Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Have a "Savage" New Year!!

Here's the finished colors for my Conan pinup.

I've warmed my color pallete up with earth tones, and warm greens.
The idea is that I wanted a creepier, "sicker" environment/mood. At the same time, I wanted a bit more graphic contrast without being to obvious...
...Compare this color to my earlier attempt...what do you think?

As for the drawing...well, there are still some things I could tweek, such as proportions. But I've got to move on to new drawings. It's not always good to grow to attached to your work, better to move on to the next batch.

Overall, I feel pretty comfortable with the design I'd like to go with for a Conan story...'wink'.

Now that 2005 is finally coming to an end, let's hope we all have a great 2006...

Saturday, December 24, 2005

The Savage Sword...

...of CONAN!!

This sketch was done just in time for the New Year.

Actually, I hope to do some Conan work some time in 2006, and this sketch is my first attempt at the character study.

Jorge Zaffino (comic artist) has always been a big influence of mine. Thus inspiring my choppy brush work, and subtle zip-a-tone use for a little graphic design.

Overall, I'd like to make some changes to the head...not sure I'm happy with this design.

The color is a color rough completed in photoshop, and it reads a little dark...still working on a final version which I hope to post soon.

-Happy New Year!!

Thursday, December 22, 2005

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My official website is still under construction.
Yes, I told everybody it would be done last summer...but hey it'll be done early 06.
Here's the address
please bookmark it, and check back for new artwork.

In the meantime, you can see some of my work here...
Join the group, and become a member...then click the "files" section to view work.

I'll update everybody as to when tobycypress.com features new artwork, and design!

Welcome to Punkrock*Jazz

Welcome to the official blog of artist T.Cypress!

After many requests I've taken some time to start a blog.
This blog is basically about my work, news/appearance updates.

I've often been asked about my process, my inspiration, and this blog is an effort to create a little journal about what's going on in my daily operations, and to help shed some insight on what makes me tick.
Future posts will include examples of my work in progress.

Nothing is really out of bounds!
Some days I may post political interests, other days I may post critiques of film/music. Still, most of the time I'll be posting updates about my work, it's evolution, it's release schedule, and any concerns/interest I might be having in my work.
toby cypress