Thursday, July 01, 2010

Keeping Busy

Hey folks - I know it's been some time since I've updated  the blog. I hope to get back into the swing of things and keep it a bit more current. Not too much this time, just a couple of recent sketches done inside the Mosnters sketchbook.

I've been doing a lot of drawing lately at a job out in Clifton, New Jersey, doing pencil sketches of icons that will eventually be turned into dimensional stickers. I was never told not to, and I never signed anything, but I'm going to refrain from posting those sketches for the time being. I've done everything from cowboy stuff, to motorcycles, baby themes and camping.  If all goes according to plan, there should be around 120 different 'sku's (sheets of icon stickers), with each sku containing anywhere from 8-12 icons, so it's a lot of drawings. It's been a lot of fun and I've been putting pencil to paper seven hours a day, so I think it's helping my drawing skills, at least for realistic stuff. Hopefully not too far down the line, I'll post some of it.  At the moment someone else is doing the vector art from my sketches, but I'll also be doing some of the vectors myself.

In other news, I'll be returning to the convention circuit (lol), as I'll have a table with my buddy Dan 'The Caricature King' Springer  at the New York Comic Con in October. I'll have copies of my last sketchbook, some posters, maybe t-shirts and some new art. Hope to see you there!


jason quinones said...

that's cool. better busy than unemployed right! is that the cover to your sketchbook? kinda like those blank marvel covers that fans get artists to doodle on at cons? that's pretty cool too. how big's your table at the con? i'd like to ask you more questions about your con table but i think i'll email you about it or maybe you can email me.

stay cool man!

The Keeper's Notes said...

Hey Jason - yes, better to be employed!

The drawings here are done on the inside of my sketchbook - this is the little blank space there for sketches. You can see the actual cover here:

Below this post is a Marvel sketch cover where I drew a Ghost Rider for my friend Brad.

Our table is 6ft, so split between us, 3 feet of space each.

Send me an e-mail with any questions!