Tag Archives: sketch cards

04/23/2017 Raleigh Comic Book Show, Epilogue!

Was so tired at the end of the day Sunday that I went to bed early, and slept late Monday… so I didn’t get to write about my experiences at this weekend’s Raleigh Comic Book Show until late tonight. It was good to see all of my old friends, make some more new ones, and (as I would find out by the end of the show) pose for a super portrait!

There were four invited guest to this show, counting myself. I was seated next to Buddy Prince, and though I didn’t get to talk with him much this show, it’s always good to see him there. Seated to my right was Glen Richardson. It was a pleasure to meet and chat with Glen throughout the show. Turns out we have some similar world views and while our styles are somewhat different, the subjects and references within his work mirror some of my own.

Glen had a bunch of nice prints for sale at the show as well as copies of his self-published comic Sgt Sasquatch: The Bigfoot of Liberty. Make sure you check out the link to Glen’s Web site! We each discussed our own projects and the creative process. He also brought his daughter Ziley with him to the show, who pleasantly surprised me at the end by having drawn a picture of me, for me, while Glen and I had been talking. They also bought a Two-Face sketch card from me, so I know that one is going to a good home!

Super-Me by Ziley:

On the other side of Buddy was Dan Johnson. Unfortunately Dan got there a little after the show had started, and I kept busy so I didn’t get a chance to introduce myself to him before the show had ended. I hope to get a chance to meet him in the future.

I had a lot of new personal sketch cards for sale that I had drawn since my last show appearance. I also brought lots of glossy prints as usual, and some freebies to give away to promote the blog and my ‘Sects comic strip. Even though ‘Sects has been on a hiatus of late, I still hope I prompted some new fans to take a look so they’ll be here and ready for when all the guys and gals make a comeback soon!

One fan, Bradley, commissioned a sketch card of the Olympian, from the Global Guardians, during the show. I had to borrow his smartphone for a while for reference because I had to admit I had only a passing familiarity with the character though I did seem to remember something about the Global Guardians. Bradley was patient with my blank brain, and I think I was able to make a good sketch card for him when all was said and done. He is also supposed to share a scan of the card at some point. When he does I’ll make another blog post about that and share the artwork for everyone else to see.

I was also able to connect with Shelton Drum of Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find and pick up a small box of blank sketch covers comic books. At some point I’ll take inventory of all that I have and make a post so that if anyone wants to request a commission on a blank comic you’ll know what I have available.

All told… I always enjoy appearing at this show, and seeing old friends. Some unique experiences for me this time with the show commission, being an unwitting model for a super-portrait, and making a new creative friend.

Thanks go to Lyn Anderson for the invite, and to all the fans who came out today to support comics, this show, and all of us invited guests! Welcome to all the new followers of my blog or Facebook that come from our meeting at this show too!

Raleigh Comic Book Show, Sunday 04/23/2017

Just found out early last week that I’m going to be a guest at the upcoming Raleigh Comic Book Show, next Sunday! As always, I am looking forward to seeing show runner Lyn Anderson and all the great dealers and convention regulars who attend these shows. Other planned guests at this show are Buddy Prince, who is a solid artist, good guy, and another Raleigh show regular… and Dan Johnson, whom I have not yet met but am looking forward to seeing for the first time!

I will again have original art and sketch cards for sale, including a bunch of new sketch cards from last Inktober that I drew after my last convention appearance. I’ll also have lots of glossy prints of a bunch of illustrations that I’ve drawn over the last few years. Time permitting, I might even be able to do some commission sketch cards or head/bust sketches during the show too. I’m getting ready for the show this week, so I could even surprise myself with new things I don’t yet know I’ll be bringing!

I hope to see lots of Facebook and blog followers at the show… and I promise to try and warp your brain with my nonsense while you’re there. 🙂 If you’re anywhere near Raleigh, NC next week you really ought to stop by the show… you will not be disappointed! For those who can’t attend, I will be blogging about the experience sometime next Sunday night as I normally do after these shows.

Inktober 2016 Epilogue

So, there were three more days left in Inktober after the fourth week. I flamed out during the stretch run and only made one more drawing, so I fell two drawings short of the goal. Still, I don’t feel too badly since I was quite happy with how many of my sketch cards turned out and that I still completed twenty-nine drawings in as many days!

Please check out Week One, Week Two, Week Three, and Week Four blog posts for most of my contributions last month. Also, don’t forget to checkout the Inktober Web site to learn more about the concept. Below is my final drawing for Inktober 2016.

sk48-freddy-krueger

Freddy Krueger

At least I went out with a bang! I was pretty proud of this Freddy Krueger, and as it was the only one I did in the final half-week, it is obviously my favorite of that leg of the journey. 🙂 The original Nightmare on Elm Street is a classic by Wes Craven.

Please let me know what you think and remember, if you’d like an original commission by me or would like to hire me as an Illustrator, please use the Contact page and let me know as much as you can about your request.

Inktober 2016 Part 1

Inktober is a thing, in October, started by Jake Parker back in 2009. It has grown over the years but the core concept is to complete and share one ink drawing per day for the entire month. I’ll skip the detailed history and origins and leave it to you to visit the Inktober Web site for yourself as he covers it pretty well there on his site.

