Thursday, October 19, 2006

Cash O'Riley cover

I finally got around to finishing the cover to "Get Lucky, Break Down Or Die!"... the soon-to-be-released album from Cash O'Riley and the Downright Daddies. At some point I made a 3D version of the black and white lineart... not sure if the band will use it for anything but it was fun to learn. I'll need to make more 3D art soon.

If you want to see the rest of the layout (all photos taken by Angela Teeples except the "Set list" pic taken by me) you can click the following links:


The CD goes to press today so I assume it'll be out soon. If you want to buy a copy check

If you want to listen to samples of their music you can check out their myspace page: CLICK HERE

Click on the pic to see it full size

Monday, October 16, 2006

Batman: Downtime

A quickie I did while waiting for a download at work... I'm such a dork too 'cause I waited to add the little Batsignal in the sky until my download was finished. I figured if I had to get back to work so did Batman

Not perfect but what the heck... I got paid for it... sorta :) I kind of dig the shapes on his head. I might revisit those...

Click on the image to see it fullsize.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

King Drifter

This is a logo I created for a local band... Seems I get a lot of requests for chrome... which is fine 'cause it's a cool look and as far as lettering goes it's kind of a fun effect to create.

Click on it to see it full size...

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Bearded Conan...

A quick sketch for a drawing jam at the Drawing Board... Not exactly on model but I just figure Conan would probably have a beard... I just don't think shaving would be a real priority for a barbarian.

Superman redesign...

I threw this together last night based on an idea I had for reinventing Superman's origin. Make sure you click on it to see it full-size... the thumbnail looks pretty odd. Anyway, I was just fooling around. I didn't start out with the intention of creating a retro style image but it's just where it ended up. Anyway, if you feel like reading it, this is the idea I had for the origin:
It basically starts off similar to the standard origin: Doomed planet, last son shot to Earth. However the ship does not crash land with an infant on board. Instead it lands safely… piloted by an adult Kal-El. Having been in an induced sleep-state for the trip Kal-El is telepathically fed all the knowledge Jor-El has to offer… which is a pretty stale in-flight movie but it gets the job done. This is an adult Kal-El with memories of his home who is fully aware that he is the sole survivor of a planet that no longer exists, about to venture out into a strange world that doesn’t know what to make of him. His mission is to make a place for himself among these primitive people, try to save them from suffering a fate similar to Krypton and help them realize their full potential. At the same time though he has no vested interest in them at first and at times views them as an inferior nuisance. There is no Clark Kent. There is no Kansas upbringing. There’s just Kal-El trying to make his way.

Having just arrived in a ship designed to prevent him from being exposed to any harmful radioactivity such as the deadly Kryptonite core of his home world, Kal-El is just now soaking in the rays of Earth’s yellow sun. And while he feels himself growing stronger almost instantly (and sometimes painfully) his powers will not fully manifest for some time. Though he is able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, outrun speeding bullets, and overpower locomotives he is not quite up to his full potential. At times, however, he does employ a Kryptonian jet pack to fly (an ability he has yet to discover). The rocket pack helps him cover more ground and allows him to reach the only place he can feel at home and collect his thoughts in peace: The Fortress of Solitude. However this is not the arctic fortress of past Super-stories. This is the modified ship in which he arrived nestled in orbit over the Earth.

Upon arrival Kal-El does not instantly engage the world publicly. He first tries to gain their trust by performing heroic deeds. Having no name for this stranger, humans interpret the symbol on his chest to be an “S” and dub him “Superman”. The “S” perceived by the humans is actually the negative space behind the four yellow Kryptonian glyphs that make up Kal-El’s family crest (hence the squared-off redesign). And though he only refers to himself as Kal-El he doesn’t take offense to “Superman”.