Posts Tagged ‘night’

JGroeling_NYCC2015

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.

NYCCdisplay

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)

JGroeling_HarleyQuinn

“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

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A while back I was asked by a client if i could do a fantasy landscape for their home. They wanted something that was very softly done, still having details, and conveyed some sense of atmosphere. After pitching around some ideas, they had agreed on a rough sketch I’d sent them, which i then turned into a painting. It’s not sharp at all, as the idea was that it’s almost mysterious.

 

Also these are simply pictures from the studio, as I didn’t have a chance to scan it before I sent it off, so the quality may be a little fuzzy.

Here your go.

 

AdventureTime

 

and a closeup of the castle in the distance.

AdventureTimeCastle

 

The couple was very happy once they saw the piece, and even sent me a picture of it on their wall once they had put it up. I’m glad they are enjoying it, as once the piece was started, it could only have been for them.

Part of why I love my job is giving people a visual that they can imagine, but can’t create. There is a magic involved in sitting down with someone and hearing what they have in their head, then showing them a sketch that you’ve interpreted from their story, and seeing the smile when they say “That’s almost exactly what I was thinking! How’d you do that?”

“Magic”, enjoy those first steps and live the journey.

 

JG

Was recently requested to do a small piece of either France or Italy. Decided to go with the one closer to my own ancestry, and who’s food I greatly prefer. Checked out a bunch of imagery on different locations, landmarks, etc, and finally decided to settle on something water heavy at night, so wound up with the Venice Canals.
Since most of my work these days is more figurative and either surreal or fantasy based, this was a nice relaxing change of pace. Decided to not include any people in it, and instead keep the image as a simple landscape in the evening.  Also worked with my acrylics more watery than usual and think that the different approach gave the overall piece a more watercolor feel than I usually get. Works for the vibe in this one I think.

First image is of what the piece would look like framed to the intended 5″ x 7″ dimensions.

The second image is without the cropping, showing the end of the paint lines as opposed to the end of the original dimensions. It’s about an added half to three quarters inch in overall width and height, but I personally hope that the new owner decided to frame it in a way that will show the edge of the paint rather than cut at the edges. It is however, entirely their decision, but I personally like the messy edges, more my speed.


Anyway, this is a piece that I finished not too long ago and only recently got around to adding up. Enjoy, and check back soon. More coming up.
JG out.