Tag Archives: Sketch Cards

Super 8 Sketch Card Process

When I’m not busy making children’s books or comics, I like to make sketch cards for fun, often featuring geeky fan art of my favorite TV or movie characters. (You can check out previous cards I’ve made here, here, and here.) I recently made a set of six cards featuring the gang of kids from the movie Super 8, which was my favorite movie of 2011 (probably one of my favorite movies ever actually). Anyway, I thought this would be a good opportunity to show a little process stuff.

Click to see how I made the cards!

Original Art Sale – Store Cleanup Time!

In an attempt to clear out my store page to make room for new projects and art, I am holding a big sale on all the original art and sketch cards that I have listed there currently. AFTER MARCH 15, I AM DUMPING ALL THIS ART. Get it while you can.

Most of the sketch cards are from my Summer of Heroes and Christmas Cards projects that I did last year, plus some miscellaneous sketches I did for fun. All of them are now $10, reduced from $20 and $30.

Buy the art here.

Christmas Cards


From now until Christmas Eve, I will be making sketch cards on my Ustream show featuring my favorite holiday characters. The show airs every Tuesday-Friday at 10 AM ET. Come and chat as I draw and paint live.

I will be posting the images at the top of this post as I make them. Check back often to see the new artwork throughout the month.

All artwork will be put up for sale in my store immediately after the show each day. See all the cards that are available here: http://store.danidraws.com/christmas-cards

Please note that while I will send the orders as soon as possible, I cannot guarantee they will arrive before Christmas. I ship them via USPS first-class, so if you’re in the U.S. it will probably take several days.

I hope you all are having a very merry holiday season!

Random Comic Art and Commissions

Here is a mish-mash of some recent sketches and paintings that I’ve been making for fun for various projects.

These are some original watercolor paintings featuring characters from my comic Frosty the Gourdman:

Frostywc Frostyandlilywc

And also some smaller sketch cards, painted with gouache:

Frostyintherain Happyfrosty Halloweenlily

Some of this original artwork is available for sale here: http://store.danidraws.com/frosty-the-gourdman

I’ve also made some paintings featuring characters from my other comic, My Sister, the Freak.

The following paintings were made as donations for the UP! Fair. If you haven’t heard about the fair, it is a new convention/conference for independent comics creators and fans. It is taking place next month in Lexington, Kentucky. If you are anywhere near the vicinity, go check it out! Admission is free.

I packaged each painting with signed copies of issue 1. They will be auctioned off in support of the fair.

Upaliens Upseavers Upart

I also just finished a commissioned piece featuring MStF characters in Hawaii. Very fun! It was very Lilo-&-Stitch-ish.

Mstfhawaii

And finally, these are a few sketch card commissions I made. They have nothing to do with my comics, but I’m a fan of the characters.

Scifiladies

The cards are Chiana and Aeryn Sun from Farscape and Janet Fraiser from Stargate SG-1.

If you’re interested in getting a commission, go here for info and pricing: http://store.danidraws.com/commissions