Thursday, August 30, 2012

100 Sketches in 101 Days... UPDATE 08

100 Sketches in 101 Days... Update 08.

Wow... so far, 68 sketches done with 32 left to go and 41 days till the New York Comic Con '12.

So far, I have completed...

16 commissions (some very old ones going back to 2009... ughh).
7 illustrations for Illustrious Bits Sketch Blog.
5 Hellboy character sketches.
6 Original Guardians of the Galaxy character sketches.
8 New Guardians of the Galaxy character sketches.
3 Ben 10 character sketches.
2 All Winners Squad character sketches.
3 Avengers Earth Mightiest Heroes and Villains cartoon character sketches.
2 Avengers Movie character sketches.
12 full color sketch cards.
8 9x12 illustrations.
and 5 additional sketches.

This leaves 41 9x12 sketches, 8 9x6 sketches and 12 sketch cards for the New York Show.  Whoo Hoo!!

I might just surpass my goal of 100 sketches done within 101 days... wouldn't that be cool?

Sketch 068 of 100... IRON MAN

Sketch 068 of 100... Iron Man!!

This is the third in my series of Avengers Earth's Mightiest Heroes and Villains.

Iron Man and M.O.D.O.K.


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sketch 067 of 100... SKETCH CARD SET 03

Sketch 067 of 100... Sketch Card Set 03!

This set includes Rorschach, Deadpool, Iron Man and Captain America.



Sketch 066 of 100... Black Lantern Booster Gold!

I had an urge a little while ago to do a Black Lantern sketch and then I get a request for one... whoo hoo!


Sketch 065 of 100... V for VENDETTA

Sketch 065 of 100... V for Vendetta!!

Ok, this one did not come out as I originally imagined and I might take another crack at it later...


Monday, August 27, 2012

Sketch 064 of 100... MARS ATTACKS

Sketch 064 of 100... Mars Attacks!!

I recently bought a couple of packs of the new Topps Mars Attacks trading cards trying to find some special cards (and I found 2 3-D cards... but they were the same exact one, he he).

I was inspired and did this little sketch.  Took a few liberties but ah well...


Saturday, August 25, 2012

Sketch 063 of 100... GHOSTFREAK

Sketch 063 of 100... Ghostfreak from Ben 10!

I just had to do one more this evening... and I LOVED it!

My son gave me a list of Ben 10 Aliens and I was only familiar with 2 or 3 and Ghostfreak was one.  And he looks awesome!


Sketch 062 of 100... SKETCH CARDS 02

Sketch 062 of 100... Sketch Cards Set 02.

I figured if I already sketched out these characters for the larger drawings... why not use the head shots and make them into cards... and color them.  Whoo hoo.

This is set 2 and includes the Hulk, Batman, Venom and Wonder Woman.  Still not sure how much they will sell for in New York but I can't wait to make them available...


Friday, August 24, 2012

Sketch 061 of 100... BLACK WIDOW

Sketch 061 of 100... Black Widow!

This is the second in my series of Avengers, the movie versions.

more coming soon

Sketch 060 of 100... HULK

Sketch 060 of 100... Hulk!!!

I'm working on an idea of a series of Avengers based on the Movie versions and this is the first... with at least one more coming soon.


Open for Commissions for the NEW YORK COMIC CON '12

Hello all,

Someone reminded me that there is just a little over a month to the New York Comic Con '12 and I had yet to open a sketch commission list... so here we go.

Any one going to the show, who wants a commission from me can place the request here.  If you are NOT going to the show, I will still take your request but, as you will fully understand, those going to the show get priority and your sketch IS NOT guaranteed before the New York Comic Con in October.  It will be done but I can not tell you exactly when it will be done.  Sorry if this is confusing but people going to the show have to come first.

My normal rate at the show will be $25 but for pre-orders, it's only $20.00. This is for a single character but if you want more than one character, the price might be a little more, just ask.

If you would like more than one sketch, feel free to ask, plus you might get a multi-sketch discount.
I also have Illustration Board Sketch Cards that I will be doing at the show for $10 but a pre-ordered sketch card will only be $5 (and with these, I am more willing to add color... so just ask).

I also have 9x6, smaller sketches that i will do at the show for $10-$15 but pre-ordered sketches will be $10.  These are limited to single character head/bust shots (they make nice little gifts for someone that is NOT at the show... he he).

I can also do full 11x17 but those start at $40 and depend on subject, so again... just ask.

I reserve the right to decline a sketch request and ask for no nudity or explicit sex (ok, maybe nudity is ok but i still reserve the right to say "no"). I hate what I call "stupid sketches", but that doesn't always stop me from doing them. Stuff like "Captain America sitting on a couch sharing a bong with the Red Skull". I hate those kinds... but I still did it (uggghh).

