Good Friday Commission

Here’s a pencil commission I finished a couple weeks ago (on Good Friday no less). Oddly enough this is the first time anyone ever asked me to illustrate this particular subject and I’m quite happy with how it came out.

The commission window is still open. If you’d like a custom Veitch piece just get in touch. You can view some of my other recent commissions here.

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  1. mark masztal May 2nd, 2009 8:15 pm

    Rick,
    How do you like the Canson Comic Book Paper? Does it hold up well? Smooth or rough? Is it cheap like the BlueLine board that’s out there or is it decent?

  2. David May 3rd, 2009 2:01 am

    This is a beautiful piece. Awesome commission

  3. cat May 3rd, 2009 10:31 am

    yeah, i’m actually wondering about that, too. can it stand up to the abuse of a G-nib? i’m kinda looking for something like this and don’t wanna use the crappy blue line stuff anymore.

  4. Rick May 3rd, 2009 12:29 pm

    The nice folks at Canson sent me some samples to try, so the price was right! I haven’t tried BlueLine, so I’m not sure how it measures up there. I’ve used a lot of the DC paper and it compares favorably to that. Seems to be able to take a beating with the pencil and spring back nicely for inking.

  5. mark masztal May 4th, 2009 6:37 pm

    Thanks Rick. I like Cansons other drawing papers. Currently I buy an over-sized pad of Strathmore paper and then cut it in half for good-sized pages. I use a heavy stock template to pencil in my 10 x 15 image area and then I’m off to the races.
    Thanks for the tech side of this.

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  9. Jorge Villarruel February 6th, 2010 2:00 pm

    Oh, my holy dog!

    Some weeks ago I sent you an e-mail telling you how unfortunate it was we never saw that issue and the whole “time-traveling” story arc how it was intended; it`s been recenlty I went back to reading comic books, but Swam Thing (both by Alan and you) is my favorite, along with Doom Patrol by Grant Morrison and Jamie`s Hellblazer.

    Maybe when my sci-fi novel is finished and I can afford, I will give you a comission for the cover. I`d love to make you part of my own life.

    Great artwork, by the way.

    Jorge (Mx City)

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