Wednesday, March 31, 2010 Cards Finished

Got my sketch cards finished for the benefit auction and I did 4 cards, a couple Star Wars, Tusken Raider and a pair of Stormtroopers, a Venom and a Hellboy.
3rd Annual
May 22nd, 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.

Commander Cody in Watercolor

Watercolor sketch of Commander Cody from Star Wars - The Clone Wars.  I will be adding the ink work to it later.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Puffin - Final

This is the finished Puffin.  I ended up leaving the background alone and just inking the bird and the rocks.  I used a thinner pen than I usually do and I think it improved the look.  I is a bit more...subtle.  I like it. 

Friday, March 26, 2010

Puffin commission

Working on a commission.  I did the initial sketch in pencil and I was ready to start inking it up and it was suggested that maybe a watercolor version would be better.  Sort of like my previous Cad Bane watercolor that was inspired but David Petersen's (mouseguard) watercolor work.  So I painted it up and I will be inking it up later today.  Argh I am nervous.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Ink Work - Schoolhouse

This is a picture of a piece I am working on for a commission.  Heavy black inks and thin inkwork for the shading of the wood panels.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Doctor Doom Ink Sketch

Made a mistake and scanned it as a GIF instead of JPG and the scan makes it look all pixelated.  But this is a sketch I did last night.  I have been so impressed but the TWART guys and Chris Samnee in particular that I wanted to practice some of that style.  I am developing a real fondness for ink work.  I have an ink brush that is refillable and the brush is really good quality that I really enjoying doing brush work now.  Anyway, I thought Doctor Doom would be a good subject...

The Finished piece...really this time

I guess I forgot to upload the image last time I posted this.  LOL  Anyway.  This is the finished piece.  Besides getting his likeness, it was really important to me to include the window in the background.  He designed and made that stained glass window.  I was also worried about the tone of the skin, but when I started on the sweater, the skin was secondary.  I was really worried that the sweater was going to turn out crappy, but I think it came around rather nicely.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

New Vader Piece Started - Pencils

Started a new Darth Vader Piece last night.  I should have been working on other projects, but something inspired me and I just "needed" to do this piece.  (I love that feeling.)  Anyway.  Thought I would share the process here so here are the pencils I did last night.  I am thinking of monochrome, maybe black, white and one or two greys.  I may add a couple of figures to the top of the image, we will see.