Friday, March 13, 2009


Today we have Polaris, of X-Men fame. I decided to try out the green Canson paper with something other than the commission I will be doing tomorrow. Darker paper presents different challenges than the lighter paper does. Because almost everything I do starts light or white, and works to darks, thinking the other way is tricky. Still, it's not that big of a deal and this one came out okay. :)

This was done in ink, colored pencils and acrylic paint on 11" x 17" Canson Mi-Teintes Paper. And she is going up on eBay tonight. :) If anyone is interested, she can be found here!

Have a good weekend!


Gary M. Peiffer said...


She is just in time for St. Patrick's Day! I like the subtle use of the yellow.


Gene Gonzales said...

I hadn't thought about that Gary, thanks!

Royce Thrower said...

I agree with Gary, the yellow outline makes the drawing pop off the page. I guess that is one of the tricks to working on the darker paper. Also the subtle lightening of the interior rectangle works wonders to bring the viewer's eyes to the face. No small feat I might add considering the other items of interest available for perusal.
Way to go Gene. Again this is one of those characters we don't see that often in sketches, so BRAVO!!

John Beatty said...


Brian Jones said...

Love the white highlights and yellow touches. Plus you choose a character I have not seen in a long while, beautiful work Gene! ....these Cansons have been great hope we see a few more :)

Gene Gonzales said...

Thanks Royce, I'm glad that the tricks I used managed to get the figure off the page for you. That was the goal.

Thanks John. You got me hooked. :)

Ask and you shall receive, Brian. One coming up within the hour. :) Thanks!

Algarys. said...

Wow ! She is so great !
I'm a big Polaris Fan and, as I was searching for images of her, I discovered your blog and that's just great *.*
The metal is so well done and she has got a cute face there ^^ (I'm just a little dubious about her boobs, but hey, why not xD).

Gene Gonzales said...

Thanks Algarys - I hope you will continue to drop by. This is a daily art blog that I started January 1 2008. So there is a lot to see. :)