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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

DINO DAY 46!

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It's DINO DAY again!

We're down to the last six weeks of my year long Dino Day project, drawing dinosaurs every week with my sons. In just THREE short weeks we're going to kick off the DINO DAY art book Kickstarter. Exciting times!

Todays piece took a while. I had an idea of what I wanted to do, based on dinosaurs laying on the floor in the boys playroom. I thought the shapes were fun against the crazy colorful carpeting in there. After almost talking myself out of it, I just jumped in and went with it.

The only way this piece was going to work was painted. Markers would look too rough and I'd go through a ton of them. Watercolors would be nice, but I wanted really strong pop-y color. So acrylics it was. I ended up painting the piece on a nice 10x10in piece of Arches watercolor paper.

I really loved working on this piece. I wish I'd had a little longer to really sharpen up a couple of things here and there. The piece definitely took longer than I had as is. On top of it all, the boys got to see me paint and were completely blown away by the process. I see some painting in their future too.

One last thing this week-- I've started up an official DINO DAY Twitter page. Please follow me at https://twitter.com/DinoDayKS for daily info on the Dino Day art book, about the upcoming Kickstarter, and all sorts of fun dinosaur facts and silly tidbits.

Alright, I'd better wrangle up some dinner.

See you next week!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

THE DINO DAY ART BOOK! #dinodayks

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So over the past 45 weeks, every Wednesday, I've drawn a piece for Dino Day.  I've enjoyed this project so much and have received such great feedback that I wanted to combine them all into a nice hardcover book and share them with you.  Right now, thanks to changes in the industry, the easiest/best way to do that is via Kickstarter.

You may not be familiar with Kickstarter. It is crowdfunding at its best.  It's a platform that allows creative types to make a product and get it funded by preorders.  Then it is shipped direct to your door. It allows you, the fan, to be in at the ground level. You get to see how the process of making the book and fulfilling the Kickstarter goes from my perspective.  Kickstarter is singularly the easiest way to create a product, offer fun add ons and incentives, things like original artwork, and deliver it direct to you without the need for a middleman.  If you've been following me for awhile, you may recall my previous Kickstarter, BAD KARMA VOLUME 1 .  We learned a lot with that and I feel comfortable using that same platform here. You can follow me on Kickstarter and will get a notification about the project the second it goes live and further updates as it progresses-- https://www.kickstarter.com/profile/jerhaun

The book itself is going to be 7"x7" hardcover 72 pages with one piece of Dino Day art per page.  I've had so many requests to buy the original pieces, one of the great things about doing this as a Kickstarter is that I can make all the original art available as rewards in the Kickstarter.  I will also have t-shirts, prints, and some other fun rewards as part of the KS.  There will even be a reward tier where one lucky person will get to give me direction on the very last Dino Day piece.  And then he/she will get the piece of original art!

The Dino Day Kickstarter will run from January 7th through February 5th to wrap up the last four weeks or so of my 52 weeks of Dino Day.

So where do I come in, you might ask.  First, I will be posting on various social media about this project.  Like it, retweet it, repost, whatever, however to help me get the word out. Second, if you would like to receive direct email notifications, shoot me an email at jeremyhaunart@gmail.com. I promise to only send you good stuff!   Third, follow me on Kickstarter and then visit it when it goes live in January, watch the video, and if you like, order a book or some art or other swag.

I'm really excited about this project.  It's been a fun opportunity for me to share art with my kids and with you.  The book is really going to be a one of a kind.  Thanks so much for your support.

 

 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

DINO DAY KICKSTARTER VIDEO PREVIEW!



Check out this exclusive preview for my upcoming DINO DAY art book Kickstarter!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

DINO DAY 45!

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It's DINO DAY again!

I overslept! By...a lot. Last night after a long hard few weeks of work I finished another issue of Constantine. By the end of things I was running on almost no sleep and drawing every minute of the day to hit the deadline. Not easy. After finishing, I rewarded myself by not setting my alarm. I guess I needed to take advantage of that-- hence the twelve hours I ended up crashing out.

We're down to the home stretch on Dino Day. With just seven weeks left, we're gearing up for the big Dino Day Kickstarter rollout. It's going to be a lot of fun. More news on that soon!

I thought it would be fun to do a point of view shot for this week's Dino Day piece. Owen has really been into Brachiosaurus lately so I decided to draw a family of them.

The piece was done on an 8x8in sheet of bristol board using a medium Zebra brush pen and a W3 grey Copic Wide marker.

Okay, thanks to my oversleeping, I'm finishing this just in time to head in and make dinner.

Look for more news on the Dino Day Kickstarter project this week.

Thanks for your support!

See you next week.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

DINO DAY 44!

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It's DINO DAY again!

Ethan and I had so much fun a few weeks ago on our jam piece, that I thought it would should do another one. Nothing feels as good as sitting out in the studio together, goofing off and making art. The only downside is that Ethan's original pencil scan got lost this time, thanks to an Photoshop crash. Thanks Photoshop! The feel of Ethan's pencils are still there in the final piece, though. He did a great job. I love the exploding volcano in the background. Also-- any time you get to draw a Velociraptor vs T-Rex fight it's a good day.

