Friday, July 27, 2012

16th Post!

Pirates that don't wear pants are the best :)
This was a Heroes Con 2011 commission that I drew at the show but took home to paint (and subsequently mailed out). Red and Blue Col-erase pencils on 11x15 watercolor paper.
and the watercolors...

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

15th Post!

Thought I'd post some of the process for making this Cowgirl pinup.

Started with just a couple random sketches with a blue col-erase pencil on copy paper.
Scanned the sketches and drew up a cleaner version in photoshop.
Flipped the art and printed it out and traced onto 9x12 bristol paper with red (and blue) col-erase pencils.
Then added Copic Markers.
Decided to just render the skin tones (and hair) on this one. It's a look I've wanted to try for a while, but would usually get so wrapped up in the coloring that I'd be halfway finished before remembering :).

Friday, July 13, 2012

14th Post!

Since it's San Diego Comic Con time, I saw that Zenescope's Swimsuit issue is being offered for sale. So I figure I should be able to post this. I was asked to do a pinup with their version of Tinkerbelle.

Here's the pencils...
11x17 paper with red/blue/purple col-erase pencils

and the digital colors...
I just wanted to something cute, like she was on vacation. Rather than trying to go too overboard on sex appeal.

Friday, July 6, 2012

13th Post!

Thought I'd post a few images from a recent commission. I just had a headshot of a photo to work with for reference, but it was a lot of fun. The final painting was 18"x24", I haven't painted anything that large in a long time.
Started out the usual way, did a digital sketch in photoshop (did a few different poses but this was the one we settled on):
Next up was the pencils. Since I knew going in we wanted to keep the color range in the pinks and purples, I did the pencils in purple col-erase pencil.
Then onto the painting. I had planned on taking some in progress photos and promptly forgot :(.
The when I had the painting finished, took a quick photo with my camera. I had also planned on taking a better picture...but realized that after I had mailed out the art. doh!
Final painting was acrylic paint on illustration board.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

12th Post!

if you've seen the blog Gene Gonzales and I do ( you'll know tomorrow's theme is Brandi Bare, the character I've been drawing for a while :)

I ended up drawing two pictures of her and decided to do one for this blog and the other will be posted there.
Here's the pencils:

(using graphite this time, just for a change)

and I decided to color this one digitally using Photoshop: