While I am enjoying whiling away awhile, it doesn’t leave me anything to post on this here blog.
Here’s something I found in my closet from a LONG time ago.
It’s a Mike (the Hellboy guy) Mignola signed and numbered print that I hand coloured with my then brand new set of Winsor & Newton Designer Watercolour Dyes, trying them out for what may have been the very first time.
Still looks as if I had coloured it yesterday.
Here’s an image of one I found online:
Kinda reminds me of those old “Doodle Art” posters.
I had so much fun last week that I built another one:
I suppose I should get back to work.
Having finished colouring ‘Becoming Frankenstein’ and slogging through year-end and taxes I decided to buy myself a present:
It’s funny how I take a break from doing meticulous, painstaking, pedantic and fussy work by doing something that’s meticulous, painstaking, pedantic and fussy.
…the closest thing to a tax shelter that I’m likely to see:
Also otherwise known as “End Of March in Southern Ontario”.
POW! The Comic Art of Mike Zeck from the Costas Collection
Ringling College of Art and Design
…in the center background…
… the lower right frame…
…the commission I did for Charles…
…which I did back in —
— wait a minute —
— that’s almost ten years ago!!!
I came across this photo of a commission I had done for Doyle back in 2016:
It’s nice to see it beautifully framed and proudly displayed.
But what really struck me is how well it turned out. While I’m working on something I’m always concerned only about composition, execution, how much frickin’ time it’s taking and how little money I’m making. (I tend not to keep track of how many hours I’ve spent on something because usually it’s not even minimum wage but, hey… it’s still better than working at McDonald’s!!!)
But after enough time has passed, I can look at the piece more objectively and reward myself with a: “Hey! That’s not too frickin’ bad!”
I’m especially amused at how I got Doyle’s family in there with the napping dog next to them and their little girl with the stuffed Cerebus.