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.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Lily 2015!

A new Lily doodle.  Somewhat reminiscent of my early design!  Done yesterday on tablet in FireAlpaca.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Dynamic Heralds - 2015 Edition Designs

Yes, Rekira the Super-Monster is underway!  The storyboards for Episode #1 are already done, and designs are being finalized before I hit the board.

One such update you'll be seeing is the current designs for the Dynamic Heralds, my own Super Sentai-style superhero team.  You’ll notice the body molds are the same here; this is deliberate, just to illustrate the basic design for each member.

There's a slight change in color, but the designs are more streamlined (each bodysuit is black), and very satisfying!  My inspiration is mostly from bobsled suits.  Note that each member wears a different "mask" (goggles) on their caps.  These were done on FireAlpaca, based upon recent sketches I posted on Facebook a few weeks ago.  Dates depicted in the signatures.

Here's the group shot (with mostly Japanese text):

Herald 1 - Captain Vertex (Red)
Raymond Wertz

Herald 2 - Mysti-Girl (Blue)
Verena Freston

Herald 3 - Steel Hammer (Yellow)
Isaiah Vanterpool

Herald 4 - Therma-Gal (Pink)
Theresa Lin

Herald 5 - Aquati-Kid (Turquoise)
Brian Copcutt

More to come!