Sunday, March 28, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
This sketch of Templar in his costume from SENTINELS Book 4, was done by Daxiong Guo. I found Daxiong at a table away from all the other artists at the last NY Con I went to. I don't know why he was hidden where he was, but I saw his style and thought it had real energy to it. I love his use of color and line work. It was really interesting to watch him work too, he's amazing fast! Check out more of Daxiong work at http://daxiong.deviantart.com/ .
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
What can I say about Andy MacDonald that I haven't already said? The guy's amazing. I don't think I've ever seen a sketch by him that has been impressive. I love that Andy drew one the lesser known characters in SENTINELS this time and decided to draw Techno Mary. I think he did her perfectly and put a ton of detail he put into her costume. I really like it!
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Saturday, March 6, 2010
I'm proud to announce my first sketch book will be finished and available soon! I worked hard all of last year to try to develop and improve my art. Most of you who follow me on here know that I did a "sketch a day" throughout the year and I really think you can see the improvement and changes my art went through. I plan to sell my sketch book at conventions and online for only $10. I', not exactly sure of the page count just yet, but I think it'll be about 160 and in black and white. I had the talented Luciano Vecchio work the cover magic you see above and I think it looks amazing! I can't tell you how happy I am with it. I hope everyone will like it! Thanks again for the help, Luciano!
And for anyone interested, lol, I'm still doing commissions. $10 for one character 3/4 shot in black and white, $20 for one character 3/4 shot in color (marker color) and $5 for colored (marker again) sketch cards. Contact me for more info or questions!
The ever-talented, Luciano Vecchio, did this beautiful colored version of my last sketch from my "Sketch A Day" project, Poison Ivy! I love the way he colored her. So much so, that I decided to use her as the center of my sketch book cover (see above!). Thank you so much, Luciano!!!!
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Since I just had my b-day last weekend, I was given some great gifts and wanted to share these two amazing pieces of art that Jamie Fay commissioned for me. Templar and Firebomb, in their costumes from SENTINELS Book 4: Hope, were drawn by Nicolas R. Giacondino. Nicolas uses markers with a such ease that it's hard to believe they are just markers, especially considering theses are about 4" x 7". I think he captured the energy of the characters perfectly. Thanks again Jamie and Nicolas! To see even more of Nicolas's work check out his Deviant Art page at http://aerion-the-faithful.deviantart.com .
Monday, March 1, 2010
I just posted a plug for Joe Haley and T.J. Dort's amazing book, THE UNDERBURBS, today, but I also wanted to post one of my favorite sketches I got last year from the. Of course, lol, I say this sketch or that sketch is my favorite a lot, but I really, really love this drawing of Viperella and Cascade from SENTINELS. This scan doesn't even do it justice. The original is really awesome. The colors and line-work is heads above many other artists I've gotten sketches from and you can just tell there is a story behind this picture. I actually can't wait to catch them again at a con and get another sketch! For more of Joe and T.J.'s art, see their work at http://underburbs.deviantart.com/ .
It's been a loooong time since I posted a "READ IT!" entry on the Drumfish Blog. I've been meaning to get back to this and I'm really proud to have THE UNDERBURBS be the first one in a while. Last year at the Wizard Big Apple Con, one of the highlights of the show was meeting Joe Haley and T.J. Dort. Joe and T.J. had the table behind Drumfish and I keep noticing their work every time I looked around. I finally got around to stopping by the table and chatting for a bit (in addition to getting a sketch - see above this post). I was very intrigued by their book, THE UNDERBURBS, so I bought their first trade collecting the first three issues. Wow! I was really, really glad I did. For a while now, I've been waiting to read something new and different, something that had that extra energy in it that makes you want more when you get to the end. THE UNDERBURBS definitely does that. The book is aimed at most ages, but there is enough humor in there that it doesn't make you feel like you're reading a kids book. The book centers around two girls, one from our normal world and another from the world of monsters, who each have their issues with their families. Throw in Halloween and you've got the perfect setting. I don't want to give away too much about this book, because I really enjoyed reading it and not knowing where the story was going and if I say too much, I'd be ruining things. There are a lot of interesting characters and funny lines throughout the story and quite a few laugh-out-loud moments. Check out Joe and T.J.'s website at http://www.comicspace.com/underburbs/ and you can buy THE UNDERBURBS at www.tinyurl.com/2sq49v .