Monday, March 28, 2011

Party in Oz

Just a cute little picture for no reason.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Character Designs: Tekrouri the Troll

Continuing with new character designs, here is Tekrouri the Troll. Bucketheads in Oz had a large cast of characters. Tekrouri was the first character I started working on. When I began designing him I did a lot of referencing on how other trolls looked like. I wanted to give him a Nordic troll look. I also took a little bit from Popeye character Alice the Goon.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Character designs: Thelma and Louise

One of the great things about illustrating new Oz stories is helping create new characters. I thought it would be fun to show some of the characters I've worked on. I thought I'd start with two characters I designed from "The Ransom of Button-Bright" by J.L. Bell. Here are the would be kidnappers Thelma and Louise (unofficial names). When I was designing them, I decided to base them on a great comedy duo from the past. Can anyone guess which comedy team I based them on?

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Images of Oz

Here is the cover for my upcoming art book "Images of Oz". Once again colored wonderfully by Marcus Mebes. Now I have the task of choosing which of hundreds of pictures I've done in the past few years are going in the book. Many of my drawings are based on books that are still under copyright, so I'm not sure I could use them. What I will do is have at least one picture from every book in public domain. I will also get as many character designs, model sheets, sketches,doodles,illustrations from books I worked on, and maybe some pictures from stuff  that got cancelled in it. If there is anything you want to see in it, please tell me.