Wednesday, June 17, 2015

3D Backgrounds

The following pictures are some early 3d modeling backgrounds. They are from so long ago that I don't remember when I did them or what I used. I believe they are from 2001 and made with Maya 4 and/or Terragen.

 Just experimenting with surrealistic lighting in a realistic setting.

 One's dream- the freedom of flight!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Transformers: Kup & Hot Rod


This three page story, drawn by Rui Onishi and colored by me, was featured in the comic for the 2012 Auto Assembly Transformers convention.

It was an honor coloring Rui's lines and I longed to work with her for years. I was VERY nervous about it at first, as her use of blacks in this story are very expressive and loose. I think my anime cel-shade coloring style mixed very well with her's in the end. I'd love to do more work with her!

Note: I decided to color the characters in their more traditional cartoon palette rather than the comic colors. I think this gives the characters more continuity. Below are all three pages, in their original form, without text:

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Transformers: Mosaic - Destructive Character

Here's a Transformers piece that I colored a few years back. It's set in an alternate TF reality called the Shattered Glass universe. This is where the sides are reversed and the Decepticons are the good guys and the Autobots are the bad guys.

I'm very proud of this piece and this is the first time I worked with Jake Isenberg, who I work with on the Heidinger art. Also of note is one of the occasional pseudonyms I go by, Kal Kyle. Below is my original colored art, without the text. Enjoy.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

I usually don't do fan art, but I love the turtles! This is the way I would render them if i got a crack at 'em. I always hated how they looked like frogs with shells rather than turtles, so I gave them more detail to the shells and more pronounced, reptilian beaks with nostrils.

SIDE NOTE: the original Ninja Turtles in the comics (which I prefer) all wore red bandanas, not the colorful ones like on the cartoon and movies. 

Below are the uncolored inks and my original sketch.

Heidinger Alt. Cover

Here's an "alternate version" of the prologue cover which is, in fact, the original coloring concept that I had. I wanted to try a different style other than the way I usually color and pick a style that stays away from the typical "modern comic look" that colorists seem to emulate.

Since this is my own project, it gives me a chance to artistically experiment. I wanted a more graphic design style, mixed with retro and euro. This was one of those rare times that it came out exactly the way I envisioned it.