I’ve made another move, this one in the really real world. The house I was renting got put on the market and I had to move on shorter notice than I was expecting, and so I ended up about 10 miles farther North, in a little town called McKinney. A town I just so happened to be born in. It’s on all kinds of “Safest City” & “Best Suburb” lists, and I’m happy to report that the restaurants on the revamped Downtown Square do not disappoint.
Dark Phoenix Watercolor
I’ve been back to work about two weeks now and finally have a moment to stop, catch my breath and update the site a bit. Speaking of, there are about a dozen new pieces in the Commission gallery with more coming soon. I also had time to play around with some watercolors during the packing process and did a few practice pieces including the Dark Phoenix you can see here.
Oh, and those commissions are now officially open!
As the featured image from this post suggests I will be at the Dallas Comic Con Sci-Fi Expo the weekend of February 8th and 9th at the Irving Convention Center. As has become tradition for the past few years (for better or worse) I will be upstairs in the 3rd Floor Artist Alley at table #303. All the way in the back. Come track me down and mention this post and I’ll have a freebie for you.
The Dallas Comic Con Sci-Fi Expo runs Saturday, February 8th from 11am to 7pm and Sunday Februay 9th from 11am to 5pm. For more info visit the Dallas Comic Con website.
In the ongoing quest to document my process and gain art fans through YouTube I’ve got another timelapse/speed drawing video in the can, this one of everyone’s favorite illegal alien, Superman. The Man of Steel. Clark Kent. Kal-El. The original Man of Tomorrow.
This is about 4 hours of work and was completed 100% on the pixel-box. The initial sketch, which I didn’t record, took about an hour or so. You can see the finished piece here.
January brings with it 2014′s first commission, a throwback-style Superman piece. You can check it out on my DeviantArt profile here, if you’re into that sort of thing.
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This was completed for the same client who commissioned the Uuru Mystic piece and was given as a birthday present to one of their good friends. The next theme on the commission list is a toss-up between Dr. Who or Star Trek.
If you visit the blog often you’ll notice that we’ve made a small switch over from the soulcore.net domain to the new and condensed ArtOfWarlick.com. A while ago my good buddy Luan pondered aloud why I had never done an “Art Of War” riff with my brand. I’ve been rolling it around in my head ever since and decided a few weeks ago that it was the direction I wanted to go. I’ve stuck with Soulcore.net out of habit and nostalgia for more than a decade (this site has been live in one form or another since 1998!) but I felt it was time to put away childish aliases and proudly and boldy start using my real name on the artwork I create.
That’s right, we’re going old school and taking it wayback by putting together something I haven’t had in years, a properly curated mailing list. So, sign up below if you’re interested. I’m not 100% sure what I’ll be sending your way but you can bet it’ll be art and design related. And I won’t spam your inbox, promise.
This is about 15 hours of work, including the mounting process, time-lapsed down to just over 5 minutes with music by the massively amazing Adam Warrock. If you dig the track go pick it up along with the rest of his new album Middle of Nowhere.