Friday, December 28, 2012

Men with Edwardian Mustaches....

Finally completed the drawings for the page where Beverly dreams about men with fine Edwardian mustaches! While I may make some additional amendments to it (I'm a little sketchy about the mustachioed man on the lower right...he needs more shading and modeling, I think...*pursing lips and thinking* Yeah, we'll work on that....), and I will definitely replace my handwritten block lettering with a Blambot comic font, this is pretty close to being complete. More to come, more to come!  
"Men with Edwardian Mustaches" from The Color of Silence is Radium Green graphic novel (in progress)

What's spinning in the studio now?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Sekhmet....she who is powerful

So, while the graphic novel continues (an update on that will come very soon), I'm also working on some additional studio pieces. Back in November, I sold the Geisha Girl necklace I created in late July/early August. And now that I have a little bit of time between wrapping gifts, I've started working on a new series of art necklaces. I realized again, as I was painting "Sekhmet" (below), how much I still look to Trina Schart Hyman's work. The lips and the nose remind me of some of Hyman's heroines. I thank my Mum for this influence, since I grew up reading Cricket Magazine in the early to mid 1980s, when Hyman was their art director and filled their pages (and sometimes their covers) with beautiful work.

"Sekhmet, she who is powerful", now available in my art
store. You can see the listing by clicking here.

Savannah Schroll Guz, "Sekhmet" art necklace
Trina Schart Hyman's illustration for Snow White

My "Geisha Girl" art necklace, made in late July and sold to a lovely lady
in Canada this past November.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Savannah hearts custom orders!

Hi, all! In between working on the graphic novel, I've been working on custom, handpainted jewelry orders. These cuties, which I'm making for a wonderful woman in New Jersey, who bakes red velvet cakes, will ship out tomorrow! I want to make sure their protective sealant is 100% rock hard before I send them off. They are a red velvet variation on my "Have Your Cake and Eat it, Too" art earrings.

A custom variation on my "Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too!" art earrings.
These are "Have Your (Red Velvet) Cake and Eat It, Too!"

These sparkle thanks to glitter and iridescent acrylics.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The process of page inking....

I'm old school. While I do use Photoshop (and will use this for touch-ups and putting in professional fonts inside the narrative squares and thought balloons...'cause let's face it, my handwritten script looks a bit sloppy), I cling to the ever-sharp pencils and ballpoint pen for the actual drafting and inking. All drawing is done by hand.
Here is what I'm working on right now. These were taken with my cell phone, so the picture sharpness is not as stellar as it should be. Proper scans will come later....

Working on a page from _The Color of Silence is Radium Green_ graphic novel.

Detail from page in progress