Friday, July 6, 2012

A Commission Experiment!

So with Heroes over, my credit card is getting wrung out for all that it's worth. As a result, I did something I should have done BEFORE the show and offered single inked and greytoned marker character sketches (with no bg) for $75 a pop. That are on vellum, like the rather popular little Batgirl pic I did here.

That specific piece went for $200 on auction this Sat at Heroes. So yeah, not a bad deal. I only recently started selling my originals, as they are starting to take up too much room in my studio, so these are to be pretty rare, frameable pieces that whoever bought will have the one true, original copy of. To make toning easier with the markers, as they are done by hand- I also am coloring said commissions digitally in the more 'traditional' Paigey-style as I need to do a practice run to map out where my shadows are going to hit. So yay!
The catch: For the time being, I only had 5 slots open for this offer, which was announced over my Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr accounts. Also, I was only doing fictional characters, not portraits. So no pics of people's wives, girlfriends, kids, etc. Sorry but too many egos get wrapped up in those kind of pieces and it infringes on my process. So revisions and progress shots ain't happening. You get what I'll give you, but if you're a fan of mine and pick a character that plays to my artistic strengths (boobs are aways a good start ~__^ ) I assure you you'll like what you get. Not saying I'll never do portraits of real people ever again, but that's not for this offer. I wanted to get these done quick and dirty. 
The experiment was a rousing success, with all five character slots being scooped up and payed for (the MOST important part!) in less than a week. 
I definitely want to do this again- it was A LOT of fun and I got a chance to put my own twist on some characters I wouldn't have otherwise thought to draw on my own. I'm steadily trying to build that trust/reputation with my artwork that if you give me something to draw, I will rock the shit out of it.

So anyways, onto all the awesome commissions everyone got!!

Big Barda
"I'm not so bad. A little rough, maybe --
but once you get to know me --
I can be a real pussycat."

Lady Death
"Queen of all that's dead or dying, baby..."

Columbia, from Rocky Horror Picture Show
"It was great when it all began, I was a regular Frankie fan..."

"The elements marshal their infinite might at my beckoning!
Power seethes in the roiling clouds! Now, at my command -- STRIKE!"

A Baltimore Pinup Girl
“I would never want to live anywhere but Baltimore.
You can look far and wide, but you'll never discover a stranger
city with such extreme style. It's as if every eccentric
in the South decided to move north, ran out of gas
in Baltimore, and decided to stay.” 

-John Waters

And an extra bonus piece!!

Baltimore icons
Mister Boh of National Bohemian Beer
and the UTZ Potato Chip Girl

"Oh Boy!"
I've got a couple more Baltimore-centric ideas for pinups- my friends and fans in Baltimore (my hometown) are VERY kind to me and I always like to do a little extra for them. Think I may pump those out before Baltimore Comic Con in September and see if I can get some postcard sets made. Which I will certainly also post to etsy. We'll see what my schedule looks like, as I have A LOT on my plate for the next couple months.


  1. Aghh I loooooove your Baltimore arts!!!!JKLAJSKFLJAS

    Sewwww Gooooooooooood!

    1. Thanks, hon! I've got an idea for a really cute Oriole-themed pinup girl I wanna do, just gotta concentrate on some other work for a bit to get ze bills paid. ;D


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