Hero Envy AKA the Swass Adventures

Hello all and few.

Been busy again, and I still have a few old things waiting to be share-able on the blog. However, something I did recently that I can show, was a project for an old buddy of mine Keith Gleason. He’s a writer,  actor,  artist,  stand-up-comic and more!  This guy does it all ladies and Beetle Borgs.  I was asked to do a fun pin-up for Issue 3 of the Hero Envy comic. Hero Envy was a popular Web “TV” show. It has since morphed into a video podcast, a Blog, and now a series of comics! Check them out if you get the chance.

My process I actually used on this one was a little weird. I was doing doodles of my take on the characters in pic pen, color sticks, anything on hand on scraps of handy paper over a few days. Then I gathered the Image I liked best of each character, scanned them all into Photoshop and com-posited them into a collage/scene. and roughly filled drew in the rest of the scene and background on my Cintiq.  Then I printed it out threw it on a light-box and inked it on Bristol with a Japanese brush pen. Scanned that back in, made a few digital white out corrections, and colored it.

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Psylocke

Psylocke, from the Jim Lee 90’s era X-Men.

Penciled and, and inked with a mix of japanese brush pen, and pigma color .05 .01 and .08 pens on bristol. Scanned and further adjusted/cleaned up, then colored in Photoshop.

I don’t usually do “sexy/bad girl” type pics, so It came out better than I thought it would, but still not as good as I would have liked.

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Crystar the crystal warrior!

Enjoy Crystar the Crystal Warrior, as he enters the lair of his Evil brother Moltar, and his Molten men.

Done in blue pencil, scanned, manipulated/corrected in photoshop, then inked with pigma pen .08, .05., and.01 on Crystar’s exposed body, sword, and helmet, for an crisp angular look, then Japanese brush pen for the rest. Scanned and Manipulated/corrected the inks in photoshop. I tried something different with the coloring where I did all grey shading first as though it would be black and white, then colored and shaded that, I think It helped. I also added several layers of transparency to the crystal body parts and of course shines.

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Valkyrie from marvel comics.

Valkyrie from marvel comics.

Blue pencil rough cleaned up with black over it.
Digitally removed the blue lines, and shading added with Photoshop.

Trying to create more useable female pin-up samples.

Used to be unable to draw female characters at all, over time I got over that, and now do it all the time.

Only problem is I never really went for the hot girl sexy pin-up type stuff, which is expected in samples, so now I need to work on that a bit.

Also, I seem to have fallen in love with the digital shading over pencils format. I feel it takes a sketch to the next level with a minimal time investment.

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Zombie hunters part 1

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2 of 4 pencil drawing/designs for magically created zombie hunters monsters.

Commisioned by Devin Toohey for a project he is working on, more details on that when I have them.

Rough sketch done in black bic pen, scanned and converted to duo shade blue printed out and penciled with a combo, of Ticonderoga #2 HB, and mechanical pencil .05 and .07 size lead.