Rich and I haven't worked together all that much yet, so for now I'm going to be augmenting his art with pictures of kittens.
Here be an entry statement: After making a list of all the Artists I’m Working With (A.I.W.W.), I decided to post a bit of each of their work. The pieces I’ll be posting are from various projects, none of them yet published, and I’m trying to stick to pencils, unless the artist is doing both pencils and inks.
Next up is Rich Ellis:
Not a kitten. This is a portrait of Rich.
You know, I've thought and thought on how to describe Rich's artwork, and the word that keeps popping into my head is "welcoming." This panel is for an upcoming story with the Fantastic Four, and a crapload of villains. When I was plotting the issue I couldn't decide on which villain(s) to use, so I ended up just throwing a BUNCH of them in, and now Rich hates me because he has to draw so many of them. Ha ha ha! My indecision cost Rich his sanity!
Another kitten, this one fresh from watching the Spirit movie.
This kitten is trying to figure out Jean Grey's continuity graph.
Another panel of Rich's art. He chose a really good angle, here. Half of being an artist is choosing a good angle. The other half is executing that angle properly.
One last kitten for the road. This one once belonged to Anton Lavey, but Anton had to sell it, because the kitten creeped him out.