Sunday, January 28, 2018

Some COMC Stuff

Not a whole lot to say.  It's exactly what the title says it is. Some of these I've had for awhile, some of them came in my last shipment of 2017 (January's shipment hasn't been scanned yet).  The cards pretty much speak for themselves.  So just sit back & enjoy this random, eclectic selection of sweet, sweet cardboardy goodness, with minimal commentary relegated to the caption.
Did you even know JAG cards were a thing?
Strong contender for the greatest photo variation of all-time..
Hot box foil version..
Love high end Marvel set inserts.  This is hella thick..
It's less noticeable in the scan, but quality of the image on this card is terrible..
Lotta horizontal in the post.  Scan doesn't begin to show off this card's bling..
Corbin Bernsen auto + Star Trek: TNG = 😍
Artsy-fartsiness AND cracked ice.  Such a trip..
My girl Hera..
Mini Kosuke plate!!
That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

New Year, New Art

After a very long walk back to my place in the wii hours this morning, I got in a really solid arting session.  I saw a dude selling Post-It note sketches on StoreEnvy & wanted to try it myself, so I picked up a 400 pack of the store brand version early last week.  Here's my first three finished sketches & a couple worthwhile WIPs.  All are 3x3", and all are available for sale or trade.

Rogue..
 I ran out of steam before I got around to coloring Rogue.  Sitting upright drawing for so long after the 8-ish mile walk was just getting too painful at that point.  She's looking pretty promising though.
Ani-Bayley..
 But then when I thought I was done, I randomly reeled off this cool anime-esque Bayley in a lil over 20 minutes.
Riri Williams..
 Now for the finished stuff.  This is my favorite of the bunch.  Riri Williams aka Ironheart.  I accidentally wrote 2017 on it though and I'm still super salty about it.
Red She-Hulk..
 Somehow this is the first time I've ever drawn Red She-Hulk.  She turned out alright.  For being a rather inherently flimsy paper, the post-its seem to take markers and the paint pen exceedingly well.
Wonder Woman..
I'm not real happy with the skintones on Wonder Woman.  I have no brick beige marker atm, so blending is difficult, & she just didn't turn out like I wanted.  The paint pen streaks didn't come out right either, but then they never do.  All in all though, it's still a pretty respectable effort.  The picture doesn't capture it very well, but I was able to get about as intricate with the shading as I usually do, so I'm probably just being nitpicky.

That's all for now.  Don't forget, if anything strikes your fancy, we can work something out.  Thanks for stopping by!

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sailor Rogue by Bun Leung

Back in October, a post by Raz inspired me to check out, and ultimately pick up two awesome pieces of art by Bun Leung.  There are a few more I hope to pick up at some point in the next couple months, but this is what I had the money for then.

AoA Rogue..
First up, we have the first larger Rogue piece in my collection.  It is, per the item description, roughly 8.5x9" and features her in her Age of Apocalypse costume.  I think that line going through it was caused by me.  It fell a couple times before I was able to find a place to safely tuck these additions away.  Anyway, I love the dynamic, cartoony art style, and I'm thrilled to call it my own.

She is the one..
Now, I've never really been that much of a Sailor Moon fan, and if I were to collect anyone from the series, it would be Sailor Mercury, but this has to be just about the absolute most magnificent rendition of the character I think I've ever seen.  For such a low price, I absolutely couldn't pass it up.

Another reason I went with it is that ever since I realized how affordable original art could be, I've kinda wanted to put together a lil collection of original anime art, and I just don't see a whole lot of it out there for sale.  Perhaps paying more attention to places like Etsy (shop of my own still coming soon!) and StoreEnvy will help me find what I seek.

Anyway, guess that's it for now.  Thanks for stopping by!

Oh, and btw, don't call this a comeback.  The urge to blog has been rising for awhile now, and I expect I may be able to to squeeze 10-12 new posts out of it, but this is me we're talking about, and things are going to end up going like they always do.  I'll reel off what I can, but nothing has really changed.  I don't have the focus or the energy to hang around real long.  So... Enjoy this while it lasts, because who knows when, or if, I'll be back once I run out of steam again.

Until our next...