Friday, February 11, 2011

ImagineFX Issue 67

A few months back, I was contacted by the editor of ImagineFX, a popular UK magazine that focuses on all sorts of art in popular media. They cover comics, entertainment design for movies, film, video games, etc... I was asked to provide a brief write-up outlining the process I followed when designing my personal Gears of War-based project some time ago, and I just found out that my piece will be published in the March 2011 issue (#67 for those who are counting)!

I am honored to have the opportunity to have my work featured, and I'm especially thrilled to be included in this particular issue. As you can probably guess from the image below, there's a great article by renowned cover artist Adam Hughes, and the rest of the issue features some of my greatest art heroes (including Jim Lee, one of the artists that inspired me to want to draw in the first place many years ago).

The issue is currently out in the UK, and it should be hitting shelves here in the US in about a month.

Monday, February 07, 2011

Turtle Power!

This sketch is dedicated to both my son and my life-long friend, Ben Rolph. Ben and I used to draw the Ninja Turtles to keep ourselves occupied during church when we were kids, and drawing with Ben is one of the things that made me want to be an artist when I grew up. While I'm still waiting to grow up, I also still love to draw.

As our generation is wont to do, I am infecting (blessing?) my son's life with my nostalgia for things of my childhood. My son is really into Ninja Turtles right now, and his favorite alternates between "Yee-oh" (Leo) and "Raff-a-ell" (Raphael).