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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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Here is a Deadpool Sketch Cover pencils all finished up. Hoping to add paint to this between current projects.
Busy week in the art cave gearing up for Comic Con Revolution this weekend. I’ll have my indie comic magazine, children’s book, original art, custom sketch covers and t-shirts at Artist Alley A-4.
Today I’ll be at the EAST LA C.A.P.E! today from 11am-7pm at the El Gallo Plaza, 4545 East Cesar E Chavez Avenue, East Los Angeles, CA 90022. Looking forward to seeing everyone who attends the show! For more information check here http://eastlacape.com
Today you have a chance to win my Rocket Raccoon & Teenage Groot original art and help PADRE Foundation (Pediatric-Adolescent Diabetes Research and Education) plays a critical role in the eduction and support of children with diabetes and their families.
Go bid on it at the PADRE Foundation silent auction today. Here is the link to bid https://one.bidpal.net/padrefoundationfashionshow2018/welcome
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