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    chrisc's escapist WIP & sketchbook

    I'm a comic book colorist who likes to draw and paint stuff other than comics from time to time. I think a sketchbook here will inspire me to draw & paint more. I'm hoping to improve and build a portfolio that will get me more illustration work.

    I'll post some work from the last year or so to get things rolling. Most are finished pieces, some need fixing, and some are just for fun.

    thanks for lookin.

    sorry for the first big dump.

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    Cool stuff like your style alot!

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    very nice I aplaud you you Sir! really like the colors and the dynamic poses!
    only crit right now is that the spiderman looks kinda pasted in, I'd work some more on that pose. anyways, thanks for shareing!

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    Thanks guys! I appreciate your dropping by and your comments. I'll post a few more fairly recent pieces. I'm kinda swamped with some deadlines, otherwise I'm dying to paint more non-comic book stuff.

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    some recent stuff.

    A Human Torch quickie.

    A WIP for a local zine on the topic of "hate." It will be printed in b/w.

    Another finished (?) piece for the same zine on 'hate.' There's a thin line betwixt love 'n hate.

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    WOW thoses last two pieces was really in my likeing! very nice!

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    Thanks! I like doing that style of illustration even though it's not as easy for me as the cartoony stuff.

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    A couple of my latest. The illo & design for the Convention advert. is all me. Design is not my strength, though. The ad will be in an issue of Star Wars Insider magazine.

    The other piece is for an Illustration Friday Challenge, on the theme of worry.

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    I love the style, it sort of reminds me of those drawings you see in things like readers digest. take that how you will.

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    Hey, thanks! I suppose I'll take that as a compliment, tho I haven't seen a Readers Digest recently.

    cheers.

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    The guy kissing the cell phone is my favorite, you have a lot of great stuff.

    Keep it up!

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    Poison Ivy

    Been very busy the last month. But, I found some time to finish a step-by-step illustration for my other sketchbook at Gutterzombie.com.

    Poison Ivy, not the Uma Thurman version.

    I wouldn't normally use photo ref for this type of illustration, but I did for this one. It's painted in Photoshop with default brushes.

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    its good to use photo reference! and i really like your cartoon style, the joker and spiderman are funny stylizations, keep posting!

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    Lovely work, especially the stylized stuff like the guy kissing the cellphone, keep posting!

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    Thanks, HFix & Clessy! I really enjoy doing the stylized, cartoony illustrations. I need to mentally switch gears though, since most of the time I'm ears deep in comic book art.

    Here are a couple of quick portraits I did the other night.

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    The Lizard WIP

    Another quick greyscale. This one is a work in progress, since I hope to finish it, for possible portfolio piece. Painted in Photoshop, from a very rough thumbnail sketch.

    The Lizard is a Spiderman baddie.

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    I love that crazy dog on the blue background. It makes me happy, I want to see more of your illustrations with backgrounds like that!

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    I took some time last week to do the Illustration Friday challenge. The theme was "Foggy."

    I know I feel this way sometimes.

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    Simply great work, I luv the whole cartoony look to evrything, as well as the more serious peices. Splendid job, come by my page if u ever find time, thanks
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    Thanks! I'll come by for a visit too.

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    some new ones. A quick color sketch for Illustration Friday, on the theme of 'Enough.' It's a pencil sketch, finished in Photoshop.

    The other illustration is a submission for a local zine, on the theme of 'Hate.' The illustration is supposed to represent self hate. It will be printed in grey tone, but I really wanted to do a quick color version as well. I painted this directly in Photoshop.

    thanks for looking.

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    some more recent stuff.

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    recent stuff part 2

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    nice stuff.....a bit different with the abstractish bodies

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    Some more recent stuff for Illustration Friday website challenges. All are pretty quick, 2 to 3 hours. I may go back and finish some of them off. The "Detach" one is the least finished, and has some obvious problems that are bugging me.

    I've been trying to get a little more complex on these challenges, than the usual simple spot illustrations I was doing earlier.

    thanks for looking.

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    Hulk toss!

    It's been kinda busy over here, so I've only got one piece to show. Hope to have more time next week to do more fun stuff.

    This is not finished--still need to work some things out. I started with a Hulk sketch, then decided to try to finish it as a complete illo. I didn't plan it out ahead of time with thumbnails, etc. since it was just for fun. I'm working on it when I feel inspired, or when I'm bored with other stuff.

    thanks for looking.

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    Great stuff chrisc! Your quirky renditions of Marvel characters are refreshing. Your Doc Ock rocks something fierce. Thanks for the inspiration.
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    I think I've been away long enough to have some new work to show. Some stuff for "Illustration Friday," some just for fun.

    thanks for looking!

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    a work in progress of a horror piece and some quick photo ref'd heads--just to stay in the mood. Thanks for looking.

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    Niiice nice nice !! Love your characters and colors!
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