Here's a small thumbnail of a concept drawing for the film/graphic novel ADRIFT. Take a quick peek inside... the Collector's Vault.
Hope you enjoy,
How's it going everybody,
I was talking with writer and pal, Gary Raisor recently and he mentioned he was going to the second largest convention in the country this year, which is of course Dragon Con in Atlanta. Gary was promoting quite a many project there: books, comics and even a short film of a short story of his.
One of the many entree's on Gary's dinner plate is a story called Less Than Human. He's currently in the midst of putting together a film script and graphic novel adaptation of LTH and wanted to know if I was curious about contributing a concept sketch of main character Steven Adler.
I've read both Gary's original novel of LTH as well as his film script of it and one of the many things that stands out are his characters. Deeply crafted, real and very often funny as hell. Steven in particular. In a sinister manner of course, being that he's the "bad guy". So of course I worked up a drawing as fast as my hands would allow and the results rests right here.
Now, I've done sketches of Mr. Adler in the past but this time I wanted to really visually express his personality, while also touching on those mysterious aspects of his character. A funny guy? Yeah. A nice guy? Well, no. Working on this drawing was, as is the case with all of Gary's characters, extremely engaging and I had a good time with it.
(Word has it Gary even had the chance to show it to Lance Henriksen while at the show. And, well, that's just plain cool).
Anyways, hope you guys dig it and I'll talk with you soon.
What's up everybody,
A little while ago I posted a single panel from a comic strip I've been working on, called Cody & Eugene. This actually is one of the few comics where I can say this is in fact my brainchild. Entirely.
Meaning I'm the writer, illustrator, colorist, letterer and creator. The whole schmeel. It's been quite the experience. Many lessons learned and much enjoyment had.
Now I can't show the whole strip for this panel (under contract and whatnot) but I thought I'd post the colored version for you guys to check out.
Hope you dig it and I'll talk with ya soon!
Douglas E. Draper Jr. is an award-winning artist from Salisbury, Maryland. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute, College of Art and his work has been exhibited throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Annapolis, Baltimore and various other cities and galleries. His fine art and illustrative work can be seen from such publishers as Moonstone Books, Top Shelf, Desperado, IDW, and many others.
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