I'm busy plowing through a long list of commissions that I want to get done before the holidays -- well, actually, before the 20th, since that's the day the lovely Miss Erika Loen and I are getting married. (See how I snuck that news in there without any fanfare? Clever, huh?) With Christmas, a honeymoon and New Year's (and her birthday!) all mixed up in there, I don't figure I'll get a whole lot done from the 20th until a little bit into January! So until then, I'm drawing up a storm, selling art on eBay, promoting my carnival sideshow figures (available now!) and crossing my fingers all our wedding plans go smoothly.
Now -- here's the newest batch of drawings. Since some have expressed an interest in my process, here are a couple in progress pics of Crystal and Lockjaw. After digging up character/costume reference on the web and from my bookshelves, I start with a 5.5 x 8.5 sketchbook and work up a fairly tight pencil prelim (first pic). I then scan that, enlarge it, print it out at 11 x14 and tighten the image up a bit on the printout -- still in pencil (pic #2). I then lightbox the pencils onto bristol board (not shown) and go on to ink and color (#3). I'm not charging enough for these, am I?
And yes -- as a private joke, I scribbled Kirby's cigar into Lockjaw's mouth. Just in the prelims. Yeah -- dogs shouldn't oughta smoke -- but damnit, it's funny how much he looks like Jack....
Hello Terry, Yes, your fans are out here, rooting for you. It's fun watching the range of art in your gallery, what fans will ask you for and your gangbuster results. Love that Huntress drawing! And good luck on the happy day!
I've been working back through your blog & loving everything I see!
And anytime I see Ollie with the boxing glove I have to smile.
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