Thursday, July 23, 2009

Post 410

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

Post 409

Something I did on some chipboard today!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Post 408

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!