Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011!!

That wonderful time of year is once again upon us and even tho the year is usually filled with both good and bad things, I hope that during this season we can all come together and pray for a better tomorrow.

This years cards were done on time and the order even arrived to my house this year. So no drama in that department. I hope you like it.


Sunday, December 18, 2011

My Christmas present this year was meeting George Perez!


George was once again in my town to help raise money for the local theatre group and was doing quick sketches to do so. This time Mindy came with me for moral support and to either laugh at me stumbling over my words or to prevent it from happening. I am not really sure which. George does not remember meeting me priviously but why should he?? I never held any illusion that I would walk in and he would proclaim, "Jon! Great to see you again!". And that is probably a good thing for my health as if that had indeed happened, my head would have exploded. I don't think I really need to keep elaborating how much George Perez has meant to me, but if you want you can go back and read all that here.

So without further ado, here is another pic of my and my idol and inspiration, Mr. George Perez and the head shot of Ant-Man too!! Awesome!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Ghost Hunters International!!

Avid readers will know that two members of SyFy's Ghost Hunters International were also present at the recent Hurricane Who show along with yours truly. You can read all about that here. So, long story short, Paul Bradford of said Ghost Hunters contacts me and asks if I would be interested in doing a picture for him and Scott Tepperman to use as they hit other shows and conventions! Nice! I acted all humble and low key while accepting the offer and then ran to tell my wife and proceeded to jump up and down with glee. I am so professional!!

This was actually a really fun pic to do even with the ASAP deadline and I think it turned out pretty good. Paul was really easy going and open to letting me just be me and had some fun with the picture. They even picked the thumbnail I liked better and you know how often that happens!! So here are some goodies to look over. I am posting both rough sketches they got to choose from and the final ink line before painting as well as the final. No video this time. Sorry, just didn't have the time to do one. I might be able to cobble one together in the future but I got another rush job cooking right now so I am back to the drawing board. Enjoy!!

You can, of course, follow Ghost Hunters International here on their SyFy page.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Logan's Run (Again!)

A few blog postings ago I mentioned, and even previewed, a re-worked version of the Logan's Run art I originally did back in 2008. What a difference a few years makes! Now to be fair, the original one was done when I was just first started to think about what my work should look like. And I am not convinced that you actually get to make that a concrete decision. It seems to have a life of its own and it behaves and grows on it's own and you can really only influence it and nuture it. A lot like being a parent actually.

I really didn't expect to finish this picture so soon either as I have so many other projects keeping me busy right now but it moved along faster than anticipated and a lot of the thinking about it had been worked out back in 2008. As was much of the leg work such as looking for reference. So here is my re-worked version of Logan's Run plus the time lapse video and even more sketches of the development including THE original one done those many years ago.


Friday, December 2, 2011

Lunchtime Painting 3

...and 4 actually. I got two done and figured I would post them both this time as I barrel away on some other projects. Got some cool stuff coming as well as this year's Christmas card! That didn't sound right. The Christmas card is cool too.