Month: May 2014

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Life Drawings for Sale & Suggestions Taking Care of Original Art

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If you’ve been to my website in this past year, you will be familiar with these. This is my life drawing works from the past year. I’m looking to sell the ORIGINALS. If you’re interested in buying any of these (or any art for that matter), use this contact form on my site.

Here are prices, which DO NOT include shipping. When contacting me, be prepared to give me your address so I can calculate shipping and bill an all inclusive invoice. The paired images – I suggest you buy them together as a set because they go together, and I will prioritize people who want to buy sets.

About the work

Originals are all on 9″x12″ watercolour paper done with fade proof watercolours. They are unframed– BUT you can find inexpensive frames of these dimensions in most stores for very, very cheap (Amazon – $5-10). It’s not worth getting custom framing for this unless you’re going all the way and getting these vacuum sealed with UV protected glass. I suggest a slightly larger white frame for the lighter pieces, and a larger dark frame for ones with more black.

A. $65
A. $65
B. $55
B. $55
C. $45
C. $45
D. $45
D. $45
E. $35
E. $35

 

F. $35
F. $35

Here are a few quicker sketches. These have more irregular dimensions and might need to be trimmed down, but they are all done on the same paper with the same watercolours. These would be nice pieces for small area decorations, like a small bathroom or space in the kitchen.

G. $15
G. $15
H. $10
H. $10
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I. $7

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Craig’s List Comic WIP 5

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So at some point I stopped taking photos because the process felt the same. Here’s one special panel. I enjoyed this because there was so many lights intersecting and of different types, and since it’s night – I feel like it’s more open to interpretation. This is the painter/film maker in me. I spent the majority of the time for this page on this panel, layering colours. With the fraying edges and texture, this turned out great with ink.

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Craig’s List Comic WIP 2

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No one says you can’t repurpose your art as dumb Facebook profile pictures.
I think this face is absolutely hilarious..
Here is the WIP. I am insane and decided I will definitely ink all the straight lines… I use one of those rulers with cork backing, and I am extremely careful. I feel like I am preforming surgery and it is a tense time. Don’t you just hate it when you dip your ruler into your freshly inked line and drag it…? It’s ok now with some white gauche and Photoshop, but I am a perfectionist.
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Pencils for a New Comic

This is going to be one of those posts that looks like there’s nothing to see from the thumbnail – it’s a pencils post!

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This is the first page of a short comic I am making which will hopefully be followed by more short stories to create a small book. This year, I am planning on having a table at the Montreal Comic Con, so I have been working pretty hard to put stuff together while doing way too many things at once. I kind of envy people with simple straight forward lives, because organizing many projects at once is a nightmare and you constantly feel like you’re under-achieving just because it takes so long to finish them when you only work on them for an hour or two a day and have to move onto something else.
I often try pitch my portfolio for comic projects or illustrations in books, and I find clients to be so terribly unimaginative or lacking in trust that you have to have an example of every little thing. Well, he’s an example of my pencils! I don’t know what people think…how would I get to the end result without pencils?
Here’s some supplementary imagery:
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This is sculpture work by Johnson Tsang. It is a stainless steel sculpture combining water and faces, and it’s part of a series. I enjoy Colossal magazine for art.It’s refreshing and inspiring, and one place I find work that truly impresses me… as the snob that I am.

I can’t bring myself to figure out how this was made, and in this case, that makes the work more whimsical and mysterious. That’s rare in a world where everything seems to have an explanation…but I suspect 3D printing.