Did this pinup for the San Diego Comic-Con souvenir book submission. I went a bit Miami Vice/ 80s pastel for the palette. I did this because usually when you see Conan images, very warm tones are employed. I imagined the scene to happen on a giant outcropping of tourmaline. I had been inspired by crystal’s look on a recent Natural History Museum visit. This is one if my favorite recent pieces I did. It was a lot of fun and I hope you enjoy it!
I think someone will be pleasantly surprised when they get this. The 2 most popular requests for sketches were Pablo and “surprise me. ” Lol.
Blocking in colors.
This was the finished linework.
Like I said, I’ve been futzing with the new Autodesk Sketchbook Pro Mobile update. The brushes aren’t quite how I like yet so I’m tweaking them as I work.
Autodesk Sketchbook updated on my phone and there a ton of new brushes. I had to figure out which were the ones I most commonly used and tweak them. I’m not 100% satisfied yet but I’ll adapt. In the meantime, enjoy this test run and break from Siren’s Song in time lapse.
Finally getting a chance to sit down to finish this. Tightening up pencils.
Starting to put color into this painting.
Thumbnail for some panels. Thought you might like this preview.
Today is Batman day and I thought it would be fun to pay homage to Gustav Klimt and Batman altogether. Dubious is a direct swipe of “The Kiss” but Klimt. I looked at it and copied it a close as I could, then went through to fill in some anatomy for my sake: to figure out placement. This is the start. Next, I’ll tighten the sketch and then digitally paint it. Figured it would be a fun share in the meantime.