Sunday, May 22, 2011

Commissions, done!

I've mailed off a chunk of the commissions I took a couple of weeks ago.  I still have three left to do, but seven should have, by now, reached their owners, so I'm throwing them up here.  All of them were drawn at 5 x 7" and for some of 'em I used gray markers, which I almost never do on brush drawings.  I liked how they turned out!

One of the requests was a self-portrait.  I haven't done one of these in a while, and I was never good about making them look like me.  This one, I think, looks like me, so that's good.

I was also asked to draw Stan Sakai with his comic creation Usagi Yojimbo.  I did a few sketches of Stan during his visit to Atlanta a few months ago, and looked at these to do the drawing - I never actually looked at a photo! 
I thought him holding a real rabbit DRESSED like Usagi would create a more interesting drawing than him standing with the character, so here you go.

Here's Strong Guy from X-Factor.  I had an action figure of him in sixth grade, and I really liked it.

I got another request for "Something Usagi," so I did a picture of Usagi and Jotaro in 1632, 30ish years after the events in Usagi Yojimbo take place.  I love drawing established characters old; I can see why all of Allan Moore's books are about what they're about.

A picture of Michael May's Daniel Baboone fighting a Cephalopod.  There was a Daniel Baboone story in an Activate comic, which I really dug: http://www.act-i-vate.com/114-28-1.comic

Grimjack, who was commissioned by the guy who ran the comic shop in my hometown where I probably bought the aforementioned Strong Guy figure back in sixth grade.

And, lastly, Shipwreck and Beachhead from G.I. Joe. 

Just a reminder, there is a sketchbook release/signing on Thursday!  I'll have my new book - though the retail is $20, at this signing it'll be $15 to the public and $5 to anyone with a valid SCAD ID or Crogan Adventure Society agent card.  Thursday, May 26, from 5-8pm at SCAD Atlanta, right next to the front doors (Gallery 1600).  SCAD's address is 1600 Peachtree ST NE, Atlanta, GA 30309.  Hope to see you there!


Craig Zablo said...

Every sketch is a winner!

thekamisama said...

Knew you'd do a good Grimjack just because he has those visual elements of a swashbuckling roguish type that you do so well. But it really blew me away and was better than I imagined.
Thanks again Chris!

Dan said...

These are sensational, Chris! I kick myself for not being fast enough to get in on these, but I'm thankful to you for the pieces you did for me and my little girl on FCBD! Here's are links to them:

Groucho Marx

Wonder Woman

Iron Man

Simon F said...

Wow, awesome commissions! Especially like Grimjack

Michael May said...

Thanks again, Chris! Daniel turned out SO awesome. Super fun.