Recently, a good friend of mine and accomplished Opera singer agreed to sing at my mother’s birthday party in exchange for some artwork of his favorite Marvel comics characters. I sketched this piece with alcohol markers and refined the composition in pencil. Finally, I completed it in Adobe Illustrator.
I’m really excited to unveil concept art for my next graphic novel with the working title “Backslasherz.” It is illustrated with acrylic paint on cold press illustration board. I have included my process from rough sketch to underpainting to final painting. Enjoy and be on the look out for more “Backslazherz.”
Every Summer, my brother and I exhibit at the Albuquerque Comic Expo and promote our comics, 7000bc and custom caricatures. This year, a friend of mine wanted his granddaughters drawn as Anna and Elsa from Frozen. They were not present when I first got the request and I started with sketching poses for them in marker. Later, I had a chance to reference their likeness from a photograph and place them in the illustrations. I got a lot of strange looks at the snowman drawing while showing it at the convention. Most adults were shocked and declared “that girl popped his head off!” The legions of die-hard Frozen fans didn’t even blink an eye! The final caricature was drawn in Adobe Illustrator with the help of some custom scatter brushes.
While I was warming up to do a caricature demonstrate at the Albuquerque Rail Yards Market, I drew this guy. I was using Yasutomo sumi ink and watercolor brushes on the 14in x 17in Pentalic “Paper for Pens”. When I was nine years old, I loved drawing the grim reaper! It’s time to get back to my roots.