Thursday, June 5, 2014
I will be ordering these shirts tomorrow! I can't wait to get them for all those who paid for them on Kickstarter & have them available at comic con's across the country! This is the design that my character Luiza Brillante wears in my book "A Reason to Smile" and i am extremely excited to be making this into a shirt we can all wear!
I will be at Sketch Con this weekend and hope to debut this shirt at the Special Edition NYC on the 14th and 15th of June. I'll have a week off and then be on to the Toy Con NJ! Boston, Baltimore, NYCC, and NC Comic Con's will be on deck next and I can't wait!!! I will be at Sketch Con this weekend and hope to debut this shirt at the Special Edition NYC on the 14th and 15th of June. I'll have a week off and then be on to the Toy Con NJ! Boston, Baltimore, NYCC, and NC Comic Con's will be on deck next and I can't wait!!!
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Working on my book had gotten really intense, so every once in a while I would work on this drawing to loosen up and get ready for page work...
I am always trying to challenge myself so I took this as another chance to do that. I don't have a strong Batman themed illustration in my portfolio so I felt it was long overdue. Ever since New York Comic Con I have been working on getting something good from my head onto the page.
Drawing my book has had me doing a lot of crowd and group scenes. I realized that I really love animation, and I really love family styled stories. The Fantastic Four is a book I always go back to. I love Supernatural because of the family theme so what better way could I represent Batman than to use his family as my subject. The more I drew, the more I wanted to include those I've enjoyed in the books for one reason or another. I've drawn 11 characters here:
Starting Clockwise from 6 o.clock)
Damien Wayne (Batman's son, 5th Robin)
Red Robin (Tim Drake, 3rd Robin)
Cassandra Cain (2nd Batgirl)
Barbara Gordon (original Batgirl, now new Batgirl)
Stephanie Brown (4th Robin and a 3rd Batgirl)
David Zavimbe (Batwing, Batman of Africa)
Helena Bertinelli (the Huntress)
Katherine Kane (Batwoman)
Jason Todd (Red Hood, 2nd Robin)
Richard Grayson (Original Robin)
Bruce Wayne (Batman himself)
This was a great exercise. I dealt with spacial relationships, positive and negative shapes/space, posing, characterization, and perspective. I've also been drawing more characters from a profile view rather than straight on or 3/4 for practice. I am still not entirely comfortable with it but I am trying to push myself out of my comfort zones....
When I have more time I will be deleting the color background and putting a Gotham cityscape in the background. I will also be doing a mirror image with the Joker and the rest of Bat's rogue gallery with Arkham as the backdrop! There is always more fun to be had, thanks for enjoying this ride with me!
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
I have three motivations to create art right now. One is because I get paid to do so. Another is because my heart pays me to do it because I love it so much. The last is because I keep getting asked by so many people throughout the country when I am at shows to do it. This is the later. I was never into Sonic, and thankfully I heard everyone's request.
Side scrolling games have either been hit or miss with me and Sonic was way too fast for me to keep up with. I never got into racing games for the same reason. After being asked if I had Sonic in my portfolio so much, I started looking into who Sonic was and what made him cool. Seeing his supporting cast and the fact that they've developed a really cool Android App game, Sonic Dash, gave me inspiration.
Kids who grew up with Sonic have a cool hero and I love that I was able to get to know him.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
I have officially met my goal of $7,000 on kickstarter at
for my book "A Reason To Smile" and you can get your copy there until April 23rd. After that you can send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and order your copy along with the great merchandise that you can get with the book!
I am beyond excited and happy right now and I can't wait to get this book in my hands and in yours!
I hope you have found your reason to smile today=]
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
It has finally arrived!!! Well, it's launched=] head to:
and you can see all of the wonderful rewards for such an amazing project, yes, I said amazing! I am extremely proud of this project and everything I've done to bring it to kickstarter and I hope you get a chance to view it and contribute to it. Wouldn't it be great if you can be part of why such a good thing happens? Talk about a reason to smile!
|Luiza lost her smile, get the book and find out why and how she gets it back!|
With my book about to be on Kickstarter, I have been able to knock out some commissions. I rarely draw night scenes so this was interesting. I did my best to differentiate Black Panther from the night time colors.
Balancing extreme light vs dark is no easy task. Who do you think would win between Black Panther and Moon Knight?
The original point of this drawing was to marker it up and I realized I never did a piece with either character and wanted to have it in my portfolio. This will go out to the commissioner tomorrow with a big thank you for allowing me to take it home and digitize it... This took a total of 6 hours from sketch to markers.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
As I begin to grow as an artist I am entering a new phase of my career. After creating my book, I've become more streamlined with my art direction. I was told before that my work was very clean, but I've made an effort to be even more so. I've taken a cue from animation and children's book illustration and will be adding my comic experience along with that to begin new body of work. I have a lot of ideas for illustrations that will look really great in this style and I can't wait to share them with you...
Thanks for coming along with me on my journey as always!