I decided to do some of the smaller commissions before moving on to some larger projects.
Here are two with a similar theme, they’re both Buddhist statues…
…and Steven had Don Rosa do a Scrooge McDuck…
… to which I added this background…
…okay… what’s next?
(Besides weddings and funerals and an ailing parent with doctor appointments…
…don’t these people know how short boating season is around here?
I respectfully request that no one I know die, get married or get sick until until the end of September, thank you.)
I managed to get a few drawings done, here are the ones I’ve got scanned in so far…
…but mostly it’s been hanging out at the boat enjoying the arrival of summer. Shel dislocated her thumb after an unfortunate encounter with gravity and I lost all feeling in my nether regions going for a swim in Georgian Bay:
Not so bad once you put a wet-suit on.
Waiting for that day in August when the water temp briefly rises above 20 C (68 F).
I was commissioned draw the Regency… again.
I didn’t want to just redraw it so I thought I could depict the BACK of the Regency and the gardens.
I flipped the image of my last rendering horizontally and did a quick mock-up of how it might look complete with Cerebus and the Regency Elf heading out to play wickets:
This seemed like it could work.
So I penciled a layout for the back of the building:
…then tight penciled the whole thing…
…filled in the solid blacks…
…and started crosshatching…
…and then filled in all the window frames and the foreground…
I’ll be making prints of this one soon, if anyone’s interested.
Seems like we only just got back from Philly and now it’s time for…
…we’re at table A-15…
…providing they let us into the country, that is.
Thanks to everyone for a great show. Special thanks to Jim Lawson for being a such a fun neighbour.
And my apologies to anyone who came to see me on Thursday when I wasn’t there
due to being delayed at the border (long story).
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We’re packin’ up the car and hittin’ the road for Philly…
…we’re at table A36…
…right in the center of the action!
Come on out to the show if you can.
It’s supposed to be a rainy weekend anyway… what else have you got to do?
Another “Scenes From Cerebus” commissioned by Dean; he also brought us the High Society cover recreation of the Regency; the Church & State courtyard & cannons scene; and the Melmoth street.
Here is six-minute time-lapse video
(click on the lower right corner for full screen, hit escape a couple of times to get back)
with music by Michel Camilo (used without permission):
…and the final result
(click on image for larger version in a new window):
Soon to be available as a print in My Store.
Paul sent me a pic of his framed original art hanging ‘in situ’…
…he is also running a contest to win a free, full-sized print of the PlanetSlade piece…
…click here for details.