Here is a new batch of prints for upcoming conventions. Choosing what to do as a print is impossible so I had a hard time but I think I came up with a decent group. People tend to like my female characters more so I thought it’d be wise to choose accordingly. Storm is there because I enjoyed how the piece turned out and because of the book I’m working on (duh). Batman is there as the male character print and because he’s Batman (duh). Blowing Off Steam and Decaying Bloom are themes from my personal works which I think makes a lot of sense to have in this collection. Two of the pieces were already coloured but I went ahead and coloured the other two just to make these prints.
All prints will be available through me at conventions I attend.
Steampunk Kitty Pryde & Lockheed - Germany Tour 2014 Pre-Show Commission
Now this one was a tough one. Mainly because most of Kitty’s costumes aren’t that distinctive except for the blue one. My favourite is when she’s wearing her yellow and black outfit. So I tried to make it work with a steampunk spin. Lockheed on the other hand was much easier. Too easy maybe with only slapping goggles on. Always fun to draw though.
Convention Sketches I (poorly photographed)
Some steampunk versions of comic book characters that I was asked to draw at cons.
NYCC 2013 Convention Sketches Part II (poorly photographed)
Talking Creative Process - Part III
Blowing Off Steam IV
I’m a fan of science fiction and period fiction, hence I like steampunk a lot. So I occasionally draw stuff on the theme. It’s a lot of fun to design steampunk clothing and contraptions. Later I used this image as the cover for one of my sketchbooks.
I like to draw sexy women but I try to shy away from making overtly erotic images. I feel keeping the image tame can be more of a tease at times.
This image was created using colour markers. This is as much fun as it is difficult in my experience. As you can’t directly manipulate the tone of a colour you have to be careful of what you put in. Markers are not as transparent as water colours are or don’t cover up like acrylics so it requires care. You have to be decisive of what you want to achieve as like many traditional media it doesn’t allow for mistakes.
Here you can see the lineart of the image too. Since markers tend to lighten the blackness of the inks and with the risk of the occasional smudge and smear I try to avoid completely finishing the inks before I finish the colours. Once done I go back to darken the lines or add details where need be.