Saturday, October 20, 2007

Walking Math Robots

This was another piece of art done for educational publishing back in the 80's...for the Math Quest series of textbooks I believe. The publisher colored the art so I don't have that to post...

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Elf Warriors

Another piece of salvage from my art-past; this was some sort of spoof, done for advertising as far as I can recall...supposed to be some sort of sendup of over-the-top
fantasy art...

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Dragon Boy #4

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Dragon Boy #3

Another brush-n-ink illo from the the early 80's...Pentel Brush Pen, loaded up with real live india ink, brushed onto thick tracing vellum, then overcovered with fiddly bits of real live no-tech Zipatone! Stone age methodology, but fun!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Book Cover Rough

This was a mockup of a book cover done for one of Byron Preiss' book series, cobbled together using a photocopier, gouache, markers, colored pencils, plus a few random bits of glue and baling wire...ah, the days before computer...

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Dragon Boy #2

Another element from the Dragon Boy set of illustration done for educational publishing...a few of the images showed the story, but many of them were part of a workbook for kids, hence were decorative elements integrated with text and other page components, such as this one.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Robot Band

One can never have too many robot bands...a scan from a photocopy of a pencil drawing, since the original has long since scampered away...

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Poster Rough #2

Here's another one of those marker-doodle-oddity-roughs from the poster previously mentioned, for the Silver Snail Comic Shop...

Monday, October 08, 2007

Superman Cover Rough

Here's a marker sketch for one of the Superman covers I posted...

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Chinese Dragon Boy

Here's another piece of illustration art from the 1980's, done for an educational publisher. The story (which I don't recall more details of) had to do with a Chinese boy and the Chinese dragon dance being performed...

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Poster Rough

More unearthed oldy-oddities: in preparing to do the Silver Snail poster in the early 80's, which I posted a little while ago, I first did a whole bunch of roughs, just odd ideas that didn't really go anywhere but were fun to draw. Some of them revolved around this pinheaded befuddled superhero...

Life Drawing

Something a little non-rocketfictional for a change...unearthed from the gloom of the flat files, this was a life drawing of a friend, from 1990.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Man of Steel #84 Cover Art

The last one!

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Adventure Comics #563 Cover Art

The third in this series of four Superkman covers...they were all designed to tie in together, in accordance with the "story arc" in that set of issues...

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Action Comics # 749 Black and White Art

Continuing on from the previous post, here's raw art from the second of the four Superman covers I did!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Superman 140 Cover Art

Raw cover art, before computer work, from one of a series of 4 Superman covers I did...back in 1998 I think it was...

Monday, October 01, 2007

Robot City Rough

A xerox & colored pencil rough comp for the logo design for the "Robot City" series of paperback books, done for Byron Preiss Visual Publications back in the 80's.