Thursday, November 8, 2012

Bram Stokers Birthday!

So here's some Dracula sketches just for fun!

Monday, September 17, 2012

RECKLESS PRINT / TEASER!


Here's a process post for the NEW RECKLESS PRINT/TEASER I whipped up recently: Pencils/Inks/Colors.  The NEW RECKLESS PRINT will be available at the UPCOMING AUSTIN WIZARD WORLD COMIC CON next month in OCTOBER!  I'll be there and I'll have some more to say about that as it gets a little closer! For now, enjoy a preview of what can be yours NEXT MONTH!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Warm up Sketch: Highlander...

"Don't lose your head" just think of this: There once was a tv show in the 90's about an immortal who ran around with a sword cutting off the heads of other immortals on prime time television! You CANNOT pitch that today and get it on the air.  I'm fully aware of all the Highlander flaws, cheesiness, and ridiculous abuse of dry ice in every fight scene, but somebody must have been watching for the show to go on for 6 seasons! That's right 6 seasons! Where else would a teenage boy go to see heads being chopped off every week on tv?  I grew up watching lots of cheesy sci-fi and fantasy action shows and I loved every last one of them. So check your brain at the door, sit back and watch swords clang! and heads roll!  With "Princes of the Universe" by Queen playing in the background!
"There can be only one... may it be, Duncan MacLeod!"

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Reckless Pencil Test Part 2

Hey there! Ok so here's the colored version.  Since Radek's home world is his safety net or sanctuary,
I wanted to convey those scenes with warmth and a kind of softness.  Therefore, I chose a limited and warm palette.  I'm happy with this test, SUCCESS!!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Reckless Pencil Test...

Hey guys and gals, thought I'd share the latest... I'm experimenting with finishing some scenes and moments in RECKLESS entirely in pencil in order to give it the softer and or emotional feel.
Recently I've been doing most of my finished rendering in ink over a loosely structured gesture drawing, but ink is a whole different monster... it can also be used for softer or more emotional scenes but, I figured I'd give my old pencils a shot and see what they can do... I'd like to see if I can color this without losing the integrity of the subtle pencil lines.... experimenting is fun!  Keep an eye out for the Color Test version NEXT...

Thursday, July 26, 2012

RECKLESS Tease!

So here's a bit of behind the scenes of RECKLESS for y'all or an early peek at this mean bugger! More curious cast of characters to come, keep an eye out!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

iFanboy Upstarts: Sam Lotfi

Hey folks,  Chris Arrant and the good guys over at iFanboy.com did an Upstart article on yours truly, CHECK IT OUT: iFanboy Upstarts: Sam Lotfi
Thanks Chris Arrant and iFanboy! And if you don't already listen to their podcasts, you are totally missing out!  Go check 'em out now!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sony DCUO - Gordon Storyboards



So a while back I had the awesome opportunity to work on the Sony DC Universe Online game, drawing storyboards for the motion comic sequences between levels and such... It was a BLAST!  Obviously, due to NDA's at the time I couldn't really say anything, no matter how much I really wanted to.  Anyway, since the game has been released, I thought I'd post some of the storyboards I drew for the motion comics - although not all of them since I worked on a LOT.  But keep an eye out for more storyboards coming soon... enjoy.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Comicpalooza 2012 was AWESOME!

Comicpalooza 2012 was AWESOME!! I want to thank everyone that came by to say hi and got their copy of the New RECKLESS preview edition! Thank you all for the support and your enthusiasm! I had the opportunity to meet & talk with so many great fans and great comic professionals. Thanks again!  And I can't wait for next years Comicpalooza 2013!  Above photo is the "Tank Girl" art I drew for the Live Art Auction event! Follow the link to CHECK OUT THE PHOTO ALBUM on my Facebook FAN PAGE...Comicpalooza 2012 Photos!
And if you're not a fan of Sam Lotfi Studios fan page, then JOIN to see the photos!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Comicpalooza Convention!


I know its short notice, but if you're in the area I'll be exhibiting at Comicpalooza in Houston, TX this weekend! Swing by and say "hi" and look for the New RECKLESS preview comic book! I'll be drawing commissions as well so sign up early! See you there!
http://www.comicpalooza.com/index.html

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Writing RECKLESS!

A peek at the writing process... I like to do all the story structure & character motivations long hand and then jump to my keyboard to write scenes & dialogue - no rules just tools - do whatever works best for you!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

RECKLESS Preview! Part 1




So here's the SNEAK PEEK at the RECKLESS short story I mentioned (pick up a copy of the HOT INK ANTHOLOGY from CCP Comics to get the lettered pages and enjoy the whole story).
http://ccpcomics.com/comics.php

RECKLESS Preview! Part 2






So here's the rest of the SNEAK PEEK at the RECKLESS short story I mentioned (pick up a copy of the HOT INK ANTHOLOGY from CCP Comics to get the lettered pages and enjoy the whole story).
http://ccpcomics.com/comics.php


Hot Ink Anthology Cover!


I did the cover art (pencils/inks/colors/logo design) for the NEW HOT INK Anthology!
So this is what i mentioned at the end of last year from CCP Comics! It's a collection of short comic book stories from all the great writers and artists of CCP Comics - including yours truly! There is a short story from my upcoming book RECKLESS in it! I'll be posting the pages soon but they'll be unlettered so you gotta pick up a copy to get the whole story!!! Enjoy!

Hellboy commission...


I love the hard personality & attitude that he wears on his weathered face, just a working man!


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Been a awhile...

Hey guys & gals! So things have been crazy busy in the best way! I'll be posting some of what I can soon but in the meantime heres a peek at some great reading material! If u haven't read these comics yet, you NEED to! See y'all soon!