Saturday, January 31, 2009

As Requested...

As requested in the Comments section, here are a couple more concept sketches I did for a Starcraft comic.

Note, however, when it's related to a project, I will typically only post stuff that has either A) already been published or B) has been outright rejected or C) was just something I was doodling around with when I was coming up with ideas and doesn't give anything away ahead of time.

In this case, this is the original page from my sketchbook of Nuura, that was used in the published preview that is already floating around the internet.

The ship was an earlier version that I was dinking around with. When I was working on it, somebody had asked for "something like Serenity" and this was deemed "too much like Serenity". I think it must've been the rotating thruster things on sides. I think they're pretty cool, in general, but they certainly aren't exclusive to the ship in Firefly, as I think you can see similar design elements in Star Wars, Bladerunner and various other sci-fi. Either way, I guess ya gotta start somewhere.

As I think I mentioned in an earlier post, they opted for another direction with the book and the original creative team is no longer involved, but down the road, when the new book does hit stands, I'll post more of the art that I did when I was on the project. I've seen colored versions of some covers and pinups that I drew that I thought turned out pretty sweet, so I'd think you might be seeing some solicits before too long.

1 comment:

Medievaldragon said...

Thanks a lot. Sorry, didn't know you were no longer in the project. The comic book hasn't been officially announced (as press release), and DC has no time window to do so as of last week.

So it isn't rare to see changes happen this early in its development. I would have liked to see the original team start off with the project though. Maybe you will get back to it eventually during the contract cycles.

Usually writers/artists are changed every few issues or story arcs in other comic projects.

Thanks again for the original artwork used in the Starcraft BlizzCon exclusive ashcan sampler. I recall seeing that ship in the sampler.

I was who put the images on the net ( and

I have a pending video interview with Blizzard Entertainment's Chris Metzen, Micky Neilson and some DC folks at New York Comic Con about the World of Warcraft and the Starcraft comic book.