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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.

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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!

Xander’s SteamRex Tattoo

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 4, 2012 by RedGrimRune

Xander gets the SteamRex tattooed by Tee Jay at Cicatrix Tattoo in San Francisco, CA

Updated!

Posted in 6th Circle, Art with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 28, 2012 by RedGrimRune

Sooo… Did I mention I was bad at updating blogs?  I know its been a while since my last update, but now that I have a SkyNet phone, y’all should see me updating more regularly.

Anyhow, my two webcomics are in full swing now. If you’re not already reading them, check them out!

6th Circle – Tattoos, Metal & Nerdery!

The Historically Accurate Adventures of Jack & Voytek

My little team of writers and I have been showing off our merch at various conventions including the Alternative Press Expo, and the first Image Expo. If you missed us, don’t worry, we’re just getting started!

I’ll be posting more of my artwork here as I work on it. Like this:

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Tank’s bio pic in progress for 6th Circle’s character profile page. I’ll have it watercolored in no time!

Cheers, folks. Its good to be back!
-Xander

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!