We are in Barrie, Ontario looking after a friend’s shop, house and cats while they are away in sunny Mexico.
Luckily, I can draw pretty much anywhere; like their dining room table:
I can also draw at the shop:
Stay tuned for what I’m actually working on: it’s a doozy!
Speaking of doozy, the view outside the window deteriorated rapidly…
…and in the morning we had about a foot of new snow:
Luckily, they have a new snowblower. Here’s the first pass:
One of those times that I can’t wait to get back to the old drawing board.
I’ve been asked if I would able to post any of the preparatory work for the Potter poster. ‘Why, sure!’ says I.
Here is a little collage of layouts that I cobbled together choosing from 157 different images that I collected online and then Photoshopped into these 17 different rejected ideas:
Having settled on a final version, I printed out a mirror-image layout, full size, in 8.5″x 11″ sections, taped together.
I then drew the basic outlines from the printout onto tracing paper.
Here is the rough pencil, flipped over and ready to be transferred onto illustration board.
XThen I tight-pencil everything on the illustration board.
And then start inking…
…all with Pigma Micron Archival Ink pens:X
The finished piece is almost 2 feet by 3 feet and doesn’t quite fit on my drawing board.
I try not to think about how many lines I’ve drawn in my career… that way lies madness.
But I’m sure if you laid them all end to end, they would stretch to the moon and back.
Comic Link – The Online Auction and Exchange – has a few original Cerebus pages up for sale.
Bidding closes February 25, 2016.
A long, long, long time ago, I was asked by Dark Hall Mansion to draw a limited edition poster of the first installment of the Harry Potter Series.
Here is a short excerpt from their “About” Dark Hall Mansion page.
“Dark Hall Mansion is a labor of love. We are passionate about art, about the work of print and poster artists present and past, known and not so known, here and abroad, we are committed to bringing their skills to the forefront on projects that are both compelling and exciting.”
It has been a “secret” project for quite a while, and I’m pleased to announce that it is now print ready and available for purchase. To see the finished products, click the link below.
I’ve been told that it might show up on the Harry Potter Facebook page.
Hello and welcome to the new website and blog!
We are still in the process of fine-tuning the site but at least we are up and running.
That’s me staring in complete befuddlement at the computer screen just before making the executive decision to hand everything over to Shelley so I can get back to the drawing board.
Here’s Shel at our local library using their WiFi to slog through all of the necessary tutorials and to upload images while I spent the day scouring Google Images for reference for my next big commission:
Meanwhile, outside the huge picture window, was a veritable Cerebus background scene:
Stay tuned for more (hopefully) regular blog posts and for improvements to the site.