Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Niezamcomic Myspace

Hey! I have my own Myspace now... please visit me if you have time. Nothing there, still new but will up date later.
Here link to my Myspace:


Supermarket on the way

Hmmm... little bit busy and no time to update my blog. But here I am. Better late than never. Just finished part one for my new comedy Slapstick comic in G3 magazine January 2008 (sorry for malaysia market only). It called 'Supermarket"... never before i draw comic cartoon like this before but i enjoyed it.

'Supermarket replacing my previous ongoing drama comic "Last Exit'. I'm not happy with the result of 'Last Exit', but i promise it will better in it second season.

Friday, November 09, 2007

My new comic project

2 pages still in progress on my desk in my studio

Pictures of my new 2 painted comics project... I will announce soon but I will update it in this blog. One will be online comic and the other you will see it in print (this one will take almost a year). All in the same universe.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

'Blues Selamanya' cover magazine

I did almost all the covers for the magazine... only 'dark area' was done by somebody else as 'fill in' cover.

Monday, September 03, 2007

My last airbrush art (1995)

Airbrush/Acrillic on Bristol

Airbrush/Acrillic on Bristol

Here... my last airbrush art I did around 1995-1996... 'Arnold Schwarzenegger' was the last actually. It was for humor cover magazine called 'Boom'. I did a lot of cartoon work in this magazine. Above: Van Damme movie poster for local editorial magazine.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

My First cover job

This is my first cover job for 'Fantasi' issue no. 70-Jun 1991. Fantasi-anthology comic magazine was the best comic magazine at that time. This portrait cover was done in watercolor. I also did several illustration for editorial as well as comic. 'Fantasi' also publish my first work in comic but the comic was so bad.

'Fantasi' issue no. 70 - Jun 1991

My second cover job and first cover using airbrush. This is the only original cover for 'Fantasi' I have. Almost over 10 years I stop using airbrush but I'm planning to use this tool again in future.

'Fantasi' issue no. 75 - November 1991

Actually this illustration supposed to be commision for a
friend. He asked me if I can paint him Superman. I agreed but then he gone and at that time 'Fantasi' editor called me... he asked me that he need cover for urgent and the Superman still in progress, without Blue and Red cape I decided to use it as 'Fantasi' cover.

'Fantasi' issue no. 77 - January 1992

More surrealistic cover... this idea cameout when I created special effect black/white photo for a photographic class during my art study at that time. Also 100% by airbrush.

'Fantasi' issue no. 78 - February 1992

Last cover for 'Fantasi' and the fifth cover for my early proffesional job. Bill Sienkiewicz was among my influance at that time so here you can see wire element in the art. But this is not my last airbrush cover... I also did airbrush cover for humor magazine, novel's cover and advertising. I'll post it here when I get another 'my early art' in future.

'Fantasi' issue no. 81 - May 1992

Monday, August 27, 2007

Kevin Eastman in Kuala Lumpur

Mr. Eastman, my buddy Faizal, me and ghost at the back.

Yes... Mr. Kevin Eastman (TMNT fame) gave a talk on how he created the famous Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle on 24 August at KL Hilton. Also, Joe Pearson, President of Epoch Ink Animation, a respected Hollywood-based producer of world-class animation properties, as he details the creative process of creating global animation IP, from building characters to shaping worlds. The best moment... I got his signature on my Heavy Metal magazine and took picture with him.

Last night I opened 2 boxes of my collection of 'Fantasi' magazine (Fantasi was the best comic magazine at that time... around 1980-1995). I did 4 covers for this magazine if i'm not mistaken. i'll post my first cover job and the rest cover i did for this magazine in the next post. (For more picture please visit http://faizalmukhtar.blogspot.com/)

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Step by step Wolverine

Here i demonstrate how i colored my Wolverine piece using photoshop in simple way. But this is my way... others maybe using other way. (sorry bad English, hope you all understand).

Step 1: Drawing stage... using mechanical pencil on paper. If the drawing on A4 paper, 0.3 mechanical pencil was the tool for this stage. But for this Wolverine drawing, I used A3 drawing paper so 0.5 mechanical pencil was the best choice for me. Why i did't use just a normal pencil? Yes i know the normal pencil can give more value line for the drawing but i prefered mechanical for this drawing because it gave me consistent line for crosshatching drawing.

Step 2: Using photoshop, I applied dark brown color as my base color. That mean i gonna use dark to light for shading. I'm using this method for my acrillic painting.

Step 3: Basic color for the skin, costume etc. If i not happy with the color, i just let it go.

Step 4: Adding the highlight, here you can see what i mean from dark to light. At this stage, everything about the detail should be done at this stage. For me this is my hardest stage.

Step 5: I did all color correction with image adjustment (Hue/Saturation). It easy for me but if you want to change overall i advice you to redo again.

Ongoing'Last Exit' comic

My semi comedy/action ongoing comic running in local humor magazine. I'm happy with the story but little unhappy with the drawing. But i have to accept it cos i'm trying to match it with the story. That's why all the figure in the comic look like a little bit cartoon. Although this is not my favourite genre but i'm happy to do it again.

