No comic today, I'm saving it for tomorrow, along with big news that you're going to care about for sure. Ok maybe not that much, but still.
This year I was again invited to participate in an art show in LA benefiting the Angel City Derby Girls. A lot of sweet cartoonists/illustrators submit (like Jim Mahfood) and it's shown in Meltdown, LA's best comic shop! The show is Feb. 28th, and it sounds like a crazy party. Wish I could go! Here's the INFO.
Anyways, this years theme was "The Dark & Cryptic Origins of Nursery Rhymes," and I chose the pied piper. Here's the finished peice:
And here's some process shots! (click for bigger like always)
1. Pencil sketch on computer paper, then outlined in pen
2. Pen outline (to make it easier to see on a lightbox)
3. Pencil transfer to watercolor paper and a greenish wash to tone the paper
5. Ink outlines
I'm not the best painter (I'm just too lazy) so I was trying to paint like one of my heroes, Scott C. A while ago he posted some process shots, and I've been waiting to try it ever since.