Here are the five four requests that were done as Christmas Presents. There are still two pieces that are not done but will be over the next few days. Hope you enjoy these, and more importantly, I hope the folks that got these enjoy them. :)
Psyche, the first of the seven heroes known as The Wanderers that I will be posting here. She is a mistress of emotions.
The Wanderers first appeared back in Adventure Comics #375 (1968) as a group of heroes of the 30th century. That first appearance had the Wanderers meet and befriend the Legion, then battle them when the Wanderers were exposed to the Nefar Nebula. The radiation of that nebula does a character reversal to a person when exposed to it. It's only last about two weeks though. :) This is for Michael.
Side note: The Wanderers had their own 13 issue comic book back in 1988 which was drawn by the late, great Dave Hoover. That was the first time I was exposed to Dave's work and loved it. Dave was a great guy who I always enjoyed talking and catching up with at the Pittsburgh Comic Con.
This is the continuation of Legion related pieces. For the next several days it will be all Legion, all the time.
Today's post is Dev-Em. He was introduced in a Superboy story as a juvenile delinquent on Krypton. Dev-Em survived the destruction of Krypton and continued his bad boy ways on Earth. Later he reformed and was an government agent in the 30th century. He shared several adventures with the Legion. This one is for Michael.
I do believe this is the first time I have drawn Rachel in this incarnation. I believe she hunted other mutants in this get up. Very cool to draw. And one of those interesting tidbits about drawing a character in all black, a lot of people tend to think that it is easier. Actually it is just as much work, if not more sometimes, because the artist has to be careful to make sure the silhouette reads clearly. This one is for Shane.
This is based on the designs Alex Ross did for Kingdom Come. I don't think it was actually used anywhere else. I seem to remember that this concept for her, and Superboy, was that they were members of the Legion of Super-Heroes but they were not from the 20th or 21st century. Descendants maybe? This one is for Travis.
I was not familiar with this version of Laurel Kent before I received the request from Travis, but I like the design. A bit of Lois Lane's Superwoman from All-Star Superman mixed with a cool way to wrap the cape around the front.
First CCS just had to be Kara. And there will be more than a few versions of Supergirl coming up over the next several days. I have no problem with that. This version is from her run in Adventure Comics. She wore this full body suit for a short time. Sometime between a mini dress and the popular hot pants costumes.
I made a mention on Twitter that I would be doing a Conventionless Convention Sketch deal in November. Since then I have been getting a lot of emails about it. Thanks for all the interest! So starting today I will start the list with the plan to start working on the sketches on November 1st which is when I plan to be done with the commissions I have on the board.
So here we go!
Samples from the last round of Conventionless Convention Sketchs
CONVENTIONLESS CONVENTION SKETCHES (CCS)! It's just like a regular con sketch that I would do for you at a convention, except no crowds, no convention hall food, no hotel bill, and no travel. And the price is the same as a show sketch. You only have to pay extra for shipping. Still cheaper than going to a show. If you have been waiting to get a black and white, inked single character sketch from me, now is the time to get it. If not for yourself, maybe you want a gift for that special someone? The holidays are just around the corner!
Here are the CCS details...
$50.00 for a single character, inked on 11" x 17" bristol board. I will not be doing multiple characters on a single board. Shipping is $15.00. No matter how many sketches you get! Buy 1: Shipping is $15.00! Buy 20, shipping is $15.00! This shipping cost is for the US only, sorry. If you are outside the US, please contact me for shipping costs.
I have not set a specific amount of requests that I will take. I will just see what the requests are and see what I can handle. I am planning to begin them on November 1st and complete them by Dec. 10th. Any background elements will be at my discretion. Finished art will be mailed each Thursday. Payment is PayPal only. (No e-checks, please).
This part is really important:
If you are interested, send me an email to gene_gonzales(at)mac(dot)com. Please use "Conventionless Convention Sketch" in the subject line and let me know what you would like. That address and subject line are very important. It helps me sort the requests from other emails. That email address is also my PayPal account, but check with me before sending money, please. I do reserve the right to turn down requests that I don't feel comfortable drawing. If you have any questions, please email me.
Please tell your friends, family, and local politicians. Tweet it on Twitter, Tumble it on Tumblr, Pin it on Pinterest, Face it on Facebook...Okay, that one didn't sound right, but you get the idea. Please get the word out any way you can. Thanks! :)
Example of a 11" x 17" inked on bristol board commission
I had so much fun at the Tampa Bay Comic Con last week I thought I would open up my commission list. This is not a Conventionless Convention Sketch list, this is open for anything in black and white or in color. Here are the prices:
11" x 17" inked on bristol board: $50.00 (plus $12.00 shipping)
11" x 17" inked on bristol board with a 8.5" x 11" digital color print: $100.00 (plus $12.00 shipping)
11" x 17" (approximate) mixed media painted: 150.00 (plus $12.00 shipping)
I started this piece two years ago. And the last time I worked on it was two years ago, yesterday. This is vintage on vintage. It was a piece I always wanted to finish but had a hard time visualizing the final image. I'm glad I waited until I was ready.
Below is the same image minus the textured effect. Just for comparison.