Also, and this one comes up a lot... Please pay AT the show. I hate to take money upfront for anything (I got burned one time on a commission request and it soured me for so long that I NEVER want to do that to anyone else...ever... ) so just pay at the show when you pick up the sketches.

Any questions, just let me know

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Sketch 059 of 100... THE ENFORCERS

Sketch 059 of 100... The Enforcers!

Ox, Fancy Dan and Montana from Amazing Spider-Man Issue #10.  This is another in the "Spider-Man Firsts" collection for my friend Bob.  Just one more to finish the original 8 requests... whoo hoo!


Sketch 058 of 100... AAYLA SECURA

Sketch 058 of 100... Aayla Secura!

Always a favorite of mine... this is another of my 6x9 sketches that will be available at NY.  getting closer and closer...


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Sketch 057 of 100... SKETCH CARDS 01

Sketch 057 of 100... Sketch Card Set 01,

Even though these are 4 separate sketches, I am counting them as 1.

Damn you Avery Butterworth... he got me back into doing sketch cards by showing me the FANTASTIC painted cards you did for the show... damn you!

I also switched to Illustration Board cards instead of those flimsy sketch cards... they are 4x thicker and hold up to almost every tool I use, especially gray wash and water colors.

More coming soon

Saturday, August 18, 2012

New York Comic Con Available Sketch List

Here's an update on available sketches for the New York Comic Con '12.

The top 10 were (mostly) from Illustrious Bits Sketch Blog before I started the 100 sketches in 101 days.  The rest are from the 100.

There are a total of 67 sketches but 15 are spoken for leaving 52 sketches... wow.  I still have 44 more sketches to do for the 100 so that should leave over 90 sketches available at New York Comic Con.

If any one is going, and sees something here they like, let me know.


Sketch 056 of 100... MALEFICENT

Sketch 056 of 100... Maleficent from Disney's Sleeping Beauty!

This is the third in my series of Disney Villains... colored.

The Witch from Snow White was RED, Hades from Hercules was BLUE and Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty was Suppose to be GREEN but when my wife saw the initial sketch, she said... "ooooh, purple".  So she's PURPLE.

Before I do anything with this one I will clean up the color in photoshop... cause my markers suck (no wonder I hate colors... ughhh)


Sketch 055 of 100... HADES

Sketch 055 of 100... Hades from Disney's Hercules!

This is the second in my series of Disney Villains (right after the witch from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) and is also this weeks contribution to Illustrious Bits Disney Villains week.


Sketch 054 of 100... CAPTAIN AMERICA

Sketch 054 of 100... Captain America and Baron Zemo!

This is the second in my series of Avengers Heroes and Villains from the cartoon series Avengers Earth's Mightiest Heroes.


Sketch 053 of 100... RORSCHACH

Sketch 053 of 100... Rorschach of the Watchmen!

I actually have 5 sketches on my drawing table today (and so far I I have finished 3 of them...)


Friday, August 17, 2012

Sketch 052 of 100... DELIRIUM of the Endless

Sketch 052 of 100... Delirium of the Endless!

Ok, I will admit, I don't normally like working in color but this one SCREAMED for it.

I've been thinking about doing another set and The Endless might work out... I do have 48 more sketches to do, he hehe


Sketch 051 of 100... WONDER WOMAN

Sketch 051 of 100... Wonder Woman!

This is the 5th of maybe 10 smaller sketches I am doing for the New York Comic Con '12.

Either to be sold for $5-$10 or given away with the sale of my sketchbooks.  I have not decided yet.


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Sketch 050 of 100... BATMAN

Sketch 050 of 100... Batman!

half way there... whoo hoo!


Sketch 049 of 100... DEADPOOL

Sketch 049 of 100.. Deadpool!

Always a fan favorite.


100 Sketches in 101 Days... UPDATE 07

Time for another Update...

48 sketches done, 52 to go and 56 days till the New York Comic Con '12.

I've fallen a few days behind but I have several sketches sitting on my desk and plenty of more to do.


Sketch 048 of 100... LOKI (the female version)

Sketch 048 of 100... Loki (the female version)!

This is the second of at least 4 small sketches I am doing for the show. They will either be cheap ($5-$10) sketches or offered free with the purchase of my sketchbooks.  I have not decided yet.


Sketch 047 of 100... VENOM

Sketch 047 of 100... Venom!

This is one of at least 4 small sketches I am doing to either sell for $5-$10 dollars or to offer them free with the purchase of some of my sketchbooks... I will decided at the show, I guess.

The original is 9x6 and more to come...


