Monday, February 21, 2011

silent hill past life trade cover

original painting is oil on 16x20 linen canvas.

Looks like this might be the cover for the trade paper back for Silent Hill : Past Life.
I had a lot of ideas about what I wanted to do with the cover for the trade, I kinda want to do a montage of a lot of the characters from the story, but every mock up I came up with seem to take away from the story line it self, they all seemed thin somehow, it just did not seem to mix or manifest the story well. So I kinda torn it all down and started over, this is what I ended up with.
The story is really about Jeb, and he never really got his due on a cover, so I set Jeb in front of a "Memento Mori", and to me it simplified and showed the story , it just locked in for me.

wiki : Memento mori is a Latin phrase translated as "Remember you must die". It names a genre of artistic creations that vary widely from one another, but which all share the same purpose: to remind people of their own mortality and the punishment they will receive if they transgress the rules of their religion.
The phrase has a tradition in art that dates back to antiquity.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

So here is a better image of the batman commission, all scanned and stuff.
2-x24 oil on panel.

Been working on the new pages for the silent hill trade paper back all day, got the new cover scanned and edited, going to do a bit more scanning and then it is back to working on the silent hill pages, till I can not stay awake anymore. ( I love my life )


Monday, February 14, 2011

the batman...

batman commission in process , 20x24 oil on wood panel.

Again I have not really been using this thing, and I think I will start up again, I have mainly been using my profile on DeviantArt, and I have a new thing going on over at comics pipeline, which should go live today. Will be post lots of exclusive sketches and pictures of paintings in process etc.
But I really miss my blog here... really want to start remembering to post things here again.... lets see if it sticks.

Below is a comission I have been working on, it is long from done, but I like where it is going anyway.Vascular #2, oil on panel, 24x48.