Saturday, July 28, 2007

The End of the Beginning..

After 456 posts, this blog is closin' its doors and entering retirement.. Well, sort of.. I'm actually just combining my blog and website into one package and giving it a new home. :)

So head on over to grantgould.com/grantgould.blogspot.com

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Severus Snape

Monday, July 23, 2007

Horcrux Fever

3 Quick Things:

1) I am NOT going to be at Comic-Con this week, and as much as my nerd heart cries over having to miss it, I'm honestly kind of relieved I'm not going... I've got so much freakin' stuff to do this week.. I don't know how I'd be able to pull it off... @.@ So.. those of you that are going, please know that I will be stuck in my basement, hard at work, crying tears of jealousy while you're in San Diego having the time of your life.. *sigh*

2) Wizard World Chicago is almost upon us! August 9-12.. From what I'm told, my table (which I'm sharing with rockstar-supreme Katie Cook) will be #3804. You can check out a huge PDF of the floorplan by clicking the image below, so that you can run STRAIGHT to our table and grab all sorts of goodies before they're sold out. :)



3) I feel the need to apologize to those of you still waiting on art from me.. I was naughty and took a 2 day break from work so that I could read the new Harry Potter (and DUUUUUDE, it was so worth it - it was the best book of the series) and I have no excuse. It's all J.K. Rowling's fault, she had to go and write an awesome five-billion-page novel... :(

Which reminds me.. don't post spoilers here in the blog comments... I'll have to delete 'em. I don't want my art blog to ruin the book for people.
GAAAHH!! It's such a good book...

Okay, that's it for this update. Starting tomorrow morning - back to workaholic mode for me.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

AR: Zyzeji

A commission for Checkmark featuring a character of his own creation. :)

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Maul vs. Asajj

I just finished this commission.. Mike B., thanks again for being patient! I'm glad ya like it :)

Click for bigger version:


The final pic is huge (a whoppin' 18"x24"), so I'll post some close-up shots of the faces below. Art was drawn with brush pen, assembled and colored in Photoshop. Definitely one of my favorite commissions I've ever done. If only I could do this sorta thing every day. :)





So who do you think would win: Maul or Asajj? .. Pretty close call if ya ask me..

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Harry Potter REVISED

This is just somethin' I did quickly between jobs... That one Harry Potter picture I did was annoying me.. Thought I'd change a few things. I dunno.. I'm still not super happy with it, but I like it better than before, so.. whatevah.



For those that don't know, I'm finally catching up on the books. I've actually been listening to the audiobooks (which I highly recommend) while I work, so that's worked out pretty well. I'm about a third through "Half Blood Prince" right now. And, yes, I saw Order of the Phoenix -- AWESOME movie! I'm seeing it again this weekend. :)

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Update & Maihack's Blog

Busy busy busy busy busy @.@

I tell ya, sometimes I look at my "to do" list and mah brain starts to explode. I have around 30 separate projects (that includes sketch card sets, commissions, and design jobs) on my plate right now, some big, some not so big... some HUGE.. and about two-thirds of them have to be done by the end of the month, which stresses me out just thinkin' about it.

So yeah.. If you see a few new gray hairs on my head at the next convention, that's why. ;P
AND I wanna try to squeeze in a couple "me" things before WWChicago, but I guess we'll see..

I wanted to post a link to Mike Maihack's blog before I go. I like his stuff a lot, and he posted a cool step-by-step showing how he created this Phoenix pic. So go check that out. Never hurts to pimp out a fellow artist :)

HERE'S THE LINK