Monday, November 29, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Here are Two Sample pages of My Comicbook that I am working on.
The Pages are still unlettered so there is no dialogue...it allows for a better showcase of the artwork. Drawing and coloring my work in page format...with each panel is a process that has taken allot longer than I wanted, but it has to get done. My goal is 5 sample pages to send to the Publisher...and see if i get any bites. Both pages still need to be touched up.
The Working title of the Project is Iron and Magic...but that could change.
All Characters, Concepts and Designs are Copyright 2010 Paul Lucido II.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
More concept Art for my Fantasy Story.
This is what happens when there is an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper and a mechanical pencil next to me at work. Because the images were drawn smaller to fit on one sheet of paper it made them allot easier to color. I will probably do more of my Concept art this way in the future.
The more I draw these characters the more they feel real to me, and it motivates me to continue moving forward with the project.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
More concept art for my Story. Eli, my main character, got a little bit of a redesign on his costume..nothing major. I'm also trying to play around with how I want their powers to look visually.
Krom and Eli are fighting The Raza in this image.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Sometimes when you set out to draw or create a character you will in some instances, nail the design on the first try. It's rare but it does happen...that was not the case with this Creature LOL! I must have re-drawn and re conceptualized this Design 20 times before eventually settling on this Simple Design...the original concepts envisioned this character as a large grotesque monster...but it didnt fit with the Creature's Backstory...so i figured out an interesting way of merging that original design with this new and more simplistic character...These creatures are Bad News. The Raza have another name...SoulEaters!
Monday, September 20, 2010
This guy's design Formula is simple.... Bird+Samurai+Cowboy= BadAss!
Of all the characters i have developed, This guy has my favorite backstory. Hopefully someday you'll be able to see him in action.
Every story needs a Silent Warrior, and Ferro is my take on the classic fantasy "Swordsman" archetype.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
This is the design for the main character's Love Interest...
It's really difficult for me to draw women...there is a really delicate balance with drawing them...it's easy to make them too masculine. Despite all of that, this character was actually the most fun for me to Design...I guess because it was out of my comfort zone.
More to come!
This is the 3rd Re-Design of this character...and I am happy to say that it's the last. I finally have him looking the way I want...and the design feels true to the character.
Even if this Project never makes it to completion this has been a fun exercise in Character Design and Development. Who knows...maybe someday these drawings may help me get a job as a Concept Artist...a guy can dream :)
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Who is this guy?!...It's possible that this distinguished looking fellow is the Villainous Mastermind from my story. He may look civilized...but believe me he is a savage and heartless man.
I'm having a blast designing these characters. I hope I see this project all the way through...the key is for me not to loose interest...gotta keep myself motivated! I would like to finish at least one project in my life time...that would be nice :/
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Here is a redesign of the old man Character...seen in the image I posted yesterday. I wasn't happy with the initial concept...This new design is more along the lines of what i was originally thinking. These are two quick sketches I did...I decided to throw some color on them to get a good idea of the color palate I want to use.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Here is a picture I did of GhostRider and his Motorcycle...the Bike was torture for me to draw..I don't have the patience for stuff like that...but anyways I found a weird old bike to use as a reference...i thought it was kinda cool. I need to keep working on drawing mechanical stuff like cars, and buildings for my backgrounds...its always been a weakness for me and i always try to get around it, but sometimes ya can't...so on this drawing I just bit the bullet and drew the bike...its not very good...but it's a start. I tried to stylize the bike a little...make match the look of my personal style...its a little rough and edgy...i always love it when artists can stylize inanimate objects...its allot harder that it seems. Anyways...practice makes perfect so I am going to keep pushing forward.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
The Hunchback of Notre Dame!!!! A commissioned drawing for the love of my life!
I decided to do my own version of the character. I liked the idea of him having this one gigantic arm and one shriveled limb. I could picture him swinging with one arm through the towers of Notre Dame...kinda cool!
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
So i just found out that Marvel has Killed off NightCrawler!...They killed him off in the Ultimate Universe last year but now they have killed him off in the normal Marvel continuity...that sucks so bad. NightCrawler was always one of my favorite Xmen...next to Wolverine I think NightCrawler and Gambit are the only other Xmen I really ever liked.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Everyday when I get to work I walk over and grab a piece of white paper and sketch while I'm working...9 times outta 10 these doodles end up in the trash...but I scanned some of today's sheets and through some color on it...maybe i should color these things more often...anyway enjoy the random Goodies.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
This past weekend I went through allot of my old sketch books and notes from when I was younger and I came across one of my old Comic Book Story ideas...it was actually pretty good...so I started revamping the idea a little and sketching out some of the characters just for fun. Anyways...this guy is the Main character from the story...the concept has a strong Horror theme. I don't want to give away any secrets...maybe i will use the character or the story someday.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
What started as just a drawing of Batman turned into something more...I was able to squeeze in Ghoul and Shriek my favorite villains from BB...of course Bruce is there too. All in all it came out ok but I think I still like just the solo of Drawing of Bats...it has power. They need to bring this show back!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
I finally did a Batman drawing...well to be honest this wasn't even meant to be a finished piece...It was just a sketch that I decided to color...and over the past week or so I have been playing with some new ways of coloring and creating watercolor effects...so I used this sketch as a test subject. Bat's costume is kinda my own design...the colors are mix of Miller's The Dark Knight and Adam West's old costume...using more blues and light grays instead of blacks.
Anyways long story short it came out kinda cool so I decided to post it.
Also in the coming weeks I am going to do my best to draw or sketch my cityscape backgrounds...I always end up just using a photo...its just so much easier and I never have the patience to draw all those buildings and windows...but my new style is kinda sketchy and abstract so maybe I can make it more fun...who knows.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
Messin around with my Style again...I haven't drawn anything in over a week...and anyways I sat down late last night and started sketching out some stuff...this Wolverine drawing is the first thing that came out...kinda different..but I like it...I am going to be trying new stuff with my style in the coming weeks...i am going to try to pull a little bit more of a graphic and even anime influence into my work and see how it plays out....anyways I love Wolverine....the end.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Ok so here is my version of 15 yr old Peter Parker as Spiderman...this is the kinda costume a kid would come up with...especially one who is broke...Peter would not have the resources to make a latex suit costume of any quality...so I gave him a real world look...like he just threw it together. And the machine that produces his web is held in his backpack...Parker is a genius but I think it would take him a while to make a more compact design for his webshooters.
Also playing around with a new style...Oh and I wish I could take credit for the pen drawing in the background but I can't..i pulled it from google images...sorry.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Here is a pencil sketch I did at work of Professor X and Scott...I did my own design of Cyclops' outfit..I went with Gambit type colors. Anyways I havent colored my pencil sketches in a while...and alot of my new style is based around my inking...which is something I am really trying to perfect...so I probably wont be coloring my pencil sketches anymore...i gotta get my inking down.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010
This didn't come out at all how I had hoped...I was drawing all the buildings but it was taking FOREVER and I got frustrated and decided to just use a photo...kinda killed it...and the drawing came out really dark...kinda hard to see....but anyways...I haven't posted in a while so...here.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
This is a sketch I did of 2D from one of my favorite bands, Gorillaz...Jamie Hewlett is an art God and Damon Albarn is a freaking genius! Anyways I was gonna ink him and I prolly still will, but I thought it would be cool to see how it looked in Pencil first....here it be.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
Fun story behind this...The other day I asked my Cousin to draw me a picture of his own version of Thor...he said he would but in return he wanted me to draw him my own version of Wolverine and come up with a short story to go along with it. So this is the drawing I came up with...a play on The Lone Wolf and Cub.