I’m going to kick off the summer with a brand new, all-for-fun, sketch project. I’m calling it the Summer of Heroes. If you are familiar with the Monster-a-Day project I did last Halloween, this will be similar.
Starting this week and for the rest of the summer, I’m going to create a series of sketch cards depicting my favorite heroes from pop culture. Think Superman, Buffy Summers, and Luke Skywalker. The art will be posted here at the top of this post as I finish them. Check back often to keep track of the progress.
As part of the fun, I will be creating these all on my Ustream show, where you can chat with me in real-time and discuss art, movies, and TV with me while I am drawing. Go here to watch the show and look at the schedule.
Watch the Show: http://danidraws.com/danidrawslive/
Buy the art: http://store.danidraws.com/summer-of-heroes/
I was recently interviewed by Bob Ostrom, one of the hosts of the Creative Independence Podcast. Bob and I talked about stuff like social networking, the Artcast Network, My Sister the Freak, Spacedock 7, and my advice for artists.
Special thanks to Bob and Chris Wilson for letting me hijack their show for an episode.
You can listen to the interview here.
For those of you who follow my webcomic My Sister, the Freak, I just posted the final page to the first chapter. I am now making the first issue (containing the Prologue and Chapter 1) available for download as PDF and CBZ files.
These files will make it possible to read the comic on your computer or favorite mobile device, like iPhones and iPads. Note that you will need the correct software; there are many free and cheap apps that will read these files – I recommend GoodReader or ComicZeal.
Of course, you can always read the comic for free on the web at mysisterthefreak.com too.
The download is only $.99. You can purchase it here.
Artist Kelly Light was devastated by the news of the recent oil spill in the gulf. So, she decided to do something about it!
Kelly started a site called Ripple. On it, she is selling sketch cards created by her and many other artists, with 100% of the proceeds going toward helping the animal victims affected by the spill.
The above pieces of artwork are my contributions to Ripple. Visit the site to buy some great artwork and help out a good cause!