Thursday, February 25, 2010

Comics For Cures Sketch Card Auction


Got my sketch card blanks for the benefit auction and Venom was my first finished card.  I am doing 4 cards, I think a couple Star Wars, a Venom and a Hellboy.
3rd Annual
April 3rd, 2010
Comics 2 Games is hosting a SKETCH CARD GALLERY SHOW and Benefit Auction for American Cancer Society on April 3rd, 2010.
Proceeds will go to the AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY.
Location: Comics 2 Games, 8470 US 42., Florence, KY 41042 phone: 859-647-7568.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My Son in a Swing

Pen and ink piece of my son.  I can't tell you have difficult it is to do a portrait of your family, or someone you really care about.  The pressure was tremendous.  I am really happy at the result.  I finished the line work and I sat there wondering "how am I going to shade this thing??"  It took me a couple of days to decide, cause with this, once you start, you are committed.   I was happy and my wife was really happy and my son recognized himself, so you can't get a better crit that that huh?  :) 

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Watto and Qui-Gon

This is a sketch I did the other day, I am trying to get better with the Copic markers I have.  I was getting really frustrated with the piece in the middle of laying down the colors, I was just adding color after color and I thought I was really getting away from the look of Watto.  But I stuck with it and I think Watto and Qui-Gon came out a lot better than I expected.  I love surprising myself.  What really got it going for me was laying down the inks afterward.  I started with the jacket and the inks really made it pop.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


I did another watercolor sketch yesterday.  Of Cad Bane from The Clone Wars TV show.  As wild and uncaring as I was about putting on color and how much, the sketch came out surprisingly satisfying to me.  Then I took a pen to it and I am still getting used to it, I can't decide whether I think it is an improvement.  Yesterdays sketch was different, the watercolor was terrible and the pen improved it.  But this one, I actually think the watercolor sketch had some good feeling about it and I think the pen changed than feeling.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Watercolor Sketch

I got some watercolors and a watercolor sketchpad and so this was my first sketch.  After I saw what David Petersen (of Mouseguard fame) did with some of his artwork, I went back to this sketch and did some outlining with pen.  It improves the sketch 1000%!  It gives it a bit of a stained glass look.  I like it.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Self_Portrait Sketch Card

I like the way my face looks when I look angry!  LOL  I get asked why I always look angry on my self-portraits, honestly, it is because I think I look more interesting and I enjoy drawing that more.  This is ink brush on a sketch card.