Comic Convention artist displaying my art and booking custom drawings and commissions.

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     Image

 

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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.                                      ImageImage

 

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.

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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.  

 

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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. 

 

 

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Custom drawings- Awesome special on any personalized drawing

Custom drawings- Awesome special on any personalized drawing

Hi everyone, I’m offering a super special price on custom drawings. Any original drawing of your choosing on an 8×12 folded archival paper starts at only $35! Check out these drawings I did for a scifi fan. Please share this with your friends and family, because this special wont last long.

http://www.andrewspencil.com

John Singer Sargent (inispires me)

Quite often, while scrolling through blogs and photos of art, particularly paintings, I pause.  I stop and stare at a painting for a minute or two and wonder if this is digital art.  or did someone really achieve these amazing effects with just oils and a paint brush.  Well typically, it is digital art, but not today.  I came a across a beautiful portrait that had these gestural characteristics, but the color and blending was so sharp and accurate that it looked real.  I thought there was no way this was a traditional piece of art.  And then I saw the name.  John Singer Sargent. 

His portrait paintings are so flawless, but also very gestural and impressionistic.  He has always been one of my largest inspirations, and after wasting another significant portion of my day staring at beautiful paintings, I am reminded why he inspires me, and why I love painting.

This is a link to the ‘entire body of work’ by John Singer Sargent,  which one is your favorite?  Let’s see if you can get lost in the artwork, just like I did. 

http://www.johnsingersargent.org/