Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Watercolor Comissions

Here are a few of the watercolor commissions I've been doing the past year or so.  I have a few I've done up but I can do any character requested.  Ask for pricing.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Thunder Monkey Collected

Thanks to my shoulder surgery (ripped my arm off in a 4-wheeling accident), I finally found the time to collect all my published and unpublished Thunder Monkey material.  (Yes it was my drawing arm.)  While I was at it, I located the first ever sketches of Thunder Monkey in my sketchbooks and homework margins.  I decided to put in as many noteworthy historical appearances of Thunder Monkey I could find in the mix. (As many as I could find with one arm in a sling.)  You will see how Thunder Monkey evolved and came to be.  It is available as a Kindle E-book on Amazon.

Enjoy,

LEE






http://www.amazon.com/Thunder-Monkey-Collected-Lee-Oaks-ebook/dp/B00HFJTHP8/ref=la_B00HFX61Y4_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1387601036&sr=1-2

Friday, May 17, 2013

PROCEEDS BENEFIT BOSTON RED CROSS


AIRSHIP 27 presensts
ALL STAR PULP COMICS # 2
(Portion of Profits Goes to Boston Red Cross)

Airship 27 Productions has once again teamed with Redbud Studio comics to release the second in their on-going pulp comics anthology.  The first giant issue in this series won the coveted Pulp Ark Award for Best Pulp Comic of 2010.

The book is available from Indy Planet.com and part of the proceeds are being donated to the Boston Red Cross.  “We were the last stages of assembling the book,” explains Editor Fortier, “when the Patriots’ Day bombings occurred in Boston.  All of us, like the rest of the country, were in shock and felt helpless to do anything.”  It was writer Van Plexico who contacted Fortier about possibly offering some of the sales proceeds to help those injured in the terror attack.  “The second Van brought up, I knew it was something we had to do,” Fortier continues.  He contacted Davis and all the creators and the decision was made to take all the profits earned by the book during its first six months in print and donate them to the Boston Red Cross.

“We truly hope our fans, when they learn of this idea, will want to rally around a truly good cause and help us put sales over the top,” adds co-editor Rob Davis.  “We really want this to be the best selling title Redbud Studio has ever produced.”

It includes the 8 page Black Bat story Todd Jones wrote and I illustrated seen below.

The issue is now on sale at –
www.indyplanet.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=8450

You might have to copy and paste the link.  It doesn't seem to be working.

Friday, December 7, 2012

BLACK BAT PULP in sepia

Enter the Black Bat!  He's not Batman but his costume is similarly inspired by the same flying rat.  He, however carries guns and is a bit more lethal than the comics code approved Batman.  My friend had written the script and had an editor but was having trouble finding an artist.  The more I learned about the character the more I wanted to draw it.  He may vary well be the inspiration for Batman and Daredevil.  And it makes me wonder if DC came to the agreement to have Batman not use guns as to make him different from the Black Bat.  Coincidentally Todd Jones and I own the rights to this piece if anyone would like to publish it.  It hasn't been published in the States.  8 pages.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Chew comic Pin-up

Here is a pin-up I did for the wildly popular comic Chew by John Layman and Rob Guillory.  After meeting at Denver Comic Fest Rob and I got to talking and BAM a pin-up of the Chew cast in a different style.  My take was what if they did a Chew action movie?  Who would play Chu, John Colby, or Amelia?  Can you see any resemblances?  Check for it in a future issue of Chew.  Sepia tone washes with a little cybernetic red.

Guest Blog Entry for Artist Daily

I wrote a guest blog entry for Artist Daily.  Artist Daily is an excellent resource for serious artists.
Take a look, it's me talking about how comics and classic art share some DNA.  It is illustrated with art by Adi Granov and Lee Bermejo as well as some Michelangelo.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Escape from Terra Vol. 2 voted book of the Month

Escape from Terra Volume 2 was voted book 
of the month by a whopping 86%
I don't give awards much creditability, 
but when the public votes for you that's kinda cool.
Thanks people!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Escape From Terra Reviewed by Reason

I guess EFT got a little review in
the March issue of Reason.
Not too shabby:)

Monday, April 2, 2012

How to draw a comic page Penciling Roughs

  video

How to draw a comic a comic page Roughs (see part 1 below). In this homemade video I explain how I draw roughs on an X-men page. It's chock-full of helpful tips and gives you my insight on to how to make comics. This is the second installment of a video tutorial explaining my process of drawing comics.  Next will be perspective and finished pencils.


