Monday, September 29, 2014

Rocket and Groot (again)

Another piece I did at the SLC Comic Con, Never sold this one but I love how it turned out. Marvel has done a great job with these characters! Groot is pretty much my character Rutus all armored up so this was great practice for me!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Rocket and Groot

One of my first drawings with my new markers. I did this to sell at Comic Con and it was one of the first things to go! Sometimes it sucks to sell original art, I really loved this one!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Tim Burton's Guardians of the Galaxy

Oliver suggested another commission at Comic Con, Nightmare before Christmas plus Guardians! A crazy fun idea! It was a little easier to combine these than I thought it would be!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Toy Story fan art

Today is my son Malakai's third birthday! The last few months he has been OBSESSED with Toy Story so for his b day I drew up this drawing to hang on his wall! We love you Kai! Thanks for being crazy and fun and the light of our lives!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Uncle Iroh of the White Lotus


Anyone else watch this show? Avatar has been awesome and watching the Legend of Korra season 3 finale was a ton of fun. A couple approached me at Comic Con and loved my Korra and Aang art but said they could never find someone with good Iroh art. I offered up my skills and they accepted! I love how this one turned out.
As you can tell I'm taking my friend, Adam Munoa's advise and using brown speckled paper with markers and colored pencil on top! I have a lot to learn on blending and shading with the markers but I love it already!

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Adventure Time Calvin and Hobbes

One of my biggest fans Oliver suggested I combine two of my favorite things together to make this fun piece! Oliver has some great ideas as you'll see from the next post too! Thanks Oliver!

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Salt Lake Comic Con

Another Comic Con come and gone! It was a crazy one this year! I had a ton of fun and met a lot of great people! People always ask me if I did well, and to be honest I probably made the least amount of money this time but had the best art and most varied art yet! When I say I made the least amount of money I probably made a few dollars less than FanX in April. Since word is getting around about the Comic Con artists from all over are coming for the sheer number of people. Luckily there were lots of people who had not seen my stuff, wanted original stuff, or got commissions. Below are some of the new prints I had for this Con
 I've been watching a crazy anime called "Attack on Titan", people with grapple systems fighting giants. A super weird and fun show. This print turned out super dark but I like how it looks here.
 Harry Potter fan art. This was originally made for my neighbor Noah, and I decided to paint it up so I could sell it. If Potter fans could see it amongst the craziness of the con they really loved this one. It's called "Protego" hence the blue color.
 A big 80's turtles piece! This one took forever but it turned out pretty good. I still need to desaturate the grass as it is fluorescent. I do love my bright colors.
Dr Who! I'm a Matt Smith fan but think the show is strange and interesting. Thanks for checking out the blog today! I'll be posting regularly again as life has returned to normal for me. My brother and I are working on the book a lot now. Hoping to have something to show and sell by the next Comic Con! See you all then!