Sunday, May 30, 2010

More Sci-Fi/Horror cards approved

I'm cracking on with the large Breygent cards. Managed to complete three today. Hopefully will finish a couple more by the end of this evening. They're taking me between 1hr+half and 2 +hours to do on average.

These cards are listed on eBay from this evening:

The 3rd Doctor:

The 11th Doctor:

Sunday, May 23, 2010

On eBay this week:

The 11th Doctor:

The 3rd Doctor:

Goden Age of Comic Specials return card.

I was given one return, or Artist's Proof card for the set of eight I produced for the San Diego Comic Con. I used it to do an artist's impression of 'Moon Girl'.
It has been rendered using pen, watercolour and acrylics. It is 5 x 7 inches.
I may consider selling it. All enquiries to the usual place. :)

In the meantime, I've been working hard to complete 40 odd 5 x 2.5 inch cards for Breygent's Forthcoming Sci-Fi/Horror card set. These are the cards approved so far. Just one more week before half term, the end of which is my deadline, so I'd better get cracking! Half term breaks seem to come round so fast these days...
Acrylic and watercolour are my main medium for these, and I'm spending far too long on them, considering how little time left I have to complete them , and the amount I'm paid per card. Perfectionist, that's me!

I have just this week completed eight 5x7 inch sketch cards(the biggest sketch card size I have ever worked on!) for Breygent Marketing and the Comic Con in San Diego next month. Boy, I wish I could go too. ;)
They've been fun to do, but I freely admit I'm not an accomplished comic artist.
I used watercolours, acrylic and pen for these cards.
I find the card stock tolerates watercolour, but tends to mute the colours somewhat, unless I use layers of colour. But then the surface breaks down a little if you use too much water.
Colour pencils struggle on this surface. The colours look very muted, though if you are after a softer look, then they're fine. I'm still finding ways to work with Breygent's card stock. It's pretty versatile.
Coloured ink pens are probably best if you are wanting to create vibrant coloured artwork, but I don't feel as confident using those yet- harder to correct mistakes!

Breygent ~ Golden Age of Comics ~ Base Set

I'm excited to have been included in the base set for Breygent's soon to be released Golden Age of Comics set. My card is Phantom Lady.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wow, exciting times eh? New British Government, new Prime Minister and a Coalition. Who would have thought it? I pray it's the beginning of better times ahead and that the two parties can work together.
Working together for the good of the country has got to be good, rather than working against each other. Let's see if they can pull it off.

Right, politial rant over. :)

I seem to be on something of a Horror theme at the moment. The above cards were completed for a private collector recently. I'm also currently working on a set of large Horror and Sci-Fi cards for Breygent. Scans to follow, once I have approval.

I will be working on a new project shortly for another card company, which is also Horror related... as well as some special super large cards for Breygent.

Meanwhile, I'm catching up on private commissions when I can. There are some Lord of The Rings cards I'm hoping to get finished soon, as well as a painting of Christopher Ecclestone, and a proposed painting of all the 11 Doctors, which is there, completed in my mind and is, frankly an amazing testiment to my talent, heh! Just have to get it painted! Collecting photo reference as we speak.

I'm also in training for some charity runs. The first one is this weekend; a 5K one. I did a 3 and a bit mile run this morning and have been buzzing ever since! Then there's the big 10K in June. My aim is to run round, without stopping, in a decent time. Wish me luck!