2018 SINESTRO SKETCH COVER WIP02

July 14, 2018 | Posted in art | By

Here’s the next step in my creative process of adding color to this Sinestro Sketch Cover. Topic’s are very similar to watercolor. You have to start with the lightest color first and slowly build up layers of overlapping darker colors and tones. Like with watercolor paint you need to use the white of the paper for highlights throughout your illustration. So here is progress shots 2.

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2018 SINESTRO SKETCH COVER WIP01

July 7, 2018 | Posted in art | By

Here’s my starting process to laying down color on this Sinestro Sketch Cover. Since the DC Sketch Cover surface takes markers well I’ll use a combination technique of Copic and Liquitex. After the base background is put down, I’ll mask off the logo and Sinestro with tracing paper and painter tape. The star field is achieved with Liquitex Free Style Splatter Brush. After the splatter paint is dry I’ll add the glow to various splatters along with burst to complete the feel of space. 

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2018 SUPERMAN RED SON FINISHED SKETCH COVER

July 4, 2018 | Posted in art | By

Here is the finished up Superman Red Son Sketch Cover. The artwork was rendered with Copics, Faber-Castell artist pen, uni-ball Signo Gel Pen, and to achieve the heat vision glow I used Liquitex.

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2018 SUPERMAN RED SON SKETCH COVER WIP02

July 2, 2018 | Posted in art | By

Here’s progress shot 2 of this Superman Red Son Sketch Cover. The collar and cape are finished up. Now I’m moving on to adding color to the costume. Medium used for adding color is Copics.

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2018 SUPERMAN RED SON SKETCH COVER WIP01

July 1, 2018 | Posted in art | By

Here’s a progress shot 1 of me adding color to this Superman Red Son Sketch Cover. Tried something different with the background this time. I used the Tom Holtz Collection Rays Stencil to help with the background. I like the effect and will try again with a future sketch cover. The coloring is rendered with Copic Markers. For the highlights in the hair I used a uni-ball Signo broad white gel pen.

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2018 IRON MAN SKETCH COVER PENCILS

June 28, 2018 | Posted in art | By

Picked up this Iron Man Sketch Cover last Friday and was inspired to lay down pencils to it. Here is the finished up pencils. Looking forward to adding color to this in the near future.

 

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2018 EXHIBITING AT CONVENTIONS PANEL

June 12, 2018 | Posted in appearances | By

Exhibiting At Conventions 101

Do you attend a lot of conventions? Have you ever wanted to exhibit at one of them? Well, what’s been stopping you? Join The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 13, from 7pm-9pm, as we present: Exhibiting At Conventions 101, a panel about how to find your footing as a beginning exhibitor amidst the convention chaos. Join Russell Nohelty, Paola Olivares, Jeff Victor, and Pepe Melan as they discuss their experiences of starting out, the strategy behind selling and marketing, and the basic pros and cons of convention life. Exhibiting doesn’t have to be a daunting process! Take the creative plunge. Be the one behind the booth! 

RSVP: info@si-la.org 

Non-members: $10 

Non-member students: $5 

Members get in FREE!

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2018 SAVAGE OPRESS SKETCH COVER PENCILS

June 8, 2018 | Posted in art | By

In between commissions and projects I’ve been laying down pencils on sketch covers to paint in the future when time permits. Here is the finished Savage Opress pencils.

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2018 HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRINCE

June 7, 2018 | Posted in art | By

Remembering my life hero today! Prince has had a profound impact on my life in so many ways. When creating my personal artwork or working on commissions, Prince is a huge part of my creative process. Listening to his music helps to fuel my creativity. I remember discovering his music during Junior High School. The Controversy Album was out at that time. I listened to it and has hooked instantly to his purple punk funk music. I’m definitely blessed to have seen him in concert many manny times!

This year I have an Art Gallery Exhibit currently running and couldn’t think of a better exclusive piece to create than the combination of comic books and Prince, two of my favorite influences in life. Here is one version of Partyman 2.0 created in honor of my life hero! 

Happy 60th Birthday Prince!

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2018 REMEMBERING MY DAD

June 7, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

Today marks two years since my dad passed away and returned to the oneness of life. Passing on June 7 might not seem to significant to most just another day, but for me it was the day my life hero was born and his name is Prince. So of all the days my dad could pass and return to the oneness of life on Prince’s Birthday is very powerful for me. A wink from the universe that there is more going on in life than you could imagine. 

Caregiving for my dad was both a blessing, extremely difficult and exhausting. I learned a great many things about my dads life that I didn’t know before. It’s hard seeing your loved ones struggle when they are ill. When my dad passed it was dark and in the early hours of the morning. Right before my dad passed I saw a light so bright that it lite up the whole living room that I wondered who turned on a lights so bright and then a couple of seconds it went back to being dark. A few minutes went by and my dad passed and was back with the oneness of life. In that moment I know Prince was there saying your son asked me to come and meet you, its time to go. These Prince songs Purple Rain and Into the Light have such a deeper meaning for me now than they ever have had in my life, because when I hear them they remind me of two people whom had a profound impact on my life. I Love and miss them both!!

 

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