Sunday, July 20, 2014

Pencil Portraits at C2E2 - July 23-27 at SDCC

Doug's convention commissions include 10 x 14 and 16 x 20 pencil portraits.  He did several during C2E2 April 25-27, including Heather's 10 x 14.

Check the San Diego Comic-Con program for the location of Big Wow Art; Doug has exhibited with Steve Morger's group since 2007 and will again be taking pencil portrait commissions during the 5-day event at the San Diego Convention Center. 


Chad wanted to surprise his girlfriend with a 16 x 20 pencil portrait, but the only photos he had were on his iPhone - not a problem as Doug is generally able to work with a good likeness.



(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Vampirella: Finishing 10 x 14 Loose-Style Watercolor Original

Doug's 10 x 14 loose-style watercolor original of Vampirella will be available at SDCC July 23-27; check the program for the location of Big Wow Art.  Doug has exhibited with Steve Morger's group of artists since 2007.

















(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Vampirella: Starting 10 x 14 Loose-Style Watercolor Original

Doug will again exhibit with Big Wow Art at SDCC; he will have a number of loose-style watercolor originals available July 23-27.
 
I thought blog readers might be interested in seeing Doug work on this 10 x 14 Vampirella loose-style original, rendered on Arches of France 100% cotton cold press watercolor paper using aniline dyes.
 


















to be continued . . .

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Zatanna: 11 x 17 Watercolor Original

Doug is currently working on a number of superheroine watercolor originals; he just finished this 11 x 17 featuring Zatanna - rendered on Arches of France cold press art board using aniline dyes, the same materials he's used for his 450+ Playboy cartoons.

If attending SDCC Wednesday, July 23 (Preview Night) through Sunday, July 27, stop by the Big Wow Art group and see this new collection.


Please note:  due to the size of the artwork, instead of scanning it, the above is a photo of the original.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

The Crowning of Miss Mariposa Launches in Canada

Doug's artwork was featured on the cover of The Crowning of Miss Mariposa, written by Canadian humorist, newspaper columnist and author Jim Foster.




(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Doug Designs Book Cover for Canadian Author Jim Foster

Canadian humorist, newspaper columnist and author Jim Foster asked Doug last spring if he would do the cover artwork for The Crowning of Miss Mariposa, which Foster launched 2 weeks ago in Swanmore Hall at the Leacock Museum in Orillia, Ontario.

Canadian legend Stephen Leacock, who spent summers in Orillia, wrote Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town in 1912; the story was set in the fictional town of Mariposa.  Foster's book is an update of daily life in Mariposa as seen through the eyes of an elderly character named Montgomery Thompson Morrison.

In addition to writing columns for The Packet & Times since 1995, Foster also wrote I Hate To Complain, But . . . (1999) and Still Complaining (2001).


(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Winking Bunny in Lavender: 11 x 17 Watercolor Original

Doug just finished this 11 x 17 winking bunny in lavender, rendered on Arches of France cold press art board using aniline dyes, the same materials he's used for his 450+ Playboy cartoons since 1964.

If attending SDCC July 23 (Preview Night) through July 27, stop by the Big Wow Art group to see Doug's new watercolor originals.


Please note:  due to the size of the artwork, instead of scanning it, the above is from a photo.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)