Comic Book Bear: Hawkeye (Video!)

Yep, I finished a new video! This one here is of the process (drawing and inking) for my Hawkeye teddy bear, one of the newest additions to my Comic Book Bear Series.

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Very excited to finish this bear up and add it to my official line up!!

Visioncon 2017

What a fun convention!! This was my very first year attending Visioncon, hosted down in Branson, MO, and before leaving I absolutely had to pre-register for a table for next year. The people were very nice and pleasant, the event itself had lots to do and see, and there was so much to do in Branson, even being the off season! For anyone who doesn’t know, Branson is where Silver Dollar City is, so it’s closed for the winter and the town is kind of on vacation for the same period of time. Still tons to do and see, which I didn’t do or see because conventions still exhaust me. Oh well, gives me an excuse to go back!

For the first time ever, I opened commissions at my booth during the event, which was fun and absolutely something I’ll be doing again. It never ceases to amaze me just how creative people are. I had a bunch of unique requests, so take a look through the images below and see for yourself!

I also learned about a couple other conventions being hosted around that area that I’m going to see about looking into. 🙂

Star Wars Elephant Series Commission

This wonderful and challenging mini-series was commissioned by a family friend for their newborn baby’s nursery. After seeing my comic book teddy bears, and wanting to have a elephant theme for little Logan, they asked if it was possible for me to make Star Wars Elephants. Well, I certainly hadn’t tried before, and a few sketches later, we decided I was more than happy to accept the challenge!

Three months later, these watercolored little cuties are home with their baby to raise that little guy up right!

I’m toying with doing a few more of these, just because, though I’ll have these prints available in my Etsy shop soon, so keep your eyes peeled.

Each of these paintings is 11 x 8.5 inches, inked using Dr. PH. Martin’s Black Star Matte India Ink and Dr. PH. Martin’s HYDRUS Watercolor sets 1 and 2.

Greeting Card Cluster

I still do greeting cards! Are you surprised? Of coarse not– They’re too much fun.

Both of the Valentine’s Day cards up here are my absolute favorite. You can actually purchase a variety of fun stuff with these characters on it over on my RedBubble PageI’ll admit, I have a walrus t-shirt… He’s just so cute, how could I resist?!

The “party animals” birthday card was another fun exercise using limited colors. From what I was told, the gal it was commissioned for absolutely adored it, which was wonderful to hear. I’ve reworked a version of the card for my own purposes that removed the “beautiful” text from the card to make it a little more user friendly.

Last card that needs explaining is my favorite neon yellow crocodile. If you ever miss someone and you know they think you’re kind of annoying from time to time? That’s the one you should send. 🙂

I’ll have more cards up for you in the near future, including the super fun Easter card I created this year. It was interactive, AND had stickers– how could you go wrong with that?

Easy answer: You can’t!

There Is Always Time To Play Poster

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Such fun! This was a piece I did for my brother as both a birthday and Christmas gift, I believe. Mind you, his birthday is in JULY. Obviously, it took forever to try and get finished, but the end product was worth the wait. All the text is hand drawn around the playtime-ready Dalmatian at the center.

Have to admit, the hardest and funnest projects I take on are those for family and friends. With all those inside jokes and stories from 20+ years of being together, it’s difficult to pick out the ones that would make sense thrown together in a single image. I eventually managed to combine a little splash of myself along with plenty of him into a piece that was very well received.

Even if it is very yellow.

Halloween Challenge Continued and Halted.

Well… October ended. Not sure when the end of the month got here, but I know it happened and, sadly, with the rush of work and whatever else happened in October, I failed to finish the illustration challenge I took up. That being said, I made it pretty far and enjoyed the challenge more than anticipated. Perhaps next year the entire challenge will get finished, hmm?

So, to end the fun little series, here are the last three days I did– unfinished as they may be. Enjoy Batwings, Insect, and Cauldron!

In other news, I hope everyone thoroughly enjoyed their Halloween!

Halloween Challenge!!!! cont. again

Phew! Been a busy week, can you tell? Anyway, throwing the next few up from the art challenge I’ve been enjoying this month! Here you have Days 13 thru 15. The next set is, sadly, unfinished, but for the sake of catching up after a week of heavy overtime in the real world, they’ll be posted up shortly for you to see.

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A few additional note… I adore my spirits in high spirits, as well as dark parties for albino rats, but this set finally stumped me on the theme “orange”. I’d already done pumpkins, and I didn’t want to draw fruit. As I sat, pondering, I realized that I really wanted orange to be awesome because it’s my current favorite color (you know artists, always finding new favorites!) I looked down at my orange sweater and realized that I would be the best option for Orange. So, viola. You got a weird little self portrait that not only showcases Simply Kitts Illustrations– But Red Rabbit Comics, too 😀 The end!