The piece was done on an 8.5x8.5 in piece of bristol board using Deleter pens over Ethan's pencils.

Okay, I'd better get back to drawing comics. We're on the holiday schedule and that means there is no joy allowed.

See you next week!

 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

WOLF MOON #1 PREVIEW!

My new Vertigo book, written by Cullen Bunn and colored by Lee Loughridge, hits stands tomorrow. Here is a five page preview of the black and white art.

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I'm really proud of this book. It's exactly my kind of horror and has been a long time coming.

Drop into your local comic shop and pick up a copy OR you can go over to Twitter or Facebook and share my post for a chance to win a free signed copy of the first issue. ...or you can do both.

Thanks!

 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

DINO DAY 43!

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It's DINO DAY again!

Wow... we're down to the last nine weeks of Dino Day. That's crazy.  Hard to believe that I've drawn a dinosaur every week for nearly a year.

This week's piece was a fun experiment. I went to Artist and Craftsman Supply in Kansas City over the weekend and just randomly picked up a few pens and brushes to mess around with. I love doing that. Art supply stores can be a dangerous place for me-- the best kind of dangerous.

The ankylosaurus was always one of my favorite dinosaurs growing up. Ethan recently pointed out that I hadn't drawn one yet.  I promised to do it this week and wondered why, over the course of the last year, even as a favorite, it hadn't made the list. When I sat down to draw it, I remembered-- the things that make the ankylosaurus cool are it's turtle like shell and massive club like tail. I always loved the tail. The problem with the ankylosaurus' shape is that it just doesn't fit well into this silly square format I chose for the project. So in today's drawing you get the head and part of the cool shell, but not that amazing clubber of a tail.

The piece was done on an 8x8in piece of bristol board, using a really fun green Pismacolor Premier brush tip marker.

I've got some news about the upcoming DINO DAY art book coming your way soon. The holiday kind of swallows everything, so it'll probably end up being on Monday of next week. Good good things, though!

Okay, see you next week!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

DINO DAY 42!

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It's DINO DAY again!

I'm not a digital artist. People do absolutely brilliant things digitally. I'm even a little jealous of the things can do with it.  I just work better with pen and paper.

Since digital art isn't my forte, I thought it would be fun to step out of my comfort zone and actually try it on one of these Dino Day pieces.

The original piece was drawn in pencil on a piece of 8x8in bristol board. I scanned that and then built the rest of piece in layers of flat color.

In the end, I'm really happy with the way it came out. I hope you all dig it too.

Now I'm off to make dinner.

See you next week!

 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

DINO DAY 41!

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It's DINO DAY again!  It's a new week! Wow. I'm not going to lie...last week was a rough one. I had a crushing deadline on Constantine and some tough life stuff hit at the same time. It wasn't easy. Luckily, I managed to fight through and late Monday night finished the Constantine issue. And you know what? I feel like a new man. I'm exhausted.  Might be fighting getting sick. My hand definitely hurts. But I'm good. It's nice to be done. ...now on to the next issue!

I wanted to do something different for today's piece. I wanted to step outside of my comfort zone. I wanted to mess with a medium that I don't usually play with. When I was a kid my mom had this set of oil pastels. From time to time she would break them out and do a little something. I was always amazed with it. I never really got into oil pastels myself. They're messy...and I don't really like messy. But I wanted to try something new, and I was thinking of my mom, so I went out and bought a set of oil pastels. Nothing fancy. Just the $15 box at the local Michaels. It was messy. It was outside of my usual wheelhouse, but it was fun.

Today's piece features a Therizinosaurus (the Wolverine of dinosaurs) on an 8x8in sheet of bristol board. I wanted to pull back a bit to show the Therizinosaurus' crazy long claws, but a portrait worked better with the oil pastels.

Okay, I'm going to go take a nap. I deserve a nap.

Next week will be week 42, ten weeks out from my year long Dino Day adventure. In addition to my usual post, I'll have some announcements to make about the Dino Day book project for you!

 

Thanks

Jeremy

 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

DINO DAY 40!

 

 

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It's DINO DAY again!

40! 40!! We're down to the last twelve weeks of this thing. That's craziness!

Did I say I was under the deadline gun last week? I think I did. THIS WEEK though... I may have over exaggerated last week. That deadline gun has me in it's sights. I think the trigger has been pulled. It's gonna get me.

Owen has been asking me to draw a Spinosaurus. He's kind of into the big ugly things at them moment. After a hard week of drawing comics, I was in the mood to draw something nice and loose goosey. I went with a continuous line drawing. Those are always a lot of fun.

Todays piece was done on an 8x8in piece of bristol board, using a size 1.00mm Pigma Graphic pen.

Okay, I'm going to get back to it. Constantine has cigarettes to smoke and magics to do.

See you next week!