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Star Wars/Samurai commission

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 14, 2013 by n8vandyke

Here is a Star Wars/Samurai commission I just finished up. I didn’t have a whole lot of creative freedom on this one as the client really knew what he wanted down to all of the poses. I tried not to over-detail it because this is somehow going to turn into a tattoo. My apologies in advance to said tattoo artist…

As an added bonus I’ve also decided I’ll show the sketches leading up to the final art so you can see the sometimes-headache that is the world of revisions.

Here’s the initial thumbnail that I did in my sketchbook. I generally never show these as this is just something I use to get the “art conversation” going for myself. I showed it to the client in order to get his take on the direction and as you will see it changes… drastically… according to what he wants.

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This is my first actual full-size sketch. I don’t mess around sketching in pencil too often but thought it’d help me keep it pretty loose. I was wrong in that assumption. I also decided to draw it on shitty paper for some reason which is why it’s all wavy. That AND I had to Frankenstein some extra paper onto the bottom.

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With this next revision you’ll see a dive in detail. From this point forward I’d sketch out the meat and erase/photoshop extra bits for the future revisions. I’m no fan of multiple revisions so I decided to ease up a bit.

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And here we have the end result. All inked up and colorblind friendly…

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DMV meets Star Wars

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 24, 2013 by n8vandyke

I went to the DMV yesterday to renew my license and while waiting I decided to draw a DMV/Star Wars Cantina mash-up as that is often what it seems like there. I used a Fine Sharpie pen for this sketchbook drawing. I was thinking of coloring it but decided it looks just fine in its raw form. Click on the image to enlarge.

 

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Burlesque art show in SF April 2nd

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2011 by n8vandyke

I while back I was asked to participate in a burlesque show at a new gallery which will be opening for the first time with this flagship show. The gallery is called Artifact Gallery and they put together a great group show which is set to coincide with the comic book convention in town this weekend, Wonder Con. I decided to put the two together in a way and do a Star Wars themed piece.

Show Flier…

My piece for the show…

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