You see, there are still faint glimmers of civilization left in this barbaric slaughterhouse that was once known as humanity. Indeed that’s what we provide in our own modest, humble, insignificant… oh, fuck it.”

Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel was excellent.

mrjakeparker:

InkTober starts in 15 days. Who’s in? Rules and resources here:

Count me in! Hoping to be able to participate for the full month.

The final version of a shirt design audition I finished earlier in the week. It had to fall within certain parameters for a major clothing line. I had a limited color palette to choose from, I had to incorporate the steer skull and it had to have a kind of western feel to it. Aside from that I was free to improvise the rest of the design.

I may add this to my online store once I get approval. This was fun to make and it’s giving me ideas for more shirts!

What if the X-Men were a crew of gearheads a la Fast & Furious, who drove superpowered cars and faced off against rival car crews and injustice?

Charles “The Professor” Xavier and Erik “The Metallurgist” Lensherr were partners a long time ago, working for S.H.I.E.L.D. and engaging in undercover vehicular infiltration of villainous, experimental car crews like HYDRA and A.I.M. After their most significant bust, Erik wanted to go rogue, using the technology they’d uncovered to break free from S.H.I.E.L.D. and make the sorts of cars they’d always dreamed of. But Charles wants to turn over what they’d found to S.H.I.E.L.D. Erik, sensing his friend has betrayed their own ideals, engineers an accident that leaves Charles paralyzed, unable to drive ever again. So, with the backing of S.H.I.E.L.D., he opens an automotive academy, taking in wayward drivers and using the HYDRA and A.I.M. tech to outfit a new team of motorists to track down and take out his old friend…

These are the Children of the Engine.

*** Character Concept #1 ***

Real Name:  James Howlett

Codename:  Wolverine

Role:  The Grunt

Car:  Weapon X

Bio:  He’s the best there is at what he does, and what he does is drive like a fucking maniac. He isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty and operates his car as if he’s got a death wish. James learned to drive in the Canadian wilderness, which means he’s capable of handling nearly any terrain that crosses his path. The Weapon X is built upon an adamantium chassis and its exterior is from an experimental alloy that allows it to recover from nearly any damage it receives. In addition to this, the car is outfitted with a series of retractable “claws” capable of slicing through metal and tires alike.

Next Character: Nightcrawler

((Words by James F. Wright  - Art by Josh Eckert))

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*** How I Learned to Stop Hating and Love the ‘Fast and the Furious’ Franchise ***

Work in progress for a shirt design gig I’m trying out for.

Idris Elba sketch for another illustration I hope to finish sometime soon. Here’s the reference photo shot by Sebastian Kim. I’ve been doing some photograph studies to take a break from the cartoon style of Son of Bigfoot

St. Vincent sketch for a digital illustration I’m hoping to finish sometime. You may recognize the pose from this amazing photo taken by Kara Smarsh at SXSW earlier this year.

Since my Vengeance Trilogy posters have been getting pretty consistent attention for a while, I thought I’d share some images showing the different stages of creation for each one.

Prints available at my Society 6 store!

Process for Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance and Lady Vengeance.

Since my Vengeance Trilogy posters have been getting pretty consistent attention for a while, I thought I’d share some images showing the different stages of creation for each one.

The top three images are from 2009 when I first wanted to make a poster for Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance. The rest are from 2013 when I decided to make the whole trilogy and reignited the old idea. 

It wasn’t until I decided to redraw the whole thing with bold black ink that I figured out how the color should look. The stark contrast felt more appropriate and made a bolder statement than trying to give it a realistic color scheme. The red and blue is meant to echo the South Korean flag

Prints available at my Society 6 store!

Process for Oldboy and Lady Vengeance.