Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Avengers sketch


The Movie Avengers; Captain America, Thor and Ironman & the Hulk

















This sketch of the Avengers will be featured on my new Marvel Fan Art page. Although the Avengers' constantly changing, all time membership surpasses 100, these four heroes will headline in the new movie which will be released on May 4th, 2012
Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the Avengers first appeared in their own comic book in September,1963, to fight the foes no single hero could withstand... 

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Animated rain


video

This is an initial rough test for how we'll handle the rain effect
in the WolfMan animation which is now well underway..

Friday, March 25, 2011

Concept Boards


Concept Boards

Here are two key frames from a Risky Business inspired TV campaign, that I sketched for a focus group. The vast majority of this kind of work is used strictly at a test stage.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Graphic Novel


Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums
is graphic novel I've been working on for a while with a writer friend of mine. This is our first cover design concept.  

There will be much more as this project evolves.

Monday, March 21, 2011

J.F. & Pris sketch


a BLADERUNNER inspired sketch


















J.F. Sebastian
(William Sanderson) was a very talented, lonely and, as it turns out, unlucky genetic designer for the Tyrell Corporation.  When he discovers Pris (Daryl Hannah), a Nexus 6 'pleasure model', sleeping on his doorstep, he naively welcomes her into his fantastic home workshop. However, Roy Batty soon arrives and J.F. is easily manipulated by the two replicants. 

Friday, March 18, 2011

Leon Kowalski sketch


a BLADERUNNER inspired sketch




















Leon Kowalski was one of the Tyrel Corporation's laborer/soldier Nexus 6 replicants. Although he possessed only a 'C level' mentality, Leon knew better than to attempt re-entering his apartment with police spinners circling in the street. The memorable character was portrayed by American actor Brion James.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Zhora sketch


a BLADE RUNNER inspired sketch
















One early version of the Blade Runner script had Zhora's exotic dance in
the Taffey Lewis Snake Pit Bar as a major musical set piece, lasting minutes. However, the costly extensive scene was ruled out in favor of Deckard's (Harrison Ford) incredulous but subtle reaction and the off camera performance was left the the viewer's imaination.  The snake in the movie was actually actress, Joanna Cassidy's own pet snake.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Roy Batty sketch


a BLADE RUNNER inspired sketch
















Dangerous Days: the making of Blade Runner is an exceptionally well produced documentary film which clearly presents the epic struggles that can be involved in making an ambitious, large scale film. It was made in 2008, features up to date interviews with most of the cast & crew, includes much deleted footage and reveals some very surprising background information. It is available in the two disk set of BLADE RUNNER; The Final Cut.  I highly recommend this documentary to anyone interested in film making. I'll post this sketch again when it's completed.

Friday, March 11, 2011

the Black Burned Sky


the Black Burned Sky

This is a title page design for the Black Burned Sky, a kids book/graphic novel I have been developing for a while. There has been some new interest recently expressed in the project so I will be posting a few sketches in progress.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Shooting Boards

Saving Dinah

















Here is a segment of an illustrated screenplay for a new film in preproduction.
I usually execute 'grey scale' frames like these with HB pencils, black Prismacolour pencils and black ball point pens; then I add Photoshop tinting and contrast..

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Farmall 'A' tractor


Farmall 'A' tractor


















This was our first tractor, a McCormick Farmall 'A'.  It has now been completely
restored and on display in the
Osgoode Township Historical Society Museum in the Ottawa Valley. A full colour photo album of the McEvoy farm can be seen at http://www.mcevoyfarm.com/

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Greenmantle Farm


Greenmantle Farm















Here is a wonderful aerial photograph of the dairy farm in the Ottawa Valley 

where I grew up
 . We always had about 24 purebred Holstein cows and about
24 'young cattle'. The entire operation was only 100 acres. I will post a few
more farm images.


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

March Break


Mom & Dad


















I have gone home to the Ottawa Valley to visit with my Mom and Dad 
for a few days. A full colour photo album of the McEvoy farm can be seen at http://www.mcevoyfarm.com/