Jan 31, 2011

Pokeweed book cover

Very excited to publish my first book for the Emerald City Comic Con in March. Special artist edition pre-orders will begin tomorrow!

Radek Karkulowski - Slot Machines

Illustration to an article about boys addicted to slot machines. (ESS newspaper)

radekart www.radekart.com

It's a Spaced Thing

Just felt like drawing this last night before calling it quits. Nothing to get excited about though. While I plan to finish Spaced Thing someday, I'm not currently working on it. Other projects are taking up my free time. Still, this was incredibly fun and reminded me why I created Spaced Thing and why I want to return to it and finish it.
By the way, as a reminder, Spaced Thing is available as a free download at The Illustrated Section. Go grab yourself a PDF copy full of whacky goodness :)

Spaced Thing is copyright © 2011 Eric Merced.

Jan 30, 2011

Now in color!

Starting today, weekend editions of Pokeweed will be in color. BUT, the catch is, the strips will focus on an "in strip" marketing talent known as Hello Piggy. What started as a little gag within Pokeweed, has blossomed into its own power. Don't forget to check out eh BW Pokeweed strips daily here! And for all kinds of fun, like hand drawn sketch cards, visit the Pokeweed Fanpage on Facebook!

Limit Ed Prints ready for exhibition at Íontas Castleblayney

nerosunero's exhibition
Quiet, almost pleasant, afternoons
7 February - 4 March 2011
Íontas Castleblayney
Co. Monaghan

The exhibition is organized by Artswell at Iontas.

Jan 29, 2011

Dreadful Base Card - MFZ

Here is the coloured version of the base-card that will be included in the Monsters Freaks & Zombies sketch-card set, coming soon from Cult-Stuff. The good folks at Cult-Stuff are graciously providing Lance Sawyer and I with some free promotional space for our book, Dreadful - using this image and one of Lance's as base-cards. On the back of each of these cards will be the original Dreadful cover, with all the important information on where to go to order a copy and how to commission us.

Little Red Riding hood by Arwassa

You can check the illustration process from beggining to end in this speed painting video:




Jan 28, 2011

nerosunero exhibition at Iontas

Quite, almost pleasant, afternoons
7 February 4 March 2011

Artswell / Íontas Castleblayney
Co. Monaghan

Billy Batson

I came across an interesting blog via Twitter a few days ago. The idea behind the blog, have artists re draw their favorite comic book panels, in their style. I liked the idea so much I thought I'd give it a try. So I picked up one of my many favorite comics, my trade of Shazam! The Monster Society of Evil by the awesome and inspiring Jeff Smith, creator of the Bone series.
Then the thought hit me. I love this book from cover to back cover. It's going to be REALLY hard to choose a favorite scene to re draw. But it didn't take long. One image popped out right away in the first few pages of the book. And that's the one I used. I never thought about it much but, this scene alone is VERY powerful and telling of little Billy Batson's character.
Hope you all dig.
God bless!

Jan 26, 2011

Print out your own SCOOBY Valentine's Day Card!

Hi all! I just loaded up a Scooby Valentine's Day card I created in my free time of doing work based on the new series and invite you to my blog to download it if you'd like! You can also see how it came about in previous posts. The download link is at scottneelyart.blogspot.com! Enjoy!

Wilmer Murillo is giving away a glicee print!

Honduran illustrator is giving away a glicee print online. Learn more!


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Mister Universum

piero pierini

Red Fire Guitar

I'm no Picasso or Van Gogh, but I have been known to slap around a bit of paint traditionally here and there. I was going through some older files the other day and came across a scan of this painting I did back in 2006. It was done in Acrylic paint on canvas paper. Such were the days before the digital craze took over :)

Jan 25, 2011

Cookies and Bunny

Nothing like freshly bake cookies and then the voice in your head says “Eat me, eat me!”.

Winter in Manhattan

Water colours, gouache and coloured pencils, 30 x 30 cm

The Punisher

Fun Fact #1. I don't like The Punisher. I don't completely hate the character, I just dislike him. And I blame all those 90's comics I read where someone like Spiderman or Daredevil, or maybe even Wolverine on certain occasions would be going about their business, and suddenly, The Punisher would appear with guns in hands to pick a fight. It was never a, "Hey, Spider Man, chasing down the Lizard? Well, Let's team up and I'll help you catch him" sort of thing. It was always a shoot first ask questions later scenario. Because of that, I felt The Punisher was just... Well... A big dumb brute!
There. I said it. I got it out of my system.
Fun Fact #2. It usually happens that when I sit down and draw a character I don't like, I end up liking the character afterwards. It's a phenomenon with me. I can't explain it. Doesn't happen all the time, but most of the time.
Fun Fact #3: I kind of like The Punisher now. Go figure.

Jan 23, 2011

"Monito Hermoso" book trailer

Check out the book trailer I did for my Art Book: Monito Hermoso!

Jan 22, 2011

Radek Karkulowski - Wikipedia’s 10th Anniversary

None of the Finnish institutions were celebrating Wikipedia´s 10th birthday - illustration for ESS newspaper

radekart - www.radekart.com

nerosunero included in the Associazione Illustratori Annual 2011

Three nerosunero's works have been included by the Associazione Illustratori (AI) in their Annual 2011.

