Monday, February 28, 2011

"You've always had the power..."

... to use Photoshop to make goofy animated GIFs, apparently. I've always wanted to make the silly things, but never knew that I could use programs I ALREADY HAD to do it.

Plus a brief tutorial I apparently downloaded two years ago.


Today on Comics Alliance I found a fun article showcasing an artist who draws some pretty wicked Hero Dance Parties, and I was inspired to try some really simple animatin'. Here is the result (thank you to Jesse Lonergan, whose fantastic art I "borrowed" for this):

This is a first effort, and it ain't great. It syncs up pretty well to "I'd Do Anything For Love," though. It would seem all things are better with Meat Loaf.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

... and now, IN COLOR.

Finally got around to coloring this, after doing a couple quick commission sketches. I've been trying a slightly different method for coloring in Photoshop and it's been taking me some time to get used to; I think I'm liking the results now.

Click the thumbnail for a larger view.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Friend or Foe?

This is a character design I've been kicking around (mentally and in the sketch book) for a while now; wanted to try to get a nicely inked & colored version done to see how he looks. For now, the colors will apparently have to wait. Ideally I'd like him to be a main character in another comic series I want to experiment with. My hope was that he would have a morally ambiguous look to him... not as overtly GOOD or EVIL as some of the characters I draw.

(... those things on his face looking like tiny smiles may be hurting that or helping it, depending on where I go with the character...)

As always, click for a better look: