Friday, September 25, 2009

I wasn't being lazy :P

Hello peeps!! :D So in trying to make up for the lack of proper posts I am here to overwhelm. :D
First off, these are a couple of pictures taken from the September 13 Vancouver Comic Con that seems to happen bi-monthly. Its pretty small in fact but never the less fun and a very good place for networking! :D This was our second time attending and we did very well. Made quite a bit of cash back towards the funding of the next book, got invited to a Pirate Arrrt Show (which we did, if you would believe, better than the actual comic con) and also got invited to the Victoria Comic Con, which is gonna take place in Vancouver island. So overall it's been going very well for our little group SKETCHROSPECTIVE so far, and it hasn't even been a full year since we started. :D
This is right when we got to our table. You can't see it but we had a paper bag full of McDonald's breakfast. I'm being not as helpful as i should be. :| :D hahaha
This was a picture taken before the con started and right after Stephanie and I finished setting our little table up. :D The paintings in the back are Marco's and the one on the easel is the original piece that appears in the book. :)
From left to right. My girlfriend Nicole, Tamara, and Chris (Chan). They were quite the sales people. With them manning the tables and at this point in the day we had sold more than half of our prints and quite a bit of the books. :D Thumbs up guys!! Shaun was chilling in the back all cool like always. :D
This is just right after the con and of course we had to take a group photo. Right beside Nicole is Marco and on camera duties is Johnny. Good times guys!
And in trying to build some hype up for our next book, which is due out in just about another month. I present to you the cover ( i am collaborating with Johnny on this one ), this is my part and i just handed it off to Johnny and i have no doubt that next i see it it will be ten fold better. :D
Inline with the cover, this is 1 of my 2 contributions to the book. :D That being said please look forward to it, its gonna be better and bigger than the first one, over all more awesome!! :D Also our roster just went from 11 to 16, so there won't be a shortage of variety. :) Thanks so much to everybody who keep coming by despite my neglectful ways, i will do right by you in the very near future. Hopefully weekly. :D
Guess while i'm on a roll i'm gonna throw this WIP in as well. I'm doing this one in photoshop so pls bear with me as i haven't really used photoshop since animation school, and that was way back in 2005. Thanks again guys!!! :D


l e d o said...

Awesome! Cons are fun, I have only done a couple. Robots Cowboys Dinosaurs looks cool. I thought you did all your stuff with photoshop? What do you usually use? Anyway, nice to see some new stuff.

Red White said...

Welcome back dude.

So these books are essentially pictures of Ninjas, Zombies and Pirates all on the same page, drawn by different folk? Or is there a bit of a comic narritive in there as well?

Awesome to see that the books have been selling even more. How much did it cost to make them and how much are they selling for? I might've asked the latter already but I ask again.

TH3DEN said...

Ledo - Thanks Ledo. Yeah cons are great, I was very nervous for our first one but people have been very nice and very supportive. Its great chatting about stuff that we're all fans of. No, most of my stuff since i bought my tablet pc have been penciled and coloured in alias sketchbook pro. I love the program and after working with PS i'm noticing how much more i love the interface for sketchbook, but the options in photoshop are just so wide and varied. I can see why a lot of people use it. Thanks again! :D

Red - Thanks man. Essentially its a tribute book to all these 3 iconic figures, much like the SF tribute book. We do try and incorporate a bit of a story in our pieces. There are 11 people in the group (16 for the next book) with varying styles and awesome ideas and we will be doing comics in the very near future. :D

We had a very small print run of 300 and were almost out. I forget how much printing was but right now the book is selling for 10 bucks online. :)

Francis said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog. You've got some great art here!

Howard Shum said...

The book is looking good!

macaronni said...

Saw your book through Josh & Dan the other day.

Solid works there man!

I hope I can participate in those type of places once I get done with school! :P

Jarrett said...

Yo! great post, Rag! Looks like Sketchro is going really well ie people having lots of fun:) I really like the kid boxers too! Cya round.

robi pena said...

