July 20, 2016
Many of you are likely here for the very first time after having seen me at San Diego Comic-Con International 2016!!! Welcome!
Unfortunately, I do not use this blog quite as much as I could. However, it is still listed on all my credentials as the place to go to get to know me. So, allow me to redirect you to better places to find me in the cyber world!
MY FACEBOOK: Quite possibly the easiest place to find me. I'm on there way more often than I should be. And I usually post where and what I'll be doing... there. Shoot me a friend a request, or follow me. You can message me, you can see what I'm up to. You can find my Facebook by clicking right here.
MY EMAIL: Don't want to be quite so public? Shoot me an email. I respond fairly promptly. You can email me at: BreakinFree@hotmail.com
MY ETSY STORE: You saw something you liked at my table, and you wanted to get it, but got swept up in the madness that is Comic-Con and never made it back to my table? No worries, almost everything I sell at a Con can be found: right here.
MY TEEPUBLIC STORE: You dig my art? You want to WEAR it? Or get it on a mug, or other such type of thing. You can do that at my TeePublic store, which can be found: right here.
MY INSTAGRAM: I like to use my Instagram to post "Work in Progress" photos of projects I'm currently working on. Usually they're just teases of upcoming things, but it gives a look into my progress. You can find my Instagram: right here.
MY TUMBLR: Okay, I haven't been using my Tumblr quite as much as I thought when I started it... but I'll rectify that! My Tumblr is intended to showcase random doodles and art I'm working on. Most of that art eventually finds its way to my Etsy store, or follows me to a Con. They art is usually in the same caliber as my commissions. You can find my Tumblr: right here.
MY YOUTUBE: This is still kinda "new", and in the early stages, but I sometimes record myself drawing, and then I speed up the video, drop in some music (which is the reason for delays), and release that on the YouTube. So if you want to watch me draw really fast, from the "Bob! Draws Stuff" series you can find my YouTube: right here.
MY TWITTER: I don't tweet.
Okay, I hope this has helped steer you in the proper direction of where to find me on the Internets! I'm looking into getting my own ".com" which will be a hub to all this stuff, and will likely become the new main web address on all my credentials, but until that time... this will have to do!
See you at the next Con I see you at!
February 15, 2016
I recently bought some blank sketch variant covers to some popular comics titles, and have decided that I'll draw on said covers, and sell them in my Etsy store.
This is the first one I attempted. Yes, there is a back cover. To see it... or to possibly BUY THE COMIC for your collection... check out the Etsy store!
Check back regularly for more art of mine!
January 14, 2016
I now have a TUMBLR!
In an effort to do more "daily drawing" I've decided I'll post "random doodles" and "warm up sketches" etc over on my Tumblr. A lot of the original art on my Tumblr will then be available for purchase on my Etsy store.
Synergy! Branding! Business!
Visit (and follow/re-blog) my Tumblr page here: drawsiness.tumblr.com
December 1, 2015
I should have set this up sooner... like... a year (or more) ago... but, I'M FINALLY SHOP-ABLE ONLINE! I've opened up an Etsy store! At the moment, the only thing on it is ALL my prints that you can buy from me at a convention appearance. Which is great, because... I've yet to do a convention outside of California, which deprives people of 49 other states! For the time being, I'm only shipping to the United States (soon, THE WORLD!). I'm also offering FREE SHIPPING until 2016! Which should help with your winter holiday shopping budget!
In addition to prints, I hope to offer original art on there, as well as comic sketch covers, maybe take commissions through it. And of course open up shipping to the world!
You can check out my Etsy store, right here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Drawsiness
November 15, 2015
Okay, I know this post is LATE... but I've been busy. Anyway, above is a bunch (but not all) of the artwork I did from my Artists Alley table at San Diego Comic-Con 2015! It was so awesome to have a table there, I look forward to doing it again, if the Comic-Con Gods see fit to bring me back!
Sadly, I did not taking any pictures of the commissions I did from So Cal Comic Con in October. I don't know why. But if any of you reading this, got artwork from me from that show, or from San Diego Comic-Con and you don't see it above... shoot me an email, and I'll include it in a future post!
