On the Drawing Board

October 17, 2018

…Was bound to happen– I’m of course a little behind on Inktober pieces. So, here are the rest of the pieces from last week (#’s 10-14)

October 9, 2018

Sticking to Star Wars, today’s Inktober piece is Princess Leia!

October 8, 2018

Asked my wife for suggestions for this week’s Inktober pieces and she suggest Chewbacca…

October 7, 2018

Lat Avenger for a little bit– Here’s ol’ shellhead!

October 6, 2018

Here’s another Avenger for Inktober, Black Panther! This one was done all with a Pentel brush pen… No reason why, other than I just kinda felt like it 😛

October 5, 2018

Gonna stick with Marvel for a while, so today’s Inktober piece is Black Widow.

October 4, 2018

Saw that Chris Evans announced Avengers 4 would be his last film as Cap, so today’s piece will be the movie version of Captain America.

October 3, 2018

Realized I did 2/3rds of the DC trinity on days one and two, so…

October 2, 2018

Day 2 and I’m 2 for 2… Go me.

October 1, 2018

It’s the first day of Inktober! Have you all been good girls and boys? If so, Dick Blick will leave pens and pads under your easels at midnight…

Decided to really give it a try this year and try to do 31 all new pieces for the next 31 days. All traditional, mostly 9×12 (I would imagine), then collect them all in a sketchbook, as well as have a stock of sketches for cons next year!

First up, Wonder Woman– Seems appropriate with everything going on…

September 2, 2018

Was just going through some old files to update my Comic Art Fans page and wanted to share some of those pieces here too!

First up, here is a pic posted by Krysten Ritter where she is holding a binder full of art and letters written by fans for her birthday. My art of Chloe/Tall Slut No Panties from “Don’t Trust the B” was chosen to be the cover!

Next up is a recent piece, a Black Panther sketch done as one of the rewards for the Highspot Kickstarter.

Next up, I’ve always loved the cover to Action Comics #2, so I decided to do a cover recreation of it

And, seems silly to not do one of Action #1 since I already did up the logo

That’s about it for now, but if I come across anything else cool I’ll pop it up on here for you!

August 22, 2018

Just wanted to give everyone a quick update now that I’m back home from TerrifiCon up in Connecticut. It was my first time going to that show and I have to say, if you ever have a chance to go you should definitely check it out! It was an absolute blast with an amazing artist’s alley and great deals to be found. I picked up a suitcase full of kids books for my friend to hand out to patients at his practice, as well as found a few things for myself and my sister who came along to her first show ever. Here’s a pic of the 2 of us, and her lunch, at our table

I only did a handful of sketches this weekend since I was there mostly to help Jerry Ordway at his table, but here are pics of one of them

And, speaking of sketches, my goal for this show was to get comic legend Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez to do a sketch of Kate for me having missed him at Heroes. Lindz and I ran to his table first thing Saturday and were first in line, and Sunday we came back by to grab this!

Of course, could not be happier with the results!!! Lindsay, on the other hand, was tired of pictures…

Best part, when I saw this it reminded me of the Superman 50th birthday Time magazine cover, so I asked Jerry if he would ink it as a homage of that piece and he agreed! Will share that when he sends a scan 😀

Speaking of Jerry, and Lindsay being tired of being in pictures, here is one she took of me and Mr. J, at an angle where I don’t look quite as short next to him…

And that’s about it! One friend I did a sketch for said she would send a decent scan of it when she got back home so once that comes in I’ll share it too, but otherwise that pretty much wraps up my con report. And good thing too– It’s about time for my next round of Advil Cold and Sinus…

August 14, 2018

Here is a sketch cover of Perfect Storm for a backer of our Highspot Kickstarter!

August 6, 2018

A couple days ago I got a bee in my bonnet to do a painting of Myrna Loy. No reason, just felt like painting. Turns out, I started the painting the day before what would have been her birthday! Took a few days longer to finish but here is the final result–

July 7, 2018

A quick Spider-Man in honor of Steve Ditko.

May 15, 2018

Very sad to hear about Margot Kidder’s passing. She was, and will always be, my Lois Lane. So I decided to do a quick sketch of her which, as per usual, took way longer and got more involved than I originally planned…

May 4, 2018

Since it’s Star Wars day, here’s the art for a Boba Fett print i will have available at HeroesCon in June.

May 3, 2018

Working on the second issue of Highspot today and got to draw a pretty cool horse…

April 26, 2018

Here is a recent piece done for the Library Foundation of Sarasota County who have teamed up with the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida for this year’s Giving Challenge. They requested our female superhero hanging out with 2 Girl Scouts, promoting the digital resource drive for the library…

April 25, 2018

After years and years of not being able to do a cartoony version of Rambo that I’ve been happy with, I’ve finally hit on one that I like! So, Megan and I will soon be starting on our Rambo children’s book. Originally we had one in mind called “Rambo’s Day Out,” based on coming home one day while we were crate-training him only to find him sitting on the couch, but we wanted to give a bit more of his backstory first, so now the first book in the series is going to be “Rambo the Rescue.”

Here is the latest watercolor test! The plan is to do this book traditionally, with as loose a watercolor style as my OCD will allow…