Monday, May 31, 2010

New T-Shirt Blog (United and International) ...

Here is the link to the blog (and surf "Older Posts" too, I basically put everything up last night). Or you can use the Post's Title as a link, either way works fine.

Now here is the exposition: To get ready for Comic Con, Johnny B. Gerardy and I have set up a blog to show off T-Shirt designs that we've made. You'll recognize some from sketches posted to TAG in earlier days, but some that you recognize have been retooled and sent through Illustrator to be vectorized.

Question for TAG: I've set up a system for donating to Paypal as payment for anything ordered from the blog, but does anyone know of a better solution for this? I'm open to learning more about it because I want to also get this T-Shirt thing of on a good and proper footing, but I don't want to go through that CafePress thing because of the overhead and all.

I look forward to any comments!!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Random question

I wanted to make little postcards of my Trigun drawings. If I don't sell them, and just give them away, am I in the clear?

Friday, May 21, 2010

Drink and Draw Hellboy Sketch

Very lame monster. I'd be better off to just do a lot of erasure and turn it into Ben Grimm. Or a much better fire breathing monster. I'll think about it. This is what I produced at the end of the evening.

I did a different monster. Kinda Basil Wolverton. And I actually had the nerve to show it to Mike Mignola.

By the way, talking to Mike ( I call him Mike) I told him I had a copy of the character sheet that he sent to Buncake when he did Ghost and Hellboy. We discussed that is probably the FIRST time that anyone other than Mignola drew Hellboy for print. Buncake should be proud.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Gallery Girl session

The bottom sketch was done directly with marker. After this one I left. I was starting to fade. I love the time bracket of 10pm till 1 am. But I do start to tire at the end.

Warm Up before Figure Drawing

The Death Ray is useless!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Drink and Draw -Frazetta Tribute Night

I may have some fun in photoshop with this. One thing I'll change is make the female smaller. Can't have the female larger than the male. I drew this with lighting that was about the equivalent of a night light. Tough on the eyes. But I dig the crowd. People out did themselves with Frazetta as inspiration.

I'm going to turn it into a digital painting but I needed to change it. Still have a lot of edits to go but you can see the dramatic difference in flopping the male. I've enlarged him, made her smaller. I'm going to heal the sanke and background a bit, do some anatomy ( his , now, left leg)

I added the changes as they've shaped up. Changed  the female's center of gravity so it looks like she might be able to stay on her feet if the snake moves suddenly

I decided to sell the original on EBAY. Click headline to watch that develop.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Thompson Found!!!

Click Headline for Ron's Facebook page. He's in Seattle.
Jim Gorham found him with a simple search.


Warming up for Drink and Draw. The general outline plan for the evening is to draw and channel a bit of Frazetta. So that means ERB and REH.

Old Ron Thompson Caricatures

I gave Facebook a link to a page I created ages ago with Ron Thompson Caricatures. If you click the Headline it takes you to my blog where I ganged them all together. I'm trying to smoke him out.

Caricatures by Ron Thompson

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

recent doodling. Some based on Lost

Gallery Girl Sketches

Had a good time. A couple of great models. Met a few old friends and drank beer. Heaven would probably be a lot like that.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Frazetta Lives Forever

Long live the King of Fantasy Illustration.
I wanted to have some hotlinks for Facebook. But also wanted a note to commemorate my favorite artist. RIP Frank Frazetta.

Friday, May 07, 2010

Loads of activity at the TAG North blog

There have been a lot of recent posts on the TAG North blog... go have a look at the cool stuff turning up there!  Post some comments!

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Great Shot

I dig this shot, the intensity of the expressions and the goofiness of the kid. His features are mosiaced in news features because he is underage. I got an unaltered shot of the drudge report, blew it up and recaptured it.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Cork 44

Hi there TAGgins! I don't mean to overlap Ellis' excellent rendition of Bob just below, but I have a new Cork to post. Forgive me.