Kate was created with inks and watercolours, to test out newly purchased brushes.
Zatanna, daughter of the famed magician crimefighter Zatarra and a member of the Justice League - assembled with a combined application of pencil, brush ink and water colours.
Click here to view a larger image on DeviantArt.
Ebb n Folks's latest short story soon to be published on Amazon as a Kindle download is Three's Company. The publisher called for a lined artwork with clean colours on it. So here it is. "Three" in the story title is the catlike lady seen below. But why has she been with the protagonist all these decades?
Watch for it on Amazon.com soon.
Here are revisions of several illustrations that was made for Wicked North Games' Azamar RPG.
Click here for a bigger image of this flaming skeletal monster on DeviantArt.
Click here for a bigger image of a Shrave administering first aid to an injured Immyr.
My first Azamar art redone! Click here for a bigger image of the Immyr city.
Smallville has ended its 10 year run making it the longest running series based on a comic book ever.
I'd like to say it was a great run through and through, but it did lose my attention somewhere during the fourth season due to Clark's teenaged lovey-dovey hijinks with Lana. I saw the odd episode here and there over the years, but I never had the urge to return to my regular viewings of it... until the 8th season.
Horizon is a short film written and directed by Emma Coats, set in the wilds of a post-apocalyptic near future. I've seen a rough cut of the film. It looks spectacular and is very ambitious project. Also, it has a zeppelin! I was invited to contibute a movie poster to be displayed in a gallery released with the DVD and here's what I came up with.
Watch this space for details of its upcoming release!
Click here to see more photos and posters for Horizon.
Click here to see a bigger version of my poster on DeviantArt.
Ebb & Folks has again given me the assignment to come up with another cover for one of their books. This time it's the novella Crater by David Leyman, now on sale on Amazon.com as an ebook.
It's a star and time spanning tale of humans versus a ruthless alien civilisation at war. Check it out at the link above to buy and download it.
I have been illustrating for an article for a new issue of the D6 Magazine. This hilarious entry by Mike Fraley, entitled "Graiv's Magical Curiosities", is a marketing drive by the eponymous business owner trying to sell off some strange and unconventional magical artefacts that seem utterly useless at first glance. Would you purchase...
The Great Razor
Using the razor would cause an inhumanly quick hair growth where blade touches the skin.
The Oversensitive Torch
The flame from this torch cannot be easily doused by water... but human voice will cause it to go out.
The Pacifist Dagger
This dagger will slice through everything except living matter.
The Blue Ring
...with a bunch of other stuff
The Blue Ring just turns the wearer's skin blue. Also depicted here are the Trackless Shoes, the Ever Empty Tankard, the Nevertied Rope and the Compass of Impeding Doom. Read about these magical gear and more in the upcoming issue of D6 Magazine.
A Thor movie. Can you believe it? Produced by Marvel themselves instead of licensing it out to another studio? Directed by Kenneth Branagh? I wish I could go back in time to tell 13-year-old, comic book fan Hisham how awesome the future will be in the movies. He would go nuts. In a good way.
So how does one adapt the tale of super-powerful Asgardians into a movie continuity that will also include Captain America, Hulk and Iron Man? It appears the answer to that is, "to totally embrace them as interdimensional space beings using supertechnology so advanced it appears as magic to humans". And boy does it totally embrace that fact, and its Silver Age Comics origins - with some Ultimate Marvel elements. Make no mistake, this is not a primer to Norse mythology. This is a story where superheroes are kicking ass and taking names.
VERILY, THERE BE SPOILERS BEYOND THIS POINT! A WARNING!
Herein are two more illustration for Wicked North Games' Azamar RPG.
Syndia of the Cliffs, the Goddess of the Moon, the Enlightened One, the Shining Lady... enemy of the Ash Lord and the thwarter of Mo's mischief. She vigilantly protects her charges on Azamar from otherworldly threats.
Balmaritch is the deity of truth behind illusion, with an abundance of disguises among others, clockwise from top left - Hanath the crone, Vankoln the warrior, Naalateth the magician, Marvanock the miser and Parkoxina the thief. (The final artwork has a few modifications done to it compared to this version.)
Here are some recent commissions from Sages of RPG in New Hampshire. These are some artwork for their upcoming (and yet-unnamed) game. Stay tuned for more details of this "bright colored happy silly game without being corny," according to game developer Wayne Moulton Jr.
This is some incredulous Hulk, who is said to be gamma-irradiated.
Which sounds unhealthy.
This was a warm-up sketch using a new brush I recently got with ink. Something's still not right with how I wield the brush. I suppose more practice is needed.
Update (May 13, 2011): I've coloured Bruce: