I went to a skateboard park and tried to capture some moments. The cool thing about these kids is that they practice the same jump or trick over and over.
I looked at the jump and tried to take a mental picture, then I used a grey marker for a quick gesture and finished it with a pentel brush pen. These are no more than 2 minutes each.
It’s official, my next graphic novel will be an adaptation of the novel for YA “Thunder over Kandahar” by the amazing Sharon McKay. It’s a great story about two 14 year old girls in Afghanistan who have to run away from the Taliban. I will be working with Sharon on adapting the story and I will illustrate it.
Here’s two studies for that one. I’m thinking no colors, just black and white with washes.
I found this old comic I did in 2007. It’s just in pencils, never finished it properly. I wanted to do it in watercolors but I never got good enough with that technique. I’m posting it anyway now because I really like the story. It’s an adaptation from a story by Caleb Monroe.
Thinking of re-visiting this old idea Nadia and I were developing.
My first time at this costumed gesture drawing sessions. I really liked it and I hope to be able to go to their next session. The theme this week was film noir. If you are an artist in Toronto, you should check out Toons On Tap.
These were 10 minutes poses.
I'm a storyboard and graphic novel artist. I am currently a story artist at House of Cool on the animated feature "Book of Life" for Real FX. I'm also working on my second graphic novel, an adaptation of the novel "Thunder over Kandahar" by Sharon McKay.
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