Thursday, March 31, 2005

BSG Fan Art & Updates

I figured I'd give an update on What's New & Exciting In Grant's World, for those of you who exclusively read my blog ;)

1) My ComicFoundry.com interview is online, and features not only a great Q&A, but also a Step-by-Step feature showing how I created this "Battlestar Galactica" fan art:



2) I've been featured over at StarWars.com!! It's just a few quotes and a sneak peek at my cards, but it's damn exciting! Check it out over here: starwars.com/collecting/news/topps/news20050328.html

3) I've been really happy with the response to my personal sketch cards! (If you have no idea what I'm talking about, go to my site, click on "sketch cards," and then click on "personal sketch cards.") So far the most popular request has been Grievous, but there's been a nice variety so far, too, so that's cool :) Thanks to everyone who's ordered one!

And finally, this Saturday is the big day for Revenge of the Sith merchandise. The Topps cards will be hittin' shelves, so keep your eyes open! I'm gonna be buying some myself, in the hopes of landing a sketch card :)

If I get one of my own, I'm gonna be pissed. LOL

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Kit Fisto Sketch

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Personal Sketch Cards!



Aah, this is an exciting time for me. The Topps cards are coming out in a few days, I redesigned my site a little, and for a limited time I'm offering personal sketch cards!!

They're available now, and you can read all about 'em over at GrantGould.com :) Just click on "Sketch Cards" and then "Personal Sketch Cards." Easy as pie.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Obi-Wan... Again....

Not one of my better ones.. Bleh. Having one of those days. @.@

Monday, March 14, 2005

Wookiee Doodle

Some fast Wookiee action for ya! (Marker sketch + Photoshop)

Friday, March 11, 2005

General Grievous

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Prequel Poster

Finally got this thing inked and colored!

So here it is, my Prequel Tribute to the old Tom Jung Star Wars poster :)



If you wanna see the original sketch again, click here, and if you wanna see it with inks, click here.

OR if you wanna see a poster that kicks my poster's ASS, click here :P

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Weevenge of the Siff

Man, I've been so freakin' BUSY these last few days @.@ I apologize to those of you waiting on commissions. I'll definitely get to them as soon as I can. I've been trying to finish up my sketchbook, too, so I can get it printed up in time for next month's convention. It's truly a pain to work a full-time job AND try to maintain an art career on the side. heh :) Here, have a stupid cartoon:

Monday, March 07, 2005

Yoda - 4 Steps

Here's a basic rundown of the "Yoda" coloring. I was hoping to have something new for you today, but my weekend was completely unproductive. My body needed about 48 hours worth of sleep. heh



Friday, March 04, 2005

O-BEHAVE Kenobi



I thnk probably my favorite thing to do is doodle with marker. Nothing fancy, just a black sharpie. Just take five or ten minutes, skip the pencils, scribble whatever I feel like. Those somehow end up being the most fun to create -- I think they show my drawing style in maybe its rawest form (not to get too deep on ya there). This pic's a good example of what I'm talking about. I had a couple minutes to kill at work, so I whipped this up. Fun times. That, perhaps, is the key to NOT getting bored of your own artwork -- Speed doodling! heh :P

I marker-doodled a lot of my Topps cards, too. It might be frustrating when collectors see that I don't have one style throughout the set -- I jumped between quick sketches to cartoony markers to nice inks. My style's all over the place. I think there are two reasons for this: (1) I'm still finding my style (if there is "One True Style" hidden in me somewhere -- I don't even know if I should be concerned with that, it all evolves anyway). Concerning the Topps cards, I was so nervous and excited, I didn't know where I wanted to go artistically, and there was NO time to ponder it -- I had a tight deadline! (2) When doing 1,000 cards, you need ways to entertain yourself. I mean, seriously, sitting in a room drawing fifty clonetroopers in a row is mind-nuuummmbbing. Switching up styles, medium, etc. is good for the brain. It keeps you from drooling all over the sketch cards. Who knows, maybe drooled-on cards go for more on ebay.. ?

That said, I do hope Topps makes another set of Star Wars cards after Episode 3, and I hope they ask me back to do more sketch cards. The first time is always good for learning -- I mean, I'm satisfied with most of my cards. (I learned that I am retarded when it comes to colored pencils, and that markers are my friends. Colored pencils, bad. Markers, good. Do not try and be fancy with backgrounds. Blah blah blah.) Yeah... So, if there is a second time, I'll definitely be able to go into it a little stronger. The Episode 3 set was my first step toward creative confidence...

Oh man, look at me ramble! Better post this crap and start enjoyin' my weekend :)

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Anakin - 6 Steps

Here's another one. (I realized I accidentally showed the same stage twice on that last "Witch King" one -- Oops)





Witch King - 6 Steps

I thought it might be fun to post a quick visual rundown of the steps I take while coloring in Photoshop. Obviously, it's a little different for each picture, but this gives you a general idea of how my tiny monkey brain works. OOO OOO EEE





Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Layna

This blog was in need of a booty call @.@



I'll probably put the uncolored version of this in my con sketchbook.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

The Witch King