Alfa Romeo, Dreams and Beauty
Cat.: Art Poster
Client Alfa Romeo Official Art

The creator of images
Cat.: Art Print
Exhibited at Carrie Neely Contemporary Art / Belfast Fashion Week

The Art Lovers
Cat.: Book
Client Mark Batty Publisher

The Annual 2011 published by Lupetti Editore will be presented at the Children Fair Book in Bologna in March 2011


Jan 20, 2011

Drawing Inspiration: Aubrey Beardsley [ζ]

Illustration by Owen Schumacher

  • Illustrator / Author / Foppish Pervert
  • Buddies with Wilde and Whistler
  • Lecherous pen-and-ink drawings inspired by Japanese shunga
  • Died of tuberculosis at age 25
  • Wikipedia Bio

  • [Drawing Inspiration is a portrait-and-profile feature highlighting the outstanding figures of the art world—and!—my monthly contribution to the art and design blog, Illustration Pages.]

    Jan 19, 2011

    Donald H. Illustration

    'obit-illy' was drawn of Donald Hammar.
    His thumbnail illustration,
    some of his bio!
    (born the same year as my Dad,

    PLEASE know that these are drawn with the intent
    to honor the reposed and their full lives.
    Please forgive me if it offends anyone,
    I am in no way ridiculing the reposed.
    I am inspired by their lives and accomplishments,
    so i wanted to illustrate them.
    Nothing macabre, no nefarious reason, i'm
    drawn to people who have had a noted presence in life.

    Jan 17, 2011

    Buy Parable!

    Got to work this morning only to find my friend had laid a copy of The Parable Anthology on my desk to sign. I had not seen the final product yet. I am a stickler for quality and let me tell you, this is freakin' awesome. Printed beautiful, vibrant colors, crisp line work, awesome art. You need to buy a copy.

    I posted a snap shot of the first 2 pages of Ben Avery and I's story, "The Little Debtor". The book is still $10 off til the end of January, so buy yourself and all your friends, coworkers, veterinarians, dentists, teachers, pastors, zoo-keepers, rocket scientists, loved ones, and comic geeks copies.


    Jan 15, 2011

    The Book of Doodles

    The trailer for my Art Book "The Book of Doodles" is now available on YouTube!!! Check it out!


    "Hip-Hop-Dancer from Atlanta", Gouache, 30 x 40 cm

    nerosunero on small print (dublin)

    nerosunero features this week on
    Small Print A year in review" (Dublin, IR, 14 I 2011)

    Jan 14, 2011

    Editorial Illustration - The Pursuit Of Happiness

    Had the opportunity to do another cover illustration for Christian Century. They actually contacted me about a concept sketch that I had done from the last assignment and thought that the idea behind it would translate well for The Pursuit Of Happiness issue. Win-win. So with a few modifications to the original concept this is the final editorial illustration that ran in January. Another reason why it's always a good idea to submit several concepts to your art directors fellow illustrators!


    editorial illustration | freelance illustrator

    Vlad the kid!

    Brand new painting... minted last night!
    I know it's not Halloween but I just felt like painting this little guy.


    Posting this for Illustration Friday! Hope you dig it!

    Speaking of Doodles,... my Art Book: "The Book of Doodles" is still for sale on Amazon.com or any book seller.


    Be well.

    Jan 13, 2011

    A Slippery Slope

    Look out! Here's a piece I did recently for the January issue of Virginia Living. It's about an awkward skier trying to woo his little lady friend. Obviously she was having none of it.

    Thanks for making it happen, Sonda! You and the team did a bang-up job on the layout.

    Jan 11, 2011

    Color 1st then line work

    I did these 4 sketches while at my table at the CTN Animation Expo in Burbank in Nov.  I laid down the color first on all of these & sometimes added more color after the line work was done.  Thanks for looking-  FM Hansen

    Illustration Friday: Deja-vu

    (click on image for full size)

    A little whimsy for IF from my BLOG.

    new revamped site

    My new www.johannwessels.com website is up and running...slicker and fresher than ever before! PLease take a look!

    Bird Sketches

    Here's a recent page from my sketchbook.

    Check out more on my blog: shaunpaint.blogspot.com

    Coffee Break. Portrait of Irish novelist Colm Tóibín with friend

    Coffee Break. Portrait of Irish novelist Colm Tóibín with friend
    by nerosunero

    Character design

    A cute character design.

    Jan 9, 2011

    Super - Madness

    Going to one of those gigantic supermarkets with all those unnecessary product options and madness can produce certain side-effects, ask this poor chap.

    New York

    Water colours, coloured crayons and gouache  / 30 x 30 cm

    Caricature Dump

    Happy New Year Folks!
    ...haven't posted in awhile, great to see the blog still rolling along although I'm a bit bummed by the demise of "Blank Book"...sorry to see it was never completed!

    Avatar Kinect - First Trailer!

    Finally I can be a bit proud of something that I worked on at Microsoft that is actually coming to market.
    I worked on this over the last 6 months on a great team.

    Look at the trailer and toward the end you'll see the avatars in rooms that are outside, like, Spring summer, winter (in the video) and fall (also in the video)...... I designed all the art for those rooms. I also designed all the art for the Emotes in each room. (even for the themed rooms I didn't design.) Those are reward animations that are related to each theme.


    Jan 8, 2011


    A simple video of a coloured sketch. Then after you have seen the video... the drawing below it might work better.

    That ain't flying on Vimeo.

    lady gargamel
    ink on paper

    Alien Massacre

    Retro 8-bit game poster design, and a political statement against the genocide of innocent aliens in computer games.

    Sevensheaven images and prints are for sale at sevensheaven.nl