Posts Tagged ‘sexy’

Oops,… well, may as well make the best of it. (Also it appears that I have finally figured out how to schedule updates, there’s so much I can do in advance now. regular JDGAF!)

Hair of the Cat:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

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

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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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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

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“Guardians” 2014/15

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“I am the Night!”, 2014/15

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“Pope of Pork” 2014

Thanks for looking. more updates soon.

~JG

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Karmic Driving:  1, 2,

Will also be getting another bonus comic on Thursday, because it is Halloween I feel like a treat is in order. Additionally, as I work on these more, they’re coming together a little faster each time, so I’m going to try and see if I can create enough to give regular twice weekly updates.

Also, will be updating some other drawing work, and possibly some painting work within the next week or two that is not comic related. As well as a wall mural that I did in a children’s nursery. Be sure to check back soon for the art mix coming from yours truly.

JG

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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