Monday, February 27, 2017

Trollbloods Inspired Poster DONE!


Trollbloods Inspired Poster Photo

Just finished my very first Trollbloods inspired poster. All rights to the names and likeness of these characters belong to Privateer Press. This is just a fan art available in very limited number of copies.

There are only 35 copies left as of this writing. A couple of people also asked for reservations ( I have to figure out how to reserve in my automated webstore ). I had fun with this piece and I am very happy that people seem to like it! Work in progress photos of this piece are in HERE.

I might produce more posters for other factions. Thinking of Orboros or Legion next!

The LIMITED prints are available in the link below...




Trollbloods Inspired Poster Photo


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POSTER Sizes and Pricing at the SHOP


POSTER Sizes and Pricing Photo

This Trollbloods inspired poster will be available at the ONLINE SHOP by 11pm EST ( February 26 ). Just wanted to put up this post, to guide prospective buyers of the additional printing costs for anything bigger than 8x10 inches.

The Base Price are the prices placed underneath the names of the prints. ALL 8x10 prints have NO additional cost ( unless you choose to have it on textured paper / canvas ). Pardon as I cannot trim the cost of the bigger sizes, as I opted to have this printed in a Kodak Photo Printing shop to ensure quality of the prints and paper.

ALL digital prints will be shipped in durable plastic ( Rotring / Staedtler ) tubes! We ship worldwide.

Feel free to message me at Instagrma, Twitter, Facebook or email me at donc0023@yahoo.com for any inquiries. Thanks as always for dropping by! Until next post guys! CIAO!

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

WHY Keep On BLOGGING???


Google Yourself Photo

Have you ever tried Googling yourself?

I don't google myself often ( LMAO )... But other people might, other people do ( I think ). I am an artist since birth. And artists love showing their works to people. I guess this is the nature why I love blogging since 2009. I am not a writer, grammar is... okay I guess. But, blogging is always a nice venue to share your craft.

A ton of my old ( old time ) friends from my previous hobby ( Gundam / Gunpla ) are no longer blogging as much as before. Some have totally stopped. A ton of people now stay at Facebook. I only have a little more than 5K followers at my FB Page. Main reason would be my switching of hobbies as the years go by. I used to be very active in Gunpla, then Bikes, then Miniature Painting and now drawing and painting. I guess my hobby switching made my follower count stagnant at FB.

This blog also used to get more than 100K visits per month during my Gunpla days. Now I get an average of 20K visits per month. Still pretty good numbers tho.

I still prefer Blogging over Facebook. I have nothing against Facebook. Heck I get 75% of my commissioned drawings these days through Facebook. But, Blogging or having websites is still the best way to keep your "online presence" stable ( in my humble opinion ).

Notice how Google prioritized my Blog and Google+, before showing IMDB, Facebook and other online platforms. I do not have proof of this "prioritization" of Google, but most of the images of myself ( on top ), are mostly from this blog... and other websites ( or blog )... not Facebook.

Again, I have nothing against Facebook, I just like to talk to myself a lot... That is why I still love to Blog! hehehe

Anyways, thanks a ton for dropping by! Until my next rambling guys! CIAO!

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Trollbloods Inspired Poster in Progress


Trollbloods Inspired Poster Photo

All photos were posted at my Instagram, Twitter and Facebook Page... But I felt like blogging about this piece, as it is taking me a bit long to finish it. This is a photo heavy post.

I wanted to create something big, something nice to help launch my ONLINE SHOP, So I decided to do this huge project. I am enjoying the experience so far... BUT, I honestly cannot put a price on the original piece. I will also LIMIT the number of digital prints as usual.

These are Trollbloods inspired characters from Privateer Press. I own a handful of Trollbloods miniatures and I love playing my small Trollbloods army against my son's Legion, once in a while. Needless to say, I love my TROLLBLOODS!

It's been a week since I started this project. I hope to finish it tomorrow or Monday. Not too sure if I can. I will surely be so stoked once I finish this. This is the biggest detail heavy illustration I have done so far. I actually plan to do some more.

I might do the other armies next! I might also do  Ghostbusters, TMNT and He-Man posters soon! Depends on the mood... artist's mood is very unpredictable! LMAO. Finished poster HERE.

Anyways, hope you'll enjoy the progress photos below. Thanks as always for dropping by! Until next post guys! CIAO!

