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... ...you 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