Saturday, December 02, 2006

Yager Strikes Again!

Here is a previously posted Mystique dawing, now inked by John Yager.

I Photoshopped it up into this design, shot a non-repro blue print of it on artboard and gave it to John.
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Sunday, November 26, 2006

Two For The Show...

First we have a sketch of Batman Beyond that I drew in my sketchbook last year when my oldest son, Sage, and I discovered this great annimated series togehter.

I had missed it in it's original run.
I missed out.

The need for me to finish some of the many incomplete illustrations that I have had going over the last several years, and this one in particular, is what brought John Yager and my self into our collaboration.

The second image is the inked version of this Batman Beyond by John Yager.

This is the style in which our upcomming web comic will be executed. And for those of you who read Dirk Manning's Write or Wrong column at Newsarama this week, including comments from me reguarding the importance of collaboration, here is a fine example of John taking my basic drawing, using it as a guideline, and adding so much more with his stylistic choices, that it became an illustration with a whole new life.

Third we have a reworked version of the is sketch into the black costumed Spiderman. I intend for this to be displayed on a fansite, or at in the near future.

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Thursday, November 23, 2006

There's A New Inker In Town!

Here is the inked version of the rocketman that I have previously posted.

Noted how John has added a striking high contrast effect to the artwork.

In the coming weeks John and I will be releasing a weekly serialized web comic.

I will handel the writing, penciling, lettering, and some of the design work.

John will be inking the pages, and handeling the bulk of the creative design work. The style that John will be using will add tremendously to the atmosphere of the story.

I hope to see you soon!

.j. christopher greulich
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Friday, September 15, 2006

Only Happy When It Rains
Here are the pencils and the finshed art to a one page I did up for Nightmare World. It was to be a spoof o the Creature from the Black Lagoon. I suggested to the writer Dirk Manning tat we could make the couple Archie and Veronica, there by making it a double spoof. He agreed and it seemed to work out well. What do you think? Posted by Picasa

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Noah's Tiger Posted by Picasa
Pencil on bristol, 11x14. This was drawn for my son Noah. This work took the Blue Ribbon (first prize) at a local art show.

Friday, January 20, 2006

A Little Mystique Posted by Picasa
Pencil in sketchbook, 11x14.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Christ's Church Posted by Picasa
Pencil on drawing paper, 8x10. This was a commission drawing that served as the cover of the church's weekly bulletin.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Daredevil: The Man Without Fear Posted by Picasa
This piece was pencilled in my sketchbook as a preliminary drawing for an upcoming watercolor painting. I would also like to make note of some behind-the-seens editing that has been taking place here at the FadingSun Studio. My good friend Alan Coil, writer of the column The Sixth Decade, has been editing my posts to present correct spelling and grammar. You can read his newest column by following the link here on this site.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Nightmare World: Character Sketches and Thumbnails. Posted by Picasa
Here we have the character sketches and page thumbnails that I did in planning out the final layouts. Also included is the original cover rough that was to comprise the "pulp-style" cover, and the pencil sketch that would become the published cover version.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Nightmare World: Just Another Victim Cover Posted by Picasa
This is the cover illustration that I produced for the upcoming story I have in writer Aaron Weisbrod's Nightmare World: The Same Deep Water As You trade paperback. Originally, I had planned on doing a pulp style cover for the eight pager, but decided to go with an Art Deco poster feel. This piece was pencilled, inked, lettered/designed, and computer colored by myself.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Rocketman King of the Rocketmen Posted by Picasa
What we have here is the illustraion that is on the first page of my "show" portfolio. This will be the first image a prospective employer will see, so it needs to be great...what do you think? I am always open to suggestions!
FadingSun Studio Logo Posted by Picasa
Here we go...this is the logo I have created for my work. It will either appear in this form or in a negative image on my artwork and publishing efforts.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Welcome to the FadingSun Studio blog...this will feature the art work of j. christopher greulich as I grow towards a career in the sequential art medium. Thanks for coming along!