I am now open for commissions and sketches. A limited quantity of requests are being taken. You can place your order HERE.
Just wanted to let everyone know that I will stop taking commission requests at least for several months, beginning June 1, 2012. I sincerely appreciate the overwhelming response from so many of you for commissions and sketches. Those of you tjat are already on the list, no need to worry – I will meet my commitments to you. If the couple of spots that are left fill up before that date, I may have to close it sooner.
I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. I have some exciting projects in which I hope to devote all my spare time.
Howdy, Folks! Although I won’t be attending C2E2 this year, I am offering 2 different ways for those attending the show to win a Free 8.5″x11″ Inked Sketch by me (check out this page for the specifications). To clarify, 2 participating peeps will win a Free Sketch of his/her choice drawn by me. I will include the shipping also.
HOW TO ENTER: Stop by Steve Bryant’s C2E2 Artist Alley Table, located at the Artist Alley E13. Once there, I’d encourage each of you to interact with this awesome, super-nice-guy independent creator, check out his ware and maybe even purchase somethings. At this point there are two different ways you could become the winner for one of the free sketches:
Method 1: Become the Premier Patron of Steve Bryant’s C2E2 Con Appearance. Steve will be keeping a tally of purchases made with him during the show. Whoever is the largest financial spender at Steve’s table (pre-orders included) for this C2E2 show will be automatically selected for one of the free sketches.
Method 2: Become a Friend of Steve Bryant and his creative endeavors. When you do stop by talk to Steve and get to know about the different properties he is working on, including Athena Voltaire and Ursula Wilde. And then, most importantly take a photo of you and Steve (hugs & kisses are optional . Then you have 1 week after the show to contact me in one of the published methods of contact (e-mail me, use my contact form, tweet me, message me via Facebook, etc.). The more creative the photo, the more pleasure it would be for me but will not increase your chance for winning. One random person will be selected to win and receive the free sketch.
That’s pretty much it! Have fun at the show folks, and thanks for stopping by Steve’s table and showing some much-deserved love for my friend.
Despite my best efforts, I was not able to prevent a sudden hiatus from the daily sketch challenge. I have been working night and day on a few projects that requires all of my attention at the moment. Unfortunately, they have very little to do with drawing or illustration. I plan on resuming my duties on 30 sketches in 30 days challenges as soon as I can, with hopes that the day would come in days not weeks. Thank you for your patience during this intermission.
Not only was the contest fun to participate, the community at Comic Vine seems to be very warm, welcoming. If you haven’t done so, I recommend checking out all the comic-related interests that Comic Vine has to offer.
P.S. – Below was the initial contest announcement by xerox-kitty:
For those who visited Steve Bryant’s table at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, you may have noticed and picked up a Preview Edition of Cipher: The Sorcerer Pope. Come to find out that one of those that picked up a copy was Greg Burgas, the author of Comic Book Resources‘ (CBR) Comics Should Be Good column. In his July 26th edition of the column, he gave a brief recap of that event here, describing Cipher as:
Cipher: The Sorceror Pope Part One by Steve Bryant and JunBob Kim. Kim’s art is really keen, and only crazy people don’t like Bryant’s writing!
Following his brief recap, he kindly did a full review of the issue. It does include some spoilers so be sure to read at your own risk.
With the recent buzz over DC’s icon Wonder Woman redesign by JMS & Jim Lee, I decided to try my hand at it.As with images I post, you can click on the image to see an enlarge version.
Ink version and maybe a color version to come…
Sadly another of comic’s legend has passed away earlier this week. As many others influenced by Mr. Williamson’s accomplishments, I was deeply moved to do a tribute piece. Here’s my attempt at drawing Flash Gordon mimicking Al Williamson’s style as best I could muster. I know it pales to his work in too many ways to mention, I finished the whole piece from pencil to ink in record time for me – 8 hrs!
Inked on 11″x17″ Bristol Board.
First of all, if you haven’t checked out Athena Voltaire, you’re missing out on one of the most pulpy comic book goodness of our time. Created by my friend and collaborator, Steve Bryant, the books unveil the story of an adventure-bound aviatrix who encounters all sorts of mysteries in the veins of Indiana Jones.
When Athena was named the theme for ComicTwart contributors, an art blog made up of several fantastic industry artists, I jumped at the chance to do my own play-along version. What you may notice on my inked version of “Athena Voltaire vs. Anubis’ Army of Mummies” is that Anubis’ body is solid black unlike the pencils. During the inking stage, I noticed that the details of his body contour was distracting and the solid black helped frame Athena better as the focus center.
Finished piece inked solid and with a bit of ink wash on 11″x17″ Bristol board.
JMS/Coipel Inspired version of Thor. No matter how many times I draw this version of Thor, I gush over the incredible design sensibilities of Coipel and the sense of grandeur he gave this character. Inked on 11×17 Bristol Board.
Click on the image to see a larger version.