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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Diseasey Fly

Is 'diseasey' a word?.. I don't think so.. but 'Fly' seemed like a boring title. I loosened up a bit for this one. I did a quick sketch and loose inks using a brush pen (The kinda brush pen that uses real ink though, not those crappy foamy brush pens). I have one from Pentel that works well and kinda gives the result of a Sumi brush. Plus I can ink with it while sitting in bed.. always an added bonus. I like the ink work I did on it better than the color treatment. The colors came out alright though. They were done in Photoshop.. I've been meaning to do more coloring with watercolor or acrylics, but didn't get around to it this time. I think I could get some more depth and texture using paint.. next time maybe.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Pizza Party! tshirt

Pizza Party! tee by jonsperry. Available from

I finished coloring this shirt tonight and put it up for sale at MySoti! All the cheese drips and sauce splatters were fun to ink. Figuring out the saucy breadstick lettering was really fun too.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

New Paintings

I finished off these two pieces today. They are ink and spray paint on wood panels. I'm not sure if I'm going to do anything further with these though.. they were kind of exercises to work out a style for pieces for gallery display. I'm mostly happy with the style, though there's still a few kinks to work out. On the policeman piece, the ink didn't exactly absorb, which made a cool effect, but wasn't exactly what I was shooting for. Since it absorbed fine on the other panel, (sun) I think it was just less absorbent wood. I'll have to keep that in mind when getting substrates again.

Pizza Party - work in progress

I did the inks for this project today. It's a t-shirt design that I've been working on the last few days. Next step is to scan it and do the colors in Photoshop.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Hi, I'm Jon

Made this little self-portrait illustration. I made it to fit on a business card, I'll probably print up a few. It'd be a fun little card to hand out to other artists at conventions or wherever.. It also works nicely as my current Facebook icon.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Kids vs. Frogs

I've been working on a large project, but I felt like inking, so I made this illustration. Someone told me this story from their youth and I thought I could make a nice visual of it.

I inked it all with a size 2 brush and a bit with a Pitt pen. I thought afterward that a size 4 brush may have given a little more looseness, but I'm happy with the result.