Friday, August 30, 2013

Magic War Lords--"The Mollusk"

I went back and redid this character, because I didn't really like the way the first painting of "The Mollusk" came out. I gave this a better composition and worked on the lighting a little bite more.
This is the first character from the "Magic War Lords" series..magical beings who are living a life of war and crime. Enjoy!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Comic-con sketches

Comic conventions are all about interacting with people/connecting with a potential audience.
However there are times where no one is coming by and you are just sitting there waiting.
When this happens it's usually a good time to do some sketches and get your practice on.
Here are a few sketches that I did over the weekend at Connecticut-Conn.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Connecticut Comic-con good times!

I did the Connecticut comic con yesterday and it was a lot of fun! 
I got to meet a lot other cool artists, met some new folks and got to sell some work. I think I will do this show again next year it was super fun!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Headed to Connecticut Comic-Con tomorrow

Tonight I am spending the night packing up as I get ready to head out to Connecticut comic-con tomorrow for a one day show. I have some left over books that I want to sell as well as Mega-man prints and the Resident Evil zombie print.

click below if you want to see more details about the show:

I will instagram some pics and I will also post some pics here when done as well.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Lady "Oct-Her-Puss" aka: The Mollusk

The lady "Oct-her-pus" is the vicious witch queen of the mystic underworld. She has been behind the scenes for ages her goal being to manipulate the other crime bosses with her charms and spells.
Another in the series of original mystic gangster bosses. Enjoy!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Prints for Connecticut

I picked up my prints for Connecticut comic con today. Looking forward to this show and selling some work (hopefully)

Monday, August 12, 2013

Mystical Crime Bosses:The Enforcer Sketches

Reworking an old idea

Mystical Crime Bosses (The Dragon Fish King)

Here is the first of the character paintings from the "Mystical Crime Bosses" series: "The Dragon-Fish King". He's an underwater crime boss who wears a suit and rules the aquatic underworld.
This is the first of my attempts to only produce original work, which is a decision that I made recently.
I will post the rest as soon as they are done.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Spaceman Temple

Something recently completed from a dream that I had.


Saturday, August 3, 2013

Updated Table Banner

Added a table banner to my table display today. I gotta order this one up but this is a quick image of what it looks like. That is all.


Thursday, August 1, 2013

Stuff I learned this summer..

Here are some things I learned this summer:
1. I can paint all day long but only in about 4 hour increments with a break in the middle. That's about 8 hours total when not working and 4 hours a day when I am working (after work). Weekends are spotty it depends on what is happening but usually I will spend all day on Sat and then take a break on Sunday.
2. After finishing work I need to recharge and work on thumbnails for my next idea/piece and be around people and enjoy life for a bit.
3. Chris Oatley's Painting Drama is the best investment I have ever made. It has taught me to really focus on the basics and research and to slow down.
4. I have to lead up to starting a painting by doing thumbnails first and then reference study and then color palette selection which take about 2 to 3 days to a week (actual painting takes about 3 or 4 days depending on the piece).
5. As before mentioned I am only going to be doing original work/ideas for shows and conventions. I will of course always love the Marvel and the DC stuff.I think though that a true test of how far I have progressed will be if I can start to sell original work created from scratch. I still have left over work from previous cons so I will try and maybe sell those at ComicConn but for Baltimore I hope to have original work only* to sell. We'll see how it goes. 
6. There will be more learning as time goes on but what I have learned has been awesome so far! Time to keep pushing!