Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Post 433

Here's some new sketches from the mornings.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Post 432

Some new pieces to end the week. It's been quite a long week indeed! I'm excited because I am supposed to be getting a new 2H pencil that's supposedly very good (well, a box of 12 of them, which should last FOREVER). We'll see how that goes and I'll let you know if they're as high quality as they boast.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Post 431

New sketches form today!

Post 430

I'm pretty much just keeping myself busy with art and work lately, all the other stuff doesn't fall into place. But art is the constant. At this point I'm just making art and letting things happen!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Post 429

Okay, I'm FINALLY back to posting here. So, what happened? I got on DeviantArt and Facebook...two places it's easy to get lost on. I also find myself with less time this year. I took over the Art Club and decided to be an even better teacher than ever...as I should strive for. But that takes a lot of time. No excuses though, I really dropped the ball. But Facebook has gotten bogged down with family members and people like old teachers I had back in the old days that critique my every word. So I decided to come back here, where I feel comfortable being myself. So, expect more posts! Thank you for your patience!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Post 428

Sorry about the irregular updates, but crazy things are going on, primarily good crazy things, so here's a batch post to show my appreciation for your patience!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

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I know I did this idea in acrylic, but I needed an idea quick to do this example for the Onomatopoeia assignment that I'm doing with my Art II Drawing kids. This is 12.5X19 inches of prismacolor fun...by fun I mean numb hand...the price of finishing a project about 8 days before the kids do...

Post 426

I made this for one of my best friends, David Atchison, whose birthday is today!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

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I'm not going to lie to you, my sketch a day posting days are coming to a close for a while...but here are some warm ups.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

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I don't know how many of you remember the movie Star Kid. It was with the kid from Jurassic Park and he gets in this alien suit, but the design of the suit was pretty disturbing to me, it was kind of pushy and had this disgusting face inside that would talk to him.

My brother and I have ongoing jokes about the film, and one night at a Chinese restaurant (I think the last time we were at that one) we were having a Star Kid drawing battle on napkins while the rest of our family was confused by all our laughter. I broke out this one and we were both rolling. So on Labor Day my brother asked me to re-draw it properly, and here it is!!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

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Another image idea that I had to make happen. I used pen, fluid acrylics, a bit of drybrush, and some prismacolor white to bring some shapes back out and clarity on the faces and bodies. I had to go with some of that warm lighting that Jim Oakley and I enjoy so much!

Monday, September 07, 2009

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I was having some fun with a red ballpoint pen and some prismacolor while waiting for something. I did this out of my head, I have to say that because the first two people I showed this to asked if it was somebody I know. Though I've memorized a lot of people's features, so maybe it is a conglomeration of different people?

Sunday, September 06, 2009

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Got this image stuck in my head and had to see it through. Dry brush, no thresholding on this, I wanted to have that sense of opacity with the colors.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

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Today's sketch, did it while sitting in the car!

Friday, September 04, 2009

Post 419

Long week! Fell and got hurt this morning exercising, this is a great time for a 3-day weekend!!!

Thursday, September 03, 2009

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Finished my project today. I wanted a new sample for next semester for my transformation/transition project for the Drawing II kiddos. Did this out of my head in between helping the kids. I choose a different table every day and work with them. Helps me get to know the students faster! Did this with Prismacolor pencils on Bogus paper 'aka brown craft paper', not construction paper, it's more like paper bag from the store...inexpensive and FANTASTIC with prisma!

Monday, August 31, 2009

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Here's one for today, some Colossus action!!!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

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Today's sketch!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

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A new piece I did today on some printer paper!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

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Today's sketch! I started this right at the end of the day. I have to start remembering that my pictures come out better when I start with the nose and not with a ball for the head!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

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Did this as my warm up sketch in class today. I have the kids do warm up sketches, and I work with them on something.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

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I promise I'll be back with updates here! This is the first week of school, so I'm crazy busy getting things set up for my classes, but I assure you, I will get back to posting here!!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Post 411=for FUN (get it, Four-one-one, rhymes with...ahhh forget it)!

Sorry about neglecting the blog a bit. Once I got back from the road trip to Atlanta, things got ultra busy, and I've been trying to get all I can done before school starts back up. More importantly, before the Dallas Comic Con this weekend! Come out and hang out with me and the Space Gun Kru!!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

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Digitally spruced version! The original scan wasn't what the colors look like in real life, so I boosted contrast, and went in with airbrush set on different effects: linear burn, linear dodge, and overlay. That way I could push things back, and pull things forward. I love to get that effect of glow that you can achieve with oils. But I'm using acrylic on chipboard, so I felt it needed a bit to push it over, but not OVERPOWER! That's the key! But this is the print! If you notice, I don't sign things most of the time anymore. That's because people like me to sign the prints, so it seems redundant to have a sig on there already if I have to sign it anyway! Some people have told me 'Well, if it's not signed, and somebody tries to steal it and call it their own, what's to stop them?!" My protection is this...MY STYLE!!! If you try and steal my style, good luck, I'm constantly changing. Even back when I was a horrible noob, Cully Hamner always used to tell me, "No matter what he's doing, you can always tell an 'Evan' piece!"

I'm sure someone someday will try and lift my art, but I have a really good network that would tell me if it happened. Plus, if it's going to happen, it's going to happen, and then I can do something about it. But it's not healthy to worry about something until it happens. This is also why I don't watermark. Watermarking is lame yo!!! It looks hideous and actually pushes people away from your work. If you REALLY want a crappy 72 dpi 600X400 pixel picture, go ahead, TRY and blow it up, it'll look extra chunky for you! I've got 300 dpi print versions you can buy!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

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Something I did on some chipboard today!

Monday, July 20, 2009

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Some new prints I'll be making for the upcoming Dallas Comic Con! Not the Invincigirl though, the sizing is a little too weird to fit on a print, the other two will be available though! Who needs San Diego, we'll have so many folks at this convention: J. Scott Campbell, Brian Stelfreeze, Jason Pearson, Paul Smith...and I hear tell of a possible mystery guest?!? Plus, I'll get to at least maybe eat dinner with my friend Kristian. I'm excited...even though it means that inservice for school starts the day after...THAT'S HOW GOOD THIS SHOW WILL BE!!!

Post 407=The Return!

Back home!!! So here's a sketch I did on the road yesterday in the van. It was really bumpy roads through Missouri when I was doing this, so I got to test myself on inking, and I think it really helped me get a steadier hand doing drawings in the car through the trip!

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Post 406=Evan Originals

So, I just noticed that my work is up online on now for purchase! My art dealer renovated his website here for Cadence Comic Art, and I know that many of you have asked where you can get commissions, or purchase originals! So while I'm gone, why not take a look through here, see if there's anything you'd like to purchase!

I even have some Lord of the Rings sketch cards available!

Post 405

So, I was holding off telling until now, but I'm going on a roadtrip to see family up in Pennsylvania, so I'll be gone for a couple weeks. I'll be without scanner, so I'll just have my iPhone. Meaning I MIGHT be able to put up a crappy phone pic on. But chances are I'll primarily be updating my facebook and twitter for these two weeks.

Don't fret though, I will be back, and I'll be making art through the whole trip!

See you in two!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

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Today's warm-up, digitally inked and colored in photoshop. Took longer to get things the way I wanted them, so the verdict is still out on digital inks...not nearly viable for a book right now for me...

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

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Saw Robbi Rodriguez do some cool lighting effects, so I thought I'd figure out how to do some of my own!