And that’s why little Cthulhus shouldn’t drink too much….. yuck.

Hair of the Cat:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

All previous JDGAF comics available at the bottom of the comic page. HERE

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Hungover Thules shouldn’t be drinking, However Little D is a devilish bartender and helps him along,….wait, who’s this?

Hair of the Cat:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5

All previous JDGAF comics available at the bottom of the comic page. HERE

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Zombie Mini Busts(Sculpture)

Posted: April 13, 2016 in Uncategorized

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After the mask sculpture, I was remembered how much I enjoy sculpting things, and decided I wanted to start my hand at playing with miniature pieces, but from scratch instead of just modifying pre-existing pieces. So, started knocking out a bunch of these mini busts, mostly to try out different approaches, but also, simply for the fun of making things.

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To get an idea of how small/large these are, here are a few unpainted ones next to a standard sized business card.

This is the selection of minis that I’ve made so far, will be adding to the count as I find more time. Mostly for now, polishing up skills, and will be using that for larger, more intricate sculptures.

First Ghoul Gal Trowel in the face JawLoss Unhinged PutridPontiff Sundried Zombie jesus Ghoulish Grin Roasted LumberJacked GreenMeanie Dat Fro Doh Tongue Mottled Mantail

Thanks for stopping in,

JG

Ready for the Bacchanal

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In October, I had finished my first mask making project after slowly working on it, a little at a time. Originally it had started as a simple sketch idea, that I picked up materials for and started, then got sidelined with life. As October rolled around, and I had some free time, I dove in and made sure that I devoted enough time to it that I would be able to finish it properly.

Materials/Process:

Started with a plaster mask from an art store. Immediately cut off the little rinky elastic strap, as well as the lower half of the face, as I wanted to be able to talk, eat, and drink with the mask on. Next step was to take wire mesh (wrapped around crumpled newspaper), and start forming the under structure of the horns. wiring the base of them into the pre-existing mask. Once the horn structure was about where I wanted them, flattened sheets of paperclay were drapped over the mesh, and sculpted into rudimentary horns. Ridges and smaller details were added later.

At a certain point I realized I wanted a darker look to it, and started cutting out the eye areas and the lower face using an Xacto, then wound up picking up a second mask to add the layered effect (also cut down). Some of the last lines on the face, and the trio of circles, were added by using Elmer’s glue to draw lines, and then building the layers up as each layer dried.

Then primed, and ready for paint. which was a solid basecoat of black spraypaint, followed by red and white, and some more black layering with sprays, before going in with brush to finish the small details and then sealing with a varnish coat.

Mask

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Mask closeup

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Shown with mini sculptures.

Coupled with some makeup effects underneath, and a nice suit and some props, turned out quite well.

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Viking: Character Design Challenge 2016

Just finished for a Viking character design contest on Facebook in this group.
(To go directly to the post and give a like/comment/share, go here).
Also, if you aren’t doing so already, be sure to follow my art page on there. JG Art on FB

Fun and relatively quick piece to put together.
The concept on this one was a Viking protector, and his young charge. The girl is the future queen, and as such, is both a child, and still armed and willing to fight.
Micron line work, with acrylic paint on watercolor paper.

Have a few different things in the works at the moment, so will be updating sporadically with new things. Check back soon.

~JG out.

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My display Flyer for the show.

While I realize I should have added this post pre-NYCC, I simply didnt have time. So, here’s a post convention wrap up.

Firstly, This past year has been amazing, and intense, thus the complete lack of updates for so long. As of the moment, I dont have a functional scanner at home and havent had a chance to look into the details of picking up a new one. So scanning new work in has been a bit difficult. Will be rectifying that by picking up a new one either in late October, or at the latest, mid November.

Now, NYCC was a blast. Got to meet a lot of amazing people, some great cosplays, cool fellow exhibitors, and all around a lot of passionate fans. Worked the Fanboy Collectibles booth, for the second year in a row. Some of my favorite people were in that booth with me all week as well. Fortunately I was also able to put up a sign and a portfolio with a number of prints of my artwork, that way while working in the booth I could also make some new fans as well as get some great artwork out there.

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The JG section of our counter space.

To the cos-players I met and took pics of, all of the photos will be uploaded to a public folder on my facebook feed, NYCC2015 FB Album is the link if you’d like to see your pics (will be uploading last of it by Wednesday.

wins on all accounts.

The star seller of what I brought with me this year, was my very recent Harley piece. Its a portrait of a lovely cos-player friend of mine as one of the characters she cos-plays. Fun piece to work on and play with, and cant wait for the next one.

Note: I will be posting prints for purchase on my store in about two weeks, once I have time to go through my inventory and see what’s still available. In the meantime, if you are interested in ordering one of these, and dont want to have to check back, send me an email regarding which you are interested in, and I’ll send you the order link once it’s available. Thanks,

JG.

Without further ado, here’s Harley and some friends (all availble as print)

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“DayDreamin’ Dangerous Dame”. 2015

JGroeling_Guardians

“Guardians” 2014/15

JGroeling_IamTheNight

“I am the Night!”, 2014/15

JGroeling_PopeOfPork

“Pope of Pork” 2014

Thanks for looking. more updates soon.

~JG

A very special All Hallows Eve from some of the locals in JDGAF city. Decided to make a special piece for what is still my favorite holiday. First a little line art for you. JDGAF_Halloween

Then, my colors, which I actually created and scanned in on different sheets of paper, all colored pencils. Sharing this one because I actually think it looks pretty interesting to see a piece of mine without the line work attached.

 

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and finally, all of column A, plus all of column B equals,….

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May your All Hallows be filled with Ghouls and Goblins, hopefully none too scary.

May not be back to updates until mid-November, as I’m leaving the area to do a sculpture install in Rhode Island. More updates when I get back.

JG