Hey, Steemit. I’m finally back with an art update. I’ve been drawing and inking way more than I’ve been sharing lately. My time and focus has been all over the place. Since I got this new iPhone 11 Pro, I’ve been seeing what it can do with @lovejoy. Still tons of editing, as always. I’m in the middle of some comic book work with a writer in LA, not to mention my own stuff. I wanted to help @mada shoot a few covers for his last two novels while we were at @caffetto. It’s been busy, but really rewarding from an art point of view.
Recently, I woke up to news that Sid Haig passed away. Most know him as Captain Spaulding from House of 1,000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects, but he’s a pioneer in the horror genre going back to Spider Baby in 1967. I met Sid at a horror convention in Strongsville, OH in 2005. He was a lovely person, not at all making me feel rushed as a fan. The Devil’s Rejects hadn’t begun filming yet, and I have fond memories chatting with him and Bill Mosely [Otis Driftwood] about the possibility of a sequel.
Just a few weeks ago, @ghostfish and I went to see 3 From Hell, and although Sid Haig was barely in the film, it was a fitting closure for me […and I imagine much of the trilogy’s cast] as he died just a few days later. I’ve been wanting to do an artistic tribute to Sid, and recently looked in to a new iPad Pro Adobe app called Fresco. I did the pencils in Procreate, but Fresco offers vector brushes which I used to ink this. In a way, I felt better about the inking, most likely because of the clean strokes and line weight.
Just something to share. I feel like I have a dozen projects in the air. In a more official forum, I’ll address this, but I signed some paperwork today to officially join @eos.detroit. I’m really excited to work with @robrigo, @lovejoy and the rest of the team. I’ll be channeling a lot of energy in to bringing visual art and communication to the company. Steemit was my first love and always will be, so I’ll be posting here daily, in tandem. Thanks for reading, and supporting. For more, follow me here @kommienezuspadt!