Thursday, September 09, 2010

Here is the Sandman commission all finished up. I cleaned it up and put tones on it in Photoshop.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Well, I couldn't do it. I was using a brush a lot on this illustration and gradually it was looking less and less like I wanted. I scanned it in and reprinted it on a fresh sheet of illustration and I'm inking it all over again. Less brush, more pen, and a whole lot tighter. Oh and gobs of white out-I usually try to avoid white out on commissions, but it is speeding things up a ton.

Friday, September 03, 2010

I know, I know, I'm pretty bad about doing the blog thing. I'm trying to get more consistent. After drawing or writing for ten hours a day it is hard enough for me to answer the important e-mails, then if I have any energy left I try to blog or check comments on deviantart. So I though I would try something different. This is a work in progress. It is a commission of Sandman and Death.

This gives you a pretty good idea of how I work. I usually sketch real rough with markers and scan that into Photoshop. Then I plop down some perspective grids or pieces from photos for the background. Here I used parts from church arches to simulate the inside of Sandman's castle.

I then print this out on my over sized Epson Photo 1280 printer. Most people do this in shades of non-photo blue, I use all sorts of different shades because in the digital age you can drop out any unwanted colors. Right now my ink cartridge is running on fumes so all I got left is purple and pinks.

From the printout I may add a little more definition with a pencil and then I do most of my actual drawing with inks. This piece is a little different in I'm doing a lot of brush work.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

This was the very first illustration I drew for Brutes! It originally was published in a European art magazine. I never saw it, but I hear it looked great and was well received.

This is one of the drawings from Brutes! That is a tattoo on his chest. Over on my Deviantart page I have the colored version up.