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    • CommentTimeNov 1st 2010
    Biscuits anyone?

    first, or more accurately third, page of my personal nanographicmo challenge.

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    Black Widow by Kevin Mellon

    Long overdue commission I finally got around to doing.
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    kevinmellon: You've been cranking out some great pieces.
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    Hey, thanks!
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    Woo new artist thread!
    Amalgamated Biscuit
    Had to fiddle with my scanner settings and photoshop to get the colours right, everything seems to come out with high contrast.
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    Amalgamated Biscuit: When are you going to drop a full length graphic novel? Your brand of quirky desperation could really work well over 200 pages...
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    Got nothing finished to show since I've been battling with my insane sleeping patterns (it seems I get tired only about 3-4 hours before work when it is too late to sleep properly) and trying to focus on NaNoWriMo (and failing) so these are only very raw sketches. But this is how I enjoy drawing the most.

    page 01
    page 02
    page 03
    page 04
    page 05
    page 06
    page 07
    page 08

    Blue ballpoint on A5 sized squared paper (actually B5 is even more enjoyable cause it's slightly larger... think roughly comic book-sized but wider).
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd 2010
    I do a lot of work for silkscreen, otherwise known as the redheaded stepchild of printing. Sometimes a limited color and simple shape illustration comes together and I don't think I'd change it to full color/detail even if I could:


    ...other than maybe add a shark.
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    A copy of The Cider House Rules that I painted on for my roommate's birthday; she's a big John Irving fan and hadn't read this one:
    Got the idea for painting a book from seeing some of Frank Chimero's book paintings on, and wanted to do something similar, and was then magically directed by a link in the comments section there to the artist Ray Fenwick, who also paints on book covers, although his are torn off of books beforehand... Anyway, I used Fenwick's typography work as a direct inspiration, but went a different way by actually using the content of the book on the outside (it's the last line of the book, which Irving always writes first, which I thought would be a cool little tidbit...).

    And this is a painting I did for a body of work that I was trying to put together for a show, but it didn't really fit with the other wood ones I was doing, since it was more like my striped socks/scarf paintings that I did a few months ago, and I sold 3 of the paintings I was working on, anyway, so now I have to start putting together more work... But his glasses are the Reno sign from my town, Reno...
    I've actually since fixed the different blacks... you can see that some are matte and some are shiny, so I had to repaint with a different brand of paint to get it back to shiny in those spots.
    • CommentTimeNov 3rd 2010
    Doctor Strange 3
    Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #3 - cover recreation. This is the original. I changed a few things...
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    So. Flickr failed me, and I've moved my ongoing wall art - post-its - desk stationary - Shakespeare illustration project to DeviantArt. behold, Day 34:

    @Ysaka, liking the look of your NanoGraphicMo...a very good place to start, in quiet contemplative meditation.

    @iaviv, My frist impression of that was that the Doc had wandered onto the set of a production of Wagner's Ring cycle and stolen Wotan's eyepatch.
    • CommentAuthorValente
    • CommentTimeNov 3rd 2010 edited

    Dr Sketchy charcoal sketch, painted in Photoshop
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    @Amalgamated Biscuit - I'm with Frequentcontributor. Your stuff has the potential to make a very successful graphic novel.
    • CommentTimeNov 3rd 2010 edited
    An ickle bit of Judge Death, Judge Fire is seemingly snorting sumfin off death's helmet... dirty boy Fire, no wonder yer hooter has fallen off.

    Dark Judges [WIP]
    • CommentTimeNov 3rd 2010
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    @FredG - That's really great. Love the simplicity. Very calming.

    @NeilFord - dude, that's gnarly. I'm tempted to say radical, as well.

    here's a lil' Matt Murdock to tickle your mind-taints:

    Daredevil by Kevin Mellon
    • CommentTimeNov 3rd 2010
    @EaselFish - I can't blame you for that. I've absolutely no idea why he's wearing an eyepatch, by the way. Those comics were always hard to follow...
    I really like what you've done with post-its. Kinda makes me want to do something like that myself.
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    Interesting stuff from everyone.
    Some promo stuff for my volunteer work...

    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2010
    WOW! amazing works!

    @EaselFish, love your post-its art : )

    @FredG, awesome!

    GCZ color
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2010
    Gomez, you are my hero right now. THAT is stunning work, friend!