Monday, November 24, 2014

Ken always loves to surprise me... so he showed up at one of my classes dressed as Astro Boy! He made the costume all by himself out of long Johns that he dyed pink and the boots were spray painted get the picture. My students and I were flabbergasted by the spectacle!!!

Ken also decided to wear the costume on the night he showed up on Desert Bus for Hope. He helped raise over $30,000  Lots of cool artwork and stuff was auctioned in the three hours he was there. At the end of the week marathon... the group raised well over $600,00!!! 

Here's Alex our son (or should I say Alice!) driving the bus after his eight hour shift. His friends were trying to make him crash the bus but he held on till the very end. His shift raised about $40,000!  - Way to go Alex.

Here's a Caricartoon I did for the auction as well. There's a lot of sparkly gold details that didn't show up in my scan but you get the idea. I enjoyed adding extra details to this one. 

Monday, November 17, 2014


Ken and I will be on Desert Bus tonight from 6:00 to 9:00!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

One more thing... DESERT BUS FOR HOPE (an on- line charity) is now on live - they've already raised over a $137 thousand dollars for sick kids hospitals around the world and they just started Friday! 
Ken and I are going to be there tomorrow night from about 6:00 till 9:00 I'll be drawing drawing one of my Caricartoons and donating an original page from my second book just hot off the press. Ken will be auctioning off a whole lot of goodies as well. Alex is there the whole 

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Here's a few more commissions I did. I spent more time on these because they were not done at a comic convention. I'm always in a bit of a rushed at the cons because I have to do them in a shorter period of time. As you can see, these are a bit tighter than the loose style of the previous ones I posted last week.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

This one was also done at the local show and the first time I did a triple figure on one page. I learned from past experience that adding rosie cheeks is not so easy with watercolour, I'd always end up with a modely mess at times. So I came up with a way to soften and blend. I used a fine soft brush (a eye shadow brush will do) then I brushed it across a chalk pastel and applied it as if I was putting on blush make up - it worked like a charm! 

Here's a few drawings I did at a local show. I came up with a technique with my brush marker that works well for long dark hair. I applied solid thick thin black lines while leaving the white of the paper for the highlight, then I added brown on top of that to give a richness to the hair.