Monday, August 13, 2012

The Greatest Hand (so far…) of the Charipar Family Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Night

The Greatest Hand (so far…) of the Charipar Family Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Night

We were close to the end of the night with only my sister Tracey and myself left in the game.  Everyone else, Nana, Granpa, Ayla and Ray had all bowed out and left the brother/sister duel to the death to continue.  Tracey currently held the title of Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Champion with 5 wins to my 4 wins.

I was the dealer and Tracey was shuffling back and forth between the two decks of cards we used.  We had long since moved up to 8 chips (our maximum buy-in amount) and she and I were jockeying back and forth, checking and folding.

I hit her hard with a 2 stack raise when I had a full house in my hand on the flop and she folded right away.  I should have strung her along but if she didn’t have anything in her hand she was NOT going to play.  She’s too good of a player to fall for that.

After another several hands, we were both in it for one more…

The river showed two Queens and a Jack.  This was probably the BEST three cards on the table all night.  Tracey began to bitch about the horrible cards hitting the table all night and I just stayed quiet.  This is my WORSE tell, when I’m holding something good, I tend to play straight… no joking, no bitching, just cool and calm.

My sister does the opposite.  She bitches or complains and makes it seem like this is the worst hand she has held all night.

Tracey checked and so did I.

The Turn gave us a King and Tracey bet a single stack and I said “sure” and we both added a stack.

The River gave us a Ten.  There was now 2 Queens, a King and Ten on the board.  Tracey said “What the heck, all in”.

I said “fine”.

Tracey then threw down pocket Tens.

A Full House with Queens and Tens.

Then I threw down pocket Jacks.

A Full House with Queens and Jacks.

The celebration was epic.  Tracey was sad to lose but what a hand to lose to.

I am now tied with my sister for Charipar Family Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Champion.

Next week, I get rid of the “tied” in the title.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Sketch 046 of 100... MYSTERIO

Sketch 046 of 100... Mysterio, the classic Spider-Man Villain from Amazing Spider-Man #13!

This is actually the 7th sketch in a series of Spider-Man Villains (with a bunch more to come).  These are all for a good friend of mine who, a few years ago, completed his Amazing Spider-man collection going all the way back to issue 1 and he commissioned me to do a series of first appearances.

The set will look AWESOME when it is all done...


Thursday, August 9, 2012

Sketch 045 of 100... BLACK PANTHER

Sketch 045 of 100... Black Panther!

I just finished watching the first season of the Cartoon  Avengers Earth's Mightiest Heroes and it was awesome.

I was inspired and I really liked the design of Black Panther, so he was the first.  I'm thinking of Heroes and Villains series... so we will see.

And before anyone says it... I know the fangs on the costume were from T-Challa's Father and not the version of the Black Panther that joined the Avengers... but I really don't care... I liked 'em.

As for the villain... who else than the Man-Ape.


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Sketch 044 of 100... RATH

Sketch 044 of 100... Rath, one of the aliens from Ben 10!

this is another one my son requested, more to come...


Sunday, August 5, 2012

100 Sketches in 101 Days... UPDATE 06

100 Sketches in 101 Days... Update number 06.

So Far, 43 sketches done (including 2 11x17 illustrations), 57 to go and 66 days till the New York Comic Con '12.  Whoo Hoo!

13 sketches were for some very old commissions... completing 2 large requests.
5 sketches for Illustrious Bits Sketch Blog.
5 sketches in a Hellboy series
2 Sketches in a All Winners Squad series
1 sketch in a Ben 10 series
and 30 sketches of the 43 will be available for sale at the New York Comic Con '12.

More to come... stay tuned.

Sketch 043 of 100... BOWSER

Sketch 043 of 100 Bowser of Super Mario Brothers.

Ok, this one was fun and also done for this weeks subject at Illustrious Bits.

I was never a huge fan of the Mario Universe but I love the bad guys and Bowser just begged for my re-interpretation.

Bowser (c) Nintendo


Friday, August 3, 2012

Sketch 042 of 100... ASAJJ VENTRESS

Sketch 042 of 100... Asajj Ventress of Star Wars Clone Wars!

Never drew Asajj before... may have to take another crack at it later...


Thursday, August 2, 2012

Sketch 041 of 100... New GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Sketch 041 of 100... The New Guardians of the Galaxy!

This is the last sketch for a commission request that has been looooong overdue.  Whoo Hoo!!


Sketch 040 of 100... VOLSTAGG

Sketch 040 of 100... Volstagg of the Warriors Three!

Now that all three are done, I will work on a background to combine them all.


Sketch 039 of 100... FANDRAL

Sketch 039 of 100... Fandral of the Warriors Three!

This is the second of the Warriors Three commissions.


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Sketch 038 of 100... HOGUN

Sketch 038 of 100... Hogun of the Warriors Three!

This is one of three (duh) commissions that will eventually go together with a connecting background so it's not 100% finished.

more to come