April 14, 2013

Insert Joke Here?

Having a tough time deciding if this piece works better with the Joker squaring off against Batman, or if I should go with my initial instincts and make it an anonymous thug. Either way things are coming along nicely and I have little doubt that this piece and Wonder Woman will be ready for the con. 

Not sure if I mentioned this, but I ran into a big problem a couple weeks ago when I began test printing. Turns out my fancy new monitor had the contrast and brightness jacked up to the max, so everything that I saw on screen was looking killer, but everything I printed out looked muddy and dark. I'm still tweaking settings and debating other options (anyone out there with a Spyder? I'd love to hear some feedback on them) but my knowledge of color management is limited to say the least. 

Other than that rather pressing issue things are moving along quite nicely. My wonderful wife just picked up some new boxes to organize prints in, and so I'm looking forward to having a much faster/easier system ready to go come con time (last year I had 2 flat boxes with my prints piled up in each... it was occasionally embarrassing how long it took to find and prep a print that someone was asking for). 

Also, holy crap Lexxy's back?!  

April 9, 2013

WW Hydra

Hey folks! Apologies for the gap between updates. Last week I was feeling pretty burnt out and finally decided I needed to take a break. I opted to step away from digital work for a few days, instead working up some sketches that I'll bring with me to the con. I also let myself slip into Dishonored long enough to wrap up the game I had going on, and then started up Sleeping Dogs to see what the hype was all about (man I love steam!). Then we were hit with the passing of a family member and the plans I had of getting back on track were shaken. On top of that a co-worker lost her husband the following day, and so I was trying to juggle picking up shifts along with spending time with my family, and getting back to the drawing board fell away.

Now I'm back, I'm still loving the hell out of Sleeping Dogs and I picked up Injustice on iOS and have been throwing a lot of my spare time into that, I've managed to sit down and eek out some real progress on the Wonder Woman piece that I plan to bring to the Calgary Expo. I also made some real progress on the secret project that I'm developing with Dan and I've gotta say I think we're on to something cool. I doubt we'll be revealing anything until late summer/early fall, but for now it's got my mind engaged and gets me excited to sit down and work.

Oh and a final note. If you're a reality TV fan I highly recommend you check out Penny Arcade's Strip Search. Maybe it's just because I'm an artist, but I cannot get enough of this show. Check it out.