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Cap’n America! YAAR!!

Posted in Art, Gaming, Nerdery, Photoshop Fun, RedGrimRune, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2013 by RedGrimRune

So, my roommates & I watched the first 3 “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies recently, and the awesomeness of pirates is truly never far from my thoughts (especially since, according to family legend, there is a Pirate waaay back in the Kent bloodline). Add to that sleep deprivation, caffeine & a mind-numbing early shift at my job, and BOOM!! – Cap’n America is born! Behold!

Yarr!!

Yarr!!

Furthermore, my girl & I spent 4 days at Comic Con International, and got to board the Jackdaw, the Pirate ship from the upcoming Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, so needless to say, the imagination hasn’t so much sparked, as it has been a raging inferno. I just needed some time to focus it, and forge something awesome out of it.

The Jackdaw! (actually the Star of India, but Ubisoft payed for the sail & paintjob…OMG ship in CosPlay!!)

Me & BlackBeard be maties!

Arr!

She be a beauty!

There will be prints of Cap’n America. Lemme know if you want one! Cheers, Maties!

-Grim

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Entry to Abe Sapien Art Contest – Process

Posted in Art, Nerdery, Photoshop Fun with tags , , , , , , , , on March 22, 2013 by RedGrimRune

Right now, Multiversity.com is gearing up for the new Abe Sapien series from Dark Horse Comics with an art contest. Everyday they have been posting Abe fanart from some of the great current comic book artists, and the turnout has been awesome! It has inspired me to join in and create something that I feel truly fits with the character. I’m going back to the very beginning of the Hellboy franchise where Abe saves the day by putting a harpoon through Rasputin’s torso, and sets in motion lots of events that permeate throughout the rest of the series for him, big red & lots of others.

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Beginning sketches in blue graphite.

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Refined sketch, again in blue.

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Preliminary inks. Outlines mostly.

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Heavy inks. The shadows & shadings are added.

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Final inks, refined in Photoshop.

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Behold! Color! The finished product, color scheme ripped shamelessly from Mignola himself.

Overall, I am pretty proud of the turnout. There still feels like something is missing in the final product, but I guess that’s a feeling every artist gets. I tried some new things, challenged myself and finished this within 12 hours. I did some hardcore anatomy studies for  Abe’s pose from Olympic javelin throwers. I guess I didn’t get the right kind of motion or tense energy in Abe’s physicality that I was hoping for. Ah well, I learned a lot making this piece, and I hope that it catches someone’s eye at Multiversity.com. Also, tentacles are cool!

Cheers!

-Grim

PS: The DoomCrew & I should be at BigWow ComicFest in San Jose. More details to come, but we may have some big stuff coming to the show, so keep May 18 & 19 open.

Posted in Body Modification, Gaming, Nerdery, Randomness, Rockage, Soap Box, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 8, 2013 by RedGrimRune

So, I just finished Xoc: The Journey of a Great White, a graphic novel put out by Oni Press, and I gotta say, I was pretty impressed. It won’t win any Eisner’s, but the message is strong. Matt Dembiki tells the tale mostly from a Great White Shark’s perspective, and gives a very needed heavy-handed and shocking narrative of how humans violate the ocean, and what happens to the creatures that we make movies of, get tattoos of, and overall capture our imaginations.

We don’t do many reviews here at We Doomed, but this particular book lines up with our mission to help out the sharks, especially with the notes at the end of the book where the author details ways the reader can help the ocean’s plight- stopping shark finning, aiding against pollution and other helpful things.

Follow Matt Dembiki’s blog here!

Interesting fact: “Xoc” is the Mayan word for “Devil Fish”. White folks heard it and turned it into “Shark”. Take that one with you to your next pub trivia night!

 

Furthermore, reading this has lit the flames of inspiration. Here is what sprang forth from my digital pen:

We’ll probably be making some stickers of this. If they sell well enough, who knows? Maybe a shirt will be made!

Thanks for reading folks! Remember, cut those soda can ring-holder-things! Use a battle-ax if you have to…or want to…I don’t really care, just make saving the environment Fucking METAL!

Cheers,

-Xander

The NorseMan Cometh

Posted in Art, Nerdery, NorseMan with tags , , , , , , on September 17, 2012 by RedGrimRune

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It begins…

More later!

We Doomed!

Posted in 6th Circle, Art, Nerdery, Soap Box with tags , , on June 4, 2012 by RedGrimRune

In case you missed it, there is a new site where you can see all the updates from my webcomics, art & videos: We Doomed Productions

From there, you can check out which comic has recently updated, visit our online store, read our rants, and see which conventions we’ll be appearing at. Its your one-stop-shop for awesomeness!

I’m pretty proud of the design. Even if it is based on just a WordPress template, I think it will suite my group’s needs nicely.

Foot in Door?

Posted in 6th Circle, Art, Gaming, Halo, Nerdery, Photoshop Fun, Soap Box with tags , , , , , , on August 18, 2010 by RedGrimRune

Lots going on! My webcomic is really taking off. If you’re not reading it yet, read it now or STEAMREX WILL DEVOUR YOUR FACE!!

www.6thcirclecomic.com

Also, I won a contest! My work is going to be featured in a coming printing of the Halo Evolutions Anthology. Tor Books and 343 Industries put out a message “Are you a Halo fan? Fancy yourself an Artist…” (check and check) “Then enter!!” (Check!!) I based my piece “Stomping on the Heels of a Fuss” on the story of the same name and it was chosen to preface the story in the next printing of Halo Evolutions!!

The cherry on top of all this is that I got to meet most of the authors of this book at San Diego Comic Con last month. I got to show the original sketch of said piece to the author and asked him to sign it. He then said he wants a print when its done and that he’ll keep an eye open for projects I could work on with him! *manly happy dance*

Much more is going on, but this has been the biggest news. I finally get the chance to make my impression on the Halo-verse! (checks off from “life goals list”)

Here’s Halo Waypoint’s official article: [link]

Cheers!

Laying the Smackdown!

Conned

Posted in 6th Circle, Art, Gaming, Halo, Nerdery with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2010 by RedGrimRune

Finally got the pics from the San Diego Comic Con 2010 up! Did some awesome networking for 6th Circle and my art. It was indeed good times for me and mine! It really is X-Mas time for nerds. Enjoy!

I’d say this was one of the best years! The Bioware Brawl was especially awesome! The Dragon Age 2 people handed out tons of inflatable sword-staffs and organized a HUGE melee outside the Hilton in San Diego’s Gaslamp district. Not only was it a blast, but it was a major stress-release! Seriously, after two days of being smashed shoulder-to-shoulder with a couple hundred-thousand nerds in a big warehouse, getting the chance to get medieval on their asses was freakin’ amazing! Thanks boys and girls for organizing that brawl!