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Fall Check In & Digital Color Studies

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I’m bad at this regular posting thing. But I have been doing new art, and even updating it here.

Check out some new pieces! Some digital art done with my Wacom Cintiq. Now that the haunted house is over, I hope to get back in the swing of doing these little color studies.

You can also follow me on Instagram for more sketches and more often updates. Also, pictures of my dog, because he is adorable.

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Colors for Game Boys Issue 1

Just uploaded the last few pages of Game Boys, issue 1. I colored these sequential using Adobe Photoshop and a Wacom Tablet. Check out the rest of the art on issue 1 here.

Game Boys was Created By Neil Herndon, Eric Moore, and William Wilson. Written By Neil Herndon. Art by Eric Moore. Colors by me. Publish by Arch Enemy Entertainment through USA Today Online. You can read issues 1, 2, and 3 on USA Today here.

 

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Digital Warm up Sketches

Some digital warm up sketches I’ve been doing for warm ups before I’ dug in to the last issue of GameBoys. I’m so happy with how it looks. Who doesn’t love dragons? Can’t wait to post some of that.

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Some NEW Color work up!

Game Boys has just been a blast to color. Zombies, dragons, monsters? Of course I love it. Here are 3 more covers that I provided the color for. The little piranha babies may be my favorite. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

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And now some practice work for fun and to keep my on my toes. I will always love Marvel, and these have been some great warm up pieces to practice on to get me ready for sequential pages. Both Sara Pichelli (Lady Loki) and Mark Morales (Wolverine and Black Widow) have some really beautiful line work and were really fun to color.

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Don’t Miss Game Boys

Be sure to check out the next three pages!

Head on over to USA Today.

Game Boys

I’ve been working with the wonderful guys over at Arch Enemy entertainment, and our book just went live on USA Today!

Check out the first 3 pages, and stop by weekly for more of the goings on in Blake’s life.

Game Boys at USA Today

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“Your ledger is dripping, it’s gushing red.” Black Widow and Hawkeye

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The Avengers DVD release is very close, so I thought I would throw this out there to hold me over. I wanted to do a fan poster for two of my favorite characters: Hawkeye and Black Widow.

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“In a coat of gold, or a coat of red, a lion still has claws.”

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Things are in the works. Hopefully big things.

It’s been a busy spring. I designed makeup for and oversaw the work on two productions,and have been working on building up my comic portfolio.

We’ll be heading out to San Diego Comic Con this summer, so stay tuned for accounts of ridiculous adventures. The countdown has begun.

So, since you all have been so patient waiting for me to update, I have a lot of new art. Be sure to check out the traditional, digital, and fan art sections.

But since tonight is the season finale of Game of Thrones, here’s Cersei Lannister. Because who doesn’t love a dangerous, hot blond?

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Rogue and Gambit Process

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So this isn’t exactly a walk through, and it certainly isn’t a step by step. I don’t work in an orderly fashion, so a step by step isn’t really feasible. But this will give you an idea of my process.

The picture we’ll be looking at is this one.

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Rogue and Gambit, of Marvel’s X-men comics. This Rogue and Gambit piece was unique in the fact that I saved different versions. That’s not something I usually do, but since Rogue and Gambit are two of my favorite characters, ever, I wanted to make sure I got it right.

You can see where I started with the cleaned up line art. Then I laid in my basic colors, and blocked in some of my highlights and shadows. I put circles of colors for my light sources and the shadows so the colors will be easy to grab as I go. If it’s a color I think I’ll use pretty frequently, I’ll add it to my color swatches.

Next I figured out the background. That was mainly playing with colors and balancing the foreground, background and figures.

Now you see me playing with highlights, light sources, the folds on Gambit’s jacket. You can see I changed my mind a lot on how Rogue’s costume should reflect light, and the strength of the light from the playing cards on Rogue’s hair.

And then, with all art, you reach the point where you’re hurting more than helping, and you call it done. I hope this is able to help some one in their painting process. The biggest advice I can give is play around, and most importantly, have FUN.

 

A step by step of my process of digital painting for a piece of Rogue and Gambit Fan art, of the X-men.

For more Rogue and Gambit art, check out the fan art page.

 

“I am Jack’s smirking revenge.”

So the post quote has nothing to do with anything. It’s just a fight club kind of night.

Anyway, new art. Two new Copic Marker pieces, which I am still obsessed with. I can’t possibly express just how awesome they are. And they are refillable, so they’re good for the environment.  Also, everyone needs some Rogue and Gambit now and then. Enjoy, and stay tuned for a making of the Rogue and Gambit piece in the near future.

 

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