After participating in a spontaneous storytelling panel moderated by Raul Aguirre Jr. at the San Gabriel Comic Book Expo I was inspired to bust out a quick 6 panel comic. I came up with some characters and sketched out a quick story just to see what I could come up with in 45 min. It was a fun exercise in storytelling and spontaneous creativity. I think I'll be doing more of these.
So here is what I came up with.
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Mutant Mark and the Body Building Marshmallow Head
At the end of 2012 I received a call from a good friend who
was expecting his first baby. He wanted to commission 5 paintings for his new
born’s nursery. When he told me the theme was going to be The Avengers I was
in. He and his wife wanted the characters painted as babies, four individuals
(Hulk, Iron Man, Thor and Captain America) and one group painting. I was very
excited to put my own spin on these iconic characters and to help a good friend
put together a kick ass nursery for his first child.
Here are the finished pieces in the nursery
Some process pictures
My Friend Robert and his son Jackson
I had a great time painting these and it warms my heart to see my friend’s
reaction to them.
I am so honored to have my art in little
I was able to get out today and do some life drawing. Drawing people in public is one of the most uncomfortable and awkward things for me to do, but I feel I learn so much from doing it. I love sketching in a loose and expressive manner while making quick decisions to capture a posse. It's often a frustrating experience that results in a lot of indecipherable scribbles.
The uncomfortable part is looking like a pervert while staring at people, the disappointment on peoples faces when they see the stick figures I am drawing, drawing on a postage stamp sized sketch book, and the inability to find a comfortable position to draw. It's all part of the experience and I feel I get a lot out of it, so I deal with it.
These are some of the better drawings that came out of todays session, the rest look like a 3 year old got a hold of my sketchbook.