This is a darkened version of a painting Grant Goleash and I are working on.
I faded out the edges so I could float it over a black background for web publishing purposes. I'll be adding the real thing shortly. Oil on Masonite.
The cover for our first issue of Bad Planet. Penciled by Lewis LaRosa, Inked by Bradstreet, Colored by Grant Goleash.
Teaser poster design for the Lion's Gate film In The Blood, currently in development. Adapted and based on the Comic by Steve Niles. For this we got my pal and make-up FX artist extraordinaire, Greg Nicotero, from KNB Effects Group to lone us a Werewolf suit for the shoot. That's Niles' arm inside. We had a lot of fun doing this one.
The cover illustration to the new Hellblazer novel by John P. Shirley
The last cover in my run as regular cover artist of Hellblazer.
Bradstreet covers appear on Hellblazer issue's 134-143, 145-215
The cover for The Punisher MAX issue 32.
This is just the line art without any heavy black inks. Sometimes I almost hate to ink the blacks in cause I love the line art so much without it. Occasionally I'll scan one of these before I black it if I dig the piece, but I think I'm going to do this more often regardless.
The line illustration for Punisher 33. This one was a lot of fun. This new character Barracuda is insane and it's been nice to have a cool character to include on the covers with Frank.
This was an inventory cover I did for Dc's Jonah Hex book. It was recently slated for production so it's finally safe to show it off. One of my favorite characters.
The teaser poster for the upcoming Lion's Gate film, The Lurkers.
Written by Steve Niles and starring Thomas Jane
The line illustration for Punisher 28. This was a lot of fun to set up in the photo shoot.
Model Tom O'Brien and I messed around with the set-up for this until I was happy with an above, over shoulder shot. We shoot this stuff in an abandoned bank building that Tom owns. It's over 100 years old and gives us some spectacular settings to shoot against. Then I go home and draw all this stuff.
This is the black and white line illustration to Punisher MAX #13.
In retrospect, I wish that I'd have seen some of Dougie Braithwait's pencils from this story arc before I did this cover. Dougie had Fury with a crew cut. I thought it was awesome. Thomas Jane posed for Fury. I think he'd have looked pretty great with the shorter hair. Oh well, next time.
This is the penciled and inked version of the cover to Punisher MAX 6.
Since there is some confusion about my technique (for some reason, people assume I'm working full out digital) I thought I'd take this opportunity to show you some of the sweat and effort behind the color.
- Brush, Crowquill, and Ink
Cover Image for Dark Horse's "Serenity: Those Left Behind" series. Whedon requested me for this specific piece, and as a fan of Firefly and Serenity I was all too happy to jump on board.
Again, I wanted to show off more of the penciled versions of some covers, 99% of which no one has ever seen. This from the cover of Hellblazer 205. Sometimes I like the pencils so much that I don't want to ink them. I like the linework and open look of the unfinished piece. Luckily I dry transfer my pencils to the board I ink on, which allows me to preserve both the pencil and inked versions of the illustration.
The very popular "Constantine Praying" shot. Anyone who knows the character loves the irony here. This is a version of the cover without the digital design work I added to the final illustration.
Another sketchbook illustration. This was one I wanted to do way back when I did the mini series for VERTIGO. I've also got another Unknown Soldier piece that has been itching to be finished for a few years now. It's kind of a full illustration wraparound thing. When time permits I'll finish it up and post it here. It's gonna be a classic.
A rare look at one of my sketchbook drawings. This was done for a friend in Texas.
I usually decline doing anything but a 2-5 minute freebie for people because if I want to do something cool I need to take the sketchbook home with me. It may be 6 months to a year before these poor unfortunate souls get their books back. I hate taking so long to get to this type of stuff but the wait usually pays off.
This was a cover job for my good friend Sal Abbinanti who writes and draws ATOMIKA. I wanted to experiment and do something blending graphic design and illustration and Sal was all too happy to give me carte blanche. This was a fun one.
This piece was done for the first chapter of the Hellblazer story arc "Black Flowers" which is now out in Trade Paperback. My pal Lee Bermejo did the interiors for the two issues and I wanted to do something special for him with the cover here. I liscensed a scanning electron microscope shot of a fly head from a real nice bloke in Hawaii who does that kind of thing as a hobby. Anyway, thought people might get a kick out of seeing more pencils here. Enjoy.
Back to work for White Wolf and the first order of business was illustrating a wraparound cover for the Worlds Of Darkness Chicago Sourcebook. Here the separate factions, the Mages, Werewolves, and Vampires have formed an alliance. I was tasked with creating an archtype for each, with the Werewolf in it's human form (center), his wolf eyes glowing underneath the sunglasses. I love doing this kind of stuff and look forward to lots more.
Had a lot of fun doing this monster cover for Steve niles' book Criminal Macabre.
Not my normal take with a Nosferatu.
Punisher art collector extraordinaire Adam Gilbert was invited to a photo shoot in Dallas and here he is making his debut on the cover of Punisher dropping a pistol whip on a seamingly helpless Frank Castle. I get a tremendous kick out of giving fans an opportunity to be a part of the action and Adam did himself proud with this one.
Recently I was given the opportunity to do some horror covers for Wildstorm's new line of New Line Horror Titles. Texas Chainsaw Massacre was a particular favorite as I am such a huge fan of the original film. I got to work with shots from the newest incarnation which was very cool because one thing the remake definitely had going for it was some nice cinematography, solid production design, and great make-up and costumes.
I wanted to make this my version of the movie poster.
Cover to Punisher Max #42. This is one of my favorites. I love to make use of silhouetted figures in a composition and i got the perfect opportunity to use that technique with this cover design. The imposing figure of Frank Castle in the act of surrender (?) makes for the ideal forground focus. There is just something about this one that I really dig.