Ten Ton Studios sketch challenge this week is a mash-up of the Old West and the BPRD. Having grown up on many afternoons of John Wayne movies and now and avid reader of all things Hellboy, this was a must do for me. The challenge is only open to traditional media so I may print this out and ink it traditionally. We’ll see.
Another commission with my recently frequent collaborator President “Prez” Nelson. I didn’t realize until it was already uploaded to him that the bottom of Buffy’s weapon is a wood stake. Fortunately, Prez knew that and fixed it up before sending it to the client. Here is my unfixed version.
President “Prez” Nelson hired me to color some of his commission requests. It’s been a great working environment with just the right balance of direction, appreciation, and flexibility. I get one every few days so it’s a nice side stream of work, too.
A recreation based on a Batman: Dark Detective cover.
Magneto based on a Joe Mad pic.
Darth Bane from the Star Wars universe.
And the Green Lantern & Zatanna one from my last post was based on the likenesses of the male and female commissioners.
Just an update to thank everyone for the support I’ve been receiving lately. Lots of praise, encouragement and work have been coming my way these past few weeks since the Emerald City ComiCon. I’ve been flatting a couple pages a day, doing full coloring commissions and random color work for IDW for a pitch to gain a new property (it’s going to be awesome if they get it!). So thanks again and I hope to continue this streak and pick up even more work in the coming weeks.
Here is one of the recent commissions.
Lines by President Nelson.
I received some links to the info pages about the exhibit and happenings I will be involved in at the Washington State University, Vancouver Campus. If you are in the area March 2nd – April 7th, please stop by and check it out. I have seven pieces in the show–about ten feet of wall.
Another piece for the Transmet Art Book to benefit the CBLDF and Hero Initiative. Lines by Khoi Pham. Colors by me.
Khoi Pham posted his penciled commission over on the Ten Ton boards. I thought it was a great image and rendered in a way I’m not used to seeing, so I took a shot at coloring it today. Lots of fun and educational, too!
Been playing a lot of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 with the family. Reminded me that I used to like drawing Luke Cage. So this was for the kid in me.
Did this based on Mike Mignola’s cover to Hellboy: Darkness Calls #1. I’m a big fan of his work and hope to find something in it I can incorporate into my style. I’d love to be as design oriented as he is, but frankly I’m just not that good yet. 🙂
I had a table at the latest Portland Comic Book Show this past weekend. First time. It was a lot of fun. I met many new people and a couple of old acquaintances, sold some original comic pages, did a ton of free sketches for the kids who stopped by, and also did my first live commissions at a show. After this experience, I’m pretty sure I’ll get a table at the Emerald City ComiCon coming this spring in Seattle, and probably do the Portland one again next fall.
Here’s one of the pieces I did that day. I’ll post some of the other ones I took photos of soon.