25 February 2010

B7 webcomic panels 1-4

Heya gang. I promised ya a sneak peak, so here ya go. Recently, I have been trying to mess around with sketch-up. Man, it's a great tool for laying out panels. Still have a lot more to learn, but I LOVE it. :)

Big thanks to Mark Smith for helping me in the earlier development of B7.

I'd like to introduce my pal, J.Torres who's taking primary writing chores to push me creatively for the B7 webcomic.

J. Torres is the writer of the recently released graphic novel Lola: A Ghost Story and is a contributor to the Wall-E and Batman: The Brave and the Bold comic book series. J. first worked with me on Teen Titans Go. Visit him at http://www.jtorresonline.blogspot.com/

To tell ya the truth J. is so awesome he recently competed in the no-man bobsled competition at the Winter Olympics and won gold, silver, bronze and the lottery too.

So here's a conceptual peek and more to come in the near future!

Please don't beat me up on the text, It's just for your reading pleasure. :P

Hope y'all digs!

18 February 2010

Mechanation cover #3

Here's the cover I did for Mechanation issue #3. :)
I had fun drawing these characters. My pals Vic Cook, Greg Weisman and Greg Guler did a wonderful job creating this property. Thanks for letting me draw your wonderful characters, guys!

14 February 2010

Bastion's 7 environment studies and some fin soup....

Heya, gang. Happy Valentine's Day!

Hope you'll have a nice one with your loved ones. :)

Welp, as I was saying earlier on Twitter, I was working my booty off drawing some environment studies for Bastion's 7. It was fun exploring the possibilities and such. Boy, am I rusty. It was kinda addicting. Been drawing peeps too long! HAHAHA

If anyone is interested to wanting to color these as a test to be part of the Bastion's 7 teaser please do so. What I'm looking for is some nice Miyazaki-esque type of finishes on these. A day version and a night version. Hit me up with your email for the high-res if ya wanna give it a go. If you'd like feedback I'll gladly take a look and give you guidance if you want it. I did a quick guide on the right separating the elements to make it a bit more clear for ya. Not the best job, so I apologize. :)

Just a little direction: for the backgrounds the final I would be looking for is how the backgrounds looked in Spirited Away. I'd like to see some painted in defined grass blades, and the same for the leaves. Hope that helps!

I'd like to see what you can do within a week's period from the time I email you the high-res. Unfortunately, speed is kinda of the essence. My team and I would like to present the B7 teaser at San Diego Comicon 2010. Whomever I choose as the background painter will be pimped and credited on the teaser with the rest of the crew.

Saying fin soup will give ya a fat lip if you say that around Orc. ESPECIALLY if it's Fin Soup de la Orca!

Just wanted to see what he would looked like if I turned him. Well, I guess I found out now didn't I? hehehe

Hope y'all digs!

12 February 2010

Little Big Hedz and 2010 artbook name winner...

Ok, from the votes... it seemed pretty easy to figure out the winner for my 2010 artbook name contest.  HAHAHA :)

The winning title this year is:

The winner: Cheeks: Freshly Squeezed  A huge congratulations!!!!!!

And huge congrats to the 2 runner-ups:

2)Cheeks: Pffffft

3) Cheeks: The Bitter End

Hit me up with a note with your address, when the book is near printing, and I'll mail them to you all!

Thanks for participating, everyone!

Also... just wanted to give ya a taste of what's to come in my new artbook this year.

This dude's name is Orc from my new property called "Little Big Hedz".

Hope y'all digs!

08 February 2010

Demon Dogs!!!!

My boy Ryan B. texted me over the weekend a couple weeks back... and said "you should draw Thundarr....."

I'm thinkin'... Dude... what!?  So all of a sudden I gets ta rememberin' the "Superman and Lois moment" in the Christopher Reeves and Margot Kidder team-up... you know the one I'm referring to.. but in case ya don't... it's when they were flying together for the first time... so I starts to think... Can he read my mind?  Can he hear my very thoughts? " hahahaha

But yeah... the REAL reason, too was I have been wanting to go back to Thundarr and Ookla, with an addition of Arial.  :)

Well, I guess you all can take it from here, that I COULD NOT resist such a tease!

MAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNN, I can't get enough of the 80's!  toons.

Hope y'all digs!

03 February 2010

Bastion's 7 storyboarders for 2-5 minute teaser wanted.

Heya, gang.

Just wanted to put the word out to any available action-adventure storyboarders that would like to partake in a 2-5 minute animated teaser for my Bastion's 7 property. Just to give you an idea of the property if you're not familiar with it, you can view the designs at this http://cheeks-74.deviantart.com/gallery/#Bastion-s-7 . If there are any takers please hit me up, so I can check out your boards.

Thank you!

And the winner for my 2010 artbook is...

...narrowed down to 10 runner ups! Wow.... I was in shock at all that participated this year.  Thank you, everyone for taking the time to partake in my annual artbook name contest!  Man, it was tough, but that's why I need your help to vote.  I'm setting up a poll for those to vote on which you feel is the best fit from the 10 that I felt really hit the mark. For those who aren't on Deviant Art then leave your votes here in this post, and I'll tally them up.

The voting will stop at noon(pst) on Friday, February 5th, so that I can post the winner.

Here are the runner-ups:

1) Cheeks: Freshly Squeezed.
3) Cheeks: Pffffft
4) Cheeks: It's What's Inside that Counts
5) Cheeks: Unplugged
6) Cheeks: Inseparable
7) Cheeks: The Bitter End
8) Cheeks: Out of Gas
9) Cheeks: Dimples or pimples?
10) Cheeks: Stuffed Goodness

In other news, I started a B7 Group here on DA, earlier today.  The purpose behind it is to keep in the loop on updates and to acknowledge all the wonderful and talented artists who contributed Bastion's 7 artwork over the years. I can't thank you all enough for your continuous support.  We have some exciting things on the horizon for it, and will be able to let you in on the secret hopefully soon!  Please feel free to send your Bastion's 7 artwork to the group, so I can include it on there.  If anyone is interested please check it out at http://bastions-7.deviantart.com/

OK! Now it's up to you to vote for the new 2010 artbook name!

Luff ya!