Finally finished the first two of my Endless portraits, Death and Dream.

I’m quite pleased.

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Last night, I finally did my first test printing with Mathilda, the super sexy Canon IPF6400 printer.

While I definitely need to spend more time learning color correction in Photoshop (I HATE having to do anything digital when it comes to art), the end results were pretty damn amazing. I’m printing on Entrada rag bright 300 gsm rollfeed paper with Lucia pigment inks, and the quality is definitely there. All in all, not bad for a first go. I’ll run some more after I’ve perfected the color layouts.

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So I was dicking around in my almost-filled sketchbook last night, and decided to start adding watercolor to some of them, or just straight up redrawing a few.

The first is based on a photo I found of a Russian slum. I liked it, so decided to add it to the drawing I did of Morpheus a few days ago.

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This one is just a collection of ball point pen figure studies. Figured a little color wouldn’t hurt..

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One of my favorite Neil Gaiman quotes, specifically from his Sandman character, Death.

She was actually the reason I started reading The Sandman oh so many years ago, with her funĀ attitude, and super adorable, cute goth look. For the embodiment of all death, she doesn’t let her job get her down. She always greeted each new arrival with a smile and compassion. And she didn’t take shit from anyone, least of all her brother Dream, the titular Sandman. She’s just an all around wonderful character, and I’ve been meaning to paint her for ages. So, while prepping canvases for a week of nonstop painting, I decided to make a diptych of her and Dream. I may end up expanding it to include the other 5 of the Endless, but that’s for later.

So, I’m still working on Death, but here’s a sneak peek for anyone that’s interested.

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New pieces!

Posted: 2015-02-28 in Uncategorized

So all that Mardi Gras hoopla is over, and it’s back to work.

I’ve got one week left til it’s time to start hitting Jackson Square again. Admittedly, I’m a little nervous. Not just because I have to start hustling and dealing with the general public, but also, just being back out there. There’s more than a few artists out there that I’d just as soon never have to see or deal with for the rest of my life. As one would expect, when you put that many artists together in a selling venue, the crazy comes out by the truckloads. All I want to do is just sit back, work on some drawings, and sell my art. Hopefully, certain nutjobs out there can find enough decency and common sense to just leave me alone.

But hey, on a better note…I’ve been cranking out drawings this week. Here’s a small sampling

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