Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Killing Johnny Fry :: for Playboy

tomer :: in this excerpt from the new Walter Mosley novel the protagonist walks in on his non-live-in girlfriend, who's having sex with a white man, their (very well-endowed) mutual acquaintance, Johnny Fry.


  1. Love this piece and it's rough pre-cursors too.

    Is your final linework inked with a brush still , or did you scan your pencils for this one? The line has more of an even weight than previously seen.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Beautiful Color and nice touch with the lighting of the face. Pulls the eye to look at what he is...
    Good job!!
    p.s. love the patterns used through out.

  3. Anonymous11:50 AM

    The paintings on the wall! Yeh! Excellent, as usual. Thanks for sharing, Tomer!

  4. wowwwwwwwww great colors and line!!!

  5. It's great to see the sketches develop, how you lay over paper and wacom in a free way. I liked the staircase framing it all though.

  6. thanks for writing. i was strongly lobbing for that last sketch with the dark gray but as it went they wanted anger, which isn't out of context. Dominic- it's still a brush, not sure why the line seem even in this one... maybe went too aggressive with the levels. Jack- the AD wanted to staircase out, i think the flat in the story didn't have them in it.

  7. Anonymous7:31 PM

    Fantastic story telling skills as usual - I agree with the stairs comment (but also agree with money),
    What the client wants .... .Besides the black wall around the door frames us in beautifully as well as the fireplace pointing us to the key reveal (as well as all the other framing devices ). I really like the style also - it has a ken anderson feel to it in terms of the line work .Anyway - I normally don't blather on so much but I really like the power of your images .
    Great work and very inspirational .
    Damn it! - you are so good .....

  8. Great job!!!!excellent!!!

  9. do you ink right over your original pencils? or is there an extra step of tracing?

    the perspective is great in the final. really worth the roughs.

  10. Anonymous7:22 AM

    Love the art work, and I loved the book.