Thursday, June 08, 2017

Another new Rekira sketch.

Another new sketch of Rekira, this time somewhat simplified (the golden rib plates I added previously were difficult to determine on his fur body), looking more like his older self!  I guess some things are better simple.  :)

On tablet in FireAlpaca.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

New concept: NEON ROCKET IRIS!

Those of you who went to Dragon-Con last year, among the works I probably showed you is this new concept I’ve worked on.  Now, I can show it to everyone...

Along with Rekira the Super-Monster and Lily Merriweather, here's a new project... Neon Rocket Iris!

This one's a 12-year old girl named Iris, with amazing powers, and a high-tech "Prisma-Gear" suit, dubbed the "Neon Rocket."

This is the concept art I started with (done last year on February 28 in FireAlpaca):

And now, here's the refined version of the character (with a somewhat crude version of the intended logo), finished this past Wednesday (May 10th):

And in case you noticed, yes, I deliberately went for a kind of 1980s feel with this one!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Dynamic Heralds 2017!


I've been gone a whole year, due to moving to a new address (among other things).  But this time, it's permanent!  While those who follow me on Facebook have seen the continuing development of my projects, I've gotten back to the computer, after some frustrating technical difficulties.

So let's start with the Dynamic Heralds, the superhero team in my main project, Rekira the Super-Monster!  With work on the comic approaching, I've finally found a design that's more to my liking.  And the current colors, as you can see, are red, blue, yellow, orange, and green.  But I've also played with three different color types, as seen below.  These were all done on tablet in FireAlpaca.

Type A: The "Stealth" Versions
This is the color scheme I've worked with most recently.  Note the current colors are red, blue, yellow, orange, and green.

Type B: The "Tech" Versions
I just started experimenting with this color scheme, though I've contemplated it for a while now.  What if they had a "high-tech" look, like an iPod or other cool gadgets?  I also love Herald 1 (Captain Vertex)'s Roger Ramjet look, too!

Type C: The "Traditional" Super Sentai-Style Version.
No doubt this color type is very appealing!  In a way, it definitely recalls even Toho's own answers to Super Sentai, namely Saucer War Bankid (Toho; 1976) and Megaloman (Toho; 1979).  While I think that that Types A and B are more subtle, I love the 1970s look this hearkens back to (which I was partly going for)!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Cheliosaurus Portrait

This is based on the updated design for Rekira's first adversary, Electric Eel Monster Cheliosaurus (sketches of which you've seen on Facebook), so this is how it will look in color!  Done on tablet in FireAlpaca.  Started yesterday, finished today.

Entering 2016

I've been extraordinarily busy in the last two months.  So much has been going on, and I was behind in full art.  That said, here's the last art I did for 2015:

And the first of 2016:

Both done on vacation in the Outer Banks.

New art to be posted shortly...

Monday, November 02, 2015

Rekira the Snoopy Monster!

Done tonight on tablet in FireAlpaca, another character tribute to my own original kaiju, Rekira, featuring another of my favorite characters, who is a shoe-in for the role.  :)

Monday, August 31, 2015

The two faces of the Japanese Batman!

Currently recovering quite nicely from angioplasty over a couple of weeks ago, and with Dragon*Con just around the corner, I'm back to the drawing board.

I came up with yet another update to my Japanese-style Batman, and it's more satisfying this time around!  Inspired by Moonlight Mask (Gekkou Kamen), naturally, I referenced both the 1958 tokusatsu version and the 1972 anime version.  Done tonight on tablet in FireAlpaca.