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Monday, March 19, 2012

How to draw a comic layout tutorial

video

For all those wanting to know how to draw a comic layout, here is how I do it.  I am a professional comic book artist with years of experience.  Check it out to see how I layout an X-men page.  Plenty of trade secrets from greats like David Mazzucchelli and the like.  This is Part 1 of a video tutorial explaining my process of drawing comics.  Here I cover thumbnails and layouts.  Next will be roughs and finished pencils. Bonus points to anyone who can identify the opening music.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Uncanny X-Men #500 comic page 18

wolverine and colossus x-men how to tutorial
Uncanny X-Men comic page 18 pencils by Lee Oaks script by Ed Brubaker and Matt Fraction
This is Wolverine's page.  Wolverine is always cool to draw.  I tried to give it a slightly unique spin in the way I did his eyes.  Here I used a technique for shading in the bricks black with white joints.  I know Ed Brubaker is not a fan of the outer white lines but I like how it looks.

Uncanny X-Men comic page 19 pencils by Lee Oaks script by Ed Brubaker and Matt Fraction

X-Men comic page 19 pencils by Lee Oaks script by Ed Brubaker and Matt Fraction.
This is Colossus' page.  Colossus is fun too because of the reflective surface.  The X-men are just cool all around.  I also enjoying drawing cars.  I'm not a car guy, but it is fun drawing them.  Their beauty is more visible when simplified in a drawing.  I used to love drawing cars from how to draw car books.

X-Men comic page 20 pencils by Lee Oaks script by Ed Brubaker and Matt Fraction

X-Men comic page 20 pencils by Lee Oaks script by Ed Brubaker and Matt Fraction.
Drawing Nightcrawler's Bamf is as fun as it looks.  I thought it would be more challenging to draw cyclops, but it went smothly.  Magneto not so much.  Beast took a little getting into also.

X-Men comic page 21 pencils

X-Men comic page 21pencils by Lee Oaks script by Ed Brubaker and Matt Fraction.
Drawing Storm is always a pleasure.  Her eyes light up everything. I wanted cyclop's blast to have this certain effect on Magneto's magnetic field, but it will make more sense with color.

X-Men comic page 22 pencils

X-Men comic page 22 pencils that I'll be using for an upcoming tutorial.
It took me awhile to get Angel's pose.  I didn't want it to be a pose that you see all the time but when I got too original it didn't hold as well...  The White Queen came out of my pencil in one stroke.

Saturnist page 9 pencils

Saturnist #1 Page 9 script by Mike Baron pencils by Lee Oaks.

Saturnist page 17 pencils

Here's another page to the upcoming Saturnist comic!

Friday, March 9, 2012

ESCAPE FROM TERRA Vol.2 Release Signing Mile High Denver

So it looks like Scott Bieser and I will be doing a signing for the biggest comic book store in the world, Mile High Comics (Jason Street Mega-store) in Denver!  I grew up in a rural place that didn't have comic book stores.  But in the books I read I remember seeing the ads for Mile High Comics.  Little did I know it was only like a 3 hour drive away from where I lived!  Since then Mile High has become a ginormous warehouse of comics making it the biggest in the world.  I have shopped at BD world in Belgium (and still do when I'm there) the previous largest store and now live not far from Mile High.  The last two guests at Mile High were Jim Shooter and Chris Claremont, so we're pretty excited to be a part of it.

Hope to see you there.  I will have sketches.
Saturday March 17 10am-3pm

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Saturnist page 22 pencils Lee Oaks

Saturnist comic page 22 pencils sketch Lee Oaks

Friday, April 29, 2011

FREE ComicBook Day

On May 7th I will be at Gryphon's Games and Comics located at:

2020 South College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 224-3599

If you've never been to Free ComicBook Day, then you're missing out.