Wednesday, March 21, 2012

$10-20 Fan-art Original Pieces


I've decided (not my idea) to try and sell these original head shot pieces on coloured paper. They're of various characters from fandoms, be it comics, video games, movies, novels, etc. Pretty much anything.

After this first eight set (3 of which are shown, I'll update more as I go), I'm going to take requests on the rest of the coloured papers, see what people want.

So far (shown here) I've:

Sterling Archer (Archer)
Sage (Xtreme X-Men run)
Bayonetta (video game Bayonetta) <-- SOLD!

Will post the others when I scan them!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Work in progress...

No, I'm fine. But once in a while, you've got to draw it out. And I've been feeling it for months now, so wanted to pull out some frustration. Also! I designed some new character on the back of a receipt and used her here for this picture.

She's no name yet, but her story and everything else will come with the finished product.

I'll probably ink and colour this digitally. Only a portion of this piece sooo far..

artwork and character © Gus Kosmopoulos 2012. Please do not copy or redistribute without permission.

Chuck Schuldiner - Father of Death Metal

Chuck Schuldiner - May 13, 1967 – December 13, 2001

Ol' Chuck here was the creator of death metal (the best kind of metal, BTW). He was the starting force and guitarist for Mantas and Death, and pioneered this wonderful genre for many years.

This was a commission portrait for my friend Ian Steward, ex-Meathook guitarist (and he's way, way fucking good at guitar. Makes me want to give up). Chuck's his favourite guitarist. Portrait from a photo he provided, with a texture thrown over top. grid system on the guitar 'cause it was a dink. Painted side by side with the picture in Photoshop CS5.

Thanks for the music, Chuck.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Current Commission List

I'm writing down this current commission list as a good reminder to myself, and to show some clients what my schedule is like, and what I am working on currently. So!

here we go, in no particular order:

[] - Jim Snow and Ghost Portrait - Bert
[] - Portrait of his two children - James
[] - Chuck Schulinder portrait - Ian
[] - Candy Store web design - Scott
[] - Wedding Tree guest book - Melissa
[] - Niece portrait - Lisa
[] - Album cover - Brian (pending approval)
[] - Alex Grey eye tattoo - Laura
[] - Prints - Anna (sent)
[] - Prints - Jerry
[] - daughter portrait - Dale
[] - Liquorbox comic pinup - Liquorbox

I've also a commission pricing list if you're interested! You can check it out here, it's more organizied:

-->Commission Pricing List

Friday, March 02, 2012

The Silmarillion: Of Fingolfin and Morgoth

A commission my friend Joe asked me to do for him. It's something I've never really done or approached, but this was reaaaaaal fun to do and experiment with.

No under drawing, just straight into Photoshop and painted. And I think if I work anymore on it and continue being nitpicky, I'll go nuts. used a combination of a rock texture with brushes from for the background. Could of tightened some rocks a bit..

But yeah, if any of you have read the Silmarillion, you'll know this showdown between Fingolfin and Morgoth. I tried to do what I could to represent them well. Hopefully!

Morgoth and Fingolfin are © J.R.R. Tolkien 2012, all rights reserved. I believe that's right.

Artwork by me.

Thanks, Joe!

See? I draw more than a few pinup girls.