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More Lost in Space Progress!

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It's a bit of a crazy time still as I sit and write this afternoon. We are in the midst of "social distancing" as it's being called. Basically it's quarantine. So with my convention sheduale being reworked as shows are being cancelled or postponed, I got some time to do a few more pics for when they start up again. But I also keep getting side-tracked and bouncing from picture to picture and then back again. Not a horrible thing actually as I am enjoying a multiple of styles and techniques.

So I finally made my way round to doing more for my Lost In Space picture based on the new Netflix series. In fact, they just recently announced that it will be renewed for a third and final season. Here's to hoping it ends on a high note!

So here are my pictures. Enjoy!






2020 Tour Update!

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Not really a tour but I thought it was a good headline. So, as of this writing, we are in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. College sports have been shut down, MLB and NBA are postponed, the XFL has been canceled and it's hard to find toilet paper in the stores. Also, the large conventions that I have been tabling at have been postponed as well. Hopefully just postponed. I honestly don't know what to expect next but I hope it's good news. I have never experienced anything like this and it's a feeling of uncertainty that is very weird. Right now there seems to be people who are calling it a plague and others who insist that the media is blowing this all out of proportion. I was firmly in the latter camp but now I just don't know. I don't think my immediate family is in and mortal danger as we are not elderly or sickly and that gives me some comfort. I hope that a coming post is about this all being done and over with.

Be safe. Be kind. Wash your hands.





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Lost in Space: Work in Progress!

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So I've been plugging away bit by bit on a Lost in Space pic. You know I have fond memories of the original and I was eager, yet skeptical of the new series on Netflix. Turns out, I really enjoyed it! So relieved. Just waiting on an announcement of a season 3 now.

So here are my work in progress pieces of my picture in the making.

Enjoy!






Batman Experiment!

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Experiment? Why experiment? I'm glad you asked. It's not really a big deal actually. At least I don't really think so. I was just trying to get the best out of myself. For several shows that I do, there is a charity auction that I like to participate in. I was running really late with getting something done for a few of them and was getting desperate. As you may know, I have been working on my "comic book" look for a while now and have made more strides in my digital inking than my traditional so I thought I would put my best foot forward and draw and ink my picture digitally and then have it printed on paper good enough to hand paint over it. Still all my own work and hoping that the results would warrant such a process. I was very happy with the final result of my first attempt actually but I am worried how the public will perceive it. Is it cheating??? I hope not.

What do you think?






And while we are at it, here is the same picture on a digitally altered black …

What's in a logo?

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This was started as a joke about twenty years ago! I actually thought about mocking it up back in the day but finding the appropriate fonts and images was much harder back then kids and I was a stickler for getting it right! So I recently found the working files on an old disc while looking for something else, it always works that way, and decided to finish it. Was really quick too!

Enjoy!


Spider-Man drawing

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Here is a recent Spider-Man drawing done on an old comic backing board with ink and watercolor. I love drawing Spidey so this was a lot of fun! I remember this pose from an old comic but I don't know which one it was so I apologize if this was a "swipe".




Ghostbusters!

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Here is the final on my new Ghostbusters pic!

Enjoy!



Who Ya Gonna Call?

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Ghostbusters has been one of my favorite movies since I first saw it on the big screen when it premiered. I remember going several times by taking the bus with my friends that summer. I've seen it about a million times since on VHS and then DVD. I took my son to see it when he was young while it was playing locally on the big screen and I geek out every time I see an Ecto-1 just like I do when I see a Batmobile!

So it's been a while since I have had a Ghostbusters print so I thought it was way overdue to have a new one! I actually started this a few years ago but was never sold on the composition so I put it up on the shelf and let it stew for a bit. I finally took it back down and then I finally came up with something I was happy with.

So here are the drawings and such leading up to the finished piece.

Enjoy!













And here are a few with some rough color being added:






Bond!

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So here they all are! All of my recent James Bond portraits together and composited with my much earlier James Bond picture as well. I wasn't planning on doing that actually. I was pretty much done putting them into a different composition when I thought, "what the heck! Let's see what it looks like if I combine the pictures!" I think it looks pretty good.

Enjoy!




Daniel Craig!

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Finally, and as of this writing, the current Bond, Daniel Craig! I have really enjoyed him in the role and I think that he has had a fantastic run in the role. He got mostly good movies and he added much to re-establish Bond for his era. His final movie is just a few months from release and the trailer was the impetus for me to draw all the James Bond actors again. With this one, I really wanted him to be in the white coat. I went to great lengths to put this pose together and then when I was all done realized that all I did was re-create his pose from the Spectre movie poster! Ugh!

Enjoy!




George Lazenby!

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The most forgotten Bond and the most underrated as well. People seem to just assume that since he only made one film that it was so bad that it should be skipped. Not so. He is actually a solid 007 and it's a good James Bond movie as well! He did have the unenviable task of not only following Sean Connery, but was also followed BY Sean Connery as he was wooed back for one more film after Lazenby unexpectedly quit.

Enjoy!






Timothy Dalton!

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Continuing my James Bond series here is Timothy Dalton as 007. He was a really good Bond. Unfortunately with only two outings and with not so great scripts, he never really got to shine in the role. I didn't really like his movies when they were released but I find them more tolerable now.

Enjoy!



Pierce Brosnan!

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So Bond came back in a big way in the mid-Nineties. I remember reading all the magazine articles I could and looking on a fledgling internet to learn what I could. I was in college at the time and we were all jazzed about it. We all went to see it and we were thrilled! The man that was born to be Bond was finally in the role! James Bond was back!!

Now while I absolutely LOVE Pierce in the role of Bond, I felt that his following movies were less than stellar. Seems the first outing for every actor playing 007 is usually the best of their run.

Enjoy!




Roger Moore!

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So a bit ago, I posted a fairly new drawing of Sean Connery as James Bond. I didn't intend on doing any more than that but I kept watching James Bond movies and then people kept asking if I was going to do all the Bonds. I tried reminding everyone that I had indeed done that already but they kept asking. So here is another Bond. My first Bond actually. I remember watching Roger Moore on the Sunday Night at the Movies on ABC growing up in New Jersey. My friend Guy told my brother and I that we should watch. He wasn't wrong. I was immediately hooked and I couldn't wait for another movie to air. I didn't have to wait too long. After a bit of time I found out that Roger Moore was not the original James Bond. Mind blown!!!

Enjoy!




Captain America!

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So here is a pic I forgot to post when I did it a few months back. I had done a sketch of part of this at a convention if I am remembering correctly. Well, I liked the sketch enough that I scanned it in and then finished it off. I was  pretty happy with the results too. Kinda a "Kirby-esque" toon if you will.

Enjoy!