Saturday, January 23, 2010

Art Trade for Tuna Bora

Hey Guys!

I had the pleasure of meeting the sweet and incredibly talented Tuna Bora at the Nomad Gallery in December and her piece really stood out and grabbed me! I loved the energy in the wind-up pose she captured; the simplicity packed with attitude; the overall silhouette and style--all of it was so delightful I instantly loved it! That's why I was so ecstatic when she decided to so very generously GIFT me this very piece!! I was struck with excitement and giddiness at hearing this and soon we both agreed to do a trade:

Since Tuna's character was winding up to throw a snowball, confidently blowing bubble gum and ready to sock it to some poor fellow on the other end, I decided to draw Kayli as the target of the assailant, taunting away in her usual goofy self. This was done in blue pencil, brush pen and watercolor (the latter is a medium I've recently started teaching myself but desperately need more practice at). I wish I did a scan of just the clean inks, which became toned down after adding the colors, and I tried adding some artsy paint splatters but I hope it doesn't look like a mess...

Anyway, I think Tuna's piece takes the cake. She makes it seem easy as pie! ^__^


Monday, January 18, 2010

Puppy Love

Hey Guys!

Sorry this blog has been sort of quiet lately. I have a ton of projects on my plate so things have been busy for me. Last night I was learning watercolor techniques in preparation for an art trade I'm doing for a friend... here is a piece I did for practice.

"Puppy Love"
Hope you guys like! ^__^

Sunday, January 17, 2010

WonderCon 2010 Confirmed!

Hey folks,

Just wanted to let you know that Genevieve and I have confirmation that we will have a table at WonderCon 2010 in April. The actual dates are April 2nd - 4th at Moscone Center South in San Francisco. In addition to the pleasure of being able to see us...there seems to be a pretty good guest list of industry favorites. Check out the site and get registered today!

- Joseph

Friday, January 8, 2010

IITS Issue #2...Back On Track!

I know, I's been like a year. We're doing our best but real life keeps catching up with us. In any case, we've restarted work on Issue #2 and we reworked how we're going to tell the story for that book...hopefully, it'll be meatier in terms of storytelling, if not pages. We're not setting a hard deadline for it anymore. We'd like to be done in time for WonderCon 2010 but if we're not able to make it, we'll just postpone it for another show...possibly Fanime in May.

As long as we got something in the works, I'll continue to update at least once a week, hopefully with good news on our progress or info about some other Project IITS plan I have brewing....

Hope y'all had a great holiday!

- Joseph

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

From Genevieve and I to all our readers, Happy New Year...and may the year 2010 bring you happiness and prosperity!

- Joseph