Sunday, November 30, 2008


Well hello all! I've been EXTREMELY busy, but figured I'd post some sketches I did for a dream project I'm working on.

I'm doing a poster for a company in Asia featuring one of my favorite characters of all time. These are studies I did to explore color, composition and style. The final piece will have Ultra fighting one of his giant monster foes.


Blogger roque said...

Haha! Love it! You can feel the sheer glee behind these sketches.

12:53 AM  
Blogger Thierry Cattant said...

Love the last picture !

4:53 AM  
Blogger The Snob said...

ooooh the 2nd with the bridge makes me think of princess mononoke when the forest spirit turns into the night walker. me like!!!

5:49 AM  
Blogger Dougmian said...

Wow! Amazing drawings!
I love the second with the brige, the color are so cool!

7:17 AM  
Blogger gamusino Javi said...

wonderfull pieces man!! awesome blog, ill be back again...

7:36 AM  
Blogger samacleod said...

Yes dude! YES!

9:26 AM  
Blogger SteveLambe said...

Great exploration pieces, Shannon. Nice sense of scale in some of these.

10:51 AM  
Blogger Owen Flanagan said...

Brilliant stuff i really like the compositions and the colours are great.

2:18 PM  
Blogger Hoon said...

What a nice stuff!!!!

4:52 PM  
Blogger shannon said...

Thanks guys! I'm a total dork for Ultraman. You should see my toy collection.

The bridge piece was inspired by the Rainbow Bridge in Tokyo bay. It looks really cool at night.

8:33 AM  
Blogger Howard Shum said...

Looking cool!

9:03 PM  
Blogger Roy_Lisa said...


Roy Foster here. How is that for a blast from the past? Remember taking a day off from Saint X to visit Indiana Univ. Bloomington, only to drive up to Indianapolis to go to a place called Keystone At the Crossing so you could pick up a statuette?!

I am a dentist now, still happily in Louisville. Happily married to another dentist, Lisa. We met in school and now have a 4-month old little boy, Grant.

I don't fancy myself as an artist, per se, but I can do some nice work changing peoples' smiles! I also like woodworking; so long as I stay away from the SHARP end of the tools!

If you have the chance to correspond, my e-mail is or our website (still under construction since I am doing it and don't have a clue what I am doing)is

Hope this finds you well!


12:10 PM  
Blogger TotalD said...

Oh god, these are so awesome it hurts. It makes me want to see an animated Ultraman.

In answer to your question I'm doing great. I missed you at the Kroyers parteeeh the other night . I was hoping you Shane and the Megs would show up.

Me I'm terrific. All done top to bottom . Shockingly boring but terrific.

Lunch ?

8:03 PM  
Blogger Chris Battle said...


SO loving this.

1:30 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

Great drawings!!!!!!!!!

6:34 PM  
Blogger Justin Hunt said...

These are awesome!
Hope you can post the finished piece too.

2:14 PM  
Blogger bsleven said...

These are beautiful!

8:04 PM  
Blogger Food and Drugs said...

Nice pictures.

10:02 AM  
Blogger Jamal O said...

Lots O cool,

U nailed him!

The Tokyo Broadcasting system LIVES!!!

9:31 AM  
Blogger Chris Bivins said...

love the studies. bout time i see some ultraman stuff on the blogs


9:32 PM  
Blogger Leo said...

These are awesome! Can´t wait to see the final piece! (squeals in anticipation)

1:22 PM  
Blogger Kenji Ono said...

No,way! is that true?
gotta see this movie!
you are so lucky.

3:18 PM  
Blogger Jeremy Cardarelli said...

Simply Terrific! Outstanding Designs!

9:57 AM  
Blogger StudioRisingStar said...

Whoa Ultraman!!!

11:40 AM  
Blogger OV! said...



4:01 PM  
Blogger xenos said...

man, ultraman is tops. any chance they are gonna to animate that anytime soon?

11:51 PM  
Blogger Hans said...

Hey Shannon,

It's been a while since I've been on the blogs. Lot's of new awesome stuff here. I'll definitely make sure to come back more often.


12:10 PM  
Blogger victoriaying said...

Wicked! Ultraman is awesome!

9:07 AM  
Blogger Hiroshi said...

This is unspeakably cool. Good luck on the project.

8:03 AM  
Blogger Paul Harmon said...

these are awesome shannon,
ultraman is definitely one of my favorite characters.

3:42 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

These are fantastic!


10:27 PM  
Blogger mylydy said...

I LOVE these pictures! :)

4:30 PM  
Blogger damon said...

wow these are RAD

10:54 AM  
Blogger Dave Chlystek said...

Dude, that stuff looks fantastic!!!

There aren't enough words to describe how much I love Ultraman!

4:21 PM  
Blogger Barry said...

I too am a big of Ultraman and his bro Ultra 7. I can't wait to see the final piece. These are awesome!

12:39 PM  
Blogger potato farm girl said...

Ultra Man with bridge is amazing! I love how foggy and humid it looks!

1:00 AM  
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