Wednesday, December 21, 2005

happy holidaze, and a cbldf update!!!


Wow! People came out and bid our Aspen, Wildstorm, art battle pieces through the roof!!! We managed to raise an astonishing $4732.58!!! Once again it was a blast and all of us here at Wildstorm would like to once again thank Aspen for participating! It was all for a good cause, and those guys were amazing competitors!

Also I would like to say Happy Holidaze to all of you! I'll be heading out of town so I won't be posting for awhile but I leave you all with the above piece. It also will be auctioned off by the CBLDF, as Jim and I did it during the sketch duel in Chicago this past year. Voodoo, and Zealot for you guys! There's alot of big Wildstorm goodness just around the corner coming next year! For all you die hard fans, I just know it'll make you all very happy! So, till next time, I wish you all a special (insert holiday of choice) to all of you!!!

" you got the look " WOOT!WOOT!

Monday, December 19, 2005

Does someone smell smoke?

I decided to post an image. I'm trying to get a hold of the different brushes in Photoshop. It's getting easier now that I'm starting to find the texture oriented ones. The difference is really refreshing because it allows me the freedom to get a more detailed look simply by making the unimportant areas less important.

I have been looking at Frank Brangwyn's work these days. I've definitely enjoyed his work in the past. I guess a lot of it has to do with the mixture of organic shapes with strong outlines. His work feels a bit like Baroque architecture to me. While I can appreciate the skillfulness and delicate quality of a Mucha or Klimt, I love the strong, bold silhouetted shapes and "stain glass" effect of Brangwyn.



Thursday, December 08, 2005

Iron Gelatomettista: Jim Lee!

Vote for Jim Lee here!

Iron Gelatomettista: Michael Turner!

Vote for Michael Turner here!

Iron Gelatomettista Battle!

Side-by-side! (Don't vote here.)

Iron Gelatomettista Challenger: Michael Turner!

It's with great honor that we welcome today's challenger, Michael Turner! Being one of the biggest names in today's industry, he is here to challenge our very own, Jim Lee! In what promises to be perhaps the biggest challenge ever showcased here, and maybe just one of the greatest battles of all time!

The studio battle between Wildstorm, and Aspen has been very close so far with Wildstorm taking 2 of the 3 battles, but to make it interesting we have decided to make today's victory worth 2 POINTS! Therefore, Aspen, under the pencil of Turner can pull ahead for VICTORY!

So remember boys and girls you decide the content of what will be drawn today in this thread, and ultimately who will win! WHO WILL IT BE WILDSTORM OR ASPEN!?

UPDATE: Nightcrawler and Harley Quinn starting at 2:30! Stay tuned!


A little background info for those of you who may be unfamiliar with today's special guest of honor! Michael Turner began his career at Top Cow studios, co-creating the smash hit series, Witchblade. Doing an extensive run on the book he established himself as one of comicdom's brightest young stars! It was then that he went on to create yet another chart topper, his own series, Fathom! A book that would bring him the success to eventually enable him to start his own studio and company, Aspen!

Soon thereafter Mike took his first crack at mainstream comics and knocked it out of the park! Working on the hugely popular, Superman and Batman comic he and Jeph Loeb, brought back the much beloved Supergirl, and asserted himself as one of the most powerful draws in the comic book industry! He currently publishes his own titles under the Aspen banner, Soulfire, Ekos, and Fathom, and is preparing for what will be a huge event, working at Marvel Comics!

So prepare yourself kiddies, today's challenger is no slouch, and you can bet your bottom dollar that today's battle will be one of the all time greats!!! NUFF SAID!

For some up close looks at some of Mike's art click below:




Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Iron Chef! WS vs Aspen, Main Event!!!

That's right guys it's on, and going down tomorrow, Thursday, December 8th, at 2:00pm pst! The one you guys have all been waiting for, JIM LEE vs MICHAEL TURNER! The battles up until have been hot and heated, here are the past results!

Round 1 - Alé Garza vs Marcus To
Winner: Garza!

Round 2 - Carlos D'anda vs Koi Turnbull
Winner: Turnbull!

Round 3 - Richard Friend vs Micah Gunell
Winner: Friend!

Wildstorm goes into the final round with a slight edge, but with the strength of tomorrows two competitors it could go either way! STAY TUNED!!!

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

A side note to my previous post


I just realized something, and wanted to clarify as to what this site is all about. It's been about two years that I wanted to do a series of artworks based off of my wife's inspiration. The photo's posted are some of the reference that I will be using, BUT, I just realized that without the art, the site comes off incomplete, or "misleading". I will be posting art on there, alongside many of the photos in the gallery section, and hopefully they'll look pretty cool, and I can't wait to get em up.

So for now the site may be coming down for some restructuring. However the messageboards will stay up.

Das all!


Monday, December 05, 2005

New forums for me :)

New forums fo rme :)
Originally uploaded by Gelatomettista.

Hey guys wanted to give a quick heads up. I have a new forum located over at my wife's site, silly I know, but come by and check it out. There's a forum for comics discussion, and all kinds of other crap. I know I should have my own site, but I just don't want to have to do updates, lol! So for now I'll be squatting over there.



Ale Garza...The Matador

Alé Garza...The Matador
Originally uploaded by Gelatomettista.

In a bold move I've decided I may try my hand as a world famous bull fighter. It's always been a secret dream of mine to stare the beast in the eye, and I figure there's no better time than now! I've been practicing weekly, using both Rich and Carlos as my bulls. Only once has Carlos got me with one of his horns, he's quite wooley! It's a bold career move, but you only live once! Beware bulls, there's a new matador in town, and he goes by the name of Alé!


Saturday, December 03, 2005

update for yo moms yo!

update for yo moms yo!
Originally uploaded by Gelatomettista.

hey guys wanted to let you all know that our grand finale studio art battle of Jim Lee vs Michael Turner will take place next Thursday! Mark your calendars! Also wanted to let you all know that Skye Runner is coming along swimmingly! I'm going to get some stuff up this coming week for sure! Next week will be a good one to be on the blog so make sure and check in regularly!