Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Wonder Girl goes punk - Color

Wonder Girl © DC Comics

I am working on several pieces that I will offer as prints at HeroesCon. This was a commissioned inked piece that I thought would be cool as a color print.

Ink on 11" x 17" bristol board

This is Post #2031

Thursday, April 10, 2014

HeroesCon 2014 Advance Sketch List is Open

Black Canary © DC Comics

HeroesCon 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina is coming up fast. The dates are June 20-22. I will be sitting next to my travel mate, the one and only Joe Pekar, though it's too early to announce where that will be. As soon as I know the location I will post it here.

HeroesCon is my favorite convention and since I have already been receiving emails asking about my sketch list for the show, I figure it's time to open up the advance sketch list. I will actually work on this list leading up to the convention. Especially the more complicated pieces. Though the prices haven't changed, there are a few changes to the process this year so please look over the details provided below :)

This is a lot to read so email me if you have any questions. Please use the subject line "HeroesCon Sketch List". Actually use that subject line please. I have a smart mailbox that separates emails with that subject line in order for me to stay organized. Thanks!

Email: gene_gonzales@mac.com or gene@genegonzales.com


Inked sketches: single figure, on 11" x 17" Bristol Board: $50.00

I will only be doing Acrylic pieces at home to bring with me. I don't plan on doing any at the show.

Acrylic/Watercolor: single figure on 11" x 17" (approximate size): 150.00

UPDATE:  I've had a few request for my sketch cover prices:

One character inks: $75

One character color: $100

Two character color: $150

Email me if you have a different request.

Payment: There will be three options for payment:

PayPal: You may pay in advance for your request using PayPal. Please contact me first with your request before you send money. You can also pay with PayPal at the show using your smart phone and PayPal app.

Credit Card at the Con: I will be accepting major credit cards at the convention. I can use PayPal or Square to accept credit cards. Fast and secure.

Cash: You can pay for the art when you pick it up.

If you were to ask what I prefer, Paypal would be my first preference for payment. It makes it easier to keep track of everything and it helps prioritize the work. That doesn't mean you have to pay in advance. You can easily use your smart phone and PayPal app at the show.

This advance list is only for those attending HeroesCon 2014 in person. I do request that if you are on my list and are not going to make it, please let me know. And if possible, please pick up your artwork as soon as you can when you arrive at the convention. Or pay for your spot on the list, whichever applies.

I may ask for reference if I don't know the character or if I can't find it on the web at the show.
You can email me links to references before the show.

An advantage to getting on the list early gives me some time to think about your request(s), bounce ideas around in my head, maybe doodle ideas in my sketchbook, and possibly show up at the con with your finished piece. There is a finite amount of requests I can take. I do not know what that number is because I don't know the requests. So sign up early and often. :)

I am really looking forward to this show. There are so many of you that I only get to see at HeroesCon so it really is like hanging out with friends.

If you have any questions about the sketch list, please ask. And even if you are not getting something but will be at the show, please drop by and say "hi".

Also, please spread the word through any social media that you may use. I would really appreciate it.

Other Convention Stuff

I will have other original art at the show, some you have seen here on this blog. I will also be bring prints to the show. Both 8.5" x 11" and  11" x 17".

There is a good chance I will have a new sketchbook available as well. I will post more on that soon.

This was a lot of information to cover. If anything is confusing to you, let me know and I will do my best to clarify. And please excuse any typos. :)

Here we go!

This is Post #2030

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Convention Prints or Just Pick One and Go For It.

Sometimes I really overthink things. Here is an example. I am going to be offering prints once again at conventions. I have a number of new images that I will be using like the one below. The prints will be 8.5 x 11. So here is my problem. Full image of the character or a cropped, more detailed image.

Both images will have the same white border around them so the image area is exactly the same. Like I said, I overthink things. :)

This is Post #2029

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Ms. Marvel

Ms. Marvel © Marvel Entertainment

This is something I did at MegaCon in between sketch requests. I had posted on Twitter that I was bored and asked what should I draw. Though I got more than a few ideas tossed at me, Bob Greenberger suggested the new Ms. Marvel for something different. I liked it and ran with it. Later in the show I started adding some color with Copic Markers.

If anyone is interested in owning the art, click on the "Art for Sale" link on the right side of this page.

Ink and Copic markers on 11" x 17 bristol board.

This is Post #2028

Monday, March 24, 2014

MegaCon 2014 - Post Game Show

Wow, what a show MegaCon turned out to be. Record breaking attendance. Lots of nice folks. And a fun weekend. Thanks to everyone who came by to say "hi" and to all those that picked up some art, print or books. Below is a sampling of the art I did for the show, both before and during. I missed taking pictures of most of them so I hope they show up somewhere on the web.

All characters © their respective owners

Looking forward to next year. Onward to HeroesCon in June!

This is Post #2027

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Comic Art for Business

© Daily Planet Marketing

Been a long while since I showed some commercial work. I know most visitors are looking for comic book art and that's okay. But today I have something that overlaps both. These pieces were done for a marketing company in Los Angeles. I have done work for them in the past and they are great to work with on any project. As they have added people to the company, I have been doing these head shots for the website. Last week I finished these two.

And on a side note, I have changed the layout of the blog back to the classic style. I hope it isn't too jarring. :)

Both pieces were drawn in Adobe Photoshop CS5 using my Wacom Cintiq 24HD. Colored and finished in Adobe Illustrator CS5.

This is Post #2026

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Wonder Woman - CCS #20

Wonder Woman © DC Comics

And last but never least, Wonder Woman finishes this round of Conventionless Convention Sketches.

Thanks to everyone who got a commission this round, it was a lot of fun and I hope everyone is happy.

Remember, my advance sketch list for MegaCon is still open. If you are going to attend and would like to get something from me please check out the details here: MegaCon Advance Sketch List.

Again, thank you!

Ink on 11" x 17" bristol board

This is Post #2025