16, 15, 14 …

This countdown is creeping up on me!  Evidently I forgot to post to my website over the weekend, so here are the pieces as the days are ticking by at bundleofholding.com for 13th Age.

HalflingMonk01_Pencil_2012HalflingMonk02_Pencil_2012HalflingMonks_Pencil_A13th Age_Star PrincessDragonMan_Pencil_2012

DragonMan_KS

DragonMan Transformation

One Strange, One Creeper

I managed to do a little drawing during ECCC.  I started this Dr Strange (reading Lovecraft) without a commission request and kept chipping away at it, but didn’t finish until I got home.  The Creeper piece was done for an entire sketchbook of Creeper drawings.  There were some really nice pieces in that book, and yes, I was intimidated.  I wanted to have rain pouring down on the Creeper through the grate in true Ditko fashion, but fortunately for the sake of time and sanity my table mate, Dennis Culver, talked me down from that ledge.  It takes experience to get comfortable sketching at conventions, I’ve found.  I’m amazed to see people who crank them out in the double digits.  Some artists manage to get commissions before the show and do a lot of the design layout prior, so they can focus on the rendering exclusively during the Con.  That’s a sweet arrangement.  Anyhow, I did a couple other commissions and if you, Dear Reader, were the recipient and want to send me a scan of the piece to post on my blog, please do so (find my email top right of this page).  I had a request for a Sandman in another sketchbook, but the timing didn’t work out.  I wish I had asked to see the book, though, and I’m wondering which Sandman it was.  I assumed Gaiman’s…but which Gaiman version…hmm, apparently I wasn’t prepared to do a Sandman.  Oh, but next time I will be;)

Grit!

Here’s a recent commission of Arthur and Mordred in the last days day? of Camelot.  I discovered a plethora of really marvelous illustration done for Arthur and Pals.  Arthur Rackham, for one, depicted this very scene, although not quite as gratuitous and over-the-top in its depiction so maybe I get some points for that?  Or maybe I get slapped.  Does anyone know if this scene was drawn in Mad Magazine at some point?  Dad?  Below are the pencils for those interested.