Thursday, March 29, 2007

Slave Leia Sketch

Just a quickie. I added it to my eBay store.

Click for big version:

DC and Star Wars 30th

I'm being told I can officially announce both card sets I'm working on right now (and will be working on until sometime in May). Both companies seem to be a little behind in their website updates, I don't see any set info up yet.. but I'm sure that'll change soon. As far as I know, both sets have a summer release. And both sets are gonna RUUUUULE.



DC Universe: Legacy
I'm doing 300 full-color cards, featuring all the DC heroes and villains.. I'm excited about this because I'm kind of a dummy when it comes to DC, so now I'm learning who the characters are, what they look like, etc.. Definitely a cool gig. And did I mention - ? ALL COLOR :)

Star Wars 30th Anniversary
I'm doing 500 cards, all A New Hope themed -- some will be pencil sketches, some inked, and some color. And the artist list on this set is amazing.. If you're a comic book fan, your jaw will drop when you see some of the names.. It's gonna be the Darth Vader of all card sets.

More info soon...

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

C4 Program, SW Stamps

I'm slapping you with yet another non-art post. (Sorry, almost everything I'm working on right now is stuff I can't show yet.) But here's some more Star Wars coolness recently announced and shown on StarWars.com :)

First up is the official Celebration 4 program book artwork, created by my pal Randy 'Lover Not A Fighter' Martinez. It'll be sold as a poster, too.

Second is our first look at the Star Wars postage stamp collection! I guess they'll be available May 26.



I'm tellin' ya... Celebration 4 is gonna be a madhouse of amazing stuff... Just make sure you buy one of my posters, people! I'll be sellin' 'em cheap! hehe :)

Oh, that reminds me, I've had a couple people ask me about my Star Wars print/poster. It's done, Lucasfilm approved it, it's all set to go. I can tell you that it's 18"x24" in size and it's A New Hope themed. What I can't do is show it to you yet. StarWars.com wants to preview all of the artists' prints first, and then after that I can post it here. So until then, hold on to your blasters.

Monday, March 26, 2007

New eBay Items

Marvel: Spidey, Cap, Hulk, Iron Man, Spiderwoman
Marvel: Wolverine, Thing, Human Torch
007: Dr. No
007: From Russia With Love
Dr. Doom and Red Skull sketches
Qui-Gon and Watto pencil sketch
Cartoony Starbuck (BSG)
Creature from the Black Lagoon

I'm also selling a Pirates of the Caribbean 5-piece booty pack where you get the two full-color prints and all three original drawings. Yaarrrr, what-a deeal..

Bear McCreary Q&A

Just a quick non-art post -- I had the honor of setting up and conducting a Q&A session with Battlestar Galactica's mondo-talented composer, Bear McCreary. If you're a fan of the show, go check it out! :)

Saturday, March 24, 2007

R2-D2 Mailbox!

I'm sure most of you have seen the Artoo mailboxes by now, right? :)

My girlfriend and I hunted down the Minneapolis one today and took a couple photos. Figured I'd post a shot of me and Artoo here in the ol' blog.





And, hey, while I'm on the topic of Star Wars..
Check it out, StarWars.com unveiled the official Celebration IV poster by artist John Alvin:



Pretty snazzy.
It's both mellow and epic..

There are certainly going to be oodles of awesome posters and prints for sale at Celebration IV... All you fans that are going: you're gonna wanna bring your credit cards! hehe :)

Dead Man's Chest

PotC: Davy Jones & Jack Sparrow
Colored in Photoshop -- Prints are available!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Rancor & other cards

A few cards I finished up tonight (click for a bigger view):



The top three are (obviously) the Rancor scene -- the middle bottom card is Figrin D'an from the Star Wars cantina band, and the other two on the bottom are G.I. Joe/Cobra characters. :) As with all my sketch cards, these were made with brush pen and Prismacolor markers.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Learn to Draw R2-D2



My latest "Learn to Draw" feature is up at starwars.com -- Here's a link for ya! This one's got kind of a special place in my heart -- Artoo's always been one of my favorite characters. Easily the coolest little droid in the galaxy. :)

If you're an Artoo fan and want a full-color print of the final pic (as seen below), head on over to my prints page.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Solo/Fett Prints

If you're interested in grabbing one of my limited edition signed & numbered Solo/Fett prints, now's the time to grab one -- Time's almost up!

Monday, March 19, 2007

Gaius Baltar

Battlestar commission -- 8.5"x11" (blue pencil, brush pen & Prismacolor markers). Definitely tried to go more serious and portraity with this one. I hope ya like it, Annie! :)

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Davy, Mara & Wolvie

Three quick things:

1) I posted a Davy Jones doodle over at the Daily Scribble:



2) Here's an art magnet I recently did -- another Mara Jade:



3) And here's something cool. A fan of mine named Fiona (who you may remember many months ago recreated one of my old Leia drawings on chainmail) worked her chainmail magic once again, this time using a Wolverine card I did a long time ago.. In her email she says it has about 5100 rings in the inlay.. so, pretty amazing stuff. My mind is boggled. Thanks for sending the photo, Fiona! :)



Here's what the original drawing looked like:

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Order Freeze



Just wanted to let everyone know -- I'm no longer taking orders for commissions, sketch cards, or magnet art cards.

This isn't a permanent thing -- it's just something I have to do right now so that I can catch up on already-existing commissions and orders. Plus I'm up to my neck in projects right now, including a couple sketch card sets, comics, and more (some of which I haven't been able to announce yet). My "to do" list is at max capacity, so I wanna clear my plate before taking on anything new. Keep your eye on my main site -- I'll announce when I'm taking orders for stuff again. It'll probably be around June or July.

In the meantime, keep my eBay store bookmarked -- http://stores.ebay.com/grantgould -- I'll be putting new goodies up there every week or so.

Thanks, everyone! :)

Wormwood G.C. TPB

This puppy is out TODAY, people!
It's 152 pages, features 2 stories, the "Leroy's Special Brew" short from the Taster #0 issue and the full miniserial " Birds Bees Blood & Beer," plus a cover gallery and pinup gallery, a look behind the scenes, and a forward written by David Slade, the director of Hard Candy and the upcoming 30 Days of Night movie. And it includes a pinup by yours truly. :)

So check it out, especially if you haven't been buying the individual issues. The collection looks really great, and Ben's a great guy and the comic is fun and twisted.. Go buy. Now!

Saturday, March 10, 2007

PotC: Tia Dalma

This is the original drawing for the Tia Dalma pic I posted over at the Daily Scribble. I've had a couple people ask about what kind of pen I use to ink -- I use Faber Castell Pitt artist pens (the brush nib ones). They're pretty cheap - usually around $1.50 a pop. They're not for everybody, but I love 'em. :)

Friday, March 09, 2007

Obi-Wan & Boga for sale

8.5"x11" marker drawing -- Available on eBay! 3 day auction! Starting at only 99 cents! :)