The art cave is busy with prepping for SDCC. Working on painting some sketch covers to have with me at Booth 1330. This Flashpoint Joker is currently on my art table.
Gearing up for WonderCon with this painted Flashpoint Batman Sketch Cover. I will have this and other sketch covers available at my table in Artist Alley C-56. Rendering with Faber-Castell PITT artist pens and Liquitex paint.
Wonder Woman Custom Shoe 1 is all finished up. This stage 3 of my process. I added the gray metal to the gauntlets and brown to the hand wrap. After all the painting is done.I went back and added a few lighter tones to some areas to complete shoe number 1. Up next will be shoe number 2.
Here are some of the highlights from my 2018 SDCC experience. I did a couple portfolios this year. I saw the awesome Joe Jusko, he’s the reason I decided to pick up a brush and start painting. His new art book “Joe Jusko’s Marvel Masterpieces” was on sale and I was able have it signed. I visited my art friends booths, had a look at the many exhibitors, took pictures of cosplayers and hangout with family and friends while I was there. I took way to many pictures to share them all so here are some of my favorites.
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.
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to all my friends and family!
May your holidays be filled with the magic & wonder of Atlantis!!!
Batman commission is underway with layout pencils all finished up. Up next is the adding tones process.