Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Commercial Rough


Art © 2012 Gene Gonzales

This is the scariest thing I could do today. Too much work, no time for Halloween image. This is a detail for a commercial project.

Happy Halloween everyone!

This is Post #1875

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Commission - Work in Progress 3


Art © 2012 Gene Gonzales

Just another part of the commission I am working on. Though it will be in a traditional medium, I am working it all out digitally.

This is Post #1874

Monday, October 29, 2012

Commission - Work in Progress 2


Art © 2012 Gene Gonzales

A little more rough development for a commission.

Blue Col-Erase pencil and digital conte pencil.

This is Post #1873

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Commission - Work in Progress


Art © 2012 Gene Gonzales

Once again from fruit to cheesecake on this blog. A prelim development sketch for a commission. Not the final look, but getting there.

Blue Col-Erase pencil and digital conte pencil.

This is Post #1872

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Rough Stuff


Art © 2012 Gene Gonzales

More rough stuff from a commercial job. Pencil on paper.

This is Post #1871

Friday, October 26, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012

White Rabbit - Work in Progress


White Rabbit © DC Comics

Just started some of the painting of this piece.

This is Post #1869

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

White Rabbit, yet again


White Rabbit © DC Comics

Yup, another White Rabbit idea. And a gratuitous one at that. :)

This is Post #1867

Monday, October 22, 2012

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Commercial Art - Roughs


Art © 2012 Gene Gonzales

From the "cheesecake" yesterday to veggies today, you never know what I will be drawing next but it is a well rounded diet. :)

These are roughs for a very large commercial job I am doing.

Pencil in my sketchbook.

This is Post #1865

Saturday, October 20, 2012

White Rabbit - Rough stuff or It's a hard knock life

Here is another idea that I had that illustrates the problems I have with the traditional comic size paper for commissions and general pin-ups. I worked on this pose forever it seems. Trying to get the anatomy right. It's not done and I still didn't get the left foot right yet. I did all of this digitally based on a little doodle I did on the corner of a manuscript. Normally I set my page size to 11" x 17" but forgot this time. And the size I did have looked close enough to fool me. As you can see by the box, which represents the 11" x 17" format, her leg will be cut off. If I make her smaller to fit, the figure is too small.


The solution it seems is to bend one or more legs. I tried just bending the left one but it didn't look right. I like the two legs bent better. But I still like the legs straight out best of all.

White Rabbit © DC Comics

See the kind of stuff an artist has to deal with. It's no wonder we are prone to drinking and cutting off an ear. :)

Have a good weekend everyone!

This is post #1864



Friday, October 19, 2012

White Rabbit - Pencils


White Rabbit © DC Comics

One of two ideas for a couple of White Rabbit pin-ups I have penciled on watercolor paper. Colors to come some time soon.

Currently I am working on digital coloring for two recent commissions. And I am doing roughs for a painted pin-up piece. After that I'm done with my current commission list. In November, I may be opening up the last round of Conventionless Convention Sketches for 2012. I will probably announce it here and on eBay. But that won't be until the first of November at the soonest. Stay tuned if you think you will be interested.

This is pencil on 11" x 16" watercolor paper.

This is Post #1863

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Ralph and Sue Dibny - Video Part 3


Ralph and Sue Dibny © DC Comics

Just a bit more video bring us up to date with this piece.

This is Post #1862

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Ralph and Sue Dibny - Work in Progress


Sue and Ralph Dibny © DC Comics

How about a little update? I recorded the process of coloring Sue. At some point I will start putting all these clips together and posting them. This has been a slow process I know. Hopefully the wait will be worth it.

This is Post #1860

Monday, October 15, 2012

Commercial work in progress


Art © 2012 Gene Gonzales

Service with a grin. A detail from a commercial piece in progress.

This is Post #1859

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Rough Stuff


Dr. Light © DC Comics

Just the pencils for something I am working on.

This is Post #1858

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Sketchbook Saturday


DM Art © 2012 Gene Gonzales

Sketchbook day with some digital color.

This is Post #1857

Friday, October 12, 2012

Sketchbook Friday


DM Art © 2012 Gene Gonzales

I have a list of things and errands that need to be done so it's a sketchbook kinda day folks.

This is Post #1856

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Collecting is Cool!



Art © 2012 Gene Gonzales

This is part of something I worked on today. I thought it would be fun to record the process. The whole thing started as a quick pencil and marker sketch that I scanned and redrew in Photoshop.

