Sunday, November 27, 2011

...guess who's BACK ?

Landed safely in my new home/studio... more or less. Sorry a week turned into several.. Was able to get online again today for the first time in weeks - sheesh!

I know you probably already saw this Bonsai painting above in the sketchbooks, but here's the non-digitally fudged version.  I think I just made it more narrow. I'm actually thinking of dumping non digital version most of he art in those two books into a future larger collected book down the road.

Okay - NEW crap: i grab a few pics I took *before* the move... so here's some overdue peeks at the Batman Mad Hater crap. I'm told the trade out right now.. which may be stupid posting these b&w pages, because you can check it out in color on the stands anyways... but what the hell..

It goes all across the board, from more noodley semi-detailed bat stuff..

To wildly simple cartoony styles, so it's all over the board, style wise.  Since Bruce Jones who is a personal hero of mine, wrote the story.  So,  unlike my stories, this story may actually make sense! : )

But on the other end of the scale.... this one may be kinda interesting - remember that old mixed media post I did awhile back? Well, many of those close up pics were from THIS one single painting.

Here's the back of the two different pieces of bristol i used too, mostly because i ran out of room after I painted phallic looking little fellah there in the corner..

Here is it right side up. I call it Phallic Duplicity.  I figured why even try to pretend it's one painting anymore? Why not try to emphasis the two different styles/sizes?

Promise i really did *try* to keep one side simple... and deliberately wanted to throw everything but the kitchen sink into the other side...

But both sides are pretty busy.


The above pic is pretty dark so some of the softer hues get lost - here's a netter pic of it.

Then all hell breaks lose on the left.

and ... Yeah, that IS pink fur in the upper corner.

Glad to be back! Cool of everyone for not giving up on me.  - the followers even kept growing even while i was gone - spooky! : )

I'll try to make it up to you the next couple of weeks with a ton of stuff i did before the move I've been sorting through. Funny how even in the middle of a chaotic move, creative crap never slows... it just seems to always keep happening..

Especially the paintings.  It's weird... like they've a mind of their own. I hate how pretentious that comes off as, but it's sorta true.

Expect things to pick up.. posting wise... this week for sure - i'll make it up to every 'bored' one of you! ; )


the danman can said...

No idea that there was a Batman comic out that you did - the Sam fans need a better schedule/checklist of available stuff. :)

I plan on picking up the Raven from Amazon in a couple weeks.

adrian said...

The trade isn't out right now. It will be released on January 11, for now there is no preview on DC page or any other page ;)
Thanks for this. I'm going to pre order on my comic shop in Poland :)

Aaron Desira said...

Love the view from bats shoulder looking down at the blank page. That phallic plant thing looks more real then anything in my garden thats for sure, and very fly attracting like a pitcher plant or something. Incredible as always. Have you ever seen the illawarra flame tree of australia sam? Cold chisel (aussie rock band I dont like ) wrote a locally famous song about it, its a pretty tree.

great to see you back v. enjoyable :)

jennifer kraska said...

Yay! You're back! Hope the new studio is treating you well. I am guilty of checking your blog every other day for new stuff.
Oh, I too love the view over bats shoulder.

NWilson said...

Agree with Mr. Desira re: the batman angle.
Never boring.

Marcus Collar said...

"I figured why even try to pretend it's one painting anymore? Why not try to emphasis the two different styles/sizes?"

reminds me of some good advice someone gave me about letting all of your random strengths shine through in a complete project. This blog allows us all an amazing inside track into the "pink fur" of DIY art.

So the 3rd Batman panel in this post, how was it noodled with in Photoshop? you may have answered similar questions in the past maybe one of the group can point me to a link...


jonny the homicidal drummer said...

you are the best..

do you think the label Phallic painting will get a lot of hits ;)

Fernando Valencia said...

Great to see you back!!! Hope you had a good Thanksgiving. I overate felt guilty went on a run didn't help

Zoot said...

Welcome back!

Not to be "that guy" but is there any way you would be willing to read a fan's work (that your work has inspired)?

champloo said...

man, the thing i like the most of your art is that you can express all the things you were feeling during the process; i mean, the lines, the composition, is like one can say "well, here sam wanted to make a batman with a tiny delicate hand pulling out a letter, and he obviously smiled at the idea; then, he made this super exaggerated view of a super exaggerated batman and he obviously had to smile (and even laugh) during the process". Is like whit this comics about batman, wolverine, etc you are testing the people for what they will accept and what will make them angry; or who will accept it and who will get angry. That is what makes you a real artist, one can see that you are "looking for something" when you draw.

Marcus Collar said...

Serious question? what settings do you scan pencil drawings at? 300 dpi do you used sharpening? or any other tools or just give it a run? Your pencils are so amazing!

Aaron Desira said...

agreed how he stuck a sorta cheeky circle halo in on the little girl where that braclet thing is beeping out in circles

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