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Vastra, Jenny and Strax. Part Six

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Here we are at the moment you have been waiting for. The completed pic!! Yay!! I went for a subdued color palette with the final and added distressing and a bit of a blur to it in order for it to emulate a photograph from the era these characters reside in. I am happy with the result and I really hope you are as well. This will be made available at the upcoming Hurricane Who Summer Night 2013 event as both a card as well as a poster. You can read more about the event on their website here, or on their Facebook page here. I really hope to see you there!!




Vastra, Jenny and Strax. Part Five

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They were ready for paint so I painted them!! That's how it's done! If your characters are just begging for paint; paint them for goodness sake! As you can see, I did paint them back in their own files rather than keeping them together just because I find it easier (and faster in some programs) to do this way plus it gives me some flexibility to move things around still when I combine them and not have to do patch job painting to fill parts that were not originally meant to be seen. All that is left now is to paste them back and start working on tying it all together.




Vastra, Jenny and Strax. Part Four

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So here is the inked and colored pieces put back together into the composition and just waiting for paint! Thought I would get a bit "clever", or at least try to be, by hiding lots of detail in the black areas. Going to just "suggest" form within. We will see how this works.


Vastra, Jenny and Strax. Part Three

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Inked! Yes, all three are inked and ready for some color!!

...and here it is with colors! I was gonna drag this out more and not show the flat colored version until tomorrow, but I just felt like moving this along so I can show you them assembled back into the composition tomorrow. Your welcome!




Vastra, Jenny and Strax. Part Two

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Moving along here. Pencils for the figures are done (well, sort of. Jenny was done digitally.)


Vastra, Jenny and Strax. Part One

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As many of you know, the local (Orlando, FL) Doctor Who organization, Hurricane Who, will be once again putting on a Summer Night event and who should be the guest of honor but none other than Dan Starkey; Strax himself! I really hope I get the chance to meet him. In honor of the event, I will once again be doing a special print to sell that evening! Yay! I figured that I would show the whole gang. Well, the whole gang minus the Doctor. I know I have done Vastra and Jenny before but I thought it would work better with all three. My initial drawings and color mock ups were all done on my phone this time.



Lola and the Eleven Secrets!

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A fellow artist and friend, Nathan Szerdy, has been working on a project for several years. He told me about it when I first met him last year when we sat next to each other at a show. I loved the work he showed me from it (and I dug his other work he was selling as well!), and we made conversation and kept in touch. We recently saw each other again this past March at MegaCon and I think it was there that he mentioned he was soliciting other artists to draw his characters for a bonus gallery in the book. It's called "Lola and the Eleven Secrets". I was very interested but I was hesitant to commit due to other obligations. Well, Nathan launched his Kickstarter campaign (Yes. I sponsored!) and I was once again interested. As luck would have it, a gap in my schedule opened up and I jumped on it! I knew I only had a small window to do something but since I had been thinking about this for a while, I had a clear vision of what I wanted to draw. I did the most minimal thumbnai…

Klingons at Heroes Landing!

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This past weekend, my local comic shop, Heroes Landing, hosted a Klingon Event and was kind enough to ask me to sit with them as well. I can think of worse ways to spend a rainy Saturday afternoon! I had a lot of fun meeting and talking to people and I even drew a picture of the Eleventh Doctor on David's play mat. I wish I took a picture of it!








Hi Yo Silver!

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Just one last thing about The Lone Ranger. Maybe two. Went to Disney's Hollywood Studios on May 4th for Star Wars fireworks but I was really jazzed about seeing a billboard for The Lone Ranger movie out in the parking lot.







I also mentioned that my favorite childhood Christmas involved receiving The Lone Ranger and Silver figures. They are still on my toy shelf!





The Lone Ranger!

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You almost need to hear Rossini's score don't you? Maybe it's just me. I know, I know, I dragged this out an extra day, but I was pretty busy around the house and with my family yesterday. Had yard work and such plus it was my birthday so I had to eat some cake as well. I hope this is all worth the wait. I am really happy with the final piece and I am now just really hoping that the movie lives up to expectations or I feel I will be re-painting this with Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels. I hope you all like it as well. Let me know.


The Lone Ranger. Part Thirteen

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Thirteen?? Seriously?? I can't have this end on thirteen! I know! I will drag this out an extra day.

So before actually starting any work on this particular picture, I became a little concerned that my work has migrated away form the more cartoony look of some of my other pieces. For some reason, this really started to rattle me so I did a quick picture using the same process but with a definite intention to lean towards realism. It didn't take long to notice that even tho my pictures have changed a bit in style, they are still not "portraits" and I liked how "my look" has an elasticity to it so I can lean more realistically or more cartoony as needed. You can tell that I didn't spend a whole lot of time on this little experiment but I thought it was worth showing that I still have my doubts and struggles. Hey, I'm human!




While on the topic of experimenting, I thought I could also show a little pic I did on my phone. Now this is really not a new dra…

The Lone Ranger. Part Twelve

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Here is the completed full painting of the Lone Ranger figure. You may note that Tonto as well as the Ranger here do have some basic rim lighting to help it blend into the background. These are kept on a separate layer so I can dial it in when the files are placed together. Always fun to paint black on black but adding the different textures really helped with that. Enjoy.



The Lone Ranger. Part Eleven

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"This one goes to eleven." Well, not really. It goes past eleven, but not by much! Yay, the end is near!! I told you at the end of the last post that the painting stage was ready to begin and begin it has! Tonto is painted!!