Sunday, June 26, 2011

Watercolors!!

I have sat down and made a list of things to draw, learn and accomplish this summer. Things are moving smoothly with my Oni book and pitches I'm working on(accomplishments!), and I'm researching lots of different characters/stories for pinups I plan on doing over the next few months (draw!).

As far as what I've been wanting to learn, I took up knitting last fall, and I keep practicing my Photoshop coloring skills (and, one day, I'll spring for that parkour tutor). The big thing that I've been wanting to learn is WATERCOLORING. There are so many different watercolor styles and techniques, and some of my friends (Cara McGee and FalynnK, I'm looking at you two) are awesome painters, and their watercolors are so inspiring! Cara and I finally made a watercoloring date this past week, and it's been going pretty awesome.

I have been wanting to do some fanart of this anime called Puella Magi Madoka Magica that Cara turned me on to, and this was the perfect excuse.
My first watercolor EVER. History, guys.


Second watercolor EVER. Even more history.


Third watercolor EVER EVER. This will be on the test.


The last one I did (so far). This one's of Puella Mami, which if you watch the show you probably know. But, I hadn't written her name on there, so.

I am really pleased with my results so far. I've never considered myself to be much of a colorist, but I think watercolors may be the medium for me. Or, at least, they're a gateway medium into the crazy world of putting water on colors and colors on paper.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Interview up on Good Comics For Kids!

Hey, guys! I've had the pleasure of getting to know Snow Wildsmith since I met her on FCBD this year, and she just posted an interview that she conducted with me. For some info on how I got into comics and my influences and whatnot, go here.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Heroes Con 2011

I am going to start by saying that this was, by far, the best Heroes Con I've been to yet. I had a table on the corner between Evan Dorkin and Chris Schweizer, and right across the aisle from John Arcudi (who is writing B.P.R.D.) and Ryan Sook.

I got a lot of action at my table, got to talk to some of the coolest people in comics, and bought lots and lots and lots of stuff. I did lots of commissions and sketchbook pieces, and I sold a bunch of minis. I put some of the art I did this past weekend in this post, but I forgot to take pictures of everything, so there is a good chunk of art that's not here. To accommodate for that, I plan on doing a crazy amount of work this summer, so be prepared for lots of updates!

I did a Husk on the blank Avengers cover (pictured above) for a super nice guy named Jon.



I did this Hellboy (9"x12") for the art auction on Saturday. It was my first submission to the auction, and seeing all of the beautiful pieces this year inspired me to do something larger and with color for next year's auction (some of my favorite pieces were done by Brian Stelfreeze, Andrew Robinson, Eric Canete, Robbi Rodriguez, and Chris Stevens, but there were so many good entries that it's hard to remember them all.


A 4"x6" Harry Potter for my friend FalynnK's birthday!


I like me a scraggley Sirius Black.

Snape, being all Snapey.

Princess Leia holding a Happy Baby Rancor.


An Obi-Wan Kenobi sketch card that I did for Mark Brooks.

Arsenic and Old Lace.



90's Shark Dude, 4"x6" for Audrey Morris.



Yes, this is what you think it is.

If what you think it is is two superbros trying to relax after a hard day of fighting villains.


All in all, this was the best con ever. I can't wait to go back next year! I'm already excited about SPX and NYCC, so look for me walking around at both of those shows!