I'll be hosting my second Digital Auction tonight on my Ustream artcast: [link]
The first Digital Auction was a great success for me, so I've decided to make them a monthly event. Tonight's auction features a scene from "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring". Here is the digital rough for the piece:
The piece will have all nine members of the fellowship (although Merry & Pippin get a bit cut off) and a cave troll, during the Battle of Balin's Tomb.
As with the last Digital Auction, bidding will start at the beginning of the show when I start coloring the piece live, and it will end when I feel that there are no more incoming bids. The bidding for this piece will start at $30.19 (3019 being the year in the Middle Earth time line when this battle took place). You must be registered with Ustream to participate in the chat room bidding.
The winning bidder will receive the original line art (drawn on 7.5"x14" Bristol) and a disc containing high resolution files for printing, just like my normal Big Fat Digital Commissions.
The bidding begins at 9:00PM CST on my artcast. I hope to see you there: [link]
I am currently offering the following options for ordering commissions and original artwork from me:
Big Fat Digital Commissions: A single character, digitally-colored 7.5"x14" piece for $150 (You will receive both the original line art and a high-resolution digital file of the final colored piece). The piece can include text upon request. Add $25 for each additional character.
I will never use Digital Commission images as prints/posters to be sold or in any other way distribute the high resolution files for reproduction. Only the buyer of the Digital Commission and myself will ever have access or permission to print or make copies of the final image. This policy serves to make ownership of a Digital Commission unique to the buyer in the same way that a traditional ink & marker drawing would be. I will only use low-res versions of the final images for online promotion to encourage further sales and as samples in my general art portfolio.
Here are my most recent Big Fat Digital Commissions:
9"x12" Pen & Marker Commissions: An original, full-color piece of artwork featuring one character drawn on 9"x12" Bristol with Micron pens and Prismacolor markers (and sometimes watercolor) for $100. Add $25 for each additional character. Here are a couple of my most recent Pen & Marker Commissions:
Note: For both traditional and digital commissions, I will be working on 3 commissions per week. I will be taking one month's worth of orders at a time and placing subsequent requests on a waiting list. This means that you will only be charged when I am ready to put you on my schedule and no one will have to wait more than one month for an order to be completed. I will complete each order live on my artcast so that the buyer can see some of their commission being created.
Big Fat Sketch Cards: These wide-format cards are available through special sales that I announce through my website. The next sale starts on May 8th, 2010.
7-7-Sunday Commissions Drawn Live: Every Sunday night at 9PM EST I offer these commissions for purchase via my artcast. Go HERE for more information! Go HERE to view the 7-7-Sunday gallery!
I only accept PayPal payments.
If you have a commission request (or any questions) please send me an email at email@example.com and write "Commission Request/Question" in the subject line. Thanks!
I now offer free downloads of digital/mobile versions of Escape From Planet Nowhere for viewing on the iPad! There are two different versions:
* A ZIP archive containing the files necessary for reading Escape From Planet Nowhere via the ComicZeal app (my favorite iPad app for reading comics).
* A PDF for viewing in iPad apps such as Goodreader (my favorite iPad app for reading PDFs).
Go here to download the files! [link]
I will be updating the two files every time I post a new page (or pages), so be sure to download and update as needed.
I am an advocate of reading comics on the iPad and I feel that these are currently the best way to read them on Apple's device. In fact, I'd rather have people read my comic on the iPad than read it on a computer screen.
I tried an ePub version of Escape From Planet Nowhere but was not happy with the results. I don't think we've scratched the surface of what is capable with regard to reading comics on iPad and I look forward to the day that a better app becomes available for taking advantage of the device's capabilities. It's time to stop thinking like we're in the print world and start thinking like multi-media content creators.