Commission - WIP


Art © 2012 Gene Gonzales

I am continuing work on a commission that I will have finished before December 1 and the beginning of the Conventionless Convention Sketches. Above is a detail of a new pose for the star of the commission.

The Conventionless Convention Sketches sold out in record time. I think it was just over 24 hours from the official announcement. A big thank you to everyone that is participating and to those that got the word out. I will post a list of the characters you can expect to see as soon as everyone gets their choices to me. I think I have 12 pending at this point.

This is Post #1896

Goblin Queen and a Bit of News


Art © 2012 Gene Gonzales

This is a detail of the Goblin Queen I am working on for fun. And speaking of fun, I have one more commission that I am going to finish up over the next couple of weeks. December 31st will be end of this daily blog and though my work load is still going to be keeping me busy, I thought it would be kind of cool to end the blog with a bang.

How to end it with a "bang" you might ask? Anyone interested in some Conventionless Convention Sketches? :)

More about this tomorrow.

This is Post #1891

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

Sketchbook Tuesday


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I finished up a rather large project today. Nice to put that behind me. At the same time I picked up another set of illustrations for a series of text books. I don't normally do cartoon/humorous illustrations in that field but I did some samples that must have been well received because I got the job. So far I have done 70 rough figures for the series of books with more that will be coming my way to do. Keeping busy.

Doodled this piece this afternoon. I am attempting to develop a variation on my style. It's a hard process to do this because I keep falling back on my default style. More work ahead.

This is Post #1880

Commercial Rough


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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

Work in Progress 4


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Another detail from a larger piece I am working on. This is the last of the work on my desk for this job right now. More will be coming soon. But I will be switching over to some fun stuff here for the next couple of days.

This is Post #1841

Work in Progress 3


Art © 2012 Gene Gonzales

You never know what I will be asked to draw. A detail from another rough. Tomorrow I am finishing up this round of roughs in my studio. Should be able to get to some comic/pin up stuff by the weekend. For anyone interested I have been putting up a lot of art on eBay lately. Some of it is going for a song. Not sure what song but it's not "We're in the money" ;) Anyway, it's a good chance to pick up something for a good, if not great price. Check out my latest auctions here.

This is Post #1840

Work in Progress 2


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Another detail from some roughs I did today. This headshot is only about 1.5 inches square on the original art.

A little side note, my lovely wife informed me that I have only 97 daily posts left to go. Wow.

This is Post #1839

Work in Progress


Art © 2012 Gene Gonzales

I am in the middle of a large project that will keep me busy for a few months. This rough is just a detail from one of the larger pieces.

This is Post #1838

Angel Wings


Art © 2012 Gene Gonzales

An idea I had that I needed to get down on paper.

This is Post #1821