Thursday, December 31, 2009

Holiday Art Gifts: Me in NYC

My mom's been wanting this for a while, and this year I finally delivered. It comes from a photo of me taken a couple of years ago outside the New York Comicon.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Holiday Art Gifts: Tinkerbell

Another holiday piece, this time of Tinkerbell, for my favorite niece MacKenzie.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Holiday Art Gifts: Spider-man

Since I'm a broke artist type, for some of the people on my Holiday gift list I created original works of artsy art stuff. First up, for my favorite nephew Michael: Spider-man.

It's been a long, long while since I used watercolors, but I started to get some hang of it on this piece.

Friday, December 18, 2009

A night with Dr. Sketchy

This past Monday I attended my first ever Dr. Sketchy Anti Art School event. A Dr. Sketchy event is described as "life drawing with a twist. Drinking, Drawing, Dames and Games!" It was held at the Gypsy Cafe, a fantastic little Mediterranean place here in Pittsburgh owned by my friends Jim and Mel. It was enormous fun, I even won a couple of prizes for my sketches: a bottle of wine and a rather unique balloon animal creation.

I've posted the sketches here. Each one drawn between 2 and 10 minutes. The theme for the night was "Hobo Erotic." You can see some photos from the night at Amber Love's Facebook page. Did I mention I had a great time? Well, I did! I can't wait to do it again next month.

Here's one of the sketches that won me a prize. A hobo clown created a balloon animal before our very eyes and we had to sketch what we thought it might be:

My sketch was the night's winner for that particular round, so I won the balloon animal. I'll let you guess what it is:

Friday, December 11, 2009

More showing off

Check it out, another example of how a recipient of the Monster Mini Sketches, and a ton of them at that, choose to display them in his home. So cool! Glad you dig them enough to show them off, Ryan!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Monster Mini Sketches - The Final Batch

Here's the last of the Monster Mini Sketches. Plus, Green Arrow, the award for the winner of the second week of The Guns of Shadow Valley Comments Contest.

It was a lot of fun doing all these sketches and I really appreciate all of you who bought a mini sketch of your own. I may do this again sometime(though probably not at these prices!) And keep your eyes open for the Monster Minis Sketchbook, coming in 2010.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Cool stuff! (including Neil Gaiman)

Here's some cool stuff I thought I'd post. First up, pics of how a couple of monster mini sketch buyers have chosen to display their purchases. This just gives me a good feeling, that they would put so much effort into displaying my work. Like I'm a real gosh fer darn artiste. They must actually like their sketches!

Second up: My buddies Chad and Heather Seewald, and Adam and Tracy Besenyodi went to a lecture given by Neil Gaiman in Cleveland a few months back. Chad had gotten a convention commission from me previously of the character Destiny from Gaiman's famed Sandman series. When they met Neil, Chad had him sign the sketch and Adam snapped this pic. I think that's pretty cool!