Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Return to Avatar!

Neytiri from Avatar © 20th Century Fox
Colors by Chris Beckett
Art by Corey Breen

Neytiri from Avatar © 20th Century Fox
Art & Color by Corey Breen

I get an amazing sense of accomplishment and fulfillment from other professionals who want to either ink or color one of my pieces. All artists are quiet modest about their work, so when another artist likes your work enough to want to work with you on a piece, it is a real honor for me.

One of my ex-coworkers here at DC has gone freelance and who is primed to be the next big name in coloring, liked my piece of Neytiri, and asked if he could color it. I gave him the file, and almost had forgotten about it, just because I have been so busy getting ready for NY Comic Con. But yesterday, Chris surprised me by sending me this incredible new color version of the piece! I absolutely LOVE it! The tone, the gentle palette, and the mood Chris was able to capture with his colors here, really added so much to the drawing!

Chris said, " I mainly really wanted to use pink cause I never get a chance to. :)" Well said, Chris, and I think it really makes Neytiri pop here, and I think it just looks really pretty!

Below Chris' amazing rendition of the piece, is another version by me that I did exclusively for the NYCC! I will have note-cards and posters to sell at the show of this version. I have tweaked my colors for this piece like 100 times, but I kept coming back to this all blue approach, and I think it really works better then the previous full color version I did before. It's no where NEAR the quality or wonder that Chris was able to achieve, but hope you like it just the same.

Thank you Chris for the piece, and I hope we work together on other stuff REALLY, really soon! I mean it!

You can follow Chris on Twitter, @TheHappyBucket

Lots more announcements to come as we draw oh so much closer to NYCC! Woo HOO!


Monday, September 13, 2010

Grave Soldiers Cover Revealed!

Grave Soldiers Cover
By Corey Breen
© Jeffrey Marvin, Jeffrey Zacholl, & Ben Soreff

Photoshop Colors

Grave Soldiers Pencils
By Corey Breen
© Jeffrey Marvin, Jeffrey Zacholl, & Ben Soreff

Pencils & Photoshop

Grave Soldiers Color sans Logo

By Corey Breen
© Jeffrey Marvin, Jeffrey Zacholl, & Ben Soreff


I finally get to reveal the first of two top secret pieces I completed recently.

Months ago I was contacted by Cave Drawing Ink to do a cover for a special project called Grave Soldiers. Five artists were asked to do covers introducing four characters for a multimedia concept. Check out Cave Drawing Ink's Blog for more info on the character I was asked to draw, Arnold Yates, and all about the project at

Press Release by Jeffrey Marvin

"It's been a while since I posted anything mostly cause I was working hard on a new project I'm hoping will be completed within the next year. This is one of 5 kick ass comic covers made by the finest artists I have had the great privilege to work with. Over the next week I'll be posting each cover for your viewing pleasure with a brief blurb about the issue. Your comments are encouraged, so feel free to let us know what you guys think! Enjoy!

He's smug, he's arrogant and he is a total bad ass. Arnold Yates has it all good looks, a perfect bod and the best job as a Iraq. This guy is the top of his security team and if you find yourself staring down his MP-5 you aren't going to be long for this world. Yates is under the belief that he is untouchable, but karma is a bitch and sometimes it sneaks up on you when you least expect it."

This cover was a lot of fun to do, and I was really happy with how the final version came out. I kinda cringe when asked to do military type pieces, but I think I nailed exactly what Jeffrey Marvin wanted with the piece, and I can't wait to see where the project goes from here, whether I'm involved further with it or not.

Thanks to Cave Drawing Ink for the work, and I'm really happy to have contributed to any kind of success that comes your way with the project of Grave Soldiers!


PS- Hopefully soon I can also reveal the second top secret piece I mentioned.