Continuing the trek (pun very much intended) to the Star Trek: The Next Generation poster continues. This would have been fun to post in the Klingon language, but I, unfortunately, do not speak Klingon.
Didn't I just post pictures of Mr. LaForge just recently?? Sure I did! Go back and check them out because I am not gonna repost them. So there! Well, since you have already seen the sketches of Giordi, I thought I would share the final inked version, painting progress and the final. More to come! Enjoy.
Working on finishing that Star Trek: The Next Generation poster in time for MegaCon and the clock is ticking. I am trying to work several pics at once to keep them all uniform but obviously there comes a point in time where you have to focus on a single one in order to get something done. Here is the progression of Cmdr. Data. Enjoy.
I am really trying to push this picture out to have ready for this year's MegaCon here in Orlando. I have been going for years and years and this is the first time that I have a table at the show. My first BIG show and I am starting to get really nervous. Since most of the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation is scheduled to be there, doing a picture to go along with my Original Series picture was a no-brainier. Several posts have already showed some progress of this pic and I just thought that I would share some of the sketches of the other characters that were not included in those postings. I kinda got carried away on the Geordi LaForge sketch, but I was really having fun using ArtRage 4 on my tablet computer and was experimenting a bit.
Last month I received an email from someone in the U.K asking if the product seen at www.alittlestyle.co.uk was legit. He sent me a link and I looked into it. It most certainly is NOT. I never uploaded my art to this site nor have I endorsed it in anyway. I was never contacted by the company that posted it nor the person that uploaded it. IT'S STOLEN!! Readers can easily point out that it is the exact same piece that I have had trouble with in the past. I even blogged about it back in 2010 (link)! I immediately contacted this company thru their website as well as using their company email. The contact was ignored and the email was returned as "undeliverable". I tried again and it was once again returned. I tried two more times. All returned. I created an account in order to leave a review to point out that this art was stolen and that was never posted. So I called them. I spoke to a man that identified himself as Eban and I explained who I was and what I was calling abou…
This may be the most cherished of drawings that I have ever done. I can still remember drawing it at the breakfast table one bleak and dreary winter morning in New Jersey. Yes, I was eating Captain Krunch for breakfast that morning and was suddenly inspired to draw the box art. I was quite proud of my piece and showed it to Mom and Dad. I even addressed it to them on the back of the paper. They beamed with pride (as parents do) and that was that. I recall Mom showing some neighbors and relatives in the following weeks and then I basically forgot about it for years. When I was older and using the telephone, (You know, The ONLY one in the house and was tethered to the wall!) I came across it tucked inside my mom's address book. She saved it, but not like all the other pictures she saved. This one was kept separate and in a place where she would see it on a regular basis. I was amused by this and would see it from time to time as I used mom's book in the years following.
Do you know how much time painting your house cuts into your drawing time??? A lot!! I once worked as a house painter for about 11 years when I was much younger and I still think I paint pretty well. Maybe just not as fast. I was pretty insulted when I got home the other night to find a business card of a painter stuck in my door. Granted I only painted half the house so far but really?? Did he think I was doing such a poor job that I must obviously need help?? Or did he stick one in every door on the street? Even if it was the latter, why would he stick one in a house that was already in the process of being painted?? I'm gonna call him tonight.
So I am still juggling the two projects and gonna share here now. Well, soon. I have also started playing in ArtRage 4 as it just came out and tested it a bit with my rough sketching for the older brother in the book. Never used the watercolor brush before so what the heck! Was fun!
Really trying to stay focused on this project as I have procrastinated for SO long before starting in earnest. Usually starting is the hardest part. Nothing more intimidating than a white page!! It doesn't hurt that I am really enjoying myself with this either. I will have to briefly interrupt the flow to finish getting ready for MegaCon but so far I have successfully bounced back and forth. Hope I can keep that going.
Just thought I would share the first two completed pages of a children's book I am working on. Going for a more retro look, almost Golden Books vibe. Hope I achieved that. I like it as does the author. What do you all think??
Honest. I actually have several finished pics that I can't share just yet and I am currently working on several new pics as well. Ya just gotta trust me on this. I really wish I could find more time to devote to my drawing but I do need to sleep more than when I was a younger man.
Here are some doodles from a book I am working on (and will give more details in the near future.) and a photo of my tablet with my first rough sketch for my Next Generation drawing that I am working on for the Orlando MegaCon.
Who doesn't love Indiana Jones?? Well, if you don't, just stop reading now. Don't wanna start a debate nor am I going to talk about Crystal Skull. I would just love to do a full on illustration of the intrepid archeologist one day in the near future, but for now all I have or a bunch of thumbnails and a phone sketch.
Once upon a time I harbored a very strong desire to be an animator. Now, I have not wound up as an animator, I did briefly make a living as one when I first got out of college. I spoke about that company before and don't really wish to go down that path again. But look! I have overcome some of my laziness and found the post so if you want to go and read about it, you can do that here.
So here are two pencil tests I found recently. There are more but I may save those for another day.