Hey Ragnar, amazing new works my friend and the pictures look so cool, very nice friends you have!! The kid boxer: I love :-)))!!

Ramses said...

hey Ragnar, look's great the new color !, and I cant wait to see my book arrive!


AVS said...

tu trabajo es super bueno.saludos desde peru

Trent Correy said...

This post is awesome, looks like you''ve been busy, really really great stuff!
That t-rex is awesome

justine pulles. said...

hey ragnar!!! great post! that huge painting behind you looks rad.

thank you for the post on my blog :D

how's life treating you lately??

RAWLS said...

Yo, you've been a busy little beaver! Uber nice work bro!!

Jmontiel said...

Your work is excellent. I love your style, has great strength and movement. I'll visit you often

Jesus said...

Awesome! Nice books! congrats to all!
Robots, cowboys & dinosaurs.. niiiice

Oscar Rosales said...

Awesome stuff man! Look forward to seeing some new artwork soon!

C.B. Canga said...

nice job her my friend. look like you had a good time at the comi con.

Ang said...

dude! nice! not hitting on you or anything but you look cute! haha

nice work and dudee i cant wait for your next book!

Khylov said...

See, I gotta start thinking about cleaning up my illos to this degree, with the line weight being nice and varied with sharp, non-sketchy lines like you have here. The lines really remind me of the brush tool in Flash. Good stuff.

ManuPela said...

Awesome works..I'm gonna come back to see you! ;)

TH3DEN said...

Hi guys. Been stuper busy with the book and stuff but its finally done! We just picked it up today and its looking great. :D Its always a nice feeling when we finally get our hands on it!! :D

Francis - Thanks man! :)

Howard Shum - Thanks Howard, i'll try and post the pictures up tomorrow! :D

Mac Ko - Thanks man. It would be super cool if you are in future cons!! We could be table buddies. :D

Jarret - Thanks buddy, things are going great! :) Let me know your address, i owe you a couple of copies! :D

Robi - Thanks my friend, i have yet to finish the boxing piece! :D

Ramses - Its on its way, and i hope it gets there soon! :D

AVS - Thanks man!!

Trent Correy - Thanks dude, its crazy how busy i am these days :D, i wish there was more time to do more drawings!! :)

Justine - Hey Steen! Its been pretty good. Can't really complain, things are going pretty smoothly. The painting is pretty rad, you should see it up close, it's mind blasting! hahaha :D

RAWLS - Thanks Darren, its been a crazy couple of weeks!! :)

Jmontiel - Thanks J, i'd be glad to have you as a repeat visitor! :D

Jesus - Thanks bro, cowboys robots and dinosaurs are a pretty kickin' combo!! :D hahahaha

Oscar Rosales - Thank dude, itoo am looking forward to being able to post more stuff up :D!!

C.B. Canga - Hi Chris! We had an awesome time at the con, pretty nervous but it turned out really great for us and the crowd. Lots of stuff to talk about and look at!

Ang - Thanks Ang! *Blush We'll be setting things up online in the next couple of days. I'll put a link up on the blog when its up. :D

Khylov - Try it out man, although i really like what you have going right now. Its funny you mention this because i was thinking of taking my stuff into a rougher/loser direction. Lets both try it for our next post! :D

ManuPela - Thanks so much, That would be awesome!!

Thanks again guys, i'll be posting some pictures of the new book up soon and some extra info. :D Be safe!!

Brownie Major said...

less pictures more art :P

danomatik said...

Im glad to see you used ink brush... i think it's ink brush! The piece looks really good! You've been trying out some new techniques I see.

ca60gregory said...

Gotta say, your stuff has gotten really awesome since school!

Naguib said...

Robots, Cowboys , Dinosaurs,...
... just when you think you have thought of everything. ;P

jeremy melton said...

Splendid! I love your work!

Craig Phillips said...

This blog is jam packed full of great stuff!

lincoln said...

Immaculate line control! You said you're working in Photoshop—what kind of brush setting are you using?