IG-88 Playing Ping Pong

It’s everyone’s second favorite Empire Strikes Back bounty hunter! IG-88! Playing ping pong! Another illustration just for fun :D

Drawing some X-Men for fun! Cyclops vs Wolvie and White Magneto - inspired by Chris Bachalo’s Magneto :)
Still thinking about who to draw next. Any requests? Drawing some X-Men for fun! Cyclops vs Wolvie and White Magneto - inspired by Chris Bachalo’s Magneto :)
Still thinking about who to draw next. Any requests?

Drawing some X-Men for fun! Cyclops vs Wolvie and White Magneto - inspired by Chris Bachalo’s Magneto :)

Still thinking about who to draw next. Any requests?

"The Magic Within". Art show. DC.

Town scene for a PBS KIDS game in progress…

I’ve got a new print on sale at inprnt.com called “The Shy One & The Not-so-shy One”. It’s perfect for you, if you are into girls and yellow and turquoise.

PROCESS: Illustrating ‘Masters of the Universe’ Bad Guys from Pencil Sketches to Vector Art

Over on Instagram, I’ve been documenting my illustration process while drawing Skeletor, Merman and other He-man villains from my childhood. Here is the final piece!

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I thought it might be fun to collect the in-progress images here and explain…

HOW I DRAW!

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STEP 1 (SKETCH): I always start with a pencil sketch. I rarely draw directly in Adobe Illustrator. This allows me to stay loose and experiment before I lay down the vectors. Of course, things might still change when in Illustrator.

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STEP 2 (VECTORS): I photograph the sketch with my phone and email it to myself. Who needs a scanner! Occasionally, I will composite a final sketch together in Photoshop if I want to combine elements from a few ideas. Next, I paste the pencil sketch into Illustrator and mark it as a template in the layer options. Then I draw over it on a new layer with just black lines.

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STEP 3 (COLORS & TWEAKING): Next, I change the black lines to colored shapes and add the small details that weren’t in the sketch but I knew I would add in Illustrator - like Beast Man’s beer can.

Once I’ve finished, if I’m not happy with the illustration, I’ll change things around. For example, I changed Tri-Klops’ mouth, chin, body proportions and so on quite a bit in the final piece.

Here are the rest of the in-progress views of the characters…

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Finally, here’s a super-speed video of me drawing Evil-Lyn…

If you are interested, you can purchase a print of the Masters of the Universe piece at: http://www.inprnt.com/gallery/bishop/.

Thanks!

I’ll be showing some new work at a show in DC. Opening is Saturday night. More info at holeintheskydc.com

Robot Town: A comic strip from 2007

I just found this comic strip I was working on in 2007. Not bad. I LOLed at a few.

Two art shows in DC!

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Hole in the Sky. March 30th. 7pm - 11pm.

I will be joining the dudes at Hole in the Sky as they open their studio space for an evening of art appreciation and creative cross-pollination. 

More info here.

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Countdown to Yuri’s Night 2013: The Year of the Robot. April 13th. 8pm - ???.

The sixth annual Countdown to Yuri’s Night (C2YN)—featuring an exhibition of interchangeable robot paintings; burlesque show with Trixie Little and The Evil Hate Monkey, Mr. Gorgeous, Candy Del Rio, The Reverend Valentine, Fannie Spankings, and Kittie Glitter; music from the bands Dance for the Dying and Atomic Mosquitos; and much more—will celebrate the anniversary of the Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s space flight with robot flare. 

More info here.

This is your last chance to own an historic “Obama Riding a Unicorn” t-shirt designed by Washington DC-based artist and adventurer Chris Bishop! Supplies are extremely limited! Get one at chrisbishop.bigcartel.com.