I did a portrait demo/lesson last year for a high school class and I used a really cool photo reference of this feisty looking black woman. It was meant to be a quick demo on how I lay down the face and make it all come together. However, before I knew it, this drawing turned into something really fun. I wish I still had it, but I ended up giving it away to a student…. I think. Anyway, I’ll be posting some images and demos this week. Lots of art critiques to come. And even a demo on how I stretch and prep canvas for a painting. Definitely a lot of posts this week, I have a lot of catching up to do.
I had a lot of fun drawing this car. It’s actually the second 69 Chevelle I’ve been asked to draw, and it is quickly becoming my dream car. What a beauty. I wonder what it was like to buy this as a new car, instead of the new cars people are buying these days. Contact me if you are interested in custom drawings, or if you just want to discuss some art. I have been busy for the Holidays, but I still have some spots open for commissions, custom artwork and original art.
I am back home from Tucson. Kids are in bed, everyone’s got school tomorrow, but I have lot’s of drawing ahead of me. The Tucson Comic Convention was a huge success. It was not nearly as huge as the Phoenix Comicon but the attendees were just as awesome. The cosplay was great. and there were tons of great artists there too. I sold a lot of prints at the convention, but I also booked several quick commissions. I also finally put up a display behind me where I could show some more of my art including several originals, and a giant cutout of Chewbacca
I was asked to do a lot of custom sketches from Doctor Who, Mario Brothers to the video game “The Last of Us.” But the most fun I had was when someone asked me to do a sketch of them as a super hero. One family asked me to draw there little boy as Thor, and another kid asked me to draw him as the joker. I only charged $20 for the superhero sketch and I was drawing non stop.
I only charged a few dollars extra for adding color to a drawing like this one of a child’s head on THOR’S body. I really enjoyed doing these commissions on the fly. It sparked something for me, and I hope I can start booking more quick sketches like this.
I was also asked to do several drawings of characters from video games and tv. My favorite was the Adipose from Doctor Who.
A 7 year old boy walked up to me and asked if I’d draw Bowser for him. It was awesome! It made him so happy! Usually I tell people to walk around and come back in 15 or 20 minutes and I’ll have the sketch done for them. This little guy asked if he could stand there and watch while I draw. Well, of course he could! and he didn’t take his eyes off the drawing.
This is from the game called “THE LAST OF US” I have actually never played this game before, but the girl that asked me to draw it described it to me. Sounds amazing, you can also check out some reviews and game play on youtube. I think it is kind of like “resident evil,” but I’m not quite sure. The game seems to have a really serious plot and I don’t want any spoilers so after watching 5 minutes of game play I turned it off.
Thanks again for all the support, and to everyone that made it out to the convention. I was surprised at how many attendees traveled from PHoenix to Tucson for this convention. THe next big AZ con will be “Amazing Arizona Comicon” in January. So the countdow begins for that! I’ll be posting more photos and more art. Several prints, originals, and custom drawings are always available, check out my blog and website. Drop me a line, I’d love to talk about the art, And I love starting new projects.
Lot’s of excitement with the up-coming events. “”I’ve got so much time and so little to do… wait a minute, strike that, reverse it…”” Enjoy this drawing of a Chocobo from the iconic game series “Final Fantasy.” If anyone is interested in purchasing a print please contact me. I will be setting up a shop online once I return from the convention.