Another week, another picture? Yup. It’s Zoom, from the live-action Flash TV show’s second season. Fitting that I had to put some marathon hours into finishing this pic to make sure I had it ready for the All-Americon convention, July 8th. You know, because he runs fast and a mara – you know what, forget it. The point is that it’s done and he looks sinister. Also, I really need to draw more villains, and definitely have some on my “to-draw” list.
Reminder: I’ll be at the All Americon convention in Youngstown, Ohio, but only on Saturday, July 8th. The convention is for two days this year, but I’ll only be able to be in Artist’s Alley there on Saturday. Stop by if you’re able to make it there!
I’m still shocked my He-Man vs. Skeletor pixel art print (posted on their Instagram account) was at the official Mattel show at Gallery 1988, and even more shocked that people seem to be digging it. I’m humbled that it’s in there with so much amazing artwork and I hope this isn’t the last time I get to do something like that. The truth is that I planned to do two pics, the second would’ve had more obscure characters, including the blue, silver and orange Astro Knight from the old Adventure People line. I had that figure and always thought it looked cool. I’ve actually come up with a better idea for him and will draw it if I’m lucky enough to do something for another Mattel show.
This new Wonder Woman pic isn’t a request, but I felt like the old pic needed to be cycled out of the prints. I’ve also made adjustments to the recent pics of Miles Morales Spidey (background) and Princess Peach (color adjustment). I’ve got one more request pic to try and finish before the convention, which’ll be a bit tough because I’ve also got some commission work to do. Still, I think I can make it happen, especially since it’s someone I’ve really wanted to draw (and sprite, but that’ll be for another time).
Gallery1988 will have a Mattel-themed exhibit called “Mattel: the Joy of Toys” starting this Friday, June 23rd. Why am I mentioning this? Because I’ve got a piece in it! My thanks goes out to curator, Cuddly Rigor Mortis for making it all possible!
I’ve never had anything in a gallery before (not even in a shooting gallery), so I’m still kinda in shock over it. The exhibit will be up until July 15th and there’ll be ton of cool art there, so check it out if you can! Sadly, I’m on the other side of the country, so I can’t see it for myself, but I hope someone there will take a photo of it (if that’s allowed).
I won’t be able to make it to both days of the All AmeriCon in Youngstown, Ohio this year, so I’m going find out which day would be the best to go and then post it here ahead of time. Sorry for the late notice about this!
Reminder: the sale on line art and pixel art prints comes to an end this Friday!
The Princess Peach (from Nintendo’s Super Mario series) pic is finished **wipes brow**, complete with an appropriate background. So that’s two All AmeriCon requests down, one to go (and I just started inking the third). Meanwhile, from my ScrollBoss site, Endless Duck, a character from my ScrollBoss video game site, returns to menace anyone dumb enough to cross his path.
Reminder: the sale on prints (8×10 and 8×11 prints are $5.00 each, 11 x 17 prints $8.00 each) ends Friday, June 23rd, so you’ve got a bit more than a week to save on ’em!
The second of three requests from past All AmeriCon conventions is here with a new Princess Peach pic! That’s much easier to type than it is to say. I’m not 100% sure what I’ll have ready for the show (I’ve got one more request pic sketched and one replacement of an older pic started), but I’ll try my best to get it done in time AND make it look cool.
Also, those sale prices on prints (8×10 and 8×11 prints are $5.00 each, 11 x 17 prints $8.00 each) will end Friday, June 23rd of this year. It was going to be next week, but I didn’t realize until now that I forgot to remove the “until April 1Xth” from the sale sign on the page when I brought the sale back. I owe you a week for messing up like that!
I also have a Ko-fi page for accepting tips. Things have gotten a bit tighter with less work hours and I’ve had to spend more time doing commissions than working on the sites, so any small amount will be appreciated!
If you’re into pixel art, I just had an update on ScrollBoss with some new sprites of old side-scroller villains, including Ton Pooh from Strider and Marvel vs. Capcom!
Two updates in the same month? Trust me, I’m more shocked by that than anyone.
The Miles Morales Spider-Man pic now has a background, though it may get modified if I have time before the convention in July. I’ve got pencils for two more pics, but I also have a lot of commission and site work to do and don’t know how many new pieces I’ll have done in time for the All AmeriCon convention this year. Still, we’ll see!
Speaking of the All AmeriCon, there’s a month and a few days to go until that convention hits Youngstown, Ohio’s Covelli Centre for two days!
Things are still busy on the commission front, but managed to get the shading done for the Miles Morales Spider-Man pic. No background yet, but I’ll get there.
I’ll be hanging out at All American Comics in Warren, OH (check ’em out on Facebook and Yelp) this Saturday for the Free Comic Book Day event. I’ll have some prints (not everything, still need to restock) with me and they’ll be at the same sale price I’ve got going on the site, so you won’t even have to pay shipping if you can make it there. This shop is a huge reason why I didn’t completely drop comics back in the 90s, so check them out (or the Boardman location) if you’re in Northeastern Ohio!
I’m still working on commissions, with 9/16 of one batch and 2/10 of another done, so things will be kinda slow on these sites for a while. I’ve got a bunch of ideas sketched out, so I’ll be back with a vengeance once I’m done with that commission work!
Dang, I haven’t been here since November of last year? Sorry. it’s not the worst gap between updates on this site, BUT STILL. Today’s newness is a Miles Morales Spidey pic. “He’s drawing kinda recent characters now?” It was a request, so that explains that! It’s in flat color mode for now, but will be finished either this or next month.
It’s the 12th anniversary of the Illmosis site! Between sinus problems and a month-long stretch of trying to churn out horror sprites for the DangerTerrorHorrorThon on ScrollBoss, I’m a little tired. There’s still some newness to be had with the Hazelle sprite seen on the other site (but with a new, simple background) and an all-new Nutroll sprite. Both gallery pages have .GIFs made from different points of progress as I worked on the sprites.
Now that the big code rewrite of the GFX Generators on ScrollBoss is finally done and the DangerTerrorHorrorThon there is over, I can give this place some of the attention it’s needed for a long time. Sorry for the absence and I’ll try to breath some life back into this spot!