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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sandstorm Dragonfly (art)

This dragonfly drawing is originally part of a scroll ink illustration I did for my sister's wedding. I added some digital color to the ink line art.

Sandstorm Dragonfly:

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Spectrum 17 + Guest at I-CON (Nov 13)

I just got my comp copy of the Spectrum 17 artbook in the mail yesterday. A really amazing collection of art, which will be in most bookstores soon!
It includes my Daredevil cover I did for Marvel.

Daredevil cover art: click here

Spectrum 17 cover: click here

This Saturday (Nov 13) I'll be a guest at I-CON, a comic convention in Des Moines , IA... actually Altoona, IA... I was just added last minute. I'll have PRINTS and you can see the cover art I've done for Dark Sun, Titans, Daredevil, etc.

Here's more info on I-CON:
I-CON page: click here
Daredevil WIP photo:

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Dark Sun cover art!

I've just been approved to post this:) Here's the ink version and a detail of my cover for IDW's new comic Dark Sun #1! (coming in Jan 2011) I also did a full color version, which will be coming soon, so keep an eye out.

Dark Sun is a dark, gritty fantasy world that was originally made famous by the paintings of Gerald Brom for the RPG books. (a spin off of D&D) I'm a big fan of the setting and I think this is my best fantasy art yet.

Here's some nice words from Brom on my Dark Sun art:
"Andy Brase's dynamic and dramatic imagery truly captures the spirit and savagery of Dark Sun." -Brom

This is out in the new "Previews", and due out in stores Jan 2011. So be sure to tell your comic shop to order the book! There is also a cool cover from Wayne Reynolds and interior art by Peter Bergting. On a related note, my good friend Tyler Walpole is providing regular covers for IDW's D&D comic.

Here's a link to IDW's Jan Previews:
IDW comics for Jan 2011

Dark Sun #1: Ink version

Ink Detail

Friday, October 15, 2010

Titans cover: Pencil to Ink

Many people have been asking about the process for my art. I don't really have time right now for a full detailed tutorial. Though here are a few WIP scans and some notes.

First the rough sketch. This is were I nail down the composition. I'm mainly just concerned with shapes, figures, some of the lighting and overall ideas here. I don't worry about details in this stage and try to keep things loose. It's more experimenting and searching at this point.

After I create a comp, I'm happy with, it's on to penciling. I light box the original sketch to better paper (bristol board), so I have a clean start. In the case of the Titans cover I penciled it very tight, figuring out all the details of anatomy and lighting.

Pencil Detail:

The ink stage was just making everything solid and flow together. And here's the final inks, scanned straight off the drawing, without any computer coloring or altering.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Titans Cover art

Here's a recent drawing DC commissioned me to do for a stock cover art image. It's a team of villains, I believe, led by Deathstroke. The guy in the middle/right side has tattoos that come to life.

I didn't use any photo refs on this drawing, though the female character is modeled after my fiancee, Tamara;)

Note to art collectors, the original art will be going up for sale.

Titans: Red Ink Version

Titans: Ink Detail

Saturday, July 31, 2010

New Interview- English & Spanish versions

I recently did an interview that was translated into Spanish.
Here's the SPANISH version: Interview in Spanish

Here's the ENGLISH version: Interview in English

Note: on question 7, there was a mix up in translation and my answer is to a slightly different question

Friday, July 23, 2010

Under Dead Ice- sketch

Here's a recent little sketch I was messing around with on a piece of scrap paper. It just started as a few head doodles. Then I connected them into a little scene from my concept project "Chaos Destiny"

Under Dead Ice:

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Cudoviste creature sketches

Here's my second Cudoviste sketch and creature design.
Like the first one (posted below it) this just started as a creature doodle and I got a little carried away with it.
The creature's name was inspired by my trip to Croatia and means "monster".
This drawing & creature will be another one for my own project "Chaos Destiny"

Cudoviste II sketch:

Cudoviste I sketch & detail: (from photo)

Licensing my art

I have many drawings that are available for licensing.
Including art from my own project "Chaos Destiny"
If you are a company interested in using my art on a product feel free to e-mail me about your project.
Please only serious inquiries... there are fees and contracts to be discussed when licensing my art.

If you are a fan of my art and would like to see my art on a product like a T-shirt, poster etc. please feel free to leave a comment with your interests!

Here's one example of an image available for licensing:

Undead with Claws

Tamara in Red

For friends I haven't had a chance to tell yet, I got engaged:)
Here's a photo I took and arranged of my lovely fiancee, Tamara. I adjusted the lighting & added some atmosphere.

Tamara is also a fantasy and fashion illustrator/designer just finishing her masters degree. The corset in the pic was designed by her and below I posted a recent ink drawing she did.

Tamara in Red

Mistress of Screams by Tamara Peklic
more art here: Tamara's art

Friday, April 9, 2010

C2E2- Chicago Convention

I'll be in artist alley at the huge C2E2 convention next weekend in Chicago. I'll be sharing a table with fellow artist Tyler Walpole.
April 16-18
www.c2e2.com

Here's a new WIP photo:

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Spectrum 17 list announced

The artist list for Spectrum 17 was posted!
I'll have art in the new Spectrum artbook
which will be published in Fall 2010.
It looks to be another great artbook, here's the link:

Spectrum 17 artist list

Friday, March 19, 2010

Daredevil cover

Here's a cover drawing I did for Marvel Comics a while back.
The piece was bought as a stock cover and it was discussed that
it would be printed black & white with red on the "DD" logo.
Which is how I feel this illustration would look best in print.

I don't have any more info as to when or what comic issue
it will be published on though. Actually, if anyone sees it in print or news of what issue it'll be printed on, please let me know:)

Daredevil: Ink version and Ink detail

Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Victorian series

I hope everyone has had a good start to 2010. I'll post some more older works up for now.
Here's my series of Victorian ink drawings.
They were done for the company Penny Farthing Press. The first 2 were used as pinups in the back of a trade paperback.
The 3rd Victorian drawing (top one posted) never made it to print in a comic... It was accepted to one of the Spectrum books though & I thought it was the strongest of the 3 drawings.

The Victorian III

Ink Detail from Vic III

The Victorian II

The Victorian I