Thursday, November 4, 2010

Swan sketch

This is a quick digital sketch based on a still from the upcoming movie Black Swan directed by Darren Aronofsky. Aronofsky's work as a director is always impressive, however, his willingness to reach out to worthwhile illustrators to collaborate with him on projects is part of what distinguishes him. He did so with illustration master Kent Williams for The Fountain graphic novel and once again now with the exquisitely striking Black Swan international posters. Hopefully after the film's release we'll get to know more about who designed them, but for now enjoy the simple sketch fueled by my enthusiasm for the film.

Note: The Swan Posters were created by London based design studio, La Boca. Their work is definitely worth a look.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Happy 50th!

That's right! 50 years ago Nigeria got its independence from the British. Its has been a tumultuous 50 years to say the least, but there have been small and formidable triumphs along the way especially in the arts and literature. October 1st is also special because that is the day our titular hero's journey began.
Jupiter Jonah's cast for book 1, The Eye of Oduduwa is more or less complete here from left to right; Denarii, best buddies Blass and Rashidi, Captain Stein, Jonah, Prospero, and Funlola along with the Baron Kookoomba looming hungrily above. Rest assured, work on Jonah is alive and kicking. There is also a variant poster designed by my brother, Shobo for your viewing pleasure on his blog here.

Once again Happy Independence day to every Nigerian out there!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Cirque du DD

I don't usually redesign established characters, but a couple of friends of mine are involved in what's called the Superhero Costume Coalition and I thought I'd thrown in my two cents. The redesign blog can be found here along with my friends' similar efforts. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


A long standing and mysterious member of Stein's crew, Denarii has been around for ages and he has seen and experienced a rough history that has hewn deep, salient lines in his careworn face.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Greed and Virtue

Two more characters from the Jupiter Jonah camp! The comic is begining to take shape, with Shobo doing a few more script revisions and yours truly concepting a few more characters before we start the comic in earnest. For now enjoy this sneak peak of Stein, the captain of the pirate ship, the Avarice, and Prospero, a freed manservant/gladiator that aids Jonah on his many adventures. Also for more Jonah stuff, check out Shobo's suhweet desktop wallpapers here and here. More coming soon! hopefully this Friday soon! so stay tuned!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

A little hiatus

Sorry for the leave of absence folks. At the beginning of the month I moved to Chicago and started work as a Character Artist at Robomodo! Its been busy and fantastic so far, getting comfortable with a new environment, learning new tools and meeting good people. Have no fear though, ladies and gents, I still intend to work on some of the personal projects you've read about on the blog. Unfortunately, nothing to show right now, but there's some illustrations a' brewin'.

Oh and one last thing. Here is an interview I did with an art collective in Memphis last year called Flier Arts.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Updated Reel for the New Year

All the character modeling work I did in 2009 along with some recent illustrations and drawings done over the past 3 years. All presented in glorious HD, which you can watch over at Vimeo. Constructive criticism is quite welcome.