Posts Tagged ‘Demon’

It’s amazing how alcohol will open people up, lets see how this pans out shall we?

(note: I’m setting this to post at 3pm today, trying to work out these scheduled posts so I can update when I’m traveling for events and comic cons.)
(note 2: I’ll be at Boston comic con this coming weekend, and the following weekend at Mohegan Sun in CT for another comic convention. Stop by the Fanboy Collectibles booth to say hi)

Hair of the Cat:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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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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.

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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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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.

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Looks like this might be Little D, the owner of this fine establishment.

Next JDGAF will be up on Tuesday.

Hair of the Cat:  1, 2, 3, 4

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

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Have a happy and safe weekend everybody.

JG

I’m back! I’ve been a bit busy with work for a while and havent been around. A couple trips to Texas in the past two months (Houston and Austin) for art installations, and a number of commissions back to back.
The commissions I’ll upload as soon as I get the okay from the clients to do so. Also working on new JDGAFs and a comic for an art collection book of stories, as well as some paintings, small and large, and a number of ink drawings. The ink drawings I can share here now, because I feel like you may be going through some art withdrawals by your favorite JG.

So, be sure to scope out these new pieces, and keep an eye out for a week of various intermittent uploads.

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“Decay”

micron and ink on paper, 2014

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“Reflective Savage”

micron and ink on paper, 2014

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“Gribble says Hi”

micron and ink on paper, 2014

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Karmic Driving:

Welcome, as we embark on another story in the city of JDGAF. Hope you enjoy.

“JDGAF is a series of storylines featuring ever-the-oddball random events in the lives of a growing cast of characters. The location of these tales is the fictional city of JDGAF, which is something of a magnet for mutants, aliens, monsters, dieties, and people who do not quite conform to the norm. Needless to say, it is a place that seldom lacks in something interesting happening. Come, be a part of it, and welcome to JDGAF.”

Here’s some promotions to spread the word and get more support for the comic. Please like, share, and follow.

Website:   Also, I may have mentioned this already, but there is a second page that is just for these stories, you can find that here at JDGAF comics.

Tapastic.com:   Also, just put together an account on Tapastic, a webcomic community, if you use that, please add JDGAF on there.

Facebook:   Most of us have a facebook page by now, so if you enjoy these stories, please show your support on there by liking the page JDGAF Comics.

Twitter:   And, you may as well keep up on all the little news bits, and teaser notes and pictures that I share from Instagram here on twitter as well.

Thank you all so much,

JG

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Meeting the New Neighbor: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,

Here is the conclusion of the first feature JDGAF story. We’ve meet a few characters and hopefully had a laugh or two, (I’ll even settle for a smile). Be sure to check back for more JDGAF next week on Tuesday, and then a bonus on Thursday. Hopefully the next little tale will pique your interest and stimulate your eyes.

Busy month so far, but here’s a good one to whet your whistle.

Tuesday of this previous week I started an illustration project for Brutal Bitches Productions, a metal music concert organizing company based out of the Bronx. Was told to do something with a sexy metal chick, surrounded by carnage. But had to do it in a way that there would be enough room for the band logos and event info to not completely block the imagery.
Send one sketch, that was rejected, so then sent this one as a thumbnail, and got an okay to work with it.

“Just make it sexy, add some decapitations, and monsters, okay?”

I think I should have no problem with that, *wicked smile*. Have I mentioned that I love what I do?

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Next step was some rough sketching and then adding ballpoint linework over the pencil so I could erase and have a clean working surface, so that line art became this….

 

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The original idea was to stick to a mostly black and white image to make it very bold, and include some splashes of color, so I started working in my shading using varying grays. Pretty much just acrylic washes of payne’s gray to build up what I wanted it to look like in a basic sense.

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Then,… well it was decided that full color would be so much cooler as the band logos look pretty crazy in color and the illustration had to work with them and not be completely obscured by them. So started laying in color washes over the gray shading, and that ended up coming out along these lines.

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A few more washes to close out some of the white spots and darken some spots I wanted to set back, and then the next real part was the outlines in micron on the things that were more foreground prevalent. Basically the outlines on the figure (Metal Goddess) and her hair were in black micron, which is basically like a really fine tipped marker for line art. The background buildings and figures got touched up with more ballpoint so as not to compete too much with the foreground.

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The last thing I did before sending it off to BBP was to adjust the levels digitally so the dark parts were even darker and the color a little sharper. For illustration projects I generally go this route, because that way I’m not physically working everything so dark that it can’t be changed if necessary.

After sending the file on Thursday, yes Tuesday night til Thursday morning, was a quick turnaround for this piece (read: very little sleep) had to wait til today to see the fully edited version. With the colors and the logos it looks pretty sick indeed. All in all cool project with a fun conclusion. Hopefully the event is as metal as the poster.  \m|_    Like BrutalBitchesOnFacebook     _|m/

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So there is a company called KidRobot that makes these pretty fun little toys called Munny figures, blank white vinyl toys that you can sculpt on, paint on, draw on, cut, carve, etc. Since I’ve got a few of these (and some roseart color blanks) I’ve been playing around with different ideas for them.

This time I worked on a Foomi, which is a Munny with flame like head shape and a little tail. I like devils and demons for my art, so it was pretty much destined to happen.

Here’s a collection of shots. Some work in progress images, some collages of imagery, and a couple playful images… Cuz that’s how I roll.

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Buahahahahaha. Happy Halloween all. Yes I know this is a day late, but seeing as Halloween was effectively cancelled for a lot of us in NY, particularly those in NYC, I think it’s alright that I’m a touch behind on this. Enjoy.

JG out.