Some might say calling this blog entry "Thorsday Threesome - Three Times the Head" sexually suggestive and inappropriate and I would respond "Uh-huh."
Thursday, 31 March 2011
Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Tuesday, 29 March 2011
Monday, 28 March 2011
It's another Massive Marvel Beginnings Monday, which means I'm posting one of the complete sketch card puzzle sets I did for the upcoming set from fine folks at Upper Deck.
First up, though, I wanted to wrap up a sort-of puzzle with Marvel's most famous home-wrecker, Mephisto:
I say sort-of puzzle because this, like many of the cards I did for this set, were done in batches and I started to treat all the cards taped together as if they were one complete surface allowing elements from one image to bleed over into the others adjacent.
So you can get individual cards of Mephisto, Dracula, The Red Skull and Doctor Doom or assemble all of the and get one picture like this:
I really indulged myself with this next puzzle; there's 16 cards in it and they're all dedicated to my favourite Kirby Monster, FIN FANG FOOM!
Sunday, 27 March 2011
Saturday, 26 March 2011
What, thunder gods can't be pensive occasionally?
Yeah. You're right. He's faking being pensive to attract that hot sensitive-looking girl at the end of the bar.
If it works it's HAMMER-TIME!
Friday, 25 March 2011
Thursday, 24 March 2011
Wednesday, 23 March 2011
Some people are great at taking photos of their con sketches; I'm not one of them. I usually end up never seeing the sketches again, however, at times, I get scans sent to me or end up finishing the work outside of the con hours and can get a scan made before I give it to the fan (like the Green Lantern/Sinestro sketch I posted over the weekend).
I met Marc Wolfe at the Toronto Fan Expo last year. He's a helluva great guy and a damn fine artist -- as you can see here. He started a sketchbook for his very young son, Ronin, and I got to be among the first to contribute to it!
Yup -- I'm drawing the Red Skull 99 times. Thankfully my Copic markers are refillable and I have a nice supply of red.
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
Monday, 21 March 2011
Andy Belanger and both of us going on about how much we both love this Marvel character, so it was a no-brainer to decide this was the puzzle set from the upcoming Marvel Beginnings card set to share today.
Sunday, 20 March 2011
Penciled it at the show and finished it at home -- so much calmer in the studio even though I'm really enjoying being at the show sitting with the likes of Dale Keown, Agnes Grabowska and Andy Belanger.
Copics on 11x14" Bristol
Saturday, 19 March 2011
Friday, 18 March 2011
Thursday, 17 March 2011
Wednesday, 16 March 2011
I eventually got the colour to stay put, but it floated above the surface a little too much for my liking, which left me with a choice to either have the colour want to jump off the card surface or just not sink in in various spots making the colour look overly textured.. The sheer amount of time required meant that prepping each card like this wouldn't work.
Tuesday, 15 March 2011
I've actually got an idea file for headers, just not enough time to execute them. The above is based on a crocodile, but as I didn't bother digging up any reference and made some odd choices here and there, I think it would be unfair to crocodiles to consider this monster among them.
Wish I was able to finish it a few weeks earlier as I've a mind to use this as the basis for a business card (which I never seem to get round to printing).
This weekend I'll be a guest at Wizard World Toronto along with fine folks like Dale Keown, Ty Templeton, Keiren Smith, Sam Agro, Ken Lashley and host of other awesome people.
I've been asked to bring along prints of the recent Transmetropolitan piece I did (which I will) and maybe a few other things.
Hope to see you there!
There's an old story about Picasso that starts with him sitting in a Paris café when an admirer approached and asked if he would do a quick sketch on a paper napkin. Picasso agreed, quickly sketched on the napkin, and, as he handed back the napkin, he asked for 1000.00.
The admirer was shocked: “How can you ask for so much? It took you a minute to draw this!”
“No”, Picasso said, “It took me 40 years to be able to draw that”.
Monday, 14 March 2011
I did a large number of puzzle-sets for Upper Deck's Marvel Beginnings and I was torn between putting them up a piece a day or all at once. Since I'm rotating in Thor sketch cards as well, some of these puzzle sets could end up being strung out for weeks, so I decided I'd pop up a complete puzzle set every Monday until I run out.
I'm saving the big 16-card puzzle for the last Monday I'll do this.
Sunday, 13 March 2011
Saturday, 12 March 2011
Friday, 11 March 2011
Thursday, 10 March 2011
Wednesday, 9 March 2011
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Hey -- got a fair bit of media for my Marvel Beginnings sketch cards at Bleeding Cool after The Sketchcard Saloon shared all of my scans from the Scoundrel Sketch Card forum.
Feels pretty good to get any attention -- maybe I can get some of my Artist Proofs commissioned now?
Tuesday, 8 March 2011
Monday, 7 March 2011
I'm gonna start alternating the Thor cards with the Marvel Beginnings cards, though I like the idea of keeping Thursdays as 2-card Thorsdays until I run out and plan to post the few puzzles like the one above all at once instead of dropping pieces here one at a time. I did a number of cards for the MB set that will look fine going up one at a time (I think).
I had to rush a few, but they're all in colour!
Now to do all my Captain America cards. . . .
Sunday, 6 March 2011
Saturday, 5 March 2011
Friday, 4 March 2011
Thursday, 3 March 2011
Wednesday, 2 March 2011
Although, being the god of thunder you'd have to think he actually needs that sort of sound protection to do his job and I don't think the frost giants would take him as seriously in those ear mufflers the runway workers at airports wear.
With so many to go through I really can't be skipping days. So, better late than never; the 25th Thor sketch card.