Thursday, January 31, 2008

Sorceror Supreme!

'By the Hoary Hosts Of Hoggoth',-- it's been a LONG time between Blog Postings hasn't it?! Yipes!
Well, as it turns out.. My Freelance work for the '2 Presidents' animation studio has now ended.. So I've found some time to clean up my workspace floor.. Trying to decide what project I should start on, first?..
I sorted thru a number of half-finished pieces of artwork. And stuff, that I'd intended to revisit & spruce up.. Hoping to (maybe) make them into something workable, re: a future Sketchbook, or whatever.

I decided that this 'DOCTOR STRANGE' commission from 2004 would be a safe bet..

This was a slightly-rushed Job, that I did for an "Alex T" from Thornhill, Ontario..
And I never really liked how I'd handled either the Face or Legs. So I cleaned up some of the Linework, and made the necessary adjustments.. Then, zapped the whole dingus with an appropriate color scheme!
I've always liked this Marvel character. Beginning with the most-excellent original stories done by Stan Lee & Steve Ditko. And later, thru the Paul Smith's knockout run on the book.. This one here though, was probably MORE inspired by the beautiful Kevin Nowlan covers, of the recent past..

Anyways,-- with work done now.. I'm hoping to be more of a "regular" Blogger, for the foreseeable future. So don't be a Stranger & drop by, for more soon!
See ya..


Suzanne Dargie said...

Guess Who? I'm glad to see that you FINALLY got a post together. I was beginning to think I would never see another one! Well, it turned out great, and I also wanted to take this opportunity to let you know that we were watching a Will and Dewitt episode today, and when we freeze framed the credits, your name is under Backgrounds. So there. You actually got credited for your work personally, and not lumped under the studio you were contracted with. Although the font they used is difficult to read.

Dominic Bugatto said...

Nice one Rich , is that a mixture of pencil crayon coloring & digital?

Rich Dannys said...

SoozyPie --
Well thanks, sweetie.. And I'm happy to hear that I got a Screen Credit!
The overall Style of the show, seemed a bit banal. But I wasn't completely ashamed of the work that I handed in. So, it's all good, I s'pose..

Dom --
Excellent Eye!! Yes, you are correct, sir..
The back wall & floor are digital. And everything else, is marker & pencil crayon..

splotch said...

Hi Rich

It's been a long time!

Lovely blog,some really great work.
Hope all is well...

Dave P.

Rich Dannys said...

Hello Dave!

It certainly has been, Dave!..
Last time I saw you, was (I think?) at 'Red Rover' whilst doing Layout on RIPPING FRIENDS..
How have you been?

Thanks, for the kind words.. I've been enjoying your Blog for some time, too.. Can't recall exactly how I found the "Link". But it seems like ALL of the old Nelvana'ers are coming out of the woodwork & bloggin' it up! ha ha

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