Friday, October 15, 2010

Escape from Terra volume 1 Lee Oaks

My first (instructed) art discipline was water colors.  I seized this opportunity to paint Mars the old way by hand.

Hi-Roller #2 cover Pencils Lee Oaks

I picked this layout even though it diverts from the established theme.  It captures every story element and provided me with lots of textures and challenges.  The lighting and flames, the smoke, the stars, the animals (yes animals!) and glowing music notes and embers, etc...  See below to see how it turned out.

Hi-Roller #2 cover INKS Lee Oaks

I decided nibs would be in order for the pine needles.

Hi-Rollers sponsor revealed Lee Oaks

I like how the fire turned out.  Don't ask me how I did it.  I had it all planned out in my head, then it became much more complex when putting it on paper.

Cover Hi-Roller #1 comic book Pencils Lee Oaks

For a first appearance comic, had to showcase the main characters, their dog, and of course the Hi-Roller mobile!  ...and their favorite restaurant?

Hi-Roller #1 colored cover Lee Oaks

Gotta love color!

Thunder Monkey #1 Lee Oaks

Jackson Hole High students, SCAD alumni and now comic shops everywhere know Thunder Monkey!

Hi-Roller #2 cover pencils Lee Oaks

Hi-Roller #2 cover pencils Lee Oaks.

Hi-Rollers #2 Cover colored Lee Oaks

Colored pencils!

Statue of Liberty drawing by Lee Oaks

Statue of Liberty drawing by Lee Oaks.

Arabian Nights splash page

Arabian Nights splash page

Denver comic convention sketch

Denver comic convention sketch.  Featuring various characters I've created, or co-created.

Colors cover #2 Lee Oaks

Colors cover #2 Lee Oaks

Inks Thunder Monkey #2 Lee Oaks

Inks Thunder Monkey #2 Lee Oaks

Thunder Monkey #3 cover Lee Oaks

Thunder Monkey #3 cover Lee Oaks
I've self-published, so I know what it means to do everything, and have a great appreciation for for the efforts behind the comic.

Gods from Tales of Tralodren Lee Oaks

Here are the definitive forms of the main characters from the Graphic Novel: Tales of Tralodren art by Lee Oaks

Dinosaur Splash Drawing from Tales of Tralodren Lee Oaks

Dinosaur Splash Drawing from Tales of Tralodren by Lee Oaks

Dragon Splash Drawing from Tales of Tralodren Lee Oaks

Dragon Splash Drawing from Tales of Tralodren by Lee Oaks