Thursday, 4 November 2010

Leftover Hallowe'en spirit

Here's a piece I had hoped to finish in time for an Illustration Friday challenge, on the theme of "Spooky." The deadline came and went, while this piece languished in the "someday, sometime," folder. Well, the day and time has come, and late is better than never! So, here is a pumpkin spirit, seeking its higher calling.

This illustration began life as a pencil sketch, then was scanned into photoshop, where it made acquaintance with color and texture. They got along famously.

Thanks for stopping by.
© Chris Chuckry

Monday, 1 November 2010

Charity Auction Sketch Cards

I attended a local comic book convention over the past weekend. Getting out and meeting fans, friends and fellow artists is always a lot of fun--especially since my work is largely solitary in nature. An art auction to benefit the Hero Initiative, was held and I did a number of sketch cards to support this charitable cause.

I like doing sketch cards for a couple of reasons. First, they give me a chance to draw, which I'm always looking for. Secondly, I get to use traditional, or non-digital media. In this case, there's the added bonus of supporting a worthy cause.

The cards I've posted here are done in a combination of pencil, ink, marker and aquarelle watercolor pencil. Thanks for stopping by.

The characters are © of their respective owners.