Thursday, April 30, 2009

Terminator Salvation Sketch Cards

I recently worked on the Terminator Salvation card set that has recently been released by Topps in support of the new movie starring Christian 'let's blow a gasket' Bale. I did a total of 106 sketch cards for the set, but have been told that 10 of them will not be used because some of my puzzle cards may or may not be used for some form of customer service type thing. It was kind of vague, but I'm learning that these kind of things happen.

This set was a bit of a challenge as we couldn't portray any of the actors, only cyborgs or other machines. And we couldn't use the Arnold T-800 either. The reference provided by Topps was limited, as well, so we had to be somewhat creative in doing our cards. I experimented some by using thicker lines and forgoing some detail by blocking in shapes with the darks. You can't go wrong with dirty, metallic skulls.

So, here are some of the cards that I did for this set.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Belle Isle Aquarium Koi Pond Cleanup

This past Saturday I ventured down to Belle Isle on the Detroit River to help out with the cleaning of the outdoor koi pond. It was nice to get out on a beautiful spring day and do a little community service. And I'm real glad that it was a nice day with a slight breeze, too, as there was a nice layer of fish crap to scoop into buckets to be hauled away. As the second cartoon shows, it wasn't so bad unless you got some on you. Of course, the kids that were there got some on them and, ahem, me too. 

So, here are a couple of aquarium inspired cartoons. The second one was suggested by Vance, the president of FOBIA and the mess that his son, Cameron found himself in. As I said, I shared a similar fate.

On May 2nd will be the transfer of the koi from the basement of the aquarium to the outdoor pond. That should be a fun day and I will have to come up with another cartoon for the event.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

March Of Dimes Sketch Cards

These five  sketch cards were done for a March Of Dimes charity event that should be taking place sometime after April 30th. You can go here to check out the latest information and to see just what artists are taking a part in this. There are some big names from the comic book and sketch card worlds and I am thrilled to have my name amongst them. This was fun to do and I hope that this helps in some small way.
1. Cad Bane 2. Cad Bane 3. Count Dooku 
4. Hellboy 5. Hellboy
2.5x3.5 each

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

More Tree People

It's been awhile since I tinkered with drawing some tree people, so I did this today from a sketch from quite awhile back (probably around the time I did my last tree person). I think that I captured the feel of the original sketch, at least for the most part. 
india ink and watercolor