Tuesday, June 7, 2011

WOW!





I'll say it again... Wow! This year's Heroes Con was the best yet. Thanks to everyone who came by and checked out pages to Holliday. Also, a big thanks to everyone commissioned me to do a sketch, you guys were absolutely great. As you can tell, I had a lot of fun meeting new people, catching up others, and just hanging out with friends. I know it has been said by so many, but Heroes Con really is the best convention in the country. Thanks to Shelton for again putting on a great show, and a huge thanks to Rico Renzi for getting me a table.

The only negative is I forgot to bring my camera to photograph commissions. No biggie though, the amazing colorist Nolan Woodard was nice enough to take pictures with his iPhone. Here are a couple of commissions (the ones where I remembered to get a photo). All of them were done in sketchbooks except for Spider Jerusalem, which was done on 5x7 bristol.

I already can't wait for next year!

7 comments:

Mike Sudduth said...

These are awesome, as always. Was the Spider Jerusalem done for Trish Orr by chance?

Doug Dabbs said...

Yes it was! Ha, how did you know? She was very nice as it was my time meeting her. Thanks for the kind words, I had a lot of fun with these.

Mike Sudduth said...

Haha! Trish is great. I did a sketch in that book at SPX last year. She's so nice. Again, love you work. Looks like your style is evolving a bit.

Doug Dabbs said...

It is evolving, but it is all because of story. I didn't want my work to be "dark and heavy shadow" all the time. A light comedic scene should not be bogged down with heavy shadow. So, my decision making on use of shadows is still the same, but the way I am rendering it has evolved. I think this will make scenes reflect their intended purpose and mood more accurately. This evolution is taking me to new territory, so I am really happy you like the results.

Mike Sudduth said...

Yea, I can really see it. It's always inspiring getting to see another artist's progression and to find out why. My style has been changing over the last year into something that I also feel will be much more versatile. I can't wait to see some more of your new stuff!

Craig Zablo said...

I saw your table set-up at Heroes and stopped for a second [I was on my way to view a panel]. After seeing your art, I complimented you and made a mental note to return. I never made it back, but I did pick up your card.

Keep up the great work. Hope to meet you at Heroes next year.

Doug Dabbs said...

Craig, I didn't know that was you! You should have told me. I see you on just about every blog. Well, I'll have much more things to post. Great to meet you, even though I didn't know it was you. HA!