Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sanzaru & Art Trade

Hey Guys!

As always, I've been pretty busy with a few projects lately. One is preparing some new stuff for Wondercon 2010, another is an Islands in the Sky: Expedition Artbook (name tentative) that a group of awesome artist friends of mine are collaborating with; and finally some more art trades I've been meaning to finish.

I've also been preparing for my move to Sanzaru Games. It's been an awesome experience working on the MySims team, and I'll dearly miss all my friends there at EA. ;_; Everyone's been so good to me! But I feel at Sanzaru my portfolio will really grow and I'll be both challenged and inspired by the new project, style and all the great artists there. I feel the change is just what I need to achieve the next step in the development of my career.

Anywho, here's another trade I've been working on for my friend Vince Riley, who's been helping on the new IITS: Expedition Artbook. He's drawn me some pretty cool Kayli sketches in the past and has been a great tablemate/neighbor at the various comic conventions we frequent.

As my end of the trade, I drew my rendition of the main character from Vince's comic, Native Drums (click this link to see the comic on DeviantArt!). I also added his freakin' adorable dog, Little Foot (his real dog--not in the comic), in there, with a little antennae and Scouter on one eye, just for kicks! ^__^

One of these days I'll fully color this, but for now I'm just inking/flat-shading this one.

And some roughs:


Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sorry it's been a little quiet... internet connection went down for almost two weeks. Unfortunately, I'm posting something on a bit of a down note. As of right now, the likelyhood of us getting Issue #2 out for WonderCon 2010 is, well...not likely. Both of us are dealing with some pretty significant events in our lives right now (unrelated to each other and nothing bad) so we've not had the chance to really focus our attention on the IITS Comic. For those of you really looking forward to Issue #2, we're really sorry. We both really wish we had more time to dedicate to the project and will still continue to work on it when we can. Hopefully, our new plans for WonderCon will still be really cool and we look forward to sharing them with you.

Thanks to all of you for your continued support.

- Joseph