Saturday, June 18, 2011

new yak for the ages.

I was walking around the other day, and did some sketching around the neighborhood.
It was a research run on a book that I am working on called Ghost Whale. There are some post I did in the past showing the hero of the book, Belukha.

The little paintings are small nothing larger than four and a half inches, because of that I can do a bunch of them very very quickly, and just get a sense of the colors and how to get some of the city energy down. They were all done on the same sheet of paper.

Now Ghost Whale is a story that I been slowly developing and it's dear to my heart as it brings together a lot of the old pulp feel that I grew up with. Lets just say that it pays a nice homage to almost every single hero invented in the pulps. In the little paintings one can catch a glimpse of an old man in a giant skyscraper and of a flying man circling the city. Its fun, it has giant steam-men, robots, aliens, and my neighborhood of Washington Heights is a big part of the setting.
Enjoy the weekend everyone.
Best always.


  1. Thank you so much, Scott.
    I like to loosen up the brush work by doing a bunch of these before a page. Then I can see what needs to be in or taken out. Plus they are lots of fun to do.

  2. I agree, this paintings are amazing!