Archive for January, 2011

Random Ink #4 PREVIEW!

Squirrel studies

I did these squirrel studies in preparation for the story I am currently working on for  the next Random Ink.  Their structure and nimbleness makes them fun to draw from a bunch of angles.

Here there be squirrels.

Here’s a finished panel from that story.  It’s called “Horde” and will be a five-pager in Random Ink #4 (in color).  I was pretty happy with this particular panel, and I think it gives you a good idea of what the story’s about.

In-progress squirrel drawing Detail shot

This kept me busy for a couple of days.  You probably already guessed this is another page from that “Horde” story I mentioned earlier.  It was actually a lot of fun to draw… something I wasn’t sure I could actually do when I thumbnailed the story.

Some more random finished panels from that story…

The friendly rodent.

This can't be good.

Designs for Mars Rover Mark IV

There are a lot of things in the works here at Three Trees.  We are gearing up for this year’s con season and working hard to finish several new books in time for that.  Another story that will be featured in Random Ink #4 is the next chapter of the Last Martian “saga.”  Here you can see three possible designs for the new Mars Rover in that story.  Which one is actually in the story?  Well, you’ll have to wait and see.  In the meantime, here’s some random finished panels…

Emerging from rubble

Martians are known for being vengeful.

Things look grim for our Martian.

Things heat up.

There will be eight stories in Random Ink #4.  Stay tuned for more details!