Surprise, I didn’t completely neglect the site on its birthday! Currently taking a break to get some rest, but I just had to sketch my poor old neglected characters. Will this turn into something bigger later on? *shrugs*
First of all, there’s a print sale going on until August 1st, with 8×10/8×11 prints $4 and 11×17 prints at $8, so if you’ve been thinking about getting a print, this is a good time to go to the print page and jump on it while the jumping’s cheaper.
The sale started last Friday as part of the ScrolBoss site’s 19th anniversary. I added some newly-made sprites to the galleries and a Marvel vs. Capcom 1 ending option to the main generator. I had to improve the generator engine, fix some old bugs to do it, and rewrite a tool I made to make generator parts, but I got it going and it’s kinda fun.
New art of Marvel’s Carol Danvers in her Ms. Marvel outfit has been added to the gallery. I posted the sketch in a few places on the internet after drawing it on New Year’s Eve (somehow forgetting to post it here, as usual), but the color version is brand new! This is the first full picture I’ve done with the brand new XP-PEN monitor tablet that I bought a few months ago. I couldn’t have done a lot of the things in the new pic without having a monitor tablet, because I could never fully get over the mental disconnect of not looking where I’m drawing. Before inking Danvers, I drew quite a few sprites at 2X or 4X before dropping them down to pixel art and I think that let me get comfortable enough with the tablet to start inking some art.
Speaking of sprites, the latest ScrollBoss update features an early look at an idea I’ve been scheming to do for a long time: the ScrollBoss Showcade.
The Youngstown Comic-Con is almost here and I’ll be there in artist’s alley on Sunday, July 7th (sorry, I can only be there for one day again). I’ll have the 8 x10, 17 x 11, the small pixel art prints, and trading card-sized original art cards (pencil and ink) with me, but you can just roll through to say what’s up. It’s a great convention every year and I hope to see you there!
Both versions of this new horror pic have been added to the Prints page, along with the Iron Man pic from earlier this year.
Right now, I’m still operating at the speed of hustle to get more new things ready for the show, so I’ve got to keep it brief and keep it movin’. A new pic of Mega Man (classic flavor) has just been added to the galleries! A few more behind-the-scenes shots from that will be added soon, mainly the background. I’ll have this with me at the Youngstown Comic Con on July 8th (sadly, I can’t be there on the 7th) in Artist’s Alley! Don’t worry if you’re not a comic book fan, because, if last year was any indication, there’ll be a lot of video game-related stuff there, too!
Catwoman gets a new pic and the Iron Man pic from earlier this month gets a few improvements. **wipes brow**
I got the mini-pixel prints and they turned out nicely, though one has a minor mistake I was hoping I fix by re-uploading the file before the pics could be printed, but that didn’t work out.
Finally, something new! A new pic of mid-90s Iron Man, a.k.a. the Modular Armor, has been added to the galleries. I’ll probably make a few adjustments to it later, but here it is. I’ll have more new pics this month, both line art and pixel art, leading up to the Youngstown Comic Con (I’ll only be there on Sunday, though).
Sorry for the long absence! Today’s update is mostly an alert, but there’s some catch-up work here to do, too. Last year’s X-Men and Alien vs. Predator pixel art prints have finally been added to the galleries. They’ve always been in the shop here, but didn’t get pages until now. As usual, I’ll be working on new prints for the upcoming Youngstown Comic-Con (more on that in a bit), so this site will be active again. One of the new prints will be the sequel to the “Horror vs.” pixel art print and you can find a preview of it in this ScrollBoss post. That probably won’t be ready in time for the Youngstown Comic Con, because I’ll need to make more sprites than the original verison.
I’ll have a table set up this Saturday at the All American Comics store in Warren, Ohio to hang out for Free Comic Book Day! I’ll have prints with me, including the mini pixel art prints for a $1 each and one copy of the “Pryde of the X-Men” and “Alien vs. Predator” prints.
I’ll be at the Youngstown Comic Con at the Covelli Center this year, but only on Sunday, July 8th (I still have weekend work at my day job). I’ll have both line art and pixel art prints, along with sketch cards and mini-prints that I don’t have on the site yet. They’ve put another great guest list together again (including a ton of people who worked on the original Secret Wars comic), so If you can make it to NE Ohio on July 7th and or 8th, please check out the Youngstown Comic Con!