Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Self-Pic Cutie

I'm afraid that for all the art work I did today, I cannot show a thing. (Darn NDAs) But I do have something that I did a week or so ago and hadn't had a chance to share yet. A photographer friend has a sketchbook with a theme of cameras. Now she loves pin-up art and prefers a pin-up piece for the sketchbook, but it has to have a camera in it. Well, I can really go for that theme, as you can imagine. Below is the picture I did for her book. It was done using a Terra Cotta Col-Erase pencil. I purposely used a color pencil on the piece as a statement. Seems someone once told her that real artists don't use color pencils. A statement that we both agree is wrong and I personally think is snobbery. Below is the digital sketch I did to work out the idea. And just for the record, the young lady is holding a Canon G9. :) 

I did manage to quit work at 5 today. My friend Chris is in town from the Great White North. I met Chris years ago at the Pittsburgh ComiCon, doing Power Girl sketches for him. When I moved to Florida I found out that he vacations here every year for the last 30 years or so. So when he is down here we make it a point to have dinner.  And I think he will be visiting the studio tomorrow which will be fun.

This is Post #1013


Little John said...

Very nice Gene. I love the expression on her face. Little sweet combined with a little naughty.

Royce Thrower said...

I agree with Little John, Sugar and Spice! Real artists don't use colored pencils huh? Never heard that one. Well to MY novice eyes, this is a beauty Gene. Enjoy your dinner tonight! Your friend HAS to be a nice guy if he is a Power-Girl aficionado.

carlos a.s. lising said...

This is one of my favorite pieces you've EVER done, Gene! Fabulous!!! :D

Gary M. Peiffer said...

Gene, this would make a terrific series!