Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Joker - 75th Anniversary

I've done a few of these "anniversary" pieces, and they're always a lot of work, but also a lot of fun. I wanted the current version of the Joker from the comics to be dominant, because I wanted to honor where the character is and not just where he's been. Hopefully after he creeps you out, you notice the Jokers on the playing cards. Cesar Romero (and moustache), Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger, two animated Jokers, his first appearance from the comics, and several other incarnations are all represented. This piece was a little rushed, but I'm pretty happy with it.




Monday, July 20, 2015

New Comic Book Pencils

Hey all! Long time no see. Today I thought I'd post some recent comic book pencils I did for fun. I used an old Avengers test script I found, and although I didn't quite get it to the level of finish I would like, I still think it has some good storytelling and energy. Let me know what you think.






Sunday, April 27, 2014

Ninja Turtles Poster - Process

As promised, here's a post on the process for the Ninja Turtles poster I put together. Before I drew anything, I settled on which incarnations were my favorites. Seven groups of four turtles (+ Master Splinter, April and Casey) added up to close to 50 characters in one composition.

From there, I started organizing the figures, sketching them digitally:


Then I moved on to drawing more finished lines:


I added the basic colors:


And I added the final rendering:


And just for fun, here's an animated gif, showing the whole process (click for a larger view):



30th Anniversary of the Ninja Turtles!

Did you know the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles turn 30 this year? I guess that makes them the Middle-Aged Mutant Ninja Turtles, but that really doesn't have the same ring.

To celebrate, I created a giant poster featuring some of the best incarnations of the turtles yet, from the original black and white comic, to the the big-budget movie due out later this year. The process was a blast, and I'm really happy with the result. I'll talk about the process in another post, so for now, I hope you enjoy the final illustration (click for a better look):


And for those wondering, here's a key to the characters (click for a better look):


Friday, April 5, 2013

Concept Art - NVIDIA Annual Report Cover

For those who don't know (and why would you?) I have a staff job at NVIDIA. It's a great place to work: The creative team is talented, passionate and professional, and I get to try on a variety of creative roles. Recently, I developed some concepts for the cover of our annual report, which was released today. As if that wasn't enough, staff blogger Brian Caulfield (the nicest blogger alive), wrote an article about my work on the report cover ... which I am now blogging about. Meta.

Anyway, I thought I would share my concept sketches here. Happy Friday!

NVIDIA GRID, providing graphics horsepower to compact devices

In the future, all glass surfaces will be touchscreens. 
These glass screens are driven by the NVIDIA GRID

GPUs break down complex graphics into triangles.
I sort of did the reverse to create a mosaic version of NVIDIA's logo

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

MAD (Magazine) Batwoman Cover Colors

I don't know if you've heard, but the folks at MAD Magazine are celebrating MAD's 60th anniversary in 2013. Somebody owes Alfred E. Neuman a diamond. Anyway, as part of their celebration, the "usual gang of idiots" are having MAD artists illustrate variant covers for DC Comics. And that is where I come in! I regularly do coloring for MAD, and this time they tapped me to color artist Rick Tulka's lines for the variant cover of Batwoman. It'll be on the stands (if you can find it) in April.

Mr. Tulka's art is on the left, and my colored version is on the right:



and check out the final version (with the logo and everything) at NewNowNext:
http://www.newnownext.com/batwoman-mad-cover-kathy-kane-dc-comics/02/2013/

Friday, March 1, 2013

There's a Storm A' Comin'

... and she is not pleased with Wolverine. I'm not sure exactly why they're fighting, but I thought the metal in Wolverine's skeleton would make him an ideal target for some lighting.

Anyway, there are 28 days in February, and I posted 28 drawings. Woohoo! I have vacation plans this weekend, but starting Monday, I'm going to shift my attention to my other resolution, to finish my pages by SDCC! I'll still try to post something regularly to the blog (once a week at least), so stay tuned!