Comic Art for Business



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Been a long while since I showed some commercial work. I know most visitors are looking for comic book art and that's okay. But today I have something that overlaps both. These pieces were done for a marketing company in Los Angeles. I have done work for them in the past and they are great to work with on any project. As they have added people to the company, I have been doing these head shots for the website. Last week I finished these two.

And on a side note, I have changed the layout of the blog back to the classic style. I hope it isn't too jarring. :)

Both pieces were drawn in Adobe Photoshop CS5 using my Wacom Cintiq 24HD. Colored and finished in Adobe Illustrator CS5.

This is Post #2026

Even more commercial work!


Art © 2012 Gene Gonzales

The next several days will be filled with commercial work here on the blog. This of course is leading up to the Conventionless Convention Sketches that I will start posting here next Saturday.

Speaking of next Saturday and the sketches, if you are on the list and haven't sent me your request(s), please do so as soon as possible. I tend to bounce around the entire list, letting my muse tell me which to do. :)

This is Post #1898



More Commercial Work


Art © 2012 Gene Gonzales

I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving. Mine was spent working until we went out to eat. Then back to work when we got home. And I managed to finish up work that I needed to have done by Monday. Today I will be working on four roughs that are part of the next level in the series of books I am working on. Due by Tuesday. So I was up at 4:30am, made coffee, showered, dressed and walked the dogs. Ready at 5:20am to dig in. Have a good day folks.

This is Post #1897

Commercial work and redraws


Art © 2012 Gene Gonzales

Another piece for the job. This one was killed. No fault of mine, the publisher changed their mind about the activity the person in the art would be doing. No biggie, these things happen. And it made for a better piece. You have to learn to go with the flow. :)

This Post #1895

Commercial rough


Art © 2012 Gene Gonzales

In the last 20+ years as a commercial artist, I have probably drawn how to lift things properly a dozen different times. Now it's a bakers dozen. :)

This is Post #1890

Commercial work - Flyers


Art © 2012 Gene Gonzales

An example of some of the other work I do commercially. I do all (?) the promotional art and designs for a resort. I have been handling their art needs for a dozen years I believe. It can be very simple pieces like flyers to complex pieces like doing maps of the resorts expansion. All in all it's fun and they are a great group to work with. This is just one of about 40 different themed parties that I have designed flyers for and I still have 3 or 4 to go.

All the sports balls (and puck), and type were done in Adobe Illustrator. Color added in Photoshop.

This is Post #1877

Commercial Rough


Art © 2012 Gene Gonzales

This is the scariest thing I could do today. Too much work, no time for Halloween image. This is a detail for a commercial project.

Happy Halloween everyone!

This is Post #1875

Commercial Art - Roughs


Art © 2012 Gene Gonzales

From the "cheesecake" yesterday to veggies today, you never know what I will be drawing next but it is a well rounded diet. :)

These are roughs for a very large commercial job I am doing.

Pencil in my sketchbook.

This is Post #1865