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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

DINO DAY 33!

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It's DINO DAY again! I'm crazy busy this week.  I have a deadline looming on CONSTANTINE, some work on my newly announced book WOLF MOOF to do for Vertigo, a big project today, and I'll be heading to Iowa City this weekend for MID CON. Needless to say, today's post will be short and sweet.

Recently the script for CONSTANTINE #19 called for cool panels of ominous clouds. Instead 0f drawing in cloud shapes to be colored later, I thought it would be fun to go more organic with them and try out a few watercolor cloud skies. I did a series of cloud passes using Windsor Newton Paynes Grey watercolor paint on really nice Arches watercolor paper. The first one was...not the best at all.

Today's piece was done on a cloud test piece of watercolor paper using a Zebra brush pen. I thought it would be fun to draw a Pteranodon portrait. It immediately made me think of Sauron, the MARVEL COMICS character from the Savage Land. It made me laugh.

Okay, that's it for today! Work work work for me!

See you next week!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

DINO DAY 32!

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It's DINO DAY again! This week I'm just back from Cincy Comicon. It's a great show put on by friends Tony and Kara Moore. Only in their second year, the show has grown in leaps and bounds-- the staff is amazing, the fans are friendly and excited about comics, and the city itself is wonderful to visit. On top of that, one of the coolest things is the Cincy Comicon Drink & Draw  at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal (yep-- the Hall of Justice). After the show they bus us over to the museum and we enjoy an evening of hanging out, drinking, annnnnnd drawing dinosaur skeletons and exhibits. Yep. Pretty much my idea of heaven.

This week, I wanted to do a piece based on my sketch from the drink and draw. I always draw the land dinosaurs. They're the ones we think of when we imagine creatures from that time. As with now, though, some of the coolest and most terrifying things come from the seas. Today's piece is based on my sketch of the Dunkleosteus, a prehistoric armor plated fish that grew up to 33 FEET in length! These things were the T-Rex of the water!

The piece was originally done in pencil on a 9x12 piece of cardboard. I took a picture of that and used it as reference for this drawing. This one was done using Deleter .o8 and 2.0 pens on a 7x7 in piece of bristol board. It's simple, line based and fun. ...and yeah, terrifying.

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Alright, I'd better get back to drawing Constantine.

See you next week!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

CINCY COMICON 2014! (I-02)

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I'm in Cincinnati, OH again this weekend (September 5-7) for Cincy Comicon! It's a great show put on by my friends Tony and Kara Moore.

I'll be set up in Artist Alley booth I-02 with  lots of goodies --single issues of Batwoman, trades,  t-shirts, and lots of Batwoman original art.  Also, I'd be happy to sign any books for you that you already have, just stop by!

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I will also be taking commissions this weekend.  You can get a 9x12 full color bust of the character of your choice for $75.  Above is a sample Batwoman commission I did at Special Edition NYC.  Drop by the table and we'll get you on the list. It fills up pretty fast, so don't wait until the last day!

ALSO, be sure and stop by the Cincy Comicon Drink & Draw   Friday 8pm-11pm at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal (1301 Western Ave). It's going to be a great time. Come by, drink, and draw dinosaurs with me!

Looking forward to seeing you all this weekend!

 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

DINO DAY 31!

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It's DINO DAY again!

This week I decided I needed to draw a scholarly Tyrannosaurus. ...because what's cooler than a scholarly Tyrannosaurus.  Pretty much nothing.

Today's piece was done on a 6x6in piece of bristol board, using FW artist's acrylic ink for the line drawing and ink washes, a Faber-Castell black colored pencil for a little bit of shading, and a YR24 pale sepia Copic Marker for the spot color.

This piece took a little while-- probably a solid hour and a half, but I had a hell of a lot of fun on it.

Okay, thats it for this one! Tomorrow I'm off to Cincinnati, OH for Cinci Comicon. Should be a heck of a good time!

See you next week!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

DINO DAY 30!

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It's DINO DAY again!

Week THIRTY! Wow... I've been doing this crazy thing for seven months. I'm not going to lie-- at this point it's getting harder and harder to figure out what to draw each week. Don't worry. That doesn't mean that I'm going to even begin to give up. It just means that things will probably get a bit goofy and weird for a while. And that's kind of cool.

Today's piece features another stegosaurus. They're fun to draw and Owen really likes them right now. This one is all Zebra brush pen and Deleter pens on a 5 .5x5.5in piece of britsol board. It was fast and loose. I intended to go a bit more cartoony with it-- there's a bit of it in there, but not nearly as much as I would have liked. I'll have to give that another go soon.

Okay, I'm on a pretty tight deadline on Constantine. I need to finish this issue by Labor Day.

See you next week!

 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

DINO DAY 29!

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It's DINO DAY again!

I'm in a groove. Feeling it. Working on a new book times time-- figuring out. I've figured out CONSTANTINE and I'm feeling good about it. It's really nice.

Part of being in the groove is the sheer joy of being at the drawing table. This week's Dino Day piece is a direct result of that.

Today's piece is based on a study from the Natural History Museum in New York City. I wanted to just focus on shape and shadow with this one--  no line at all. I built it up from light to dark using warm grey Copic Markers (W1, W4, W6, W7) and a Golden Yellow  (Y17) for the background color to give it a little pop. It was drawn on a 5x5 piece of bristol board.

I'm really happy with the way it turned out.

Okay, it's back to Constantine for me! See you next week!

Thanks!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

DINO DAY 28!

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It's DINO DAY again!

This week, I'm hard at work on Constantine. I'm having a ton of fun with it-- messing more and more with the brush and a few other fun tricks.

With all of the work on Constantine, I intended for today's piece to be a quick one. When I sat down and pulled out the brush something else happened, though. I suppose it was still pretty quick, but the shadows and shapes kind of pulled me in. I'm perfectly okay with that.

Todays piece features a T-Rex, done with my new favorite brush, the Raphael 8404 #2 and FW Payne's Grey Acrylic ink on a 7x7in sheet of Bristol board.

I hope you enjoy it as much a I did making it!

See you next week!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

DINO DAY 27!

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It's DINO DAY again! This week...well, this week I'm a little annoyed. I guess I'll kick off with that.

Today's piece was done using Copic materials-- the linework was done using the Copic F01 "COPIC PROOF" drawing pen and  a R32 Copic Sketch Marker. Now, look, here's the thing-- if you make a product that is "COPIC PROOF", it'd better be COPIC PROOF! These were not. I'm pretty annoyed that Copic said that their F01 drawing pen wouldn't move all over the place and it did. What you see here is cleaned up like crazy. What was a simple drawing ended up taking hours of editing to clean it up. Not cool.

Other than that...I love this piece. It's based on one of the Mold-A-Rama dinosaurs from the Field Museum. I got a wonderful set of the Mold-A-Rama from some amazing fan/friends, The Fletchers this year at Heroes Con. I think they're about the coolest thing ever.

The sketch was done on a nice 5x5in piece of Bristol board using the aforementioned infuriating pens.

I love Copic markers, but I think I'm officially done with their crap pen line. Just not good.

Anyway, forgive the umbrage. I'll get over it. While the original is pretty smudgetastic, at least the digital version looks pretty darned good.

See you next week!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

DINO DAY 26!

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It's DINO DAY! AGAIN! This post is a special one...on two levels. For starters this Dino Day marks six months of doing these silly things. Secondly, I'm posting this from vacation in Kauai, Hawaii!

Since it's a special occasion, the halfway point in the project, I really wanted to do something extra cool.  This drawing of an Apatosaurus was done in two squares. If...say at some point, I was going to do a book featuring these things, I thought it would make a fun center spread. I sat down and did the Apatosaurus in the foreground first at the cottage, using a fine point Zebra brush pen and a Copic W2 (warm gray) marker for shading. Next was the fun part-- we drove across the island to the North shore where I stopped and drew the background, from life, sitting there in the jungle, using a red Papermate felt tip pen.

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For fun, I decided to shoot a few quick videos and pics of me sitting there drawing. Hope you dig them!

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

DINO DAY 25!

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It's DINO DAY again! This week...things are a little silly. What can I say-- I'm starting work on Constantine and feeling great about it AND I'm leaving in about twelve hours for a family vacation in Kauai, Hawaii. Not bad at all.

Today's piece features the illusive Hipstasaurus (also known as the Velocihipster). It's a dinosaur. You've probably never heard of it.

The piece was done on 6x6in bristol board using brush and Paynes Grey FW acrylic ink, with just a touch of Vermilion (R08) Copic Marker for the accents.

So I'm going to go finish packing and all that fun stuff.

Next week's Dino Day piece will be done in Kauai. It'll also be the 26th piece. Half way through...I'll have to think of something special.

See you next week!