Trollbloods Inspired Poster Photo

Trollbloods Inspired Poster Photo

Trollbloods Inspired Poster Photo

Trollbloods Inspired Poster Photo

Trollbloods Inspired Poster Photo

Trollbloods Inspired Poster Photo

Trollbloods Inspired Poster Photo

A few close-ups of this poster...

I enjoyed doing both the furry coat of Borka and the foliage on the sides of the filler character.

Trollbloods Inspired Poster Photo

Trollbloods Inspired Poster Photo

Trollbloods Inspired Poster Photo

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INK PAINTINGS

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Inspired by an email I got this morning, I finished a couple of Indian Ink paintings today! I got an invite ( through email ) to a local ART Exhibit today, and it got me very excited. I honestly do not think I have enough collection of paintings and drawings to qualify tho. Thus I find it peculiar ( in a good way ), how these people found me? 

Anyways, the email made my day. I was in such a good mood to paint! I finished these two paintings, one of Johnny Depp and one of Joker and Batman. I used Vallejo Indian Ink over a canvas board ( for the Batman piece ) and Vallejo Indian Ink over a thick 425gsm watercolor paper for Johnny Depp. 

Painting is always so relaxing! I have yet to decide on joining the ART exhibit, but I might do some ink paintings once in a while. BOTH paintings are now available as LIMITED digital prints here and here ! Do check them out! 

Thanks as always for dropping by! Until next post guys! CIAO!

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

New LOGO


DonSuratosLogo


I just created a new logo today! I have been using my old DC23 logo on some of my accounts ( Blogger and Google+ ) for a while now. I have also been using a black and white photo selfie in my Twitter and Instagram accounts ( @don_suratos ). I needed a new logo for what I mostly do these days.

I rarely touch Gunpla nowadays ( DC23 days ), I mainly draw or paint miniatures. So I thought of creating a new logo that would best represent what I do a bit more. I also opened an ONLINE SHOP recently for limited digital prints of my drawings / illustrations. Thus a nice branding for all these stuff is a must.

It took me more than a couple of hours and a ton of design studies to come up with this logo design. I need more design exercises! The logo has a gas mask to represent my miniature painting. The gas mask has 5 holes which represent my family ( and me ). My drawings are mostly done with Pen and Ink. I don't use feathered pens tho, but it best represents the art of pen and ink drawing. Lastly, the overall shape of the logo looks like a small letter "d", for Don.

Anyways, I am stoked with how the logo looks like in my Twitter, Instagram, Facebook Page, Online shop, Blogger and Google+! Might put the logo as watermark on my finished artworks!

Thanks as always for dropping by! Until next post guys! CIAO!




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Sunday, February 19, 2017

MORE Artworks Now Available at the SHOP!


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10 days after I opened my Online ART SHOP, I finally got some orders ( Woot woot )! I am working on a handful of commissioned artworks at the moment, which will also be available at the shop soon! I also asked the nearest ( KODAK ) Photo Printing Shop, regarding prices for the poster sizes yesterday. Finally, I changed the look of all my SocMed accounts to match these black and white framed artworks. I plan to print some of my own artworks, have them framed and put them all over a plain white wall here at home. Should look great!

After the visit at the printing shop yesterday, I was glad the the cost for printing large formats ( 12R to 30 x 20 ) posters, do not cost a fortune! A 30 x 20 costs exactly 20usd to print on matte paper. Not bad! I won't be adding cost to the printing, will just charge them as is, to keep the posters reasonably priced.

All 8R ( 8 x 10 ) standard artworks are now available in 12R ( 12 x 15 ) digital prints too! Posters will be available from 12R to 30 x 20. I want to keep the printing and shipping cost at reasonable prices, thus I won't offer bigger sized posters.

Anyways, do check out the shop at the link below. Hope you find something you fancy! Thanks as always for dropping by! Until next post guys! CIAO!



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Monday, February 13, 2017

Eiffel Extravaganza at Kickstarter


Eiffel Extravaganza at Kickstarter photo

Do check out the Eiffel Extravaganza at Kickstarter at the link below...


Eiffel Extravaganza, 1896 starts with a collection of fine lasercut scenery sets for tabletop miniature games. Sets are in 30 mm scale so they suit perfectly with the major skirmish and wargames in stores now like Malifaux, Mordheim, Deadzone, Warmachine, Wild West Exodus, Guild Ball, Infinity, Confrontation and again: In Wolsung, Twisted, Empire of the Deadso on.
With your support, Eiffel Extravaganza will become a campaign pack with dedicated miniatures, background and missions. