Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Pre-Convention Sketches



I'll be appearing at the upcoming Fan Expo comic convention in Toronto, at the end of august (see the sidebar for more details) this year, and this will be my second time at that particular show. Last year was my first, and I was surprised at how big and busy it was. The crowds were huge, and I was actually a bit overwhelmed by the sketch requests from collectors. I was sketching so much, I barely had any time to leave my table at all see the show itself, and I was sad to have to turn away people because I just couldn't add more drawings to my list.

In order to prevent that this time around, I thought I'd take some pre-show orders for drawings to be picked up at the event this year. I put up a little announcement here on my blog's sidebar a week or so ago, and since then I've had several emails from people who wanted to take up that offer. So, I've been taking an hour or two each night to try work on those drawings. Here's a couple of completed drawings from that pile.

These were both drawn in gouache and ink, on bristol, at about 9" x 12" size. They were both actually painted in blue gouache, but then I scanned them into photoshop and colour corrected them.

The originals are a bit more loose and not quite as flat coloured, but I thought I'd clean them up a bit before posting them here on my blog.

12 comments:

Tony said...

Oh man, that Black Cat is just awesome! (* _ *)

Jon McNally said...

So good. *whimper*

Brian Churilla said...

What, no SDCC?

Michael Cho said...

Sadly, no SDCC for me this year -- with an 8-month old baby to care for, I'm trying to stay close to home for a while. SDCC is across the continent for me, so I'm only doing local shows. Maybe another time!

damon said...

wow man that is some nice stuff

Jason Chalker said...

Wonderful as always Mike!

Arkonbey said...

Whoa.

Don't want to gush, but that Black Cat has got to be the best representation of a black leather costume I've seen yet. And with so few strokes, too.

(You know, I'd be you could even make that terrible costume with the epaulet-things she wore in the 90's look good)

jason quinones said...

NICE!!!!! voluptuous catwoman!!!

love her powerful stance. and DD is my fave marvel character. he's very much like marvel's version of batman.

i was always more of a DD/Batman guy than a spider-man/superrman guy.

amburrage said...

Impressive, as usual!

The Stapelia Company said...

I of course love these sketches... I'll need to have you do something at some point. I love your style. Truly.

Ev said...

I second the Black Cat. I love it! Sucks about SDCC but I'm in very similar circumstances.

Michael Cho said...

Thanks for the kind comments, everyone. I'm having fun drawing up these quick pre-convention commissions. I'm glad you liked them too.