October 17, 2015
I really need to update this thing more often, especially since it's the "hub" of my digital footprint... for now.
Anyway, uhm... TOMORROW, Sunday, Oct 18th from 10am-5pm, I'll be exhibiting at SO CAL COMIC CON, in Oceanside, CA! It's a smaller show, but it's been growing steadily over the last 6 years, and the exciting part, is it's in my hometown! So if you're in the area, or can get to it, by all means come out and see me! Or come see Guest of Honor, ROB LIEFELD (creator of DEADPOOL, among many things). Or come see Special Guest GEORGE PEREZ (a living legenary artist of too many things to count, but a LOT of classic Marvel titles... INFINITY GAUNTLET to name ONE). Or come see KEVIN EASTMAN (co-creator of the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES).
And again... I'll be there too!
I'll have all the things I had available at San Diego Comic-Con International, as well as a BRAND NEW PRINT, that will be making it's debut tomorrow at So Cal Comic Con.
See you there!
July 13, 2015
Right now, however, I'm posting to announce that the most successful print from the Comic-Con is now WEARABLE as a t-shirt, tank, hoodie, or crewneck. From my TeePublic store! This is also the first design I've made available as a print that you can order from the TeePublic store as well. It can be ordered anywhere from a 9"x9" paper print, to a 30"x30" print on CANVAS! I have no idea why all the sizes are square... but, it'll do until I open my own online store... COMING SOON!
July 6, 2015
Comic-Con is a couple days away, and in the span of less than 2 months, I compiled some art (mostly some of my older stuff, cuz time was limited on being able to make new stuff, though I did make some new stuff), found a printer, got some prints made. I even managed to assemble a mini-comic with a writer I partnered with at Comic-Con last year. It's insane how far I've come in just the span of a year.
March 17, 2015
Hello anybody that actually reads my blog! Sorry for the lack of updates, I've been busy trying to get some affairs in order in my life, so some of the bigger projects that I usually post here, have not been able to get the attention they deserve.
However, if you're aching to see some more art by me, you can always check out my Facebook page. All of the art is "Public" so you don't even have to friend me to check it out! New this year, I'm trying to do a "Daily Doodle" each day. I didn't want to clutter up the art blog with those, so those are being posted directly to my Facebook. You can check out all the daily doodles RIGHT HERE (and again, we don't have to be "Facebook Friends" for you to see it!).
As for this post, I've decided, I really need to get myself a Cintiq drawing tablet. I want to compete in the professional world, and this tool would be INVALUABLE in helping me be able to produce art quicker and faster, which means MORE ART, MORE OFTEN! However, I'm a poor fellow, so saving up my pennies for one is NOT going to be an easy challenge, so I'm turning it over to... CROWD-SOURCE FUNDING! I have a page set up on GoFundMe, where you can donate to my cause!
What's that? You don't want to just hand me money? You think I'm BEGGING? Well FINE! I've got you covered on that base too! I offer REWARDS for donations of certain amounts. If you give me some money, I'll give you some art! Then I'll take your money and buy my Cintiq! HA! Whose laughing NOW!!?!?!?!?!?? Everybody wins! Click the picture of the Cintiq at the top of this post to donate! Every dollar helps!
October 31, 2014
It's been a fun #inktober. I got a little scared in the middle that I might come up short, but I came through at the zero-hour (That's my life's story, really).
These 3 were mostly done by PITT makers again. Those were awesome to use. Wish I had done more brush and ink ones... but I was too far behind to command a brush with optimal results. Really wanted to try some washes with the ink, but again... time is a harsh mistress. NEXT YEAR!
I normally spend my Novembers working on the 30 Characters Challenge. But I've decided I'm gonna take a pass on that this year. There are other things that my artistic talents need to be working on, and... that's where I'm gonna take my talents. I want to be an artist for a living, I don't want to be part-time artist, full-time retail slave. I don't want full-time artist, part-time retail. I want to be an artist. NO RETAIL! Christmas in retail KILLS THE SOUL, and I've been doing it for almost HALF MY LIFE!!! So as fun as that challenge is (and it is!), I need to focus on a couple other things that can lead to the life I want to live... Not that the 30 Characters Challenge doesn't lead to better things... just the other areas I plan to focus my energies are a more direct path.
