Categotry Archives: Coloring
I’ve been working on developing on a new art style for myself. Between drawing this and marathoning 13 hours of Marvel’s Jessica Jones I need a shot and some much needed sleep!
Here are the uncolored inks:
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #21 cover I did for IDW. SPOILER ALERT! The script was about Trixie accidentally losing a diamond, hence the missing diamond in her hoof on the upside-down version of her. So she’s the Ace of Diamonds. Applejack had to be a Jack card. I choose the Jack of Spades so it would be black and thereby different from the red Ace in the foreground. Rarity was originally the Queen of Hearts for obvious reasons, but her hair ended up blocking the card. You can still see it a little bit. Sadly Fluttershy’s is unseen.
I think my favorite part of this is Angel in the upper corner. I love his grumpy face!
Here’s the cover without the logo and credits.
Here’s some process images. This first is an early pencil sketch with a logo dropped in to help lay it out the page correctly. Next is the inked version. The third image is a color version before the shading, highlights and color holds are out down. Note: Babs Seed’s head changed a few times. I was trying to make her look worried, but that really isn’t her character so I couldn’t capture her essence. Once I decided to make her look disinterested, I got it!
UPDATE: Someone sent me a link to a review of issue #21 where the author refered to me as “MLP new boy Bill Forster.” I thought that was fun so I thought I would share. Check out the review here: louderyay.blogspot.com
Although I’ve been going to Botcon since 2000 this was the first year I had a table in Artist Alley. It was a fantastic experience that resulted in making a lot of new friends with both fans and professionals.
I had a bunch of new prints including my homage to “Weird Al” Yankovic featuring his Transformers Animated character Wreck Gar and his My Little Pony Cheese Sandwich!
Some pics from Botcon 2014:
A few of my Generation One Transformers sketch cards:
Whirl needed to step on some bugs.
I have some Transformers appearances coming up and figured it was about time I had some bot prints. And what’s more fun than a little girl shooting up some Insecticons? Nothing…that’s what!
I loved drawing the Uzis. I need to draw more guns. Hooray for violence!
Here’s the inked version:
Alas my cover for My Little Pony #16 is out on shelves! Here’s the original comic art so you can see under the logo. It was used as a retailer incentive cover.
Here’s the pencils and inks as well as a fun pic of it on the shelf at my local comic retailer Emerald Knights in Burbank, CA.:
This February I have a My Little Pony cover coming out for issue #16 featuring Daring Do and a buncha jungle animals. I think I may be the first Pony artist to draw piranha in Equestria. You can’t see him very well, but there is a pretty cool looking snake hiding under the logo. When the book comes out I will post a better image with and without the logo.
I considered having Gummy make an appearance with the gators but it detracted from Daring Do’s carefree attitude in the face of danger.
Read the solicitation for issue #16 at Equestria Daily: http://www.equestriadaily.com/2013/11/covers-and-synopsis-for-february.html
With the one exception of the owl, I have had pets of all these critters. Yes, even an alligator! (Long story!) Originally I was going to do a pinup of Pinkie Pie and her silly pet gator Gummy, but being an animal lover I decided to do a group portrait of all the ponies’ pets. Counter clockwise: Winona, Angel, Owlowiscious, Opalescence, Gummy and of course Tank.
Here is the original sketch with Pinkie Pie, the pencils and the inked page.
See? I told you I had a pet alligator.
Here’s me with Spot.
Unlike Gummy, Spot had teeth!
It’s about time I posted some Transformers. Here are some comic book coloring samples I have done.
These are the same colored pages next to their uncolored selves. I think the comparison is kinda neat.
Here’s my first attempt at coloring Transformers on Don Figueroa’s cover for The Ark Volume 1 so many years ago, I like to think I’ve gotten a little better! The same image was later reprinted on the combined version The Complete Ark, which has both Volumes 1 & 2 and some bonus stuff in there too.
The best complement I get from the Ark books is when I go to a Transformers show and all the artists have a copy with them for reference.
Some interesting Ark trivia for ya! We got Don to draw the cover before we had a book deal with IDW. In fact, we used Don’s art work as the cover for our pitch document. Turns out editors like to see initiative and The Ark became a reality.
Here comes the cheap plug… Which you can buy here: http://www.amazon.com/Transformers-Complete-Compendium-Animation-Models/dp/1600100805/ref=sr_1_13?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1378682781&sr=1-13