Wednesday, April 29, 2009

XBOX 360 Gods Bring Greatness!

So it has been anounced on two of the great websites... www.newsarama.com and www.gamespy. that Capcom is going to unleash Marvel vs Capcom 2 for the XBOX 360 as an arcade title

If you don't know, this is awesome! Just thought I would share the news. Now if only I can find an arcade stick controller for the xbox...

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Gruncher!!!

So the other day Tom ( fellow Blogger) issued a challenge, by say the name The Gruncher and then leaving it up to anyone who felt creative to come up with idea of what that "being" would look like. I LOVED THIS IDEA. This is one of the reason I wanted to start a blog. I wanted to find creative people and see how differently they did things, bounce ideas around, and enjoy each others skills. So go to Tom's blog if you want to see his ideas : http://traversart.blogspot.com/
Now on to some sketches...

When I first saw the name I thought of a rock. Don't really know why, but that was just the first thing that came to mind. So the first skecth is a rock-golem type creature.

I did this sketch at work while I was on the phone with AT&T, really loose, but you get the point. The Gruncher- living rock. As this idea mulled around more in my head I tried to do a more polished version thus the second drawing:

Once again, drawn at work. I really like how this one came out. He went more from a rock creature to just a creature. This reminds me a lot of Grendel from Beowulf. Gruncher, may not be as cool of a name as Grendel, but it works. On a side note. Doing these drawings at work reminded me how much I LOVE drawing on lined paper. Can't really explain why, it just feels good.
Anyway I love this second drawing and am really proud of it. I may come back to this rendition later when I have more time to flesh it out. On to my third. As I sat there at work I wanted a completly different idea from " the Gruncher" creature idea and I came up with this:


Not "THE" Gruncher, but Grohaum Gruncher, son of Glorad Gruncher. Conqueror of the nine lands, Destroyer of the 4 Gods, and Heir to the Kingdom of Groland. I love Barabarins. Had to throw one in somewhere, plus it has been a while since I drew one!

I have decided I may have to get a scanner soon. Right now I just have to take a picture of my art and then adjust it with those fancy picture programs... helps to have an emmy award winner graphic designer for a wife :)

Cherrio!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

One man's trash...

Wow! It has been almost a month since my last post. To say I have been busy would be an understatement! Still working two jobs = busy, buying a new house and starting the remodel = busy, add the two together = Uber-busy!!! If you want to check out the house, go to wifey's blog: http://www.stitchriprepeat.blogspot.com/
I won't lie, I love my in-laws, but it is time to get out! Not to mention I am going to have my own studio and a theater room!!! Plus it will be cool to have a house that we can call our own, and hang up some of our art work. Oh and did I forget to mention the deck?!? Enough about that on to the important stuff.
So a couple weekends ago I went and hung out with a buddy here and he posed an interesting question... "Jason would you like some comics?"... um can ninja's punch through peoples faces with one kung- fu punch?!?!?!?? HELL'S YEAH!!! So long story short I cam home with a box and a half of comics. Now these aren't prize comics by any means but they have 2 advantages. 1. they were free. 2. they are comics. Below you till find some of the treasures...

There were A LOT of The Punisher, various 2099, and other various marvel titles that I have not heard of or would never pick up... but once again free + comics!

Here are some of the finer points. I am not much of a DC man, but in the pile was a Green Lantern from the 60's. Anyone who is anyone knows that now most money makers are from the 60's - 70's era. However here is a rule that I have learned, had knowledge of, and seem to of forgotten in a matter of minutes. NEVER USE SCOTCH TAPE TO TAPE THE PLASTIC DOWN ON YOUR BOARDS. I wanted to look at that GL and see what kind of condition it was in... well the damn tape got caught on the cover and ripped off some of the page!!! BLURG!!! On Ebay it is going fro around 40 - 50 dollars. DAMN IT!! Moving on...

Here are some of the real GEMS! Kid-n- Play! The A-Team, and a William Shatner comic... I don't know about you, but I am pretty sure with the release of the new star trek movie, that is going to jump the price up on the market fo' sho!


This picture here was from some TMNT comic I found in the pile. Here is my beef. I know I am not the best artist out there, but look at this! Maybe I am looking at it wrong, but the jaguar dude has a crazy eye!!! What the piss?? This comic was full of bad art, the turtles have some weird skin texture that make them look like they are fifty! No to mention the bad angles and unproportianate anatomy. But hey what can I say... dude got published fro marvel... doing one of the biggest franchises from the 80's. Two thumbs up ya lucky bastard!

All said and done, I love comics, I was pleased to take these off my buddies hands and will gladly do it again! Plus there are some amazing covers on some of the issues. I am really thinking of somehow rigging the walls of the new house so that I can display them (almost like wall paper without destroying the comic). Who knows. So moving on...

Here are some sketches I did one day when I had a moment. I, for some reason, am obsessed with octopi right now. I think it is just something easy to draw while I am at work and it has transferred over into my personal life. There is so much freedom and spontaneity you can do with a squid like creature.

So with these sketches I have actually started on a painting. See below...


Close up of the actually subject.


If you can't tell the picture is of a dude with a octopus on his head. Yeah it doesn't make sense... but I don't care. I like it. You don't... well poop on your face. What really sucks is I painted that like 2 weeks ago. Haven't made much progress as you can see. Man being a grown-up sucks!

Until next time... Cherrio!!