Tutorial: Intro to Complementary Color

Today, we're going to take what we learned in the Monochromatic tutorial and turn it up a notch. Enter Complementary colors.

What's a Complement? Simply, two colors that face each other on the color wheel. Blue/Orange, Red/Green, Purple/Yellow etc. We'll get into more depth in later tutorials, but just know that they are color opposites!

So how does this apply to coloring? One very powerful coloring technique I use a lot is using complements against each other to achieve easy contrast. I'll show you what I mean in this example.

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C2E2 pre-order up!

This show is coming fast! If you'll be at Chicago and would like one of my Distress Ink paintings, now's the time. Every pre-order will be done in advance, so you can pick it up right away. I love doing these! It's such fun to figure out my take on your favorite characters.

Please note: I'm not sure how many commissions I'll take at the show, but I won't be doing the larger sizes on if you want something bigger than a 10"x15", Pre-order! :)

You can find a price list on the COMMISSION INFO page.

Use the CONTACT ME page to set it up.

Side Note: I'll also be at Texas Frightmare in Dallas the next weekend. I won't be set up anywhere, but I can bring pre-orders with me and meet up on site.



Emerald City Comic Con

Tomorrow morning I hit the road and drive up to Seattle for The Emerald City Comic Con! Whooo. I haven't been to this show in 3 years (crazy!) but I had a great time at it. Looking forward to this one where I'll be set up at table P-12 along with Spontaneous co-creator Joe Harris.

I'll have originals, books and prints. Speaking of prints, I'll have over 20 different images to choose from. All 11x17 and the printer knocked it out of the park. They're beautiful! :)

See you there! next stop C2E2 in Chicago.


Tutorial: Monochromatic Coloring

Hi everybody.

Some of these upcoming tutorials will serve a double purpose. I'm going to start delving into some super basic color tricks and techniques. At the same time, these techniques are being applied to coloring rubber stamps specifically, but can also be applied to anything drawn.

One of the things that i struggled the most with when I first started painting was trying to get colors to work together. There's an easy solution to that.

Create a monochromatic underpainting.

Here's what we'll need...

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PDX and ECCC Convention pre-orders open!

I'm opening just a few advance commission slots for Wizard World Portland and Emerald City Comic Con. If you're attending either show, I'd highly recommend getting on this as i'm unsure how many slots i'll have at the shows themselves. If you've ever thought about picking up one of my paintings, now's the time.

You can find a price list on the COMMISSION INFO page.

Use the CONTACT ME page to set it up.

I look forward to meeting you all. :)


The Time Travelers stamp set

This is pretty exciting! Normally, I send my art off and it gets sent back in some book-like format. Recently, I collaborated with craft wizard Tim Holtz on a set of stamps. It's my first interactive product. Coming March 1st!

In upcoming tutorials, I'll wheel out some simple color theory and ideas on how to color them. :)


My Restrictive Color Palette 

I drew this guy in a little 5" x 8" Moleskin back in October while warming up for a day at New York Comic Con.

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Steampunk Tag Tutorial

Hi everybody. Let's have some fun making this tag. :) 

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Big Things Coming in 2013....

stay tuned! :)


Black Monday Sale

Its time for a sale, so from now until Tuesday the 26th enjoy some low rates on commissions. Check the Gallery page for past commissions. New to this sale is the Painted Tag. What it is is a painted #8 manilla tag. This is a perfect gift idea at $20 shipped. You can hang it on a tree, use it on a special gift, or hey, use it as a gift itself. You choose what character you'd like, I'll paint it, add some metal charms and stamping and put a string on it. Here are 3 examples....


Also on sale are my everyday Distress Ink commissions...

head shot 9x12 $40

figure 9x12 $70

figure 11x17 $150

prices include shipping. If you're international, add $10.

Use the Contact Me page to set it up. Thanks!--Brett