Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Puppy Love

Just finished another new piece in Illustrator, again the I'm posting the original sketch and the finished piece for comparison. Click the thumbnail for a larger view. I wanted to do a monochromatic image this time.

Monday, November 21, 2005

New Illustrator Piece

I like to call this one "Classy Blonde in Blue Aquarium" or something like that. Click image for a closer look at the before and after.

Happy Birthday to Me

My birthday was Saturday. Got a lot of cool stuff from my family and friends.

1. A 30 gig iPod
2. The Art of Shag book
3. Louis Prima Live in Vegas CD
4. “The Warriors” DVD
5. A framed Shag Disneyland print
6. A Gil Elvgren calendar
7. The Art of Dan Decarlo book

Not to mention a Best Buy gift card and some cash. Man, I can not complain! That’s some sweet swag right there! Thanks to everyone for all the cool stuff. I feel very fortunate to have such great people in my life. This past year has been a great one!

Friday, November 18, 2005

New Artwork - Urban Girlie

Here's a new piece I did today, click on the image and you can see a bigger view of the original sketch and the finished Illustrator image. I'm pretty happy with this one, I really like her style. To check out more of my work, including comic book stuff, visit my site - CalSlayton.com.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Pictures of my Studio

I really love it when I visit an artist's website and they show images of their working spaces. For some reason it fascinates me to see where creative people work. So, I thought I'd return the favor and post some shots of my own home studio. My lovely wife was cool enough to let me turn one of the bedrooms in our new home into a work place for me to draw and do design work. I built wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling shelves to hold all my comic book stuff, toys and movies. So check it out!

Click here to check out the pictures of studio.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

It's about (clobberin') time

What a great thing this is. The Jack Kirby Museum, dedicated (obviously) to Jack Kirby, the King of Comic Book Art.

From their site:

The Jack Kirby Museum and Research Center is organized exclusively for educational purposes; more specifically, to promote and encourage the study, understanding, preservation and appreciation of the work of Jack Kirby by:

* illustrating the scope of Kirby's multi-faceted career,
* communicating the stories, inspirations and influences of Jack Kirby,
* celebrating the life of Jack Kirby and his creations, and
* building understanding of comicbooks and comicbook creators.

To this end, the Museum will sponsor and otherwise support study, teaching, conferences, discussion groups, exhibitions, displays, publications and cinematic, theatrical or multimedia productions.

Click here to visit the site.

Monday, November 07, 2005

New Autumn Artwork

I decided to change my homepage up a bit and start featuring one large drawing. Right now my plan is to change it for each season, that way it'll get a new look every three months and I'll get motivation to work on something new. I knocked this autumn one out fairly quickly, it's amazing how fast you can work once you get the bug. It started with a simple sketch that I imported into Illustrator and drew over. I think it came out pretty good. I wanted an "Autumn in New York" feel. Click on th thumbnail for a lager view.
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