Hey, gang- I meant to post this yesterday on Monday, but got busy editing my latest Drawing Funny episode and forgot!
I’ve done another sketchcard. You may have seen some of my other Zorro cards for RRParks Cards, and some of my Star Wars artist returns featuring Boba Fett and the Mandalorian (as well as some of my sketchcovers). Here’s my latest masked card, plus my latest art for an upcoming MSCA art show…
First up is another Zorro (series 2) sketchcard done on a RRParks Cards blank (2.5″x3.5″). Started off the drawing with a yellow #2 pencil.
Next I got out my Copic grey markers and started fleshing him (cool and neutrals) and the background (warms) out.
I did the line art with a black Pigma Micron pen (03). Did a bit more shading with my #2 pencil, then used a white Gelly Roll pen and a white Prismacolor pencil for the highlights.
I sprayed the front with some Krylon workable fixative, and then signed the back of the card. I’ll have it for sale with my other sketchcards and sketchcovers at The Cellar out in Bartlett, TN.
Up next is the new cartoon I did for the Mid-South Cartoonists Association‘s upcoming art show.
We’re allowed to sell the pieces keeping 60% and the theater gets 40%.
The “Masked Man” cartoon is Lone Ranger & Tonto inspired. and done in pencil, Copic Marker, Pigma Micron Pens, white Gelly Roll pen, and white Prismacolor Pencil. Sorry, I didn’t take any progression shots, but pretty much done like I do most of my sketchcard/sketchcover art, except that I sketched it in pencil, inked it, scanned it into my computer, arranged/scaled and lettered it in Corel Draw, printed it out in B/W, put it under a piece of Bristol paper, lightly traced the drawing and lettering, and finally did the colors and inks.
Here are some of my doodles while working out the COVID cartoon. Had another idea I almost went with.
2022 is the 35th anniversary of the Mid-South Cartoonists Association and the art show is our first event to celebrate this milestone.
Unfortunately due to COVID spikes in Memphis/Shelby County we weren’t able to gather in person at Garibaldi’s Pizza for our first in-person meet-up like we had scheduled on the first Tuesday of this month. We’re having to wait and see when the big room will be available again, and/or if there any other events we can do this year to celebrate.
Nicki and I are triple vaccinated now- we’ve had our two COVID vaccines, as well as a booster and our flue shots for the year. So far we’ve been able to avoid getting sick, although the booster shot kicked our butts for a day. Better that than getting the virus.
Hope you all are safe and healthy.
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