consecutive comic pages that showcase visual storytelling abilities. Here are my 6:

Finally, here's week 13 of the Women of Star Wars digital sketch cards. Love her or hate her, there's no denying that Ahsoka Tano is a big part of the Star Wars universe nowadays, so here she is in card form! Gave her some clone armor to help make her shine in my style!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Riding the Dark Horse

Another Friday update for you guys! Dark Horse is hopefully doing portfolio reviews at the New York Comic Con next weekend, and yours truly is gunning for artistic blood! After my review with Troy Alders of Lucasfilm, I feel 200% confident that I can wow the folks over at Dark Horse. I've been pretty aggressively working on a new portfolio in the short time between Celebration V and Comic Con. So far, so good! Hopefully they actually show up for reviews! Here's a taste of the next page in my Yoda series, that will in fact be included in the new portfolio.

Here's a snippet of the guidelines from Dark Horse's site:
Consider carefully what you are sending. An editor wants to see that you can draw sequential art, not pinups. Five or six consecutive story pages is usually adequate. Include quiet scenes as well as action, utilize a wide variety of faces, figures (male, female, normal people as well as "super" characters, etc.), and well-realized settings. Ask yourself the following questions: Does the angle you've chosen take full advantage of the dramatic potential in a scene? Do the backgrounds establish where the characters are in relationship to their surroundings and to each other? Is there a well-defined foreground, middleground, and background? Is there a clear, readable story even without word balloons or captions? Have you left adequate room for the dialogue and captions? If you'd like to use a sample script to help you create a story sequence, you can download one here.
Full article here.

It's Week 12 (of 15) of the Women of Star Wars digital sketch card series, Senator Chuchi from the Clone Wars mini series!