Today’s Super Zeroes comic strip introduces a the 4th main character in the Series, Rosina. Check out the comic, let me know what you think!
He can’t hide his face. I try to put a little bit of myself in every one of my characters, and Johnny is one of those, like me, that just can’t hide what he’s thinking – its right there on his face. Even when something stupid is about to come out of his mouth. Heh. I’m still feeling my way through his character designs. So out of all the characters in the series, he’s probably the most likely to change. At least now he’s not looking like he’s in his late 20′s. Sheesh.
It’s another great year with the Lubbock SketchClub. As we enter our third year we have a lot of our regular goodness, plus some all new awesomeness in store. Here are a few highlites for January!
FIRST FRIDAY ART TRAIL
“Freedom of Expression” Art Show – Local artists showing off their unique styles in one show from 6 – 9 pm, THIS FRIDAY!!!
Where: Stray Dog Gallery 1917 Buddy Holly Ave. For more information, please contact Jenn Adkins at bakkacreative AT gmail DOT com
FIGURE DRAWING GROUP
The Sketch Club figure drawing group is back and we will be meeting NEXT Wednesday (Jan 7) at the garden and arts center 6:30 til 9:00. Cost is $7.00 per artist. These sessions consist of several quick warm-up poses, some 5 minute poses, ending in a few longer poses. Also we will be alternating between nude and clothed/costumed models from week to week. If you have any questions please contact Robert Garza super1701b AT gmail DOT com
There’s nothing quite like drawing with friends. If its been a while since you’ve felt inspired or just had fun drawing? Come out to the sketch night and get in on the creativity! It’s free! Just bring your sketchbooks, pencils and an attitude of fun! Join us every Saturday from 7-10pm at Freebirds World Burrito at 4930 S. Loop 289!
If you are planning to attend STAPLE in Austin as an exhibitor in March, it is important that you put in your application as soon as possible. Prices go up on the tables January 31st, and it was about this time last year that the tables sold out. So get in now! I’ve bought a table for myself and Amber, as well as to promote Lubbock’s own comic book Expo – coming Saturday May 2nd, 2009!!! If you would like to find out more about STAPLE, visit their website here… http://www.staple-austin.org
STORE SIGNING and ABILENE SKETCHCLUB
I will be doing a guest artist signing at Premiere Comics in Abilene TX (3458 Catclaw Dr.) Thursday January 22nd. I’ll also be hanging out with the Abilene Sketch Club that evening if you’re in that area and want to drop by. I hear they have a great group going in Abilene, and I’m looking forward to checking it out. If you’ve been wanting to give it a try, this will be a great chance for you to get into the mix. www.myspace.com/abilenesketchclub
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I started this painting about 3 years ago. I drew the figures and partially painted them. Then got stuck. I was feeling artistic tonight after the store signing and when my first painting messed up (I ended up finishing it too after this one) I still wanted to paint so I grabbed this one that’s been laying around the studio hurting my feelings since ’03. It feels great to tie up old unfinished business, doesnt it. I think it turned out pretty well too.
I did this sketch at the store signing today in Lubbock. Thanks to everyone that came out. It was a lot of fun. This was the first store signing that I actually did sketches I was happy with. Several in fact. Things keep getting better and better.
Here’s one that didnt sell… but I’m glad, I was secretly hoping to get a chance to scan it in. Anyone interested in buying this sketch it is $10 buckaroos. Totally worth it.
My friend David Hedgecock drew these images of Goliath and Demona to promote the new Disney/Slave Labor Graphics Gargoyles books for the upcoming convention season. I colored them up today, they’re going to end up being 6 foot tall displays for the booth. Hopefully I’m allowed to share these since they’re not part of the actual book and are mostly promotional material. I’ve really enjoyed working on Gargoyles. I loved this show!
And this is a drawing of Hudson that is going to be 1 of 3 sketch card designs we’re printing for the conventions to hand out to people to get free sketches done. They’re really great PR. I did about 200 sketches when I was promoting the gulliver comic at Wizard World Dallas. It’s great experience.
I designed this card back in november for WizardWorld Texas. It’s promotional artwork for the Gulliver comic book that I’m working on for Ape Entertainment. The character depicted is “engine”. He is a robot that basically runs Gulliver’s steam ship. He’s a fun character. I was going for an ambiguous mood for this character. Envoking some mystery, without looking too sinister. I think it came off well.
I’m really excited about this series.