As a kid I was always fascinated and drawn in with comic books and the stories they told. Among my most favorited were “X-Men” and “Avengers“. Aside from the fact that these stories were about people that were born different and through that they were shunned, or even hunted, by those they were risking their lives to protect, I was also drawn in by the art work. The pictorial form of telling a story was intriguing and captivating. I have always been a more visually stimulated person. The printed word seemed to be almost hypnotic through which I would simply zone out and not understand a word I had read. Therefore I would wind up reading the same paragraph again and again just to understand and remember everything I had been attempting to consume.
Another childhood favorite was the Star Wars movies. I didn’t want to do the original stories because they have been done by multiple publishers. So, I had read a few post Battle of Endor novels (21-26 years post) from the “The New Jedi Order” series and decided to do a bit from one of those novels as a graphic novel. Below is an excerpt from Balance Point chapter 14…
Story and Original novel by Kathy Tyers
Here are some caricatures of a couple of my kids, Lara and Christopher. I did these while on vacation a few years ago. They were initially drawn with pencil, then inked, and then colored with colored pencils.
These drawings / concept pieces were inspired after watching “The Spiderwick Chronicles“. The thought of fairies blending into nature through having the appearance of commonly seen creatures or objects was provocative to say the least. I believe everyone in our house were either drawing their imagined creatures or building their own fairy encyclopedias. These sketches are pencil on paper.
Dragonfly Fairy inspired by The Spiderwick Chronicles
I don’t even remember why I sketched these two… I think it may have been an idea for a couple of game characters. Anyway, it is pencil on paper.
This drawing / illustration of the Eiffel Tower was originally created, in 2007, to be part of a background in a header image for a website. And, even though the actual size of this drawing is approximately 20cm X 30cm, it was used at nearly a tenth of its original size with a pink wash and a poodle standing in front of it. It was sketched with pencil on paper and then drawn in ink.
This is “Charles XXIV” he’s a freaky little guy. I am not really sure where he came from… but he is here nonetheless. And he doesn’t look as though he is going anywhere any time soon. My advice would be to just try to ignore him.
I first sketched him in pencil, inked, and then colored with colored pencils.
A zombie in an alley… well, you notice the fads and you play around with them. I’m not really a “zombie” kind of guy though. This was done in pencil and ink on paper.
What can I say? I really like, liked, the old Cartoons magazine. And so from time to time I’ll toss out a little scribble of a hot rod or two.
…pencil on paper…
Ok, ok, I know. A skull? Really? That’s so… cliché…
What can you do? It just happens… It is a drawing on A4 paper using pencil and created in 2008.
Well, the only reason this is titled “The Unfinished Battle” is because I never finished the drawing. I generally don’t like to show unfinished pieces but I liked it an had big plans for it… I started this drawing years ago… it has traveled with me through a move even.
Oh well… here it is in it’s partial glory… It is pencil on paper.