Starting February 2014 this blog will be out of action.

But DO NOT DESPAIR. We've just moved, and you can still find the same riveting and informative posts that you have come to expect on our new blog:

Monday, August 31, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

Portrait of a Monster #22 sketch


Portraits of Monsters.

I have always loved painting portraits of monsters. I find that monsters are largely misunderstood.

Monsters are people too.

Or rather, maybe a monster in a suit reflects the sentiment that every human has a bit of a monster inside them. And that I think that people nowadays prefer that it is on the outside, rather than on the inside.

Many of you have inquired wether or not these portraits will ever be made into prints. I am pleased to announce that The Grenadier and Grimsby Foulbottom prints are now available at www.justingerard.etsy.com.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Monday, August 10, 2009

Originals for Sale

I will be posting 3 originals on the store for sale tomorrow morning at 10AM est. I will be posting original watercolors later this week! www.justingerard.etsy.com

Friday, August 07, 2009

Justin Gerard Arts Store is Finally Live

I have made a great deal of prints to offer at the conventions that Portland Studios and myself will be attending this year. Comic con is over, and we still have CTN and Illuxcon to look forward to, but those conventions are still a ways off and I have been left with an over-abundance of prints and books that are now stacked floor to ceiling inside my very modest house. So this seemed like the perfect time to open an online store to sell some of my work.

Right now I am offering a few prints and sketchbooks, but I will also be putting some of the originals that have appeared on the blog here during the upcoming months. There are also a few other new pieces in the works that I am planning to make prints of as well, and those should be making their way onto the site soon.

The sketchbooks are ones that were originally made for the 2008 Comic Con and have a lot of developmental and conceptual sketches and studies from that year.

Drop by and have a look at www.justingerard.etsy.com and let me know what you think.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Photos from Comicon 2009

So then he looks right at me and says, 'No Disintegrations.' I mean, seriously? Say, have you seen Portland's new Booth?

Justin: "That print is overpriced."
Cory: "Yeah, great. Why aren't you wearing any pants again?"

Giving the SDCC Committee for Awesomeness some straight answers on being awesome.

Looking Good. Taking Care of Business.

San Diego was rocked again. It was an fantastic convention, and I am worn out. We met a ton of great people, got to see a lot of really incredible art and ate entirely too much awesome food in the gaslamp district.
We didn't really see much of the floor this year, because the booth was a madhouse. But we did make it out to see Donato and Manchess bring some shock and awe again this year with their demos. (Check out their work on Irene Gallo's blog here.) We also had the chance to meet and talk with Peter DeSeve. He has been a huge influence on me. I learned how to illustrate in watercolor from the Step by Step guide on him. (The one that Cory stole) Peter DeSeve is a great guy.

For the action in video format, head over to Cory's blog and watch his yearly Comic Con recap.

Photos by Matt Silver and Kitty Mach