So, I decided to participate this year… and I have been dutifully completing at least one new drawing per day since the beginning of the month. With the exception of that week where I was without Internet access, I have been sharing my creations every day, as I complete them, on Facebook so please check me out there to see what I’m drawing new each day!

My original plan was to make a weekly post here on the blog, and collect the previous week’s worth of dailies so that I didn’t interrupt my comic strip during the week. My Internet outage killed that plan as it spanned more than a week’s duration and killed what would have been my first two weekly update segments… but finally, I’m going to start catching up today.

I decided to go small, and every drawing for Week One is a 2.5 x 3.5 inch personal sketch card sized illustration.

Inktober 2016 Week One:

sk20-general-leeGeneral Lee

sk21-woman-faceWoman Face

sk22-black-catBlack Cat

sk23-spongebob-squarepantsSpongebob Squarepants

sk24-flashFlash

sk25-green-arrowGreen Arrow

sk26-spider-manSpider-Man

It’s easy to pick my personal favorite from the first week… Spongebob Squarepants! After that I probably like my Spider-Man card second best. Oh, and if you think that black cat looks super creepy, it might be because I gave it intentionally incorrect human-looking eyes just to be weird. 🙂

Please let me know what you think and remember, if you’d like an original commission by me or would like to hire me as an Illustrator, please use the Contact page and let me know as much as you can about your request.

Superman Fortress of Solitude Sketch Card

I’ve been trying to think of some more things to draw as sketch cards lately. I haven’t drawn any since my comic convention appearance back in December. I like the small canvas and I like that I can make a bunch of them and they are easy to carry around and show to people. But I also feel somehow like I’m wasting them if I just draw random things. I need to get over that, and just draw random things. Sometimes the random things turn out the best, even with my apprehension to do them in the first place.

That said… After drawing my Supergirl the other day, I kept thinking about the classic look to Superman’s Fortress of Solitude, particularly the exterior. In the old days, it was a hollowed-out mountain for the fortress, so from the outside it was just a giant door on the side of a mountain. Way far away from the door was the giant key, disguised as a direction marker for airplanes. That’s what I wanted to try and capture, so that’s what I did earlier this week…

SK19 Fortress of Solitude

I think it turned out pretty well, with my minimalist approach. It’s another thing the sketch cards are good for.. because drawing this on a larger scale would mean you really need to put more detail into it or it would just look mostly blank because of all the white snow you want to imply is there in the Arctic… so the sketch card is really the right size to draw something like this.

As always, let me know what you think and remember, if you’d like an original commission by me or would like to hire me as an Illustrator, please use the Contact page and let me know as much as you can about your request.

Batgirl Sketch Card

While at the Raleigh Comic Book Show this weekend, a daughter of one of the dealers was flipping through my artwork and asked why I didn’t have a sketch of Batgirl, so this happened…

Batgirl

SK18-Batgirl

‘Sects Character Sketch Cards

While I was at the Raleigh Comic Book Show this weekend, I drew some sketch cards based on characters from my ‘Sects comic strip…

Buzz says, “I’m such a card!”

SK15-Buzz

Dez says, “I’m not Buzz!”

SK16-Dez

Al hanging out in his Web

SK17-Al-on-Web

Marvel Character Sketch Cards

Here’s an assortment of sketch cards based on Marvel Comics characters…

Venom

SK11-Venom

Green Goblin

SK12-Green-Goblin

Iron Man

SK13-Iron-Man

Hulk

SK14-Hulk

Landscape Scenery Sketch Cards

Changing things up a bit, I made some landscape scenery sketch cards without characters. One from DC Comics and one from Marvel Comics

Bat-signal over the skyline

SK09-Bat-Signal-Skyline

Spider-signal on a brick wall

SK10-Spider-Signal-Wall

DC Batman Animated Sketch Cards

More sketch cards! These are primarily inspired by Batman characters from the DC Comics animated series…

Harley Quinn

SK05-Harley-Quinn

Joker

SK06-Joker

Batman

SK07-Batman

Two-Face

SK08-Two-Face

PNEUMYTHOLOGY

ROBERT LAMBERT JONES III

In My Not So Humble Opinion

Just another WordPress.com site

Problems With Infinity

Confessions of a Delusional Maniac

Silence Killed The Dinosaurs

(but it won't get me)

Some Bad Plankton

poetry, essays, photography, & drawings

Killing Jar Studio

Leslie Brenden Artist Making Art

Over the Hedge

The official blog or the Over the Hedge comic strip

LMG comic updates

Find the webcomic at lmgcomic.com

Leonard Cartoons

"A man wears a mask, and his face grows to fit it."

The Nerd Nebula

The Nucleus of the Universe for all Nerd Hacks!

sarahgoodreau

things and not things.

Dotty Ellipsis

A comic strip / cartoon about a young married couple negotiating the banalities of modern life.

mejfote

life fashion & more

Pics by Penny

dorky cartoons about life

Baz and Kev

Smile! Have a laugh! You’ll feel better!

Geekritique

Movie & TV News | Book & Comic Reviews | Everything In-between

Bo's Cafe Life

The writing life through the eyes of Bo, an aspiring novelist.

The Daily P.O.P.

Protecting Other People from wasting their leisure time since 2007

i.e. Sequential... Journal... Visual...

A place to find order amidst disorder, from my point of view, using a visual medium.

The Daily Post

The Art and Craft of Blogging

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

%d bloggers like this: