Friday, December 12, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
In the time before I had started my professional career I spent a lot of my time either taking part in sports activities I enjoyed or working on my artwork.
In the time after high school I really wanted to work in the comic industry, and that eventually was my first professional art job. I worked as a digital colorist for Malibu Comics, which was then bought out by Marvel. Then Marvel shut the house down and shipped all the work to Ireland because it was cheaper. So right after I went to Klasky Chupo to do character Design for Duckman. Which was a whole different story. But that gig was short lived and I ended up doing freelance comic coloring from someone I worked and Malibu/Marvel with.
In the time before that job I focused a lot on my illustration detail and characters complexity. I used a set of Rapideograph pens to ink my pencils. I usually spent most of my day and well into the night riding my bike from place to place spending hours drawing and drinking coffee. In the 90's Ventura had a nice selection of living room style coffee houses. These were great environments for paying little for coffee and spending large amounts of time there. Which allowed for me to focus on the detail I wanted to put into my drawings, potential portfolio.
The first piece of the witch and cat was from 93 and the second was after getting into Malibu and was done in 95. Both are copyright protected under Scott Cattanach.
Cecilia's closet is another of my story lines that has been somewhat abandoned. I have narrowed my work flow to make sure I can get work done. It has not been completely abandoned but for right now it is dormant. These are character concepts for some of the characters on the darker side of a dark story. All characters, concepts and story lines are owned and copyright protected under Scott Cattanach, no material may be used in whole, part or likeness without artists permission.
Early in my drawing life i found i loved and had a good hand for drawing horror illustrations. Growing up and living a night life of nightmare dreams i had a full library of ideas to draw from. This is a sketchbook piece i did back in 1995 copyright scott cattanach.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Sometimes the random paths of drawing come to characters that turn out to be your favorite creations. This was one of a group of characters created in one of my sketch books, that I did some digital coloring on. The desert vampire boy is in motion repelling back towards the sky and a trail of blood in the sky will lead from victim off screen. copyright scott cattanach 2006
This was a piece I did as a pencil test for a job application. There was about a dozen character and perspective illustrations done for the job test. Drawn in 1997 copyright scott cattanach.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
I have always loved working with monsters and creatures. And of course there is true fun in working with zombies. the template is already there, the world, everyone you see. Just take a little off here and there and keep the essence of the individual. This sketch was from one of my 2002 sketchbooks where I was working directly with color pencils for sketching. It gives little room to go back. An exercise in knowing what you are laying down. This fellow just has that special something.
copyright scott cattanach 2002
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
I am in the process of reviving an old story concept that was started and set to the side. I liked the concept of the story but had others at the time that were more important. In starting back I have to get the feel of the world again, and sketching characters is a large part of that process for me. all concepts are originals by scott cattanach copyright 2008