End of the Line

I was asked to do a cover for the Arts & Entertainment section pertaining to an article about the Sopranos finale. Fine, but I don't have cable-- heck, I don't even watch TV. The last time I tuned in was on was the Super Bowl. Seriously! So, the Sopranos, eh? That's mobsters, right?
...Well, I got the first disc of season 1 from someone at work. Wow. Pretty cool. So, I'm netflixing the rest. The trick now is to avoid hearing how it ends until I catch up. I'm still working on season 1. Looong way to go.
...Painted in photoshop and running this weekend in the Contra Costa Times.
The End

A Head Sketch That Almost Got Away

I doodled weird heads drawn on a piece of paper. I then added bodies and tried to make them fit on the page together.

S'funny, I posted this in the unpublished "drafts" section more than a month ago. I wrote a lengthy essay to accompany it; I revised it several times. Each time I thought, "almost perfect!" I read it again just now. Why, just a few more tweaks and... Blah. Delete! I'm supposed to be drawing here!

Pen & ink, colored in photoshop!

The End

More Heads!

I found photos of faces, did quick sketches-- primarily capturing the headshapes and the placement of the features-- and then I put the photos away and continued onward.
...The guy at the lower left was totally made up.

Sketchbook Project Thoughts and CONAN!

I am rethinking the usefulness of this Head Sketchbook Project. It's pretty dull stuff. I'm sure it's good for me but I wonder if dedicating the time to scanning and typing about a collection of so-so head-drawings is of interest.
...I have a number of these efforts scanned in-- accompanied by way too much yammering-- in the "draft" stage, but I should throw some of this effort into doing something more meaningful.
...I'll finish out what I've started and I'll keep drawing, but I won't make it a priority.

This doodle was inspired by a recent comics acquisition. I picked up GIANT-SIZE CONAN #'s 3, 4, and 5. They were published in 1975 and # 3 has art by Gil Kane inked by Tom Sutton-- absolutely amazing work. I'm a fan of both those guys but I'd never seen them in tandem. Delicious.
...Here is a question and if there's a Conan comics aficionado who can shed light on this I'd appreciate a post or email:
The story in Giant-Size Conan 3 is continued in #4, but #4 is not continued in #5! Where did it go? I didn't see any clue in the "next issue" blurb. I've looked around a bit and haven't found a good lead for where it was concluded!

Conan head, ink & paper, stained with digital color.

The End