Wednesday, 27 June 2012

CROSSBONES

  

A little painting I did, which I think I'll use as SOLID GOLD DEATH MASK's logo...or maybe a t-shirt design.
    Hopefully will have a few bits up in the shop soon!
XXX
Ruf - SGDM

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

LOVE LIKE BLOOD

LOVE LIKE BLOOD! 



Working on revised art for a SOLID GOLD DEATH MASK print. Tough life this...

XXX Ruf - SGDM

Monday, 18 June 2012

THE SISTERS....

Daughters of the SGDM




    I started this painting last week, but I got a bit sidetracked (Well completely sidetracked!) by family events... but happily, I think things have been resolved, and I can get back to badly painting things in my studio of doom.

The paintings is of the daughters of the SOLID GOLD DEATH MASK, the death goddess, and is for an upcoming SGDM/3A Print!

I'll do a quick run through on how I painted it...
I started by gesso-ing a cut piece of marine Plywood, and transferring my sketch onto it, with carbon paper. Then I painted the line work in sepia/black mix acrylic ink.

The sketch which I transferred using carbon paper!

The finished line work on the easel.

After finishing the line work, I then did some dirty washes as a base, then got carried away trialling some tonal work (Which was completely covered up when I painted over, so lesson learnt...I hope)

Underpainting!


Then I started laying down base areas, doing the interior of the heads, and brains, then hair, then started working on the faces. I also painted the background a watery grey, as I wanted them floating in space, but thought white would be too harsh (and too hard to keep clean!)

Work in progress!


I eventually completely reprinted the right hand side of the head, reshaping the eye, eyebrow, lips, and nose. Not sure it helped... but sometimes you have to try!

Right, now I'd best get on with the rest of my work!

XXX
Rufus - SGDM

Monday, 11 June 2012

SGDM Statue!


     My long awaited 3a Toys statue of BANG TIDY from SOLID GOLD DEATH MASK arrived from 3A's top secret Hong Kong today!!
    They made less than a dozen of these, and Sofie and I were lucky enough to nab one each.

We're working on the first 1/6th action figure right now, and it'll be complete soon!
All hail 3A TOYS!!!

XXX Ruf - SGDM



Friday, 8 June 2012

LET'S PAINT!

IN THE STUDIO...






Just starting work on a painting... this will be used as a print, and possibly the first book cover...
Shows the two sisters, Death Hag, and Bang Tidy ....daughters of the Death Mask.

XXX Ruf... SGDM

Thursday, 7 June 2012

WHO'S GOING TO FUCK WITH US?

Who's going to fuck with us?

A limited edition print we'll be doing with 3A Publishing at San Diego Comic Con 2012. I'll be at the 3A/IDW booth all weekend!

XXX Rufus - SGDM

Monday, 4 June 2012

HACKY HACKY CHOP CHOP!

GET CHOPPING!

Page in progress from SGDM Bk. One!

XXX Ruf

Saturday, 2 June 2012

LOVE LIKE BLOOD

LOVE LIKE BLOOD

Rough design for a print/poster for SDCC 2012!

I'll be there launching SOLID GOLD DEATH MASK at the 3A/IDW booth, signing books, offending people, and doing shit sketches with Ashley Wood.

So come along and say hello, and get the first book!

XXX Ruf - SGDM