I’ll be appearing at MonstahXpo in Fairhaven MA Oct 16-17 2021, come visit!
I’ll be at my first show of 2021 – the Northeast Comic-Con in Boxboro MA. July 2-4 (although I may not show on the 4th). I’ve got 5 NEW PRINTS to debut at the show. Come and see me. I’ve missed you.
Like many of you, I was super happy to see Boba Fett again, and I loved his new look. Therefore, I decided to do some fanart!
This one was all digital, because I need the practice. I used an old Wacom tablet (the one without the screen) and Photoshop.
First, I sketched out a general idea of what the piece would look like
Next, on a new layer, I did the lineart
Next, I blocked all the colors, and then kept all the distinct items on separate layers
Next up is the background, and I HATE doing backgrounds. I took a photo of one of my Slave 1 toys and used it as a reference
From there I used it as a guide to trace over, added it in back, and it still looked poor. I tried to cover it up with a Boba Fett logo from the Book of Boba Fett series. I think it came out OK.
I had applied to take part in the Ralph Baer Day exhibition early in the year, but never heard back. Two days before the show was set to begin I got an email notifying me of art drop off times! So I had to quickly scramble to get a piece done. I’ll admit that it’s not my most creative or interesting work, but I had to go with something familiar in order to get the painting done in a day.
Step 1: Compose references in Photoshop
Step 2: Using the source image as a guide on a locked layer, sketch out the basic form with a tablet.
Step 3: Using that basic sketch as a guide, do linework on a new layer.
Step 4: block out colors using linework as a guide. Again, on a separate layer.
Step 5: Display the finished layers while hiding the work layers.
Step 6: Now, because this is for a gallery, I wanted to make an actual painting on a canvas. I printed the image out in actual size. Because the canvas is larger than my printer, I had to tile the image and tape it together afterward.
Step 7: transfer the line art to the prepared canvas with carbon paper. Then block out basic colors in acrylic.
Step 8: Whisky
Step 9: start the line art with black acrylic.
Step 10: Last touches include the detail on the bricks and clouds!
Step 11: Drop it off at the gallery once the paint dries!
I had the privilege of taking part in the Ralph Baer Day exhibit at Jupiter Hall in Manchester NH. Ralph Baer was one of the founders of the home video game, and he hailed from Manchester. Each year on Ralph’s birthday in March, the city hosts Ralph Baer Day.
All the art was video game related. I had two days to put a piece together. I did “Dokuro Mario”
I’ll be vending at Granite State Comic-Con, in Manchester NH, September 19-20, 2020
This event was CANCELLED
I’ll be at Queen City Kamikaze on Saturday March 21, 2020, held at Manchester Memorial High School, Manchester NH.
Tickets are only $10!
I’ll be vending at the New England Comic-Con, March 13-15 2020, in Marlboro MA.
Details and tickets here
August 15, 2019, at Electric Avenue Arcade, Manchester NH