Saturday, February 27, 2010

Megatron at the gunshow

So, my buddy gives me a job setting up and taking down tables at a gun show. Yes, a gun show. I'm not a fan of guns, but I do think that Megatron is one of the best villains ever. While other characters turn into a car, a truck or an F-22, Megatron turns into a gun. He was designed to kill.

While this isn't the exact gun that Megatron was designed from, it is a Walther, like Megatron. The more I think about his design, the more I love how conhesive it is. Not to mention, that he wasn't even a Transformer at first. Megatron was a toy from another toy line in Japan called, "Microman." The toy actually shot bebes and there was a toy based off of a Browning pistol too.

Megatron became the character that he is because of a writer named Bob Budiansky, who designed the personalities of the Transformers. In short, Bob Budiansky created some great characters. Also, in short, I got paid for taking down tables and drew a gun.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Ol Dusty Trail

While I was in Japan in the summer of 2008, I was lucky enough to meet up with some people that I hadn't met for years, namely members of the Suzaka Rotary Club in Nagano, Japan. I had two different host families that had generous Rotarians as members, but there were also people who just made sure that I was having a good time. One of these people is pictured below, Nagata-san.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Fire and Thunder Swords

I did some character drawings for Steven Newell's animation. The characters are Steven's and the animation should have a book that has more drawings from other artists of the same characters. I look forward to it. I had a lot of fun drawing the ant eater that has a whole in him.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

War Machines

A few years ago I did some illustrations for a band in the Minneapolis Hardcore scene called Vessels for Our Ghost. It was a bunch of fun and one of the best jobs I've had to date. I'm doing more work for the band plus designing their whole identity. I'm having more fun this time around. These are the images I that I cooked up yesterday for the album art.

M1 Abrams Tank

F-22 Raptor