Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Reinvent a cartoon character from your childhood.

This weekend on my way home from comic con my flight was held up for about 5 hours during which time I hashed out this marker sketch of Mum Ra. Thundercats was my favorite show back in the day and I used to love the transitional sequence when Mum Ra would transform from this dried out old husk into this buff zombie villain. I tried to re visualize him from memory without trying to be too accurate so as to reinvent his look. Which brings me to a new sketch jam. We haven't had one in a looong time so it would really be good to see everyone get involved on this one. So here it is: Reinvent a cartoon character from your childhood!

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Monday, July 30, 2007

SBAS meeting at San Diego Comic Con

Last week I went out to San Diego for Comic Con. Dawud (3rd from the left) and I met up with Mr. Ken Lashley (2nd from the left) who flew down from Toronto. The gentleman on the far right is an artist by the name of JD Smith who I had just met moments before this photo was taken and a good friend of Dawud's. And yes that handsome devil on the left is yours truly. For those of you who haven't been to Sd for Comic Con, do yourselves a favor and make it a priority.


Monday, July 23, 2007


Just a recent post I posted up on my blog. Been busy with searchin and scripting for my final film for the year. Definately looking forward to sharing that with you guys.
This isnt it though. HeHe.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

New Brotherman Art - Duke Denim

I am working on a variety of new pieces which is why I have not been posting lately . . . well that's one reason. This is an image I did about two weeks ago with some color assistance by my main man Brian McGee. You all know he got the skills! I am working on character ilustrations of all the main characters and will release them some time soon. Not posting a time table.


Friday, July 06, 2007

Slam Evil! Art show

Sorry gang, I have been drained after my show and a trip to New Orleans to see Little Brother helped me some. Here are all the pieces that went up in the show. Click the link if you want to buy a print. STORE

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Studying The Masters

This is a ink drawing I did with a Micron pen - I am currently studying Picasso, Sergio Toppi and a young Jedi master named John Mahoney. For the past several months I have been vigerously striving to improve my drawing abillity as well as aquire tons of new styles. This drawing was done from a live model. Drawing with pens is a trip - you are force to make desicions and live with them as John puts it. I will be posting more ink drawings soon.
I met John Mahoney at Gnomon Visual Effects School in hollywood and loved his teaching methods. He is the only teacher I have ever had that helped me have a non-stop growing trend in my work. He has an awsome DVD that blows other instrutional drawing DVDs right out of the water in my opinion. Here is a link to his work:

l'm working......really l am.

Hello Allstars, l have been working on all kinds of stuff lately and haven't been seen on this Blog lately so l am fixing that.....l am drawing a book for DC and wanted to drop a few things so you can see what l'm doing and how l do things...l am not a conventional artist..no thunmbnails or roughs...l just grab a sheet and go.....sometimes l hit gold, sometimes......ahhhhh not .DC will be making an announcement really soon about this project and l'm sure as people of color we will enjoy the big company doing a book about a black character . l jumped at the chance to do.....l'll post my new pages here...let me know what you think.


Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Winter Hunt

Sorry for being a blog hog with 2 consecutive posts but time permits and I gotta take advantage.
Here's a value rendering of a personal piece that I'm currently involved in. I consciously tried to compose it according to the method used in Baroque and other classical painting traditions which make it a point to lead the viewer's eye around the image. Once I've finished obsessing about the composition and value, I'll begin obsessing about the color and detail. I'll post further progress.

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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Sumi-rai Jack

Sorry for not posting in so long. It's Firefox's fault. I had to switch back to Safari just to get this up. Anyway a little 'splaining is in order here. I'm researching Japanese Sumi brush techniques and calligraphy for a series of stylized prints that Im doing for the office space I work in. This is a Photoshop comp of what I'd like to do by hand.

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Sunday, July 01, 2007


Finished from my WIP. This all Im going to have time for. Id fix the burger but believe me Ive been playing with some colours and i was satisfied with that. But that could be me rushing it just a bit or not seeing what could be pushed further. But please...let me know. Thanks again for the critiques from the WIP
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