Sunday, January 30, 2011

CHARGE Headshots

A few years back, I was commissioned by a couple of incredibly creative young ladies to work on character designs and a few promotional pages for their budding comic project entitled CHARGE.

These headshots are of the title's main character, Jamie, donning the mask that transforms her into the electrifying superheroine known as CHARGE.

I really enjoyed coming up with the different masks. I also found that it's a huge challenge to draw the same character's face from different angles, with different expressions AND masks, and keep it all consistent. I know I have room for improvement there, but I'm working on it.

I also plan on inking and coloring these. Just for the fun of it. : )

CHARGE is Trademark TM & Copyright © 2011 Karyn Pinter & Holly Scudero, all rights reserved.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Mr. Bellows

I just hope I didn't go too Hellboyish on this one.

This is another rough sketch from The Great Undisclosed Project I am currently working on alongside my comrades Erik Van Buren and Dane Caro.

Without giving too much away, we are thinking about using this guy as a boss character. My line of thinking is that he'd be able to toss the main character into his fiery furnace belly, roasting him or her alive. The smoke plumes would then issue from his earstacks. Something like that.

Still, more on the way.

Image and Design Copyright © 2011 Daniel (strickart) Strickland & Erik Van Buren, all rights reserved.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Serratix

This one isn't easy on the eyes. He's more apt to gouging them.

This is a very rough character sketch from a currently undisclosed project that I have been collaborating on along with my good compatriots Erik Van Buren and Dane Caro. It's a pretty big deal. It's so classified that, in fact, you should probably stop looking at this right about... now...

Erik wanted to brainstorm on some really evil silhouette robots, so this is one of the designs that emerged from my end of the sketch pool. It was a lot of fun to play with the solid shapes. It's been a while since I've worked like that.

More to come soon.

Image and Design Copyright © 2011 Daniel (strickart) Strickland & Erik Van Buren, all rights reserved.