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Hellboy cover recreation

Dark Horse Comics is holding a contest to re-create a Hellboy comic book cover, and I decided to give it a shot.  I thought it would be fun to try a retro look with a little Jack Kirby flavor.   Pen and ink with digital color.

Tiny Johan

I sculpted a tiny portrait head of my pal Johan onto a mini artist’s manikin, and here are the results.  A fun little project with infinite possibilities should I decide to practice some Voodoo!  Sculpted with Super Sculpey Firm and painted with acrylics.

Click the picture below to see the 360 degree animation!

Stone carving

My landlord owns a landscaping business, and keeps leftover stone from his projects at the end of the driveway.  I decided to grab a chunk and experiment with a bas relief sculpture.  I think this is slate;  it carved easily with a chisel and  X-acto knife, and I used sandpaper to smooth the surface a little.  The iris and pupil were carved with a Dremel tool.

Green Lantern part 2

I had lots of free time today, so I decided to slap some paint on my sketch.  It’s been too long since I did something with “real” paint;  it was nice to know I haven’t forgotten everything!

I’m just working in black for the underpainting.  I’ll start to add some color soon.

New sketch

Waiting for the new Green Lantern movie to come out, and I decided to sketch my take on Hal Jordan.  Not sure yet if I’m going to ink this or try painting it, but I’ll post an update soon.

Introductions are in order

My name is John Thompson, and I am a professional illustrator currently working in the gaming industry.  I decided to start this blog as a way of motivating myself to draw more.  My plan is to update often with new work, whether traditional drawing and painting media, digital, or sculpture.  Thanks for stopping by!

One for the Birds

I recently finished this drawing of a distinguished Victorian fellow with a crow’s head.  Pen and ink with digital color, 14″ x 17″.

The black and white version of this art will be appearing soon on shirts from True Feel Clothing.  More details coming soon!