HeroesCon 2015 - Final

Here are the last of the pieces done for or at HeroesCon. If I didn't include yours it just means I neglected/forgot to take a picture at the show or scan it in advance. If you have a picture/scan of the art that you would like me to share send it to me. Enjoy!




Starfire & Robin

Supergirl riding comet (Crisis Era)

Supergirl evening gown (Adventure Comics 402)




All characters © their respective owners

Supergirl (Kingdom Come) - Conventionless Convention Sketch

Supergirl © DC Comics

This is based on the designs Alex Ross did for Kingdom Come. I don't think it was actually used anywhere else. I seem to remember that this concept for her, and Superboy, was that they were members of the Legion of Super-Heroes but they were not from the 20th or 21st century. Descendants maybe? This one is for Travis.

Ink on 11" x 17" bristol board

Supergirl (1971) - Conventionless Convention Sketch

Supergirl © DC Comics

First CCS just had to be Kara. And there will be more than a few versions of Supergirl coming up over the next several days. I have no problem with that. This version is from her run in Adventure Comics. She wore this full body suit for a short time. Sometime between a mini dress and the popular hot pants costumes.

Ink on 11" x 17" bristol board

Supergirl - HeroesCon 2013 Advance Sketch

Supergirl © DC Comics

Two weeks in a row of Supergirl images. I hope no one minds. I could actually do an entire blog of just drawing Supergirl. Thanks to Royce, I am sharing one of the sketches he requested for HeroesCon. This was done in ink on 11"x 17" bristol board. I have a pretty good list going but there is still room for  getting on the advance list. This list of sketches will be done before the show and I will be starting a brand new, fresh smelling, list at the show. So if you want a piece done by me, check out the details here.

Also, I have an eBay auction ending tomorrow. If you are interested in a color sketch cover, be sure to check it out here. I will be doing a series of auctions over the next few weeks and I will announce them here and on my Twitter account.

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Supergirl - FCBD Sketch Cover & Free Comic Book Day Info

Supergirl © DC Comics

I do work every year on various Overstreet comic related books and magazines. This year was no exception. For Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) I did a new intro (written by JC Vaughn) for the book pictured above. I always get comp copies but this was the first time there is a sketch cover version. This is really cool! So I tried out the paper and I am really pleased. It held the ink great and it held watercolor! I have only 10 copies and will auction them on eBay as I finish.

Speaking of FCBD, I will be at FANFARE SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT for FCBD. I will be doing free head sketches most of the day. If you are in the Kalamazoo Michigan area, drop by!


Ink and watercolor on sketch cover.

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Digital Painting Study

Supergirl © DC Comics

I want to learn more about digital painting. Not just lines with color, but actual painting. Specifically digital painting that can look like oils. I don't have time for classes so once again I am trying to squeeze in time to teach myself. The tough part is I don't paint in oils. I tried years ago but I really hate the smell. But I really love the look. So as part of my studies I am looking at the work of one of my favorite pin-up artists, Gil Elvgren.

Above is a detail from a larger piece I started last night. Nothing is finished about about what you see except for her right cheek. I love that right cheek. Elvgren had this way of making these beautiful smiles and plump red cheeks. Full of color and depth. My cheek is no where near what he did in his paintings, but it's the one part of my study that I am really happy with. And I will take that.

Have a good weekend everyone!

This is was done entirely in Photoshop.

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Supergirl © DC Comics

I haven't drawn Kara in quite a while. I didn't have much time to draw today but here is a quick little watercolor piece done on 5.25" x 8.5" Strathmore 500 Series Bristol Board. Really need to do a big, nice color piece of her soon. :)

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Supergirl © DC Comics

I did this as a digital sketch a couple of days ago and wasn't planing to do anything with it. But hey, it's Supergirl, I couldn't leave it alone. So I did this in watercolors on 11"x 17" Arches watercolor board.

This will probably end up on Ebay this weekend. :)

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Happy New Year!

Artwork © 2012 Gene Gonzales

Happy New Year everyone! Thanks for all the support you have given me and this blog. I've said it before and it is still true...if you weren't here, I wouldn't be here. So let's start Year Five together now.

The piece above is a work in progress. Done in Tuscan Red Col-Erase Pencil on 9" x 12" Canson board.

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