This Saturday, October 13, 2018 I will be at Kaleidoscope Music & Art Festival at the Palmdale Amphitheater from 10am – 6pm. I will have Original Art, Prints, Indie Comic Books, Hats, Beanies, Shirts, Sketch Covers, Framed Art and Custom Shoes at my booth. For more information checkout the link http://www.palmdaleamphitheater.com
Here’s the finished up Sinestro Sketch Cover and the last step to my process. This is my favorite part of the process, adding all the little things that bring the artwork together. I add yellow to the energy with marker and acrylic using dry brush. For the ring power glow I use the same technique. Plus I went back to enhance the in the eyes.
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 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.
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.
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!
Here’s the beginning inking/toning Nyx cover progress shot 2 for Unique Realm Illustrated Issue #2 featuring Twisted Fate. My inking/toning process is achieved using a combination of Liquitex Paint, Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pens and Copic Gray makers.
Venom sketch cover painting is underway. This is progress shot 1 of my painting progress. It’s mix of Copic Markers and Liquitex paint.
Getting back to my personal projects between freelance projects and commissions. Currently in the works on my drawing table is this Tales of Blood & Fire Cover illustration for my indie comic.