Sunday, February 10, 2008

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

This sketch came out of nowhere. I had the pose in mind but didn't know what to do with it. I thought about making it Marvel's Black Widow or some other established character but went a different way. Still, this is a tough woman. Make sure you are on her good side. : )

This was about 20-30 minutes, pencil in my sketchbook. Photoshop color background to make her pop off the white page.


Gary M. Peiffer said...


The scarf is an unexpected but pleasant addition to this sketch. Seems to add to the dynamics of the piece! Great page from the sketchbook!

BTW, do you sign you name on each sketch in the sketchbook, or is your signature added later in Photoshop? Also, have you changed your signature style from a year ago?


Gene Gonzales said...

Hi Gary - I don't know why I put a scarf on her, just felt right. Glad you like it, thanks. :)

I only sign the pieces that I post. There have been times I added it digitally when I forgot to sign it before scanning. The reason is to put the "©" on the artwork. I don't think my signature has changed. If it has, it's minor. I have three different signatures actually: comic related, other commercial art (like the Bahama artwork) and my daily check-signing signature.

Royce Thrower said...

I know you to be a basically honest guy, but this time I am going to have to call you out. I don't believe your check-signing signature is any different from the rest. You can prove it to me though. Sign a few and send them to me. :)

Gene Gonzales said...

Nice try Royce. But my legal name is Eugene C. Gonzales and that is how I sign all the legal stuff. And how I get paid.

And what the heck do you mean I'm a "basically honest guy"? When have I lied to you. :)

Royce Thrower said...

Curses! Foiled Again!