Thursday, January 15, 2015

Starting off the New Year.

Someone has prodded me to post some shtuff.  So here we go.
I've had the busiest last three months trying to get a few illustration jobs tackled, and commissions done on the side.  I got to some painting during the holidays, a few being on some old pallet boards that I varnished and gessoed.

It's really a cool idea, but it's important to make sure the boards are secure, and that there's more than putty filling the cracks.  A little wood glue and shims with putty on top should keep your painting from cracking.



Here and there I did some drawings with my bro Alex on his comic Super Strike 10.  He has this species of aliens called Rygols that were nearly wiped out by the Grakons during a planet seige as part of one of his character's backstories.  I like to joke with him about just how bad it got, since there aren't a lot of details yet on how the Rygols fair in his story, and I've really grown attached to the Rygol chief Scratch who seemed to catch the brunt of it.  (Some of these are kinda rough, but thanks to the marvels of medical science, he pulls through okay.)



And then there's this space pirate who talks with a stylish slavic accent.  Alex colored them here.



Andrew and I have also been working more on Men of Bounty and doing a few period styles sketches.  The pages are looking awesome.  Oddly enough the scans below are mostly drawings of women.



And this concludes the things I've been doing on weekends and breaks for the past few months.  As soon as some of my other work gets published or I finish my current commissions, I'll update with a post.  Back to work!

4 comments:

James Smith said...

Your stuff is so good. Am I right that you are based in the Mobile, AL area?? Keep up the great work.

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Thanks James! That's correct.

Christine Piper said...

Your rooster and duck paintings are so fun! Using the panel boards really give it a rustic touch. You should think about selling them in a gallery! I'm really impressed with Super Strike. The drawings and coloring look really professional. Looks like you've been really busy!

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Thanks Christine. There are some really neat things to do with the boards that I'm trying now. Definitely something good for a gallery.

Alex has been doing a great job on his comic. It's been good practice for him in drawing and writing.