More news when that comes to fruition. Hopefully this doesn't lead to a multi-month absence from the blog, cuz I love posting here. But some of the projects aren't for public display (yet!). But hopefully I can get some doodles, sketches, side art up. Cheers!
October 29, 2014
So these were all drawn on the 28th... but... they were posted the 29th... So I'm still down by one. And have til Friday to finish the last 3. I think it'll be done. Again, mostly done with PITT... didn't get to experiment too much. Though the Maleficent uses the White Sharpie Paint Marker, and regular Sharpie for the eyes. The Freddy Krueger is a bit of a disappointment.
The animals turned out pretty cool though. More to come!
October 27, 2014
3 more drawings, still down by 3. Tomorrow (Tuesday) is my last/only day off before the end of October, so hopefully I can get caught up/ahead with this challenge... maybe. Actually, it should be more than do-able.
This round again done with the PITT brush markers. I love them. Tomorrow I'll experiment some more with some of the other options at my disposal. And maybe buy more things (unlikely).
October 25, 2014
2 more today... and it's EARLY today... so maybe more will be posted later? Maybe...
Switched back to the PITT pens for these today... I think they're my favorite, cuz they give that brush quality with the control of a marker... Try them!
October 24, 2014
Still behind... but getting there. On my next "Day Off" I'm just gonna plow through the rest of the drawings (and maybe even get ahead!)
Anyway, Jack and Hellboy here were done with a brush, and the "better" india ink. I definitely had a better experience with this ink than the first batch of ink. So, I think I'll revisit it during this challenge. Now should I invest in a better brush?
Hellboy was a kind of "peer pressure" entry. A lot of my fellow artist friends had picked Hellboy as a choice for #inktober. So I opted to do one too. I thought I'd try to mimic the "Mignola-style". I don't think I lived up to the master... but it was fun to do anyway.
October 21, 2014
Playing some catch-up today. 4 new entries, puts me at presently down by 4. I'm pretty sure I'll make it to 31 on/before the 31st. Though I think, I might cancel the 30 Characters Challenge in November this year. We shall see.
These entries show another media swap-up. I hit up the art supply store this morning and picked up two different sizes of Faber-Castell PITT Artists Brush Pens. It still uses india ink, but it handles a bit more like a marker... so there's some more control, and less bleeding. I also bought some better india ink, cuz the stuff I bought earlier this month I feel is not as opaque as it could be... and while that has some advantages, it isn't what I wanted it to be. So I'll experiment with that later. I also bought a Sharpie Water-Based White Marker, which I thought I would experiemnt with, but haven't really got the results I was hoping for... again having to do with opaque-ness. I've had better luck with White-Out in the past (and it was cheaper).
October 19, 2014
Today is the 19th, and I'm on #inktober drawing 13.... That's no bueno. What's with the lagging? Actually most of it comes with me trying to bust out a fairly impressive commission. Which I just finished... I'll probably post it here. But the point is, I now have a little more "free time" (what's that?) to DRAW! So hopefully I can catch up before Ol' Hallow's Eve.
The drawings above of Hagrid and Joker are mixed-media ink. A combination of a pen, and brush work. I'm beginning to enjoy some of the spontaneity of the brush. A lot of my "normal work" has become a bit too smooth with the computer ironing out some of my idiosyncrasies, and polishing them. So it's kinda fun to dip the brush and deal with whatever it gives me once it touches the drawing surface. I really seem to like it for hair. *shrug*
October 12, 2014
Once again, found myself falling behind in this challenge. To be fair though, I've been working on a pretty awesome comission (which may be posted later), and have had little time to squeeze in any other artwork Anyway, this brings me up to... negative 1. So, that's better than the negative 5 when I woke up this morning.
Anyway, I wanted to see the premiere of 'The Walking Dead' tonight, but felt guilty about not keeping up with this challenge... so... yeah, decided to combine the two... draw zombies while watching the walking dead. This is what came out of it. Again, mostly india ink and brush... though I added some details with a pen. So mixed media ink?