Sunday, December 29, 2013

My Personal Manifesto

Tomorrow is your second chance, tomorrow you can right the wrongs of today, tomorrow you can change the world…but what happens when tomorrow doesn’t come? Ask yourself “what did I do today?”

Every day you wake up, every day you draw breath, every day you are on this Earth is your second chance.

Yesterday is gone, tomorrow is not promised, but today…today you can put a smile on someone’s face, today you can forge new friendships, today you can let go of resentment and grant the gift of forgiveness, today you can hope and dream, today you can create and innovate, today you can seek to find the answers to life’s great mysteries, today you can be there for someone in need, today you can build stronger faith, today you can inspire the people around you, today you can make memories that will last a lifetime, today you can live life with a little more passion, enthusiasm and meaning, today you can be a better mother, father, husband, wife, son, or daughter, today you choose how you want to be remembered. You may not be able to change your current circumstances, but it doesn’t matter…not today. So I ask only one thing of all my friends…

Live wisely,
Live honestly,
Live joyfully,
Live graciously,
Live thoughtfully,
Live each day as if it is your last…you never know it just might be.

STEPHEN ALEXANDER THORNTON

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Custom Super Hero Portrait

My latest artwork was commissioned for a graduating senior who loves Spider-man.  I had a blast drawing this.  I decided to place his school in the background.


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Pet Avengers 4 page comic!

Just finished a really fun project!  The client ordered a four page comic-book of her pets as the Avengers!!! So much fun.  We bounced a few ideas around for a story but she left the majority of it up to me.

Here's the finished comic:





And here's a look at the pets that inspired it:



I had a blast with this project!  I feel like my skills are improving with each comic.  And this time I even got to add in some sound effects and cheesy dialogue :)  Best. Job. Ever.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Super Hero Family Portrait

Another successful Etsy sale!  This client was great to work with, provided lots of feedback and had a clear vision of what she wanted.  Interesting enough she ordered from me after checking out The Comics Factory. A very popular company that also creates custom superhero portraits.  One thing she noticed was that while they simply draw the client's face onto a pre-made body and background, I create everything completely custom for the client.  And my prices are much more reasonable.  Just saying ;)  She was very happy with the finished product.




The top version is the one the client preferred as it was a bit darker color wise as  she specified.  I think this one maybe looks a little more like a comic book.

The 2nd version I did used cel-shading (only two colors similar to most cartoons).  I kind of preferred it as the characters “pop” a little more.  I’m curious which most people prefer.  Please let me know. Note the difference may seem negligible to most people.




Friday, November 30, 2012

Story of Us Comic

Here's my latest offering on Etsy.  "Story of Us" 4 page comic.  It re-tells your unique love story in comic book form.  This was a blast to draw and the client surprised her husband with this for their 1-year anniversary. 






Monday, September 17, 2012

Superhero Save The Date!

My latest sale on Etsy was a first.  A request for Superhero save the dates featuring the soon to be bride and groom.  This was really fun to work on and they were happy with the results: