One of the things I enjoy the most is making promotional art for different series I work on. Ads, covers, posters - you name it. It's just fun to do these standalone pieces because of the amount of detail I can put into them.Read More
The next book Flux Destiny: Agents of Karma, will give important glimpses into Marco's backstory. We'll discover the challenges Marco faced as a talented kid who doesn't quite fit in with the other boys. While I won't go into a lot of detail here for spoiler reasons, I'll say that this stuffed rabbit is very special to him, and is based on a toy I had as a child that I still have to this day.Read More
In Flux Destiny: Fortuna's Rings readers learn about ruptures and tears. Both are rips in the fabric of spacetime that exposes the Gears of Destiny, however ruptures refer to holes that occur naturally because of forces imposed by the malfunctioning of the Great Machine or powerful Flux Destinies. Tears are manmade holes like the ones Hugo and Lucky are capable of creating.
Marco and Hugo are expelled from the University's exclusive Academy and forced to travel the empire to fix these ruptures that seem to be popping up all over Fortuna. In this early concept sketch I was trying to illustrate intense pressure that would force these huge gears into the real world... like the Universe is coming apart at the seams.Read More
I've mentioned in previous entries how important my sketchbooks are to story and character development. (They're also the last place that I do any non-digital art anymore.) When I get little bits of scenarios in my imagination, I draw out quick sketches to capture the main point of the idea.Read More
As I was developing ideas for the book series, I thought it would be fitting if Marco becomes so impatient about fixing his broken Destiny that despite Hugo's warnings, he takes matters into his own hands to disastrous results.Read More
Draft work from Frame #2 of FLUXED: "State of Flux" I sometimes love the sketch work so much I don't want to clean it up. It's actually fun to draw the characters from behind... it's its own challenge, and their are details in their hair and costumes that the audience doesn't get to see often.Read More
Here's Marco at 15 with some notes, I included him at 18 so you could see how he's grown. Marco has quite a few scars you'll learn about soon enough. I wanted to show that Marco was just a vulnerable teen just a few years ago before a number of life events changed his outlook on life. I included several notes on Academy uniforms in this entry.Read More
Marco: "LOL Get it?"
Hugo: "No, but LOL."
Here's the draft and final line art for the Ask Marco: "Soft Spots" question. I love drawing Marco's head, especially his jaw, nose and hair. It's taken me a while to figure it out and get to a design that I really liked. His hairstyle has been updated since.Read More
These sketches are from the early days of development. Marco looked bulkier and carried a scowl all the time (he still kinda does). As I developed his character, I reduced his bulk and made him younger as well.Read More
The second novel, Flux Destiny: Agents of Karma, is already being written at the time of this post. However, the concept for the book was written before Fortuna's Rings. After some thought, I wasn't ready to tackle Agents of Karma at the time, so I continued to develop it. This is a concept piece that was developed at the time.Read More
In 2017, I decided to update Marco's design, with particular focus on his hair. He originally had a spiky haircut that was easy to draw, but left little room for emotion. (Yes, hair can show emotion too). After a few rounds of drawings, I posted these to the Flux Destiny fandom on Facebook, and overwhelmingly fans chose the second on the top row.Read More
Descending into the Great Machine. More sketches from my pile of notebooks. In the Flux Destiny Universe, Gears of Destiny (large and small) spin in a plane right below ours. Their movements are unpredictable, so it'd be quite dangerous to enter a rupture or tear start wandering about.Read More
Just a little sketch of Marco and Hugo from my enormous pile of sketchbooks. I was working on story concepts. This one is a few years old... it takes lots of drawings and writing to develop your own universe.Read More
These are some sketches I did in pen while working on a story premise. Hugo pulls in a girl from another Destiny, and the results are... complicated. Hugo was younger in these earlier concepts, so that's why he looks much smaller than Marco.Read More
A Marco drawing I did in Prismacolor for a fan at a recent convention.Read More
This particular thumbnail was part of a scrapped chapter for Flux Destiny: Battlegate that was brought back years later when I revived the web comics.Read More
Back in 2008 or so, I was working on some early TV pitches for Flux Destiny. This is a storyboard from a promotional concept animatic that I directed.Read More