Monday, June 29, 2009

Lee Bermejo Blog

(entry Rich)

I just wanted to give a little heads up that our good friend Lee Bermejo started up a blog...If you know Lee's work, you are already rushing over there to check out all the goodies..

so 'nuff said; check it out!


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Red Nuñez 2


Hello everyone, it's been awhile since I posted anything since I've been trying to get out of a funk :) Anyhoo here's a pre-done piece of Red Monika I did over the weekend. I did a piece of her at last year's Comic Con, so I thought I'd give her another shot for this year's con.

Doing grey tone pieces is still a challenge for me because I am still learning the different values to push and pull the thing you want the viewer's eye to focus on.

Hope ya'll digz.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Yes, another Death...


Hey ya'lls, how's it goin? I'm just gonna keep this short and sweet. Here's another 'Death' I did for fun, simple and graphic is what I've been leaning towards in a lot of my pieces in the past months for two main reasons:

1. cause I like the way it looks, especially in a nice frame and...

2. cause I don't have a lot of spare time to just draw for fun and it helps speed things up.

Hope you like ;)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Droning On


Hey guys, just wanted to take the chance to remind everyone to check out the Gears of War Sourcebook, which came out this Wednesday. Featuring awesome artwork by some of comics greats including Philip Tan, Brian Ching, and Ben Oliver- oh, and yours truly!

So if you happen to swing by your favorite comic book shop this weekend, check for it.


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Saving Private Rogers


I just did this piece for fun as Captain America is not a character I've attempted very often. It's a bizarre coincidence that the one time I try drawing him is during a week where there is all sorts of big Cap news in comics.

In terms of the color version, I wanted to very much keep the desaturated palette used ( and probably overused to some extent) in a lot of recent war movies. My challenge was in trying to make sure Cap's signature reds and blues didn't contrast too sharply from the world around him.

With the initial drawing, I wanted to give it a bit of a feel like those old World War II photos that have very stark black shadows in the foreground contrasted by very smokey/white backgrounds.

Studiomate JJ Kirby was invaluable in helping me with Cap's pose and shield. Thanks, J!

See you next time!


Friday, June 12, 2009


(entry ricH)

whoa! My art hit the main page of the official KISS web site. I can't believe it. I just submitted it as fan art there for fun and there are literally thousands of pieces of fan art submitted. I really am blown away.

here's a link if you want to peep it.

(end of update)

I did a Gene Simmons drawing about 2 weeks back just to blow off a little steam and a person on my deviant page gave me a heads up about a KISS T-shirt design contest that was going on.

It sounded like a lot of fun so I went for it and did a piece.

As a kid I had 2 passions. Star Wars and KISS. J. Scott Campbell kinda blew it because in the Danger Girl absolute hard cover he had old photos of several of the artists that worked on the book wearing Star Wars t-shirts. I found a picture of me not only wearing a Star Wars shirt...but my face is painted like Ace Frehley! (Jeff could have never I am just kidding about him blowing it.)

but yeah man KISS and Star Wars...I loved it (still do I find!)

signing up takes literally 10 VOTE!

Rich T-shirt link

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Loki? Is that you...?


Hey ya'lls, here's a piece I just completed (finally) of Loki. I actually started a long time ago and just never got back around to it.

I love his/her redesign as a chick cause it just makes him seem that much more evil and mischievious.

I just added some simple lighting effects to the final piece and voila. Hope you like.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Skeletor Triumphant


Studiomate, and WildStorm designer- Larry Barry, recently became a father...and for some reason Larry kept joking with everyone at the office that he was going to name his kid skeletor! (of course we didn't buy it) Couple that with Larry's phobia (seriously) with all things cow or dairy related (I think he was traumatized as a little kid when visiting an animal farm, and had a mishap milking a cow), and you have Skeletor Triumphant!

Colors by the Amazing Beth Sotelo. Someone at the studio had this printed on a baby pajama onesy. Good Times Indeed.


Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Gears of War

(entry ricH.)

Theron Guard from GOW1.

My first digital drawing/painting....there's a step by step over at my deviant art page..

ricH deviant art

Done primarily with the airbrush tool just building up fine layer of paint and then tightening it up where I thought it might look best by defining the edges more and more. I'd been doing a lot of traditional painting and I wasn't sure how it would translate into PS/ I found digital a lot easier so this piece although it was a brain bender....wasn't as impossible as I thought it might be.

I am getting together a cover gallery submission portfolio for editors and I wanted to do a few test tries with the mediums I might although this pose is not cover quality...the piece served an important purpose in experimenting with the tools PS has to offer/

thanks for reading.