This is a Juggernaut commission that I colored in Photoshop before doing the markers on the original. I’m trying to work a little smarter and turn more commissions into prints. Sometimes prints are what can keep you afloat at a show that doesn’t have many buyers of original art.
I should have this one available for C2E2 in April.
In an effort to work smarter, I’m taking a little extra time on commissions so I can color up the inks and use them as prints. Which means a better end product for customers all around. Though I may sleep a little less. But sleep is overrated.
Here are the inks from a Juggernaut commission.
Juggernaut. When he's gotta go...he's really gotta go.
I bought a Raphael #2 Kolinsky from my studio mate, Rick, and it’s glorious.
I hear the Windsor-Newton series 7 used to be the staple, but they changed the manufacturing process somewhere along the way. I have one good one after probably going through eight duds. The Raphael was great from the start.
Here are the two cards I did on last night’s Artcast.
I talked a bit on the show about the colors I used on the Vampirella piece, most of which were Copic markers. Since someone asked, the skin tones used were: Skin White, Pinkish Vanilla, Fruit Pink, Sand White, Viola, Floral White, and Water Lily. (There was a darker brown used for deep shadows but I can’t remember the name of it, sorry.)
The Kitty Pryde card was done for the Artcast Network’s screening room. Thanks to everyone who stopped by, it was a lot of fun.
I draw live on uStream every Wednesday starting at 7:30pm ET. Old shows are recorded so you can go back and watch the process. I usually end up drawing sketch cards since 1) they’re the perfect size for a webcam and 2) I usually have commissions at that size to keep up with.
On March 3rd at 9pm I’ll be doing a show on the Artcast Network screening room.
Here’s a couple of cards drawn on this past week’s show. Click for a larger view.