How cute is this picture of Splash and BoBo from SENTINELS by Camilla d'Errico? I got this sketch from Camilla at the 2010 NYC Comicon. Camilla's artwork definitely caught my eye as I walked around the convention, but it was Camilla's personality and excitement that got me to truly get a sketch from her. She's a very nice and energetic person. I find it interesting how artists work often look like them. I don't necessarily mean the style, I mean more the energy and feel (if that makes sense, lol). I love Camilla's line work and soft style. It fits these characters perfectly! Please check out more of Camilla's work at http://www.camilladerrico.com/ .
Thursday, December 23, 2010
I didn't get done as many as I wanted, but here are a few Indie character headshots I did for friends for Christmas gifts. I haven't finished all the ones I planned, but I'll get to them this week I hope. They might be sent a little late to people, but the holidays rushed in on me this year! The characters below are: Indigo from Spandex by Martin Eden, Ricky 17 from Tales from the Cornerstone by Andrew Charipar, Nashya from Breakers by Noel Short and Andrew Reaves and finally, two of the main characters from Cruel Thing by Luciano Vecchio and Lean. I hope everyone has a happy holiday!
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
This sketch of Harlette, in her look from SENTINELS Book 4: Echoes, was drawn by Steve Walker at the 2010 NYC Comicon. Steve was sitting across from me at the convention and was intrigued by SENTINELS. He stopped over to say hi and I took one look at his art and had to hit him up for a sketch. I really love Steve's clean lines and style. His work reminds me of Darwyn Cooke's art a little. I wish I could find Steve's website to post a link along with this drawing, but I can't seem to find it. If anyone knows it, please let me know and I'd add it on here. :)
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
The very talented Del Borovic drew this sketch of Electron from SENTINELS Book 3: Echoes at the 2010 NYC Comicon. I was told to check out Del's art by Rey Arezno and I'm really glad he pointed me towards her. As soon as I saw her art, I thought it was amazing. To me, Del's style is a mixture of Anime and Western comics. She has a fun and exciting energy to her panel art, that you can see by checking out her cool webcomic, Delve Into Fantasy, at www.delveintofantasy.com . On top of all that, Del is super nice and was very fast doing this sketch. Please take some time to check out Del's webcomic or see more of her art at www.exileddelusion.deviantart.com .
Thursday, December 9, 2010
This sketch of Rapture was done at the NYC Comicon by Antonio Bifulco. Antonio was sitting one table down from me at the convention and I really liked how detailed his art was. He has a nice realistic style and toning to his figures. I didn't see Antonio doing many sketches at the Con, which was really odd considering that his prices were very reasonable and his work was so good. But, you never know how you'll do at conventions, you might be crazy busy at one and totally dead at another. Antonio had travelled all the way from Italy to attend the NYC Comicon and then went on to the New England Wizard Con. I hope the Wizard Con went well for him because he's a super nice guy and really puts a lot of work into his commissions. Please check out more of Antonio's work at http://www.fragcomics.deviantart.com/ .
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
I meant to post these sketches a while ago, but completely forgot to. At the NYC Comicon in October, I actually got commissioned a bit and here are two of the ones I did. I think they turned out pretty nice. The Dr. Strange one was difficult because the person wanted me to draw him as the character. I'm not really good on portraits, but I tried my best. The Storm one was a fav that I did. Also, below them are two newer headshots I've done.
Monday, December 6, 2010
Here's another of the sketches I got at NYC Comicon. I was actually kind of disappointed in this one and meeting the artist. I've always been a big fan of this artist and when I meet them, they were very cold. I think at one point they even made a face when I said hello. Very odd. Now I know everyone has a bad day and can have things going on, but at a convention, I think it's best to stay positive and be friendly with people. Especially people who might be your fans. Anyway, it's not often I spend extra money on a sketch, most are free, trades or cheaper than the big names, but with this artist, I really wanted to get something from them, so I decided to spend the extra cash. If you've seen this artist's portraits, you might know how beautiful their work is, so I gave them the choice of drawing any of the SENTINELS characters and felt a little riped off that they drew the one with a full face mask. I guess it was my fault for not being specific, but I did tell them I loved her portraits and thought they drew beautifully realistic faces and had always wanted a sketch from them. I figured that made it clear I wanted them to do a portrait. But, it really was my fault for not just saying "draw character X". But I think what made me feel so negative about this all was the artist's attitude. I hate that they made me feel like I was bothering them when I first asked for a sketch and I hate even more that I feel they took the shortcut and did a sketch that was not up to their normal standards. Out of fairness, lol, I'm not naming this artist. It's still not a bad sketch, but totally not worth the high price I paid for it and the negative attitude I got.