In celebration of Aliens Day (4/26, as in LV-426… c’mon, people!), I thought it’d be nice to finish the Colonial Marine spacesuit from earlier. This is based on a Tony Akins design from 1993’s Aliens: Colonial Marines comic. I added some sweet modifications…
I should have a color version to share soon, as well.
I’ve been working on a superhero commission all weekend. While the design we went with was ultimately different, I thought this unused design was pretty damn fun:
I showed it to my buddy/fellow artist Cody, and he liked it too. Enough so, that he took his mad digital coloring skills to it. If you’d like to see the color version, by the talented Mr. Hagman, check it out here.
Yes, the days slip by, becoming weeks and months. There’s so many things I want to draw and stories I want to share, but my minutes of free time are few and I’m tired. Nevertheless, it’s impossible to ignore desire , as nagging and vicious as it can be, and once in a while I still manage to get a little something on paper.
Here’s my little friend. I thought he came out looking neat. Someone else told me he’s scary, and one other said he was cute.
The longer I go between drawings, the more it starts to really bug me.
2016 was the most-unproductive year, artistically-speaking, that I can remember. It had a lot to do with where I am in life, what’s going on, and a reevaluation of what I want to do with my art.
All you can do is keep working, though, right? Here’s to a new year, with new plans, ambitions, and new drawings. Gotta work out those demons before they eat you up from the inside…
I learned a lot at this year’s Comicon. Much of it had to do with upcoming projects, and even more had to do with long-term plans for how to approach work, in terms of tone and focus, for the future. One of my favorite take-aways from an event as big as the one in San Diego is, are the inspirations I get from other people’s work. One in inspiration came from the table I sat at. Kristopher White, writer of Father Robot, had another book at our table last week called The 36. In it was a monstrous Golem. I was called on to draw said Golem a couple of times during the convention. Here’s one of those drawings.
While Kristopher harassed convention-goers giving out all the awesome free buttons he had made, I tried to tempt people to the table with frantic drawing skills.