My unfinished 'Echo' comic pages

Just to post a few of my unfinished comic pages published in local comic mag. This were my 'bad' comic, only picture with panel full of face and posing guy. Also full of 'boring' story, suppose to be full of action comic but ending with just talking, talking and talking. But as i told before, i will finish it with new direction and slow progression (better late than never, right?).

Monday, June 11, 2007

One Eye Ronin

Huh! So busy with my office work... nothing to post. But finally i have something to post... a character sketch/drawing for my online comic (still in the making). One eye ronin only was my experimental design during my free time but i like it very much and i want him to appear in my comic. He is not the ancient samurai warrior but he is in the modern day with the 'mad max' concept. And he not only using a sword as weapon...

Friday, June 01, 2007

My first 100% digital illustration

My first illustration using 100% digital (Photoshop). This illustration (local band group called Enstranged) was done for a local humor magazine called G3. That's why it's look like more cartoon.

Sunday, April 22, 2007


Another link to my art is ready... but this is not my 'another' art gallery. This my web comic online comic gallery. You can click the link but there's nothing yet inside only the title 'Echo'. Yes... that's my online comic title and for local comic reader, some of you will know about 'Echo' comic. It's a bad unfinished comic with character posing and close up in every panel by me that appeared in local comic magazine.

But this time, i re visite the comic. If you familiar with Travis Charest's 'Space Girl' then this comic is something like that but the only different... i got more panel just like normal comic not strip and maybe in color (i donno yet if my online comic will be in color or b/w... juat wait and see). I'll update this comic once in two weeks maybe it faster than that and maybe it will take a month, it's depend cos i'm busy with my office's work. so, stay tune!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

US Comic job

Aku baru je dapat offer dari Zachary Sherman seorang penulis komik dari US. Dia ni buat special effect dgn ILM dan pernah bekerjasama dgn. beberapa penghasilan filem seperti:
* Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
* The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
* Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
* The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
* Hulk (2003)
* Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
* Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)

Masalahnya sekarang ni aku dah ada satu projek buat komik untuk US juga. Kalau aku ambik... 2 kerja terpaksa aku buat nanti kantoi. Pehal pun aku tunggu skrip dia dulu, kalau susah terpaksa aku kensel je lah. Mdec pun dah start keluar borang untuk digital comic competition (RM15.000), tak tau la nak masuk ke tak nak (tahun lepas aku tak masuk). Takut tak terkejar. Apa hal pun tengok la nanti perkembangannya.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

My comic illustration

Some of my artwork... enjoy! All were published in local comic magazine as poster and cover.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Concept for new comic

Concept character for my new comic? Enjoy!
Sori lambat post drawing... sibuk sikit err... banyak. Ni rekaan konsep untuk komik aku yang bakal diterbitkan kat US nanti. Tajuk dia aku takleh reveal lagi termasuklah publisher dia. Mungkin komik ni akan siap akhir tahun ni. Kalau aku laju... awal lah. Komik ni aku buat sebanyak 4 isu untuk first story arc. Mungkin aku ambik masa sikit pasal banyak detail yang aku nak terapkan. Dah lama aku nak buat komik macam ni tapi aku terpaksa bersabar kerana aku masih banyak kelemahan. Kalau kat local aku banyak lukis komik yang banyak close up dan kadang-kadang takde background (sebab aku banyak keja lain). Tapi kini aku dah full time melukis untuk local cuma komik aku ni agak banyak unsur humor. Tentu lari konsep kalau aku buat yang sesuatu yang dianggap mengarut oleh pembaca local.

Okeh! Okeh! Ada orang tanya jugak tajuk tu, terpaksa aku bagitau... tajuk dia yang unofficial ialah Sword-man. Komik anti superhero (cam Punisher la lebih kurang, tapi dengan pedang). So pueh hati?

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Nemesis comic character

Did this two years ago for a local comic. Planning to make him come back with a new twist for my new comic for international publisher, will announce soon (hope will finish soon).

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Darth Maul quick drawing

Darth Maul-my favourite villain in Star Wars universe. Pencil on A4 paper.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007


Detailed pencil drawing I did few years ago for a local magazine but it was publish in colour. More shading then line drawing as you can see with Batman drawing. But it was easy to lay digital color because the shading itself can act as the shadow. But I'm happy with black/white. This is among my favourite character that I create myself. His look evil but never jugde by it's cover. Enjoy it!

Dark Knight

AnotherDrawing but in black/white. Supposed to color it but it was to dark and all the linbe line art was gone. By the way... I just finish coloring wolverine piece and will posting here sometime later and you can see step by step coloring process for the piece in my Gallery's link or Deviant art Gallery later.

The first drawing I did on A4 paper and the second on A3 drawing paper with 0.3 mecahnical pencil.

I'm planning to do a illustration by acrillic for Batman base on 50's Batman TV siries starring Adam West. Now I'm looking for the reference for the character.