Wednesday, April 27, 2011

New for sale in The Becca Shop

This fabulous Bride of Frankenstein pin-up painting. 12 x 24 Acrylic Bride of Frankenstein $125.00 (plus shipping)



In addition to drawings I am also now taking commission orders for paintings. It's $125 for a 12 x 24 pin-up/ character/ figure painting. Other sizes are available upon request prices vary based on project. To order a commission or for further information email me here: ladygorgon@yahoo.com

Meow!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Detta Vendetta

I just finished a very special pin-up drawing featuring the lovely Detta Vendetta! If you’ve not been introduced to Ms. Vendetta I strongly suggest you should check out her awesome tumblr:

http://dettavendetta.tumblr.com/

Thanks for being such a fantastic model Detta!


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sarah Jane & K-9

Here is a drawing I did a few years ago of the lovely Sarah Jane and K-9 from Doctor Who :)

Elisabeth Sladen 1948-2011

I just read that Elisabeth Sladen passed away. She was always one of my favorite Doctor Who companions and I'm very sad to hear she's no longer with us. Thank you Sarah Jane wherever you are :)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Commissions

I've had a few people inquire via email and on the blog lately about commissions so I thought I'd put a post up letting anyone who might be interested know what my current rates are.

I will draw anything. Would you (or someone you know) like to be drawn in a pin-up style? Would you like a drawing of your favorite film or comic character to decorate an ugly bare wall? Or a gift for that special someone’s birthday... You name it I'll draw it. Tame or not so tame.

An 11x14 drawing rendered on Bristol is $40 for black and white and $55 for color. If you choose to buy more than 1 drawing of this size at once I will ship for free.

An 18x24 drawing rendered on Bristol is $80 black and white and $100 for color. If you choose to buy more than 1 drawing of this size at once I will give you a 10% discount.

When shipping applies it is generally $5 if shipped within the continental US and parts of Canada.

If you have any questions or want to order any art please email me here: ladygorgon@yahoo.com

I'm also available for other art projects though prices vary based on the request. send me an email and we can talk :)

Oooops....

I was cleaning up some of the older links in my sidebar that don't go anywhere anymore and I accidentally deleted half my list of links. If I have accidentally removed your site and you'd like me to restore your link please let me know in the comments.

I will restore as many as I can remember but sadly I'm sure I'll miss stuff.

A couple of portraits by request

Here are a couple of fun portraits I've drawn over the last week. the first gal asked to be drawn as a vampire...



And the second asked to be drawn as a combination pin-up/ anime gal.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

From Start to Finish: The Anatomy of a Commission.

I've had a few people over the years ask exactly how I set about to create a drawing and I thought it might be fun to take some photos and sort of document the process. I really and truly believe that anyone can create art, you just have to devote the time and effort to the craft you choose be it drawing or painting etc...

Today I will be drawing Betty & Veronica from Archie comics. My aim is not to draw them exactly like they look in the comic but sort of translated though my style. First you need to decide what kind of a pose in which to draw the girls. You can of course come up with something on your own but I figured for the sake of this exercise I would use a photo reference. It is much easier to draw anything using a photo reference as it gives you an idea where everything fits, perspective, etc... but I'm only using it a reference and fully intend to add my own touches, to make the drawing uniquely Becca.

I keep tons of pictures from magazines as well as several books of pin-up photos for pose reference. They really come in handy when you just can't figure out what you want to draw. In those cases I'll just flip through the books until the drawing comes to being in my head. Sometimes I use one photo other times I combine several to create the pose I desire.



Now that we have a basic idea for our pose, using pencil I draw loose circles and lines to represent the body and it's pose. It doesn't look like much but this is a very important step. It sets up the groundwork for the whole drawing. The more dramatic the pose the more interesting your drawing will likely be.



I suppose now would be a good place to talk about supplies. I usually draw on 11x14 smooth bristol paper but will draw on just about anything really that has an acid free white surface :) The pencil I use is just a BIC #2 retractable pencil the kind you buy in the office supply area of the grocery store. I tried fancier pencils but could never get the lines to erase completely so I stick with BIC. My eraser is a Mars Plastic eraser by Staedtler, it's super cheap and erases completely. I adore my eraser not enough to marry it though.

Once the circles and lines are on the page you want to sort of refine the body shape, add very basic details. You are sort of like a sculptor at this point adding and taking away where you need to.






Once I have the basic body shape down now the fun really starts and I begin adding all the details, create the face (eyes, nose, lips)...

YwuOr9 on Make A Gif, Animated Gifs

created using the animated gifs maker at MakeAGif


Here are a couple of examples of how I draw lips. In the second gif you'll notice after I add Betty's mouth it makes her face too short. That's why I do roughs in pencil so I can make adjustments which I will do before adding ink!

oFIvk5 on Make A Gif, Animated Gifs
created using the animated gifs maker at MakeAGif


Add clothes, jewelry, add a background, add whatever you like and once you've filled your page with what was in your head you are done with pencils :)



Now is the time to add ink! There are hundreds of options for pens and everyone has their favorite, my favorite are PITT artist pens by Faber-Castell. The pens come in 5 sizes; XS (smallest tip), S (small tip), F (fine tip), M (medium tip) and BRUSH tip! It's like painting with a pen :) The pens are waterproof India Ink (great detail if you use markers to add color) and are fantastic! If I could marry them, I would...sorry SamuraiFrog but it's true.



First I ink every detail I want kept in the final drawing using the "S" pen. Unless there are details too small for "S" and then I occasionally use the "XS"





Next up brush pen! I use the brush pen to draw sort of an outline on my characters.



Question: Why do I use so many different pens for inking?

Answer: By using different size pens I am creating the illusions of depth. If you use only one size pen the image tends to look a bit flat. The bolder the line the closer the object will look.

You don't want to use tons of brush pen however, if you use too much you will just go back to having a flat image only now the lines will be thicker so that's where magical Mister "M" comes in!



Use the "M" pens in areas that you want to stand out but not so much it would be distracting. (hey look I got my finger in that photo :)



When you finish with the "M" pen you can erase the pencil and add any finishing touches! Leave your drawing black and white or you can add color manually or with a computer painting program.

And there you have it, a drawing is born. If anyone actually read this whole thing and has any questions please feel free to leave them in the comments area :)

The Best Catwoman cosplay I've seen to date :)

The Silk Spectre







Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

A recent Elvira drawing!

God I love Elvira! I'm so glad she's back on TV!

Toy Photos!

I was playing with some of my toys today and decided to take some photos! Warning the toys are dusty...I'm not a good duster...











Cameo by the awesome and amazing art of Kristin (AKA Sweet Enemy)











Another art cameo this time by the fabulous and outstanding Arkonbey!