Wednesday, August 10, 2016

"Coin Toss" Tribute

Inspired by Ellis's performance: El, you look like you were born to be drawn by Mignola, so I obliged (in a quickie, faux-Hellboy style).

Also a chance to practice inking with these new brush pens from Xeno (Japanese company, bought on a whim at GraphAids in Culver City). They're pretty good!
One more 'cuz it's g-d impossible not to draw Ellis in full-on attack mode.
That spiral staircase was mesmerizing! I wanted to see more!! Love that pan to follow the coin thru the sky all the way to hitting the ground. Great shot! And I see you dropping frames on yr attack--really fits with the old Sci-Fi music!!
That said, I have no idea what the hell was going on in that thing.
But fun! 


MrGoodson2 said...

WOW! I have to show Scott Sackett that caricature. Crazy good. Captures the little short perfectly. I dig my all blackness and then my negative, Wilhelm scream, white rendering.


You're hired!

I'll pitch the bigger budget Coin Toss with this art.

Love it, really.

GraphAids in Culver City. I've been there! Of course I have.

MrGoodson2 said...

I love to study your line art. Something as sophisticated as bounce light being done with a quick study brush pen sketch.

Davis Chino said...

Eli! So glad you dig it!

You are over-rating my line art methods--sometimes I just get lazy filling in the blacks! But thank you.

GraphAids has moved--but only across the street. Amazing that they found another sweet warehouse-y set up--this time next to that BarB-Q place. The area is gentrifying (now the we left ;)

When I watched Coin Toss I immediately had to start sketching you, trying to capture your "sentient simian" posing. Because you really DO look like a Mignola model--barrel-chested and belligerent. Been meaning to ink these since I watched it two weeks ago....the Mignola connect is what did it. Love to do a better version of this--I believe the movie poster warrants a full-on "Hellboy" style cover treatment. call Dave Stewart for the colors!!

MrGoodson2 said...

The 2nd one is just as awesome. You have a special space in your head for complexity made simple. Drawing a spiral staircase like it's as simple as drawing a doughnut is a scary talent at work.

Thanks for sharing these.

Thanks for delving into the little short too. I better make a movie. Time is flying by. I have some guys that want to help. Just super planning, no budget genius and we do it.

Tom Moon said...

Beautiful drawings Marty, and such a funny characterization of Ellis! But if I may say, your technique brings to mind Al Williamson for me rather than Mike Mignola.

MrGoodson2 said...

That coin arcing down to the ground is two different shots cut together. Nifty what you can get away with.. I put the best against the sky shot together with the best landing. At the camera resolution and level of blur of action, pretty much seamless.