HeroesCon 2014 - Extra Innings

Here are a few pieces I did at the show. I am terrible about remembering to take pictures of pieces so if you got something from me, please send me a scan or photo. I would like to share it here.

First up is Wonder Woman for Pat. He also commissioned Joe Pekar to do a Wonder Woman at the same time and allowed us to choose the version we wanted to draw.

Ink on 11" x 17" bristol board

Next up Hawkeye. Shane was getting this for someone else as a gift. (Updated image sent by Shane to replace my poor photograph of the art. Thanks Shane!)

Ink on 11" x 17" bristol board

This next one was a tough one. Jeff was getting this for someone who couldn't attend the show. The request was for the artist to illustrate his/her favorite scene from a movie. I love THE FIFTH ELEMENT so that movie was my choice and the "Mul-ti-pass" scene is one of my faves. Tough to do likeness at a show.

Ink and Copic Markers in sketchbok

There are others I did but like I mentioned before, no pics. Sunday was quiet at the show I so started doodling The Flash. Then ended up painting him as well. I still have him and will probably put him up for sale.

Col-Erase pencil on 11' x 17" bristol board

Col-Erase pencil and acrylic on 11' x 17" bristol board

Lastly, a picture taken by Shane as I worked on another piece for him. And that is Joe Pekar behind me.

HeroesCon 2014 - Day Three

This is it, last day. Here are more of the advance pieces for the show. I will post some of the pieces I did at the show in the next day or two after I recover.

Click on the image to see more.

HeroesCon 2014 - Day Two

Today we have some more advance pieces. Including the Harley piece I did for the art auction. I will post photos of the art that I do at the show early next week.

HeroesCon - Information

I have finished the last of the advance commissions for HeroesCon, which is ahead of my normal schedule for a show. Thanks to everyone who got on the list early and in some cases, often. I have started a new list for the show. I will not be starting on it until Friday morning, but here is a chance to be first in line. I tend to fill my sketch list pretty quickly so if you want something let me know as soon as you can. I will have my new sketchbook for sale at the show. Also a limited amount of prints.

I still need to do a piece for the HeroesCon Art Auction. Haven't decided what I will do but it will more than likely be a painting. Need to get that done before I hit the road on Thursday.

You will find me at in Artist Alley at AA-1505

If you are not able to attend the show, I will be posting all my sketches here over the weekend, so please check back.

Pin-Ups & Sketches

This is the third collection of convention and conventionless convention sketches.

64 pages, b/w, perfect bound softcover. Available at HeroesCon June 20-22 2014. It will be available to be purchased online shortly after the show.

This is Post #2044 

Socialite and Super-hero - Sue Dibny and her Elongated Man

Sue and Ralph Dibny (Elongated Man) © DC Comics

I started this piece two years ago. And the last time I worked on it was two years ago, yesterday. This is vintage on vintage. It was a piece I always wanted to finish but had a hard time visualizing the final image. I'm glad I waited until I was ready.

Below is the same image minus the textured effect. Just for comparison.

Created in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

This is Post #2043

Legion of Super-Heroes Cadets

Last week I found I had some free time and put out a call for anyone who wanted a commission to email me. Mike jumped on this quickly with a request for some Legion Cadets! I'm always up for drawing anything Legion related. :) Thanks Mike!

Also I am still taking advance sketch requests for HeroesCon. Details here.

Legion of Super-Heroes © DC Comics

Ink on 11" x 17" bristol board

This is Post #2041

Art for Sale

Original Art for Sale

Email me at Gene_Gonzales@mac.com if you are interested in any of the pieces. Shipping is 15.00 in the US. PayPal is accepted.

All characters are copyright their respective owners. Artwork is copyright Gene Gonzales and cannot be reproduced, published or used in anyway without the express written consent of the artist.

Poison Ivy
Graphite and white & red pencil on 8.5" x 11" green Canson Paper.

$40.00 (plus $8/shipping)

Graphite and white pencil on 8.5" x 11" Strathmore Toned Tan Paper.

$40.00 (plus $8/shipping)

Jean Grey
Graphite and white pencil on 9" x 12" Strathmore Toned Tan Paper.


Ink and water color on 11 x 17 watercolor paper.


Goblin Queen
Ink and water color on 11 x 17 watercolor paper.


Ink and water color on 11 x 17 watercolor paper.


Ink on 11 x 17 bristol board.


Captain Marvel
Ink and Watercolor on 11" x 16" watercolor paper


Ms. Marvel
Ink and Copic marker on 11" x 17" bristol board


Shadow Lass and Night Girl - Legion of Super-Heroes commission

This was a commission that was on the back burner for quite some time. I had done a bunch of sketches trying to nail down the composition but it was never working out. Finally it did.

The commission is for my friend Tom, another big time Legion fan. His idea was based on how these two characters powers complement each other. If you know know them, the one on the left is Shadow Lass. Her power is create shadow and complete darkness. Night Girl on the right, has super strength but only in darkness. The two of them stranded on a jungle planet with two suns mean they really have to work together to survive. The jungle has been rough on the costumes and barely represent how they look normally.

Since the commission was a story image, when I was done with the painting I decided to have some fun and recreate all the logos for a mock cover that might have come out back in the day. Tom is getting a print of this "cover" with the original. Thanks Tom!

Characters are © DC Entertainment

Acrylic and color pencil on 11" x 17" Arches Watercolor Board

This is Post #2038

Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy © DC Comics

This is a digital sketch done in MangaStudio. I have been using MangaStudio for penciling and inking but never really tried doing anything in color. Really nice brushes in the program that I will be playing with more and more.

Digital color sketch done in MangaStudio EX5

This is Post #2036