Friday, December 24, 2010
Ink In the Gutter: This week we'll be looking at the midway process o...: "This week we'll be looking at the midway process of developing an illustration for one of the short stories called, 'The Cold Front'. After ..."
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Hello all, and thanks to everyone who purchased sketchbooks and prints at APE. Future projects are being planned with a writer for more comics and illustrated stories. But for now I go back to working with marionettes in Oakland for the Halloween show at the end of October. Here's a drawing from the sketchbook.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Haven't posted any updates in about a month, mostly because of the comic I've been finalizing. But finally I've finished the comic and all the screen prints for APE this year. I'm going to have free promotional buttons and handouts from the comic to help market the comic Cacy Duncan and I worked on. If you're not able to make it to the convention you can still take a look at the comic here inkinthegutter.blogspot.com. There's tons of screen prints which means I can sell them at a low price for all who are interested. I will also have a misprint section of screen prints at a very low price, practically giving them away!
I'll be sharing a table with Michael Manomivibul, he'll be selling awesome prints and screen printed t-shirts. Also down a few tables Grim Wilkins will be selling his self-published mega comic.
So if your in the bay area this Saturday and Sunday make sure to stop by and check out all the cool artwork, and don't miss out on all the fun.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
pen and ink on paper
Today I spent about six hours at the Bodies Revealed exhibit in Sacramento. I learned a lot about the different aspects of human anatomy, I especially enjoyed looking at the baby fetuses and craniums. I would highly recommend visiting the exhibit before it leaves at the end of October. I'll most likely spend another day at the exhibit before it leaves, if anyone's interested let me know.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
oil on canvas, 16 by 20 inch
Here's a quick commission I painted for a friend, the guidelines were to include animals and cute. I wanted to do a painting that could be hung on a wall two different ways so a spherical design came to mind when creating the composition.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Here's a study page for how the inking and halftone technique should look on the comic. Still adjusting the halftone values to get darker tones but not lose my line work. Started on the final boards, they should take me between one or two weeks to complete then add in halftones and minimal blocks of color to complete the book. Enjoy!
Sunday, June 13, 2010
pen in moleskin, 10 by 8 inch
So I've been thinking of compiling a collection of my sketches into a small book for A.P.E. I seem to have accumulated several sketchbooks over the years which only I and one other person has seen. These should be a treat to all those who know me, and should give some insight into why I'm so talkative all the time(not really!). This brings me to a total of three separate projects I'm working on for A.P.E.
11 page comic
and I might also squeeze in a t-shirt if time allows.
keep on drawing!
Sunday, June 6, 2010
4 color process screenprint variations, 8 by 11 inch each
8 color screenprint on Reeves, 8 by 6 inch
The dog screenprints were done from a photograph and separated on Photoshop, and I did an ink drawing for the outline of the body and skull and imported that layer into Photoshop and overlayed it onto the black layer to create the 4-process screen print technique. This was my fist attempt at trying this technique and I enjoyed the final outcome, it rocks!
The bottom portrait is based on the Blade Runner character Pris.
Overall these prints are turning out really great and I'm having fun as well.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
acrylic on paper, 20 by 20 inch, 4 hours
I had two separate days to work on this portrait. The first day I painted a black/white underpainting, then on the second day I glazed over the underpainting. The end result turned out pretty well, I'll have to try this technique again one day.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Acrylic on paper, 15 by 24 inch, 2 hours
I'd have to say this is my favorite figure painting to date. I was able to capture the separation of shadow and light using the formula of cool shadow and warm light, which helps make the figure have more volume and form.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
The opening reception for the show was this past weekend, which had a great turnout. Now I have to patiently wait for the next two months and pray to the gods people like them enough to buy!
If there's anyone still looking at this blog, comments would be greatly appreciated.
Monday, March 29, 2010
(the pinecone is one of my paintings)
So all 25 paintings have been turned into the gallery. I'd say the past two months have been strenuous but an incredible learning experience. I had to teach myself a few tricks on how to paint quickly but still have the paintings look like they weren't rushed. But more important news, I've finally reached a point in my painting technique where I feel confident enough to move onto more narrative images. Which is great because I have another deadline fast approachig, July!!!