Saturday, September 28, 2013

Mona and Tina in Color! (9-28-13) SOLD

Mona and Tina, ink & marker on 8 1/2" x 11" bristol, $99.95

Okay, so I know I said I wouldn't do any more big elaborate color pieces for a few weeks.  So... this is a somewhat smaller elaborate color piece- right?  Truth is, I finished the pencils for this, and just knew that I wanted to see how it would look in color, so I went ahead and spent the extra time working it out and cutting masks to spray in the background.  

As for what's going on, I see this as another glimpse into the past, from around the same time as the recent Tina piece.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Dee in the Closet (9-23-13) SOLD

"Dee," Ink & Marker on 8 1/2" x 11" Bristol, $39.95

Something makes me wonder if Dee put herself in the situation, to be discovered by someone else?

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Space Patrol Dasha in 11x17" Color! (9-19-13) SOLD

"Dasha, Jo, & Rue," Ink and Marker on 11" x 17" Bristol, $199.95

Several people have asked me about the return of Dasha's nemesis, Space Pirate Rue, who I think I've drawn all of twice in the past- both a long time ago.  So, here she is- back and just as crazy as ever!

This will probably be the last of the big large-format pieces for at least a few weeks, until I catch up on commissions, and I want to get a bunch of new inexpensive monochrome pieces out there and available.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Bound Librarian Millie (9-9-13) SOLD

"Millie," Ink & Marker on 8 1/2" x 11" Bristol, $39.95

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Break Time For Tina (9-3-13) SOLD

"Tina," Ink & Marker on 8 1/2" x 11" Bristol, $49.95

I think everyone should feel free to make up their own stories about what's going on in my pin-ups, but to me, this looks like a glimpse from Tina's early days as a rookie stockbroker.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Hot Tub Kelli in 11" x 17" Color! (9-1-13) SOLD

"Kelli," Ink & Marker on 11" x 17" Bristol, $249.95

So, here's another one of those pieces that just got out of hand!  Tobie asked me which of the Dames was up next, and I told her it was Kelli's turn.  She suggested a bondage pin-up in a hot tub, and I thought, that ought to be simple enough!  Of course, I managed to make it a lot more complicated than I originally intended, but I did come up with a new technique, at least.  I wanted a method to add some soft steam to the tub without spraying white paint, so I came up with the idea of using the marker "airbrush" to spray clear blending fluid.  It's the same stuff the markers use to carry the pigment, but without the pigment in it.  Sprayed onto the art, it sinks the pigments down into the fibers of the paper, leaving a light area on top.  And it worked!

On a different subject, what do you think- have I priced this one too high?  This is always a tricky subject for me.  On one hand, I've been told that my prices are much too low.  On the other hand, I don't want to raise prices too much, because the last thing I want to do is take advantage of the wonderful people who have supported my work all these years.  I want to find a fair middle ground will keep my work easy to collect, but will allow me to pay the bills when I go full time.  Any thoughts you guys have are appreciated, feel free to post them here or email me directly if you prefer.  Thanks, guys!