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Dino Card & More Monsters!

Jake asked me to do a card for his birthday.

His only instruction was, ‘I like Jurassic Park.’

So (after spending a long time in postal limbo) this is what he got:

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In other news…

Greg Hyland is launching another Monster Atlas!

If they reach their next stretch goal, some of my art will be included in the book. Here are some examples:

Pledge now, pledge often!

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Family Portrait

Since I had my paints out, I finally got around to colouring CB’s ‘Martital Bliss’ piece. Here it is as I received it:

There wasn’t much I could do to the backgrounds Dave had put in, so I came up with this:

CB wanted it coloured, so I then had to carefully peel off the dot-tone from the Cerebus figure. Some of the tone was barely attached and other parts were hanging on for dear life but I managed to remove the dots with minimal damage to the paper and then set to colouring:

Okay, now to colour the ‘Take On Me’ pages that were featured in previous posts. Brian continues his musings on the subject. Here are the relevant posts (so far) in order:

page one

page two

page three

page four, panel one

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Take On Me

Brian Coppola, long-time Cerebus fan, art collector and all-round great guy, has come up with another of his unique ideas for a commission. (More on Brian HERE and some of his collection HERE.) This one involves a five page story he’s come up with and enlisted the talents of Carson Grubaugh (more HERE and HERE).

Here is page one. Carson has done all of the work on the first five panels. He drew the figures in panels six thru nine and I did the backgrounds. The colour on those panels are just a computer mock-up of what I will attempt to do when I hand colour the original.

Here is page two:

I think Cerebus fans can see where this is going.

Here is a GIF of the process for page two:

Okay… three more pages to go and then I still have to colour it.