This is Post #1855

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Sketchbook Wednesday


Art © 2012 Gene Gonzales

Just a sketchbook day. Deadlines and commitments. :)

This is Post #1854

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Work in Progress - Commercial art


Art © 2012 Gene Gonzales

Just a detail of something I was working on today. You might recognize this guy if you follow my work.

All digital in Photoshop.

This is Post #1853

Monday, October 8, 2012

Digital Sketchbook


Art © 2012 Gene Gonzales

Summer may be over but bikinis are still seen down here in Florida. :)

Just a little digital doodle.

This is Post #1852

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Bounty - Legion of Super-Heroes / Five Years Later


Bounty © DC Comics

This is the last day of our week with the Legion of Super-Heroes. And up today is Bounty. This is actually the Legionnaire Dawnstar. In a timeline reset of the Legion (Don't ask. It's cool, but don't ask), Dawny had been possessed by an entity called Bounty. This entity amputated Dawnstar's wings and used her tracking powers as an assassin. Dawny did break free of Bounty's influence not long before the big Zero Hour story line wiped out that Legion's timeline. In the reboot that followed, none of the earlier events took place. They really make you work hard to be a Legion fan. :)

Thanks again to Michael!

Ink on 11" x 17" Strathmore Bristol Board

This is Post #1850

Friday, October 5, 2012

Chlorophyll Kid - Legion of Substitute Heroes / Five Years Later


Chlorophyll Kid © DC Comics

We are winding down to the last two Legion related requests from Michael. This one is Chlorophyll Kid, a founding member of the Legion of Substitute Heroes. In early appearances he carried seeds with him that he would grow extremely fast with his power, but in later years he seemed to have the ability to control plant life, not just the seeds he sowed. His attire fits the time period of the Legions Five Years Later series. The Subs were mostly a resistance force against the Dominators occupational force. Thanks again Michael!

Ink on 11" x 17" Strathmore Bristol Board

This is Post #1849

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Stone Boy - Legion of Substitute Heroes / Five Years Later


Stone Boy © DC Comics

The only real drawback to Stone Boy's power of turning himself into stone is he is completely immobile when he does. Really he should have been called Statue Boy. Which is why I drew inspiration from Michelangelo's Statue of David for this pose. :)

Thanks again Michael!

Ink on 11" x 17" Strathmore Bristol Board

This is Post #1848

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Color Kid - Legion of Substitute Heroes / Five Years Later


Color Kid © DC Comics

Another request from Michael for a member of the Legion of Substitute Heroes. This time up it's Color Kid. As you can guess from his name he has the ability to change the color of an object. Thanks Michael!

Ink on 11" x 17" Strathmore Bristol Board

This is Post #1847

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Fire Lad - Legion of Substitute Heroes / Five Years Later


Fire Lad © DC Comics

In the early days of the Legion lore, you would feel bad for the rejected Legion applicants who banded together secretly to become the Legion of Substitute Heroes. But time and time again they did help the Legion and prove themselves heroes. Then later the Subs were used as comedy relief. They were made fun of and treated without much, if any, respect. Granted some of those stories are pretty funny, but still. Then came the Five Years Later story line. There was no Legion on Earth and The Subs became a resistance force to the Earth-conquering Dominators. A race of aliens that had been after Earth and the United Planets for decades. Or centuries, depending on what rebooted universe you read. It was the first time the Subs were portrayed as, well, bad asses. Fire Lad is one of the original members of the Legion of Substitute Heroes. His ability is fire breath. His first appearance was in Adventure Comics #306, March 1963. Thanks to Michael for this request!

Ink on 11" x 17" Strathmore Bristol Board

This is Post #1846

Monday, October 1, 2012

Gravity Kid - Legion of Super-Heroes: Legion Academy


Gravity Kid © DC Comics

Another request from Michael of a character I haven't drawn before, Gravity Kid. He was introduced in the last few years as a student in the Legion Academy. He is one of the few characters in the Legion in a same sex relationship. Gravity Kid's boyfriend Power Boy graduated from the Academy and was assigned to the Science Police on the the prison planet Takron-Galtos. After a short time apart, Gravity Kid left the academy to join him. Gravity Kid can mentally manipulate gravitons which enable him to control gravity. His name probably gave that away though. :) Thanks Michael!

Ink on 11" x 17" Strathmore Bristol Board.

This is Post #1845