Just through the April Door. - We'll see if all my color dabbling/learning makes it into this piece. The dabbling and math for complements helped a bit. Sped me up. Took me as long to do ...
28 March, 2013
27 March, 2013
26 March, 2013
I've been beaver-busy making drawings--either commissioned ones like the above, or brushpen dedicatory sketches for each Brushpen Breakfast book I sell (and they have been selling--thank you!). But I have trouble managing the timing for the blog--I finish a drawing, scan it, and send it off to its new home--but I don't want to post it until the recipient gets a first look. So images like this one linger unseen while my backlog grows...until I remember to post them, that is.
p.s. I have lost all ability to draw myself.
24 March, 2013
20 March, 2013
I bought this card about four years ago...I knew I could do something fun with it, but wasn't sure what.
18 March, 2013
Andy Suriano. Andy is a terrific artist who works for Disney (and worked on those new Mickey Mouse shorts--wow!). Art of Fiction has put out a super-nice, hardbound sketchbook of Andy's stuff--and he's one of those rare artists who deserves the honor. He bought a BPB Book (thanks, Andy!), and I brushed a quick tribute inside (Andy is a superb channeler of that Jack Kirby magic).
Check out this post on Andy's site--it shows a few of his ECCC sketches. Such great stuff...I was so bowled over I went up to him Sunday and said dude, I need an Andy original. Me commissioning another artist is a rare thing--but I just had to get a drawing. I insisted on paying. He asked what I wanted, and I gave him a two word answer: Big Barda. Nothing else. And he comes back with this. Battle armor! Evil minion! War club!!
12 March, 2013
10 March, 2013
I gave purchasers of my little book two pricing options: $15 for a book with a modest doodle, $20 for a book with a more elaborate drawing. How I got the idea into my head that doing an in-person ink portrait/caricature at the $15 level as a "quickie doodle," I don't know.
But it was fun! Overdeliver, they say, right??
08 March, 2013
07 March, 2013
He didn't sound too enthused.
"I'll make it cartoony. What would you like me to draw?"
"A German Shepherd."
(Thank goodness he had his phone with a couple (bad) photos. But, still....)
I went all out. Rick showed up and he got his Schmitz drawing, but he seemed really pleased with what I did, too (note bandages on forelegs--recent vet visit, hence sad dog look).