Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sketch-a-Day - Day 48 - Week 10

Sorry about the late post today. Tying up loose ends just in time for Emerald City. See you guys sometime next week. Have a great weekend. :)

Daniel DePaolo

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sketch-a-Day - Day 47 - Week 10 -

Another of a series of retro inspired astronauts. I also like entertaining the idea of the suit being a self contained personal smoking section.

Daniel DePaolo

Monday, March 26, 2012

Sketch-a-Day - Day 46 - Week 10 -

Happy Monday folks!! It's now so close to Emerald City, I'm getting a little anxious. If you caught me 10 weeks ago, I resolved to post some kind of artwork every day Monday through Friday until ECCC 2012. Two more to go after today...Then you may not hear from me until after the show...Enjoy your week.

Daniel DePaolo

Friday, March 23, 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Sketch-a-Day -Day 43 - Week 9 -

Happy Wednesday folks! We're officially a week away from Emerald City Comicon, and I'm putting the final touches on all the great new stuff we'll have up at the booth in Seattle. For today, I thought I'd post a little random black and white sketch that could best be described as visual free association. A little bit graffiti, a little psychedelic, but all me nontheless. Hope you enjoy the rest of your week.

Daniel DePaolo

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sketch-a-Day - Day 42 - Week 9 -

It's amazing what a little color can do for an otherwise ordinary sketch. This is another image that's going to print, and will soon be available for anyone to buy for their walls. Hope you like it! :)

Daniel DePaolo 

Monday, March 19, 2012

Sketch-a-Day - Day 41 - Week 9

Happy Monday you guys!! Here's a shot of a sketch I posted earlier in this marathon. It's been polished up, colored, and will soon be in print for mass consumption. Here it is "Shooter Squirrel!" Enjoy your week, ok?

Daniel DePaolo

Friday, March 16, 2012

Sketch-a-Day - Day 40 - Week 8 -

Happy Free Sketch Friday fellow followers, friends,  and fans from afar. It's getting down to the wire here in Portland, and in less than two weeks my colleagues and I will be tabling at Emerald City Comicon in Seattle. It's going to be a great weekend, and everything I'll be bringing to the table is getting wrapped up in a nice little package ready for transport. I thought I'd post a full color image of one of the new posters I'll have at the table this year. Aside from being available at any comic show I go to these images will be regularly available for purchase through my Etsy shop. Hope you all have a great weekend. We'll see you on Monday!

Daniel DePaolo

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sketch-a-Day -Day 39 - Week 8 -

A fun little piece for your Thursday. I'm not sure if he's strapped to some sort crazy suspended future DJ device, or if I just wanted to make him look like he had wings...either way, I'll probably color this at some time. I'll be sure to share when that happens.

Daniel DePaolo

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Sketch-a-Day -Day 38- Week 8

Hope your Wednesday is going well folks!! Here's a service robot with four arms and a giant vacuum tube sprouting in the background. Random...

Daniel DePaolo

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012

Sketch-a-Day - Day 36 - Week 8 -

Happy Monday folks! A little bit behind on today's post, but busy making final preparations for Emerald City 2012. It's a little less than two weeks away, and the time will fly from now till then given the projects on my plate and on the horizon here in the near future. For today, you get a quick sketch done in Kuretake ink pen on drawing paper. Enjoy your week guys! :)

Daniel DePaolo

Friday, March 9, 2012

Sketch-a-Day - Day 35 - Week 7 -

Happy Friday you guys! Here's another robot piece. Similar to last Friday's post this image is also being colored right now and soon offered as 11x17 prints online or at comic shows...I'll show you what a difference the colors make soon. Enjoy!

Daniel DePaolo

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Sketch-a-Day - Day 33 - Week 7-

It's Wednesday folks, hope you are doing alright this week. This is a panel from the final page of the newest issue of The Brass Knuckle Rituals, and once again this is a case of having to pick one of the better but not best panels on the page as opposed to giving away too much of the story. I do enjoy this panel for the economy of line, which the grey wash is only able to help accentuate. Enjoy!

Daniel DePaolo

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Sketch-a-Day -Day 32- Week 7

Happy Tuesday folks! Here's a panel from one of the last pages of the new book. Which means that here soon, you'll see nothing but spur of the moment instant gratification ripped from the pages of my sketch book. Hope you like this one, and have a good day.

Daniel DePaolo

Monday, March 5, 2012

Sketch-a-Day -Day 31- Week 7 -

Happy Monday followers! A few more panels from pages of the new book, then its funky randomness from here on out till Emerald City Comicon 2012!! While Yo-yo Moureau may be a little worse for wear, he's still up to his same old tricks. Busy tormenting an overtaxed, exhausted Everyman Jones. Enjoy!!

Daniel DePaolo

Friday, March 2, 2012

Sketch-a-Day -Day 30- Week 6

Happy Free Sketch Friday friends, followers, fans, family!! Here's a cleaned up pencil image just waiting to be colored and printed as an 11x17 poster. Hope you agree. Enjoy your weekend you guys!!

Daniel DePaolo

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Sketch-a-Day -Day 29- Week 6

Happy Thursday you guys!! Not much else to say...Free Sketch Friday Tomorrow...stay tuned

Daniel DePaolo

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sketch-a-Day - Day28 - Week 6 -

Another shot of our main character after the carnage, and over extension of his psionic power. One of my favorites from the book. Enjoy!

Daniel DePaolo

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Sketch-a-Day -Day 27 - Week 6 -

Lets just say that even our lead character has those moments where a little break is in order. Unfortunately for him, he'll get no rest as he wanders the halls of St. Magnus. Enjoy your day folks!

Daniel DePaolo

Monday, February 27, 2012

Sketch-a-Day -Day 26 - Week 6

Happy Monday Blog followers, friends, fans, family!! Just a quick panel from the upcoming issue of The Brass Knuckle Rituals, Issue 1.2, "Bedlam Brawl"...this is Brit-Brit and she's scared right now, but she won't be for long. That's all I can say about that. Have a great week!!

Daniel DePaolo

Friday, February 24, 2012

Sketch-a-Day -Day 25- Week 5-

Happy Friday friends, fans, fellow followers!! As you may or may not know, this is Free Sketch Friday, a little chance to post quality sketches of my own. This one comes from Illustration Club last night. A local gathering of artists here in the Portland area, we usually meet once every two weeks or so to draw, drink a few beers, and generally just get out of our studios and brush up on our lacking social skills. Here's a big headed dude smoking a cigarette looking morose, pretty much par for the course when I'm sketching with no real goal in mind. Enjoy!!

Daniel DePaolo

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Sketch-a-Day -Day 24- Week 5

What remains of all those wires that so effectively tied Everyman Jones up, has now been broken down into tiny psionicly charged metal projectiles. Believe me you don't want to be in caught in this cross fire...Enjoy!

Daniel DePaolo

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sketch-a-Day -Day 23- Week 5-

It's Ash Wednesday for all you religious folks out there. Hope you're having an amazing day!! Here's a little bundle of trouble that is Brit-Brit McCoy/Moreau. This is one of my favorite panels of her. It also happens to be one of my favorite pages in the book as well...hope you like it.

Daniel DePaolo

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sketch-a-Day -Day 22-Week5

Nothing like a little psionic vengeance carried out over the high tensile steel wires of a crazy man's yo-yo. He's gonna feel this in the morning... Enjoy!!

Daniel DePaolo

Monday, February 20, 2012

Sketch-a-Day -Day 21-Week 5-

Happy Monday fellow followers, fans, and friends!! Today we continue with another panel from the newest issue of The Brass Knuckle Rituals 1.2 "Bedlam Brawl"...lets just say that Everyman Jones doesn't enjoy being tied up and the parties responsible are about to get treated to a barrage of psionic energy, courtesy of Everyman Jones' disproportionate left hand. Enjoy!!

Daniel DePaolo

Friday, February 17, 2012

Sketch-a-Day -Day 20-Week4-

Happy Free Sketch Fridays, fellow fans, followers, and friends!! What a week its been! I'm proud to say that I've finished all the work on the newest issue of 'The Brass Knuckle Rituals' for Neo-Trash Comix. I'm super eager to get a proof in hand, sit down with my partner in crime, Jason Zachary Pott, and look over one of the new books we'll be pushing at this years Emerald City Comicon. I'm shifting gears now to focus on the original art/ limited edition print side of the booth and hope to be sharing some of the new imagery that will be available for purchase with you in the coming weeks. But for the next few days, I may take a little time to sit around, read good books, and play some video games. Hope you all had a great week...we'll see you on Monday. Enjoy the jet pack toting, robo assassin today!!

Daniel DePaolo

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Sketch-a-Day -Day19-Week4-

Tangled in the high-tensile steel wires of Yo-Yo Moureau's chosen instruments of violence, Everyman Jones must refocus his energy on more pressing matters. I like how this panel is cropped, looks pretty cool...pretty, pretty cool.

Daniel DePaolo

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sketch-a-Day -Day 18-Week4-

A little bit late on today's post. I've been finishing up the pre-press work on the new issue. Here's a shot of "Yo-zee" Moureau the resident yo-yo technician for the Sanitorium. He never misses...Enjoy!

Daniel DePaolo

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sketch-a-Day -Day17-Week4

Happy Valentine's Day Blogworld!! Although I'm a firm believer in the fact that you should be sweet to your significant other 365 days a year, hope you're enjoying your hallmark holiday. Here's another shot of Everyman Jones suspended in a bubble of pure chaos energy, confronting the next fool to cross him. Enjoy!!

Daniel DePaolo

Monday, February 13, 2012

Sketch-a-Day -Day16-Week 4-

Happy Monday Blog followers and friends! A little panel from page 13 of issue1.2 of The Brass Knuckle Rituals "Bedlam Brawl". This is Brit-Brit McCoy, cute as she may seem, don't get too attached, she doesn't last long. Enjoy!

Daniel DePaolo

Friday, February 10, 2012

Sketch-a-Day -Day 15-Week3

Happy free sketch Friday friends and followers. This week has seen the end of most of the work on the new issue of The Brass Knuckle Rituals issue 1.2. I'm in the process of paginating and cleaning the scanned work, so that I can letter over the weekend. It feels pretty good to say that this collection of pages marks 108 pages total created for Neo-Trash Comix. As in the previous weeks, I will continue to post panels/details of panels from each page until we reach page 27. For today however, I thought I'd post a cool little inked sketch I like to call "Sample in a Jar"...again this may find its way to color in the near future and be available for purchase via my Etsy store or directly from me at comic shows. Until then, enjoy your weekend folks!!

Daniel DePaolo 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Sketch-a-Day -Day14-Week 3

When I started this blog, and the subsequent posting of panels from the most recent issue of The Brass Knuckle Rituals, I stated that some panels would not be the best on each page. This is a case in point. While its still a strong panel, I couldn't post the best of this page without giving away major story points. As I've said before, I would prefer that you find all these little surprises out when you buy the book. Let's just say that Dr. Moon's head won't be the same after this, and leave it at that. Enjoy!

Daniel DePaolo

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Sketch-a-Day -Day13-Week 3

Another shot of Everyman Jones floating high above the fray, with a frustrated and dejected Dr. Moon looking on from the background. Enjoy!

Daniel DePaolo

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Sketch-A-Day -Day12-Week3

Let's just say that Everyman Jones' captive audience needs to be put out of their collective misery soon. In the meantime Mr. Jones stands to reap a bountiful harvest for the hibernating Oracle of Filth. In related news, all physical work for this new issue will be done today. Now all I need to do is get it press ready. Feels good to be done with another book!

Daniel DePaolo

Monday, February 6, 2012

Sketch-a-Day -Day11-Week3

Happy Monday blog followers!! Hope you had a great Super Bowl Sunday. (Even if you didn't sit around watching the "Big Game") To continue on with the sketch-a-day marathon, I thought I'd offer a panel from page 9 of the most recent issue of The Brass Knuckle Rituals. It's one of the better shots of Everyman Jones in the book. And those menacing looking milk shake containers are the 'extractors' popping into existence and wrecking havoc on the mesmerized masses. Enjoy!!

Daniel DePaolo

Friday, February 3, 2012

Sketch-a-Day -Day10-Week 2

Here's another promising sketch ripped from the pages of my personal sketchbook. I like the image a lot and will be adding color to it. This is another piece I plan on having in print for ECCC 2012. Enjoy!

Daniel DePaolo

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Sketch-a-day -Day9 Week2

Not exactly the expression you might be looking for in those put under your spell. But right now, Everyman Jones isn't in full command of his capacities. Chaos energy is unpredictable and serves only the needs of its master, and Everyman Jones is just a vessel...

Daniel DePaolo

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Sketch-a-Day -Day8 Week2

It's going to be a bit tough posting panels out of context in the next few days, without giving away any major points in the story. For today, let's just say that Everyman Jones is slightly overwhelmed, yet presiding over a captive audience. Here's one of those unlucky bastards now. Enjoy!

Daniel DePaolo

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sketch-a-Day -Day7-Week2

Here he is again ladies and gentleman, the nefarious Dr. Moon. Who will shortly know how futile it is to not only taunt Everyman Jones, but to underestimate the chaotic power flowing in his veins. Probably one of my favorite panels from this page. Enjoy!

Daniel DePaolo

Monday, January 30, 2012

Sketch-a-Day -Day6-Week2

Happy Monday blog followers. Here is a small detail of an inset panel from the two-page spread covering page 4 and 5 of the new issue of TBKR 1.2. Again I apologize if this isn't really all that, but I would prefer to show you a strong panel and leave the "Wow" moment for when you see the book in print and view the epic establishing shot of the hanging gardens. More every Monday through Friday until Emerald City Comic con. Enjoy your week.

Daniel DePaolo

Friday, January 27, 2012

Sketch-a-Day -Day5

Happy Friday everyone! So I've made a bit of an arbitrary decision to post personal/sketch work on Fridays as I continue to post panels from the upcoming issue of The Brass knuckle Rituals. I thought I'd start with this sketch that I like to call "Shooter Squirrel".  It's a bit of a take off from the characters in the old Marvel title "Rocket Raccoon". I plan on coloring this one digitally and offering it as a limited run poster at all the comic shows I attend this year. I'll be sure to show it off when it is bright, shiny, and colored.

Daniel DePaolo

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sketch-a-Day -Day4

          While this panel is pretty cool, I will be the first to admit it isn't the best part of this or the next page. Both page 4 and 5 make up an epic establishing shot that create a tasty double page spread. I just don't want to show it to you, so that you may be more intrigued and buy the book. But trust me it's f'ing cool.

Daniel DePaolo

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sketch-a-Day -Day3

The nefarious Doctor Moon, a bit of a sociopath with a napoleon complex. He's kinda that mixed with a dash of Kim Jung Il. Have a great day you guys.

Daniel DePaolo

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sketch-a-Day- Day2

          Everyman Jones, throwing his hands up in frustration with a little unintentional mariachi flare to the hat. A small panel from page 2 of The Brass Knuckle Rituals 1.2 "Bedlam Brawl"... Enjoy your day friends.

Daniel DePaolo

Monday, January 23, 2012

The S.A.D. project- an endeavour to prepare for an awesome Emerald City

          Happy Monday, crap, Happy New Year blog enthusiasts!! So... ...for those of you who don't know, choose not to care, or just were plain unaware, I've been consistently producing a 27 page book every year for Neo-Trash Comix. It has been falling right on schedule to make its debut at Emerald City Comicon every year, and this year is no different friends. That's right, at the end of March in Seattle, Washington, we will once again have a swanky exhibitor's booth on the floor of what is quickly turning into a whopper of  a show. I'll have all four issues of The Brass Knuckle Rituals available for sale for all three days of the weekend. Also, exclusive this year, The Neo-Trash/ Black Box booth will have a half table devoted entirely to artwork and the work of the artists tabling in our booth. So... say you've always wanted to get an original page of comic artwork from me, or maybe buy one of my 11x17 posters on the cheap, or commission something exclusively for yourself. Well, get your butt out to the booth, buy some cool stuff to look at and help support regional artists.

           So what, you say, is this S.A.D. project which was at the top of this blog but hasn't been mentioned again?  Why does it matter to me?  I'll just call it a "Sketch-A-Day" blog until the weekend of Emerald City. That's right friends, from now until we leave for ECCC 2012 on Thursday March, 29th, I'll post something from either my current issue of the Brass Knuckle Rituals 1.2 "Bedlam Brawl" or I'll post something equally as kick-ass from my sketchbook. Here are the limitations, I will only post Monday through Friday, because sometimes too much blog is a bad thing.
          Concerning the work from The Brass Knuckle Rituals, each piece is a panel or segment of a panel that I think came out particularly well after, pencils, inks, and ink wash. I also will be especially sensitive about posting too much about the overall story in the panels. So, if you want to know who won the awesome fight on page 16, maybe best to just get out and buy the freakin' book. The work from the sketchbook will be varied and random and will fill the latter half of the posts before ECCC 2012. It will be rendered in pencil, ink, and possibly digitally colored if the spirit moves me. So... ...prepare yourselves friends, because it will all be an awesome spectacle to behold.

Daniel DePaolo