2011 has come in fast with a brisk slap to the face, and it’s time to get back to the grind. No more lounging around reading comics in single sittings, watching horribly delightful 80′s action movies starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, or drawing random intergalactic space rangers hell-bent on defending the universe from the Salagrion blitz attack at Contrillion 5 after peace talks went sour when Princess Sotroy made a off-color remark about Ambassador Gillietrow’s infected coigal spout. Oh well. So I drew you all some random monsters to get the year going. Enjoy!
And just like that, 2010 rolls off into the sunset. It was a wild year for Greg and I and as always we REALLY appreciate the support from all the CreatureBoxers out there. We have big hopes for the coming year – so let’s get this thing started!
Lately we’ve been having some fun on Twitter giving viewers a peek inside our sketchbooks. After staring at computer screens all year, we both had the huge itch to get back into traditional materials. It’s been refreshing and we plan on pushing it further this year. Make sure you join along for the ride at our CreatureBox Twitter Account.
Our pal Skottie Young turned us onto Google Reader and it just might be the best thing in the world, ever. If you’re like us and want to follow tons of inspiring artists with a click, RSS feeds are for you. I know I’m extremely late to the party but there may be some holdouts out there – give it a look! For mobile, I’ve been using MobileRSS and it’s been an awesome way to start the day. To get you going, Skottie has posted his complete RSS list here. Tons of inspiration. And as always, you can find our CreatureBox feed here!
Here’s to a great year folks, let’s try to make some pretty pictures together.
Dave and I have been having a blast getting off the Cintiqs and getting back to traditional media. Dave’s been posting tons of super cool ink sketches on Twitter lately, so if you haven’t seen them, go check ‘em out. As for me, I recently built a new desk and some animation discs for me an Dave. I’ve always wanted one, but I just couldn’t justify dropping the cash on a legit one if I was only gonna dabble in it. But its done, installed and I’m fresh out of excuses to try out some new things. In the mean time, I wanted to share a few outtakes from some of my Moleskins. I love using the Col-Erase pencils in them.
Happy Holidays to you all, hope you all get lots of pencils and paper!
We hope everyone had a radical Turkey Day! For us it meant a bit of a welcomed break from the grind. Aside from raking millions of leaves, I tried to carve out a little painting time. Speaking of painting, be sure to stop by Scott Wills’ blog for some truly remarkable work. He’s the guy behind many of your favorite environment shots from Samurai Jack, Clone Wars, and Ren & Stimpy to name a few.
Onward, and don’t forget, our Maniacal Sketchbook Sale ends Monday!
It’s tough to believe how quick the last six months have flown by. As you guys know, Greg and I have been cranking along on the Ratchet & Clank comic covers – and here’s the finale! We had a blast, and the group at Wildstorm was a pure pleasure to work with.
Sadly, the colorist on the book, Jonny Rench, passed away suddenly in October. Issue 3, which was released this week, was his last comic work. He was a great talent and did a wonderful job – he will be sorely missed throughout the industry and our condolences go out to his family and friends.
As the year wraps up, Greg and I can see some vacation time peaking around the horizon. This will certainly be a welcomed break from all the hustle, but we’re also looking forward to spending some quality time with the ‘Box! More to come!
Just a quick note to wish everyone a particularly scary Halloween! Life continues to be busier than ever but we’re making it work for the most part. I’ve been exploring some new brushes lately so here’s a look at one of the experiments. Still a long way to go but I guess that’s all part of the adventure. Go grab lots of candy people!