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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!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

DINO DAY 24!

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It's DINO DAY again!

They boys have been hanging out with me in the studio today. It's been all about movies, fun lunch, and drawing.

Today's piece was another quick continuous line drawing if a Parasaurolophus-- you know, the one with the weird cone head thing. It was done on a 7x7in piece of bristol board using the first thing I grabbed out of my pen holder...an orange Sharpie. I don't know how happy I am with this one. 7x7in is kind of a tight space and that stupid Sharpie wasn't doing me any favors at all with it's giant dull point. I probably should have tossed the marker and picked another pen, but I'm a bonehead like that.

As an extra treat today, we've got a special piece of art from Ethan. He drew this great Brachiosaurus piece in pen and crayon. I love the extra detail of the Pteranodons flying in the background. So much fun.

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I don't want to get into it too much, but I've been thinking about a couple of fun things to do with all of this Dino Day stuff once it's done. It's going to end up being a heck of a collection of dinosaur goofiness.

Okay, that's it for now. See you again next week!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

PARTING IS…

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Early this morning I finished the last page of my BATWOMAN run.  I'm not going to lie, I did so with a bit of a broken heart.

It was officially announced last night that after nearly a year on the book, I would be leaving BATWOMAN and moving to take over the art on CONSTANTINE with #18 in October.

I've said it a lot-- I love working on Batwoman. It's been easily one of the best experiences of my career. Working with Marc Andreyko on such a strong, iconic character was just a joy. I've been truly proud of the work we did together. It wasn't easy. Marc and I came onto the book after "the" run. We were following in the deepest of footsteps. It was daunting. After a few issues though, something changed-- fans began to really stand behind us and what we were doing with the book. We love Kate Kane and people got that. The support from fans-- from the community has been outstanding.

When I got the call offering CONSTANTINE I really didn't know how to feel-- what to do. I hung up the phone and kind of just sat there for a while.

I need to stress, I wasn't being tossed off the book. There was none of that. Things were shifting. Creative teams were moving around. They offered me something that I was a good fit on-- something they needed me on.

I always thought I'd end up at VERTIGO. I love superheroes. Love them. But if you asked 21 year old me what I wanted to draw, without hesitation I would have said HELLBLAZER.  John Constantine is just the best kind of bastard. Somehow along the way, I never got the opportunity to work at VERTIGO (yet...). I got to work in the other dream office. I got to work with the Bat Family. Still, as much as I hated seeing HELLBLAZER end at VERTIGO, the moment they announced the CONSTANTINE book at DC, I found myself muttering "I kind of want to do that..." And yeah-- it's not HELLBLAZER. Sure. I get that. We don't see an article or review that doesn't use that as a quantifier. You know what though? It's good. Ray Fawkes is writing John Constantine as exactly the same bastard he's always been. Okay, so maybe he can't say "fuck"...but c'mon. Besides, it's kind of fun, for all intents and purposes, to basically still be doing a VERTIGO book with the added bonus of the DCU.

In the end, I couldn't say no. I took the gig.

So yeah...back to the broken heart. As much as I look forward to the next thing, I do hate to leave Batwoman. Gigs come and gigs go, but this one was special to me. Kate Kane-- Batwoman is a character to admire. She's  amazing-- strong, charming, brilliant, loving, flawed. She's the kind of character this industry needs. She's important as a role model to female readers, to the LGBT community, to all of us. I'm proud to have worked on the book.

For me Batwoman is a love story. It is a story about Kate Kane and Maggie Sawyer. I got to tell that story and it means the world to me.

Thank you all for your support. Thanks for letting me grow as an artist on the book. Thank you for coming up at shows and talking to me-- letting me know that the work I did with the characters, relationships, and fashion shined through. Thanks for making it special.

I hope that you can follow me on to the next things. In spite of it all, I'm looking forward to Constantine. And there's even more coming after that. It's an exciting time to be working in comics.

I'm going to keep at it.