Friday, July 26, 2013
My space in the Artists Alley!
I had a great time, but it was a totally different experience working the show, rather than bumming around and checking stuff out in between meals and meet-ups with buddies and work friends. I did manage to get a few hours over the course of the show to hang out and shop a bit, but up until Sunday morning, I had commissions to do. Here's a few from the show, when I remembered to take a picture before handing it over...
I just started this drawing during preview night, and it was received so well, that someone else requested the same version of Galactus, but eating a sandwich. For Reals.
A Fat Stormtrooper. Enough said.
Unit-E Acroyear - this one was out of the blue, I never thought I'd ever draw this guy again, a really fun surprise request.
There were a number of others, but I just didn't think to take a picture of all of them.
Thanks again to the organizers, Sam for giving me a table, Claudine for helping out so much getting set up, and Allen for all the tips!
And thanks to everyone who came by, and a special shout out, to what I will name you as the 'Goofball Four' - you know who you are - thanks for making it such a fun show!
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
It is time. Artist Alley, San Diego Comic Con, find me at BB-03. I will be so happy to see you. Wow, not a lot of time to get ready, lots of traveling lately, including a convention. So I might as well link you to the last post of stuff I'll have on for sale, from just a couple of weeks ago:
So, it'll be pretty much the same stuff.
I did put together an all new sketchbook, filled with a lot of the art I've posted on the Blog the last couple of years. Paint tests, studies, etc., from Beast, to Predator, to my own creations, like good ol' Monsterface from just a few posts ago.
This one is 20 Pages, and in full color.
See ya there!
*If you want to have do a commission for you, please bring some reference; I'm traveling light to this one, I'll only have the G1 book with me.
Dinobots! Look out!
So Carlos dropped me a quick email, and asked, "how about the OTHER Dinobots jumping down at the viewer," so I whipped up these thumbnail ideas:
I think I pushed for #2, just because there was a twist on the angle, and I wanted it to be something different than TFP #1, just minus Grimlock. Each one of those guys has stuff built up on their backs, so it's tough on the technical side to do a group shot, and not cover up important features on the 'bot behind in succession. But I think all three could have come out pretty well - the third option in hindsight reminds me of the Giant Sized X-Men cover a little bit.
On to the layout based on the chosen thumbnail, to really figure out the composition, and both get it approved for final, and set up the final artwork:
The final inks - other than cleanup, the big boys stayed pretty much the same, but I tweaked Swoop around a lot, just tiny adjustments here and there with scale and location.
So that's #6, out in October from IDW. And as always, everything is for sale on the Facebook Page, or email me directly, this one is just now available in time to go down to Comic Con, priced at $400.
Monday, July 8, 2013
Another 'portrait' piece. I barely ever get to do monsters or fantasy stuff, and I wanted to do something in the spare time. I had a sketch that was just sitting around, so I decided to paint it up, and try to use colors a little outside my comfort zone.