Friday, August 29, 2014

Artwork Before and After: Bandthology III Edition


As many of you already know King Bone Press's third installment of our music focus anthology Bandthology was released on Comixology this week. Those that do not own the print copy may not have noticed the small cover alterations that were made to the cover.  Comixology suggested that we remove some images from the cover and interior.  Luckily I was the artist that drew the cover to this particular issue so as co-publisher it was actually an easy fix. We did not have to contact anyone and I had all the files handy.

Here's a before and after shot of the cover.  As you can see a t-shirt and a poster have been altered.

All three volumes of Bandthology are available digitally via Comixology here.

Volumes 2 and 3 of Bandthology are available in print from King Bone Press here.

Volume 1 of Bandthology is currently out of print and it's all because of good people like you that supported us.
Bobgar Ornelas

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

b-one FUNZIES!

Hey look! It's an all new thirteen year old comic! I rediscovered some of my old art while cleaning out my shed and found a thumbnail for a web strip that I never drew out right. Here's both. So you get new and old all rolled into one.

I still stand by the sentiment of the original. Don't try this at home or anywhere else.

Please enjoy responsibly,
Bobgar Ornelas

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

b-one FUNZIES!

Raccoons and trees are hot right now, right?

Please enjoy responsibly,
Bobgar Ornelas

Monday, August 18, 2014

High School Drawings!

Hello all and welcome back to another edition of "High School Drawings!"  This not so hot little number was drawn sometime in 1993. I found a box of drawings and story pages most from 1993-1995ish. Not a lot of good stuff in there, but I did like this one. Hard to believe there was a time where I would get anything, felt tips markers, sharpies, red ball point pens and a typewriter to do a drawing. On newsprint, no less! There's even paste-up on the Cliff Steele caption box.
I colored it to bring a bit of a modern look to it. I darkened the hell out of the background because let's face it, it's abysmal. I scanned some weathered newsprint to give it that old look of the original while making the blacks pop with upping the threshold.
Pens, markers, ink on newsprint. Image area 11" x 17"
Yup, I was a big Morrison Doom Patrol fan at the time. It was a revelation.
Bobgar Ornelas


Thursday, August 14, 2014

b-one FUNZIES!

b-one FUNZIES! I must have apes on the brain!

Has it really been three months since I last posted a b-one FUNZIE? Unfortunately it has been that long. Fortunately, I have been updating the blogs with other artwork in the meantime. Why take so much time in between strips? Well, I was working on a sequel to last year's Bulletproof Chicken. This time around I decided to color my two stories myself. I learned a whole lot, but of course it was time consuming. It's the busy season at the day job and it doesn't leave me much room to complete more of my King Bone Press commitments.

For more info on Bulletproof Chicken: Nuggets and other KBP books check the website here.

Comic Bastards have a little write up about KBP's Fall line up here.

Please enjoy responsibly and don't feed the monkeys,
Bobgar Ornelas

Monday, August 11, 2014

Commissions and Original Artwork

Groot's daring new look! Just a little something that I hope will please Guardians of the Galaxy and Daredevil fans alike.

11"x17" Ink on 24lb Bond.

Bobgar Ornelas

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Commissions and Original Artwork


Ape not kill ape.

Ah, Koba you magnificent bonobo. I have mixed feelings about this piece. I had a great time drawing it but I think that the mashup of Koba and Carmen Miranda of the Copacabana is a little too subtle. I didn't want it to be over the top, but it seems that there's something missing. Probably citrus fruit.

I'm getting more comfortable coloring and employed a few new techniques (for me) on this piece.

There was also this little mistake when I accidentally opened up a lower layer when coloring. you can see a little bit of the process here with the flat colors. I liked they way it looked so I saved a copy to post here.

11"x17" Ink on Bristol Board.

Bobgar Ornelas

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