Thursday, June 30, 2016

Smudge Brush - settings work for me

The original faun is on the left. The faun on the right is playing with some smudges, blending the smudging in with masked layering.
Not meant to show improvement, just to show the painterly edits the brush easily pulls off.
Got from this youtube tutorial.
All you need is the screen grab to duplicate the info in the video.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Tuesday- Another Enworld Process Entry

I was fidgety today and just got to the grayscale part.
Color tomorrow.
Someday I will learn to art direct myself.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

No record of a couple

But that means I sold them.

Fun day. Moved a few sketchbooks. Had some good talks with people.

I remember selling catgirl with the whip. But not Batman being hit. Maybe it's in the box at the con.
 Hulk Head too small!

 Thumbnails I did for the next enworld job while I was at the table at soonercon.

Friday, June 24, 2016

SoonerCon-Idles time sketches on index cards

My sketchbook is selling alright. Should do better on Saturday.
Did these sketches and placed them in my wire display.
Sold one.

Couple more
 Last late addition. The one I sold.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Sooner Con - Sticky Doodle Sketchbook for sale at Sooner Con- June 24-2016

Filled with---  see for yourself

About 90 percent of the work in the new sketchbook has been done in the past 3 years. 
The time since I returned to Oklahoma.
I hope the next 3 years are just as creative. 
I'm looking forward to the reaction at Sooner Con.
The pagination works out great for adding an original sketch in the rear of the book.
I'll only have 20 to sell. We'll see if I can clear them out.
I will also be set up for sketch commissions.
My compilation of past work, Retro Ellis will also be available
Collecting most of my past comic storytelling. 
20 copies again. Same deal of an original sketch in each copy sold.

Frank Frazetta meets Bill Watterson

Just found this funny

My earliest Vector work. 1988/90

Vector work at the beginning and spot illos I did for Air Force pubs. Seems like yesterday I did these.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

During my Bakshi phase 1978/79

Done in ART Class with one of those Ebony pencils. Paper didn't hold up well over the years and neither did the smudging. Think I used one of those SF magazines of the day for reference.

Saturday, June 18, 2016


Some more OLD drawings from long ago and far away

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Searching 'Ellis Goodson Art' I found-

Has it just been 10 years? I know that's a lot of time. But so much happened since we started contributing to this blog that I'm amazed it hasn't been out there longer.

I searched my name and found Sgt Scorpion as a hit. Went to the page and it was an archive of our first contributions.
Some great stuff.

I wanted an easy toggle between these two.
I'm going to paint back into the one on the bottom.
Give it a day's attention.
Got a lot touched up, healed up. A ways to go. Got some masks ready for more edits. I'll leave it for later tonight.

Monday, June 13, 2016

A LONG time ago

Obtained when I was clearing out my parents house. My first drawing of Ultraman (First Grade 1968/69)

Space Beast

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Adult Coloring Books

It seems obvious that Jim Gorham should put one out. The most popular style is the complex mandala intricate variety.
Jim's decorative fantasy heads might play huge. Plus he has the skills for clean illustrator line art.
I've been dabbling myself with a coloring book approach.
Being led there by the Enworld freelance, wanting to start cleaner before I got into photoshop for color.
I'm using the freeform pen tool in photoshop and a couple of actions to make it easier to work efficiently.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Superman - Bizarro Fight

I love comic-book-hero confrontations. But often I shy away from drawing super-beings punching each other. It's hard to believe that there once was an era when super-hero action was handled in relatively non-violent (and very creative) ways. There were fights where no one got hurt, let alone killed. The fact that comics were meant to be for little kids actually forced writers to come up with something more interesting than a simple slug fest.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016