Continuing some hero sketches....
These were fun to play with, though I continue to get comments that people aren't too crazy about the lack of feet. well, just sketches anyway, but its nice to know what people gravitate to.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 09, 2009
Saturday, August 01, 2009
San Diego was a fun time as always. The one thing I never look forward to is coming back home after being around so many fans and so many wonderfully creative people. It's always an inspiration to say the least.
Every year I always kick myself in the arse for not getting out and looking around as much as I'd like and unfortunately this year was no different. One thing I need to definitely learn is how to manage booth time and at the same time get out there and meet other artists and just take in the whole Con experience. I always hate myself afterwords for not joining the masses. On the other hand, I'd like to think that all the people who stopped by to say "hi" appreciated the fact that I was actually there (my apologies to the select few that I actually missed).
A huge thanks to all the new people I met this year, those of you who keep coming back, those of you who made this possible and those of you who made it all worth while!
There'll be a lot coming up soon, hopefully including an online gallery store so stay tuned! Thank you all!
I promised myself to be more proactive with my posts so here are a few pics:
My sketchbook setup...
My print setup...
Me and Melissa. My girl who made everything so
much easier for me. Thank you!
Co-workers and neighbors. Dave Pryor(forground) and Bob Rissetto (background).
Super talented friends!
(left to right, Greg Scherrer, Tae Young Choi, Bruno Werneck).
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Friday, July 17, 2009
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Monday, July 13, 2009
Another year and SDCC is upon us.
Things will be a lot more laid back for me this year but I will be there.
I'll be in the Exhibitors section at table F4, same as last year.
I'll have a few new prints as well as copies of whats left of my 2 art books,
GLAM 1 and GLAM 2.
I'm hoping to actually get up and around a bit more this year
but either way its always fun. Cant wait to see everyone there.
There's gonna be some AMAZING stuff I'm sure.
Stop by if your around!
Posted by Jav at 11:14 PM
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Made a few changes to finalize this one.... finally!
Had to make a lot of decisions on this one...
I wanted to try something little more risque with the BG colors, so i tried mixing some cools up top to transition the heat and make her pop a bit more. May still change some things :)
Also ended up rendering her out a bit more for more of a polished/ finished look.
Added a little blood drip too... thought it adds a bit of a sinister feel to it... switches the vibe up a bit.
Not something I'm necessarily used to but it is fun to get into it every once and a while.
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Wednesday, June 17, 2009
So Ive abandoned the painting on her for a bit and started playing with some color styles and treatments on the background. A lot of options here but mostly I'm having fun trying some different and more daring combinations... something that working digitally is very good at :)
I'll eventually try to do some things to marry it all together and make sure that the focus remains front and center with the rose once that's rendered, but at this point I'm still not sure how it'll end up...
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Tuesday, June 16, 2009
A few more changes as I continue to flesh this one out.
The hair changed once again :)
Though I'm not sure it's balancing out the piece quite how I would like.
I started rendering a bit more and I'm starting to play with some other brushes as well.
Still a ways to go on this one.
Posted by Jav at 2:49 AM
Monday, June 15, 2009
Continuing work on this one...
I made a drastic hair change here and its probably something I'll continue to play with throughout. Still not sure about the color scheme but I went ahead and started working out a rough background as well.
This will all change as I start to detail it and experiment with the color mood a bit.
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Thursday, June 11, 2009
Monday, June 08, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
In addition to Star Wars Galaxy I was asked to sketch up a few cards for Topps "Indiana Jones Masterpieces" series.
I did a lot more of these than the Star Wars ones (about 200).
As a result, these were meant to be quicker, less rendered sketches than the Star Wars cards.
Both series contain some really great art from some amazing artists.
These are the 6 I have currently in my possession, which are also available for purchase.
Posted by Jav at 12:44 AM
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Two posts in one month?! Somewhere in hell Satan and Hitler are having a snowball fight...
As promised here's a look at some more Star Wars sketch cards I did.
A slew of Ewoks and Jawas. Had fun playing with some different shapes here.
Also, my homie Jeremy Rumas has a new site and blog now too, talented guy... and it only took me a year to to link him up... killer stuff
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Tuesday, May 05, 2009
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