BAR CARDS! This is my personal Sketch card series. This series was created for the simple fact, that I go to bars to draw. I find it relaxing to step out of the drawing room away from continuity projects and draw whatever comes to mind. I often give the sketch cards away to people who show interest and as unwanted tips for servers.
These cards are professionally printed on with uncoated (raw) textured surface on front and UV coating on back. The sketches I take home I later ink and color. Here are the variations and process.
The print run was 500 making them recordable and limited.
I plan to post some on eBay soon. I’ll keep things posted as I go.
Thank you for reading.
This month’s bootleg mascot was the Koolaid Man
Some of the artists at the event
This Month’s Scramble Jam event was really good! Talked with other artists about ideas and got a different perspective on the art game. SKA Brewing company caught wind of the coaster doodles and offered a little love for the next meet up. The meeting was held at Dutch’s Brewhouse . Very happy with how chill things are. I feel as these events continue we will have to expand numbers. I do little promoting. Mostly invite friends. I think now maybe it we should promote a little more.
Also drew on a blank cover. I’m doing less of these as other projects grow and are more demanding. I still think it’s important to have fun with fan art. I do my best on confining it to these covers. Slowly working them down.
I’ll leave with some random current sketchbook draws. Thanks for reading.
This weekend I’ll be meeting some friends at Sacramento Comic Convention (Sac-Con).
I’ll be set up to show off some new projects as well as showing the progress to the ongoing things.
I’m lugging out my collection of completed blank comic cover drawings. I think I have about 120 right now. Here are a few…
Wakko on a Mickey Mouse blank cover.
Rator from Cobra on GI Joe blank cover
A Batman and a Joker
Evil Ernie on a blank cover
Mad Max and a Villain in the comic
Spider Man and Sabertooth
Spider Gwen and Lizard
I have a lot more things to show. I’m going to do my best to post them throughout the week. A few things too different to mash up on one post, so keep watch!
Here are a few sketch covers I drew up. For those who don’t know what a sketch cover is, it’s a special “variant” edition of a comic book title that comes with an extra cover left blank with the comic title’s logo. It’s meant to be drawn on. Some people take them to comic conventions. Typically getting an artist they like to draw the title character on the cover directly. If they have the money and patience, some get the creators or artist of the title to draw on it. I use them as drawing breaks. When working on heavy personal projects I get a little tired of drawing my own junk and get a wild hair to draw another creator’s character in between. What better medium to draw on right?
I’ve been asked to do commissions, but I typically turn it down. These are just fun monotony breakers. Drawing them for someone else defeats the purpose for drawing on them in the first place. This may make no sense to anyone else. Basically, I want to draw just what I want for fun. That being said, just drawing the character on the cover can be boring. This gives me a chance to be a little creative. Going too far from “character” has become a bit of a fail for me. I try to use compositions the character might use. I feel like maybe I went on too much of a rant on this, so here are the dang drawings.
Rocket Racoon and Groot on ROcket Racoon #1 blank Variant
Zombie Superman. Complete with repo film half tones.
Superman Undead’s lust for moonlight.
The Orb committing original sins.
Harley Quinn with a joker on the back.
Harley Quinn fan ravaging a Batman Cosplayer.
Captain Carrot and earth 23 Superman on a Mutiverse #1
Amazing Venom pezzing Spiderman