Gerz Blog

Gerz Blog

Time flies like an arrow...


...fruit flies like a banana.


(I always loved that line.)


I can't believe it's been two weeks since I last updated the blog and that  the Calgary Expo is less than a week away.

Here are some close ups of the Melmoth Street scene form the scan:


...and the whole thing:


I will have this on display at the Calgary Expo and then hand it over to Dean.



Here's what I'm working on now for Benedict:

This is a scan of the very light pencils which is why I had to underexpose it but you get the general idea.

I hope to start inking  this today if life doesn't get in the way again.


"Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save."
-Will Rogers

Calgary Commissions Inked


Here's how the inks turned out for John and Dean's commissions:



I had decided to crosshatch the Batman because I wanted him to look 'gargoyle-like'. I ended up putting a grey wash on him as well to make him stand out a little more. Unfortunately all that crosshatching doesn't show up well on the screen.



This one turned out well. This is just a photo, I'll be getting it scanned soon.

I will be making prints available and will announce sizes/pricing here soon.



Less than 3 weeks now until the Calgary show:

Hope to see some of you there!




Calgary Commissions


Here are the pencils for two commissions that I have for John and Dean in Calgary.




I am inking them now and will be taking them with me to the show, April 16 - 19.




This one is rather large at 20" x 30" and, if I don't screw it up, should be quite a show stopper.

(For Cerebus fans, anyaway.)



Speaking of Cerebus fans, it's been really nice to see the outpouring of good wishes and prayers for Dave during his time in the hospital. I would like to add my own best wishes for his full and speedy recovery.




Technical difficulties


I seem to be having trouble uploading images to this blog.


Guess I'll just keep drawing.


Hope to be able to share more images soon.







nanna nanna nanna...




Charles got Kelley Jones to do this Batman drawing and tasked me with adding the backgrounds.

My first "kick at the bat" was to surround him with gargoyles on this quick mock-up:



Charles thought that that was too many gargoyles and he wanted more definition and perceptive to the building.

In order to do that I had to try to figure out what was happening with the Batman's legs and what he was hanging on to.

That led to this bit of silliness and another mock-up:



Here is the way the final inks turned out:



And yet another computer mock-up to use as a colour guide:



While I was working on this, I was contacted by John in Calgary who asked me if I could do a pre-show commission of --- you guessed it --- Batman and a gargoyle.


Stay tuned to see how that one turns out.




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