This week's sketch theme is....

Friday, May 21, 2010

I'm Just Here For The Gasoline

"The warrior Max. In the roar of an engine, he lost everything. And became a shell of a man, a burnt out, desolate man, a man haunted by the demons of his past, a man who wandered out into the wasteland. And it was here, in this blighted place, that he learned to live again... "

Man, I love the Mad Max movies so much. Road Warrior especially, which is what I based Max's look on. And the V8 Interceptor is possibly the coolest movie car of all time. Every once in a while I hear talk of a fourth Max movie, Thunder Road. I would so love to see that movie get made though it would probably be without Mel Gibson at this point. But hey, if they can make a Tron 2 maybe the Road Warrior will ride the white line nightmare once again.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I know I'm Late :(

Savage... by Samax Amen

Mad Max-Evan

I did mine today, saw that Jose rocked things on time and got his piece up today! I made the background texture using shaving cream and food coloring! I love the post-apocalyptic nature of Mad Max because it inspired Fist of the North Star!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Mad Max

What can be more awesome way to begin summer than with a Mad Max sketch. I remember watching this movie long ago and it had badass written all over it. Too bad the actor went crazy in a few years and started in a movie about a guy working possibly in the worst advertisement agency ever.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Savage Dragon

I feel bad for slacking here on this blog. Just been swamped getting the first issue of my new series done. I couldn't pass up the chance to draw the great Savage Dragon, though!

I couldn't tell you why he's leaping out of an explosion--it just seems like it would be a typical occurrence to him. He always personified the larger than life/sky's the limit aspect of comic books to me, so it was fun to take a break from pages to do this!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Savage Dragon

It's my turn to pick the subject matter, and after missing out on the Umbrella Academy theme thanks to massive deadlines at work it was nice to just sit down and do some sketching.

Savage Dragon is one of my all-time favorite comics. It was awesome in the mid 90's when it launched and it's turned into it's own unique little joy ride ever since.

Erik Larsen channels the ghost of Jack Kirby while keeping up a (semi) monthly schedule on what is to date a 160 issue run. It's great fun, and as it happens in real time (one month in real-time is one month in the book), it's always evolving, changing, and going down new paths. Plus there's death, sex, gratuitous violence and splash pages galore.

I highly recommend it.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Savage Dragon

Man, that fin is hard to get right.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Savage Dragon

The last time I drew the dragon was a a few years back at the request of Matthew Warlick for his theme sketchbook. I wrote "You just crossed Mall Security" as line on the sketch because I always wanted to see him as a Mall cop instead of a Chicago PD officer. I Though it would've been funny.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Savage Dragon (and others)

Doing sketchcards this morning to warm up. So we have Savage Dragon (our theme), Mark Grayson (aka Invincible) and Dr. Impossible.

Savage Dragon

This week was EXTREMELY busy, but how could I pass up doing a Savage Dragon piece. I was able to sneak this in, thinking that I'd be late with it, but I guess I was wrong! ;)