Playing Dress Up At NYCC 2013

Greetings fellow geeks! This year’s New York City Comic Con was pretty awesome. I was particularly blown away by all the amazing costumes. People really got decked out in their best (and sometimes worst) cosplay. But it’s all good because the Con is all about immersing yourself in all that nerdy, geeky, bizarre goodness. So enough of this palaver, let’s get this show on the road!

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Sandman

Here I am dressed up as Sandman from DC comics. I could’ve worn the classic green suit and purple cape, but I was having a really hard time finding where Katt Williams buys his suits.

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Sandman’s Gas Gun

Sandman’s gas gun was a bitch to make but I really had fun painting it. Hooray for dry brushing and washes. 😀 But enough about me let’s see some more cool cosplayers. Please excuse the blurry pictures. It was very crowded and unwise to hold up foot traffic for too long or photo ops.

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Sonic

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Borderlands Crew

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Breaking Bad’s Walter White

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?, Chun Li, Thor

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Psylocke

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Stormtrooper

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Dai Li Agent

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X-MEN getting photo bombed by a Horse

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The Walking Dead

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Deadpools

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Trekkies

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Um, Topless Chick?

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Poison Ivy

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Inspector Gadget

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Vegeta & Ryu

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Boba Fett!

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IDK, but he looks bad ass.

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Hawkwoman, Hawkman & Barfs Butt

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The Shredder, and some Turtle heads

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Galdolf the Douche

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Whovians!

Well that’s it for my costume showcase. There were literally hundreds of people dressed up for NYCC! It was a great time with a lot to do and see. Next up I’ll post pics of some of the cool toys, art and goodies I bought. Don’t blink!

Infinity Report

Man it’s been such a busy month that I’ve been severely neglecting my blogging duties. Commission work, a busy day job, a couple vet visits (for my dog not me) and NYC ComicCon, the time has just been flying by. However, I’ve still managed to squeeze in a little painting and modeling.

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My Infinity terrain collection is complete, for now. I tried to fit all my stuff in this picture. Mixed in with some paper terrain odds and ends, this makes for a great amount of coverage on the table. Obviously I have a lot of painting lined up for me, but so is life as a miniature gamer.

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Nomad – Hellcat

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Nomad – Hellcat

I also finished work on my first Hellcat for my Corregidor box. I LOVE this model! Totally want to buy all the poses for this little shite. Anyhoo, that’s what I’ve been up to. Stay tuned for pics of my adventures at NYCC. Later!

Obi Fun Shinobi

Recently I started working on an illustration project with a few of my friends. The premise is one of us in the group comes up with a character name and then all us interpret the name into an illustration. Here’s my first drawing and some work in progress photos as well. Enjoy!

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For Obi Fun Shinobi I wanted to create a ninja version of the legendary Jedi we all know and love. Here’s my first concept sketch that I quickly drew up on some tracing paper and a Sharpie.

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I scanned the sketch into Photoshop and changed the line art to light blue. Then printed it and drew directly onto the printout to further flesh out the figure and armor.

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Next up, shading. I love this part! I’m a big fan of heavy shadows and strong use of black. At, this point I noticed that Obi’s right leg was a little off so I later fixed that on the computer. Time for color!

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Here’s my first color comp, done on Adobe Illustrator. I like coloring on AI. Although it’s not as fancy as Photoshop there’s something about it I really enjoy.

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And Here’s the final version. Shiny! 😀