Saturday, March 21, 2009

Hey everyone! Just wanted to start off with a big thanks to all that are following my diddies, it's quite an honor!

Things have been extremely busy for me for the past while, and on top of that I have a move at the end of the month. I think moving is a big hassle, but this one is worth it. Also, I think it's a mind pattern for everyone to loathe it. There are only a handful of people I know that actually like it. How do you feel about moving? Any good/bad experiences you'd like to share?

The art train is starting to pick up steam, and I'd like to share some goodies with ya. First off is a fun colab I did with Sean "Cheeks" Galloway. He asked if I'd like to color the pencils to this, and being a big fan of his work I jumped at it. I picked up quite a few tid bits on the way, that I've translated into some recent drawings. Thanks for the colab Sean, it was a blast!

Above we have some samples for my upcoming yearly Nintendo piece. I'm not going to do as many as the Punch Out or Zelda piece, but I will hit up my favs. I haven't played Prime 2 or 3 yet, even though I own 2 and it's still in the shrink wrap. I don't get to play games much, lol. Also 3 is out of my league as I don't own a Wii. Sad tines. Hope you dig these samples. The Rundas one I will only post here, no were else. That is until it's all complete. I'm aimin for June.

Big new with the Ghostbusters too! I can't give much away, but I've teamed up with a wicked writer who KNOWS the characters so well, it's a perfect fit. When the cat is out of the bag, we'll post the art and writing. I better zip my lip....

Thanks again for followin the work here, and I hope to post again soon!




Chris Houghton said...

Great stuff! Can't wait to see your new Nintendo piece. Cool!

david santos said...

Great! Good imagination!!! Cool!

Ty Dunitz said...

S'happenin', Dan! I didn't know the gang was ALL here on blogspot. Cheers!

0 said...

I found your blog only recently and love your work. :) As for moving, I've been moving all of my life, so as unpleasant as I find the experience to be, I'm used to it.

The coloring in the first piece is really tight, the use of wavy and kinda gestural lines for the sand as it sloughs off of the body is really successful. For such a jagged, action-packed piece it might have looked even cooler to have used thicker lines and variation thereof, though -- but since the lines aren't yours exclusively I guess that can't be helped.

The Samus piece is stellar in composition and form, it's really pleasing to the eye, and I can't help but find her huge feet adorable juxtaposed with her little knees! Also, good color choice.

The Ridley piece is also very nice, but a more contrasting background or a slightly different chroma of purple would've been more successful, I think -- though I understand that it's part of a series and has to fit with the other pieces. I like his hand, it looks fluid.

The third one down is very successful, too. I like how the figure looks as though its surfing, and the bent over posture is borderline threatening, which is nice. The coloring also suggests metal, which is cool.

The last one is very nicely colored and reminds me of abstract paper cut-outs in a good way. The depth of the spikes protruding from its belly is fascinating to the eye.

Nice work, keep it up please! I'm such a fan.

-- Al

Andrew Murray said...

Cant wait to hear more on Ghostbusters stuff.