Nom! Nom! Nom! 'Cause we were eating lunch today at Chipotle, and AF came up. We are not dead!
That's right, I'm giving our blog a bump. This one is a bit older, but it was fun to do. The idea was based on a Cthulhu type monster for a possible game encounter for an MMORPG (see how the poor creature has been scared by the ghostly man in the odd boat :) ).
This kinda' sucks :) (well... not just kinda' :D ), but it's a Sunday night, so I thought I'd post up my draft / learning work with a ZBrush head (indeed, I'm a complete newbie with ZBrush). Hopefully I'll be able to post-up some decent progress/improvement in the next few months (years, ...decades :) ).
The Samurai Umber Hulk Mind Flayer :) . The perfect monster bad guy for Zatoichi to defeat (since Zato is blind, he would be immune to the Umber Hulk's four eyes). Lots of good brain eating scenes would be a must.
So just did a quick sketch. I've never been big on horror movies or anything like that but the classic monster movies were always interesting to me. Mainly the Universal Monsters, and specifically the Wolf Man because it was more of a curse then it was just him being this so called Monster.
I created Nevic years ago back in college and his larger story has changed and evolved over the years, but finally found the right one and had a first issue self-published last year. Still working on the long overdue second issue. I've done a few short stories with him as well.
Featured in the drawing is Desi Lennox, Tal Nevic, and Kron
No doubt, this is my most original work, style, concept, etc. Since before I can remember ( like.. ~ 3 or 4 years old?), this is me creating art; pen, pencil, crayon, on paper, etc. doodling creatures/characters quickly. Hopefully, if you can see this at full scale, -it's pretty much the scale at which I draw these characters out. I would LOVE to doodle out pages and pages and pages of characters like this, all connecting along 8.5" x 11" sheets of paper. I've attempted to do comics, cartoons, children's books, posters, t-shirts, etc. with my characters (even a company once, "Dudes by Josh"), all resulted in complete failure :D .
So, I just finished reading a book about Jack Kirby so with that still fresh in my mind I decided to do a Kirby cover. I came across Thor #168 where he is chasing down Galactus, who stops him and begins telling his origin. I thought it was pretty interesting so I started to sketch only to find out that the design I was doing was similar to the continuation of the story in Thor #169. So enjoy of the variations I did with this (all have minor changes that you probably can't tell). Here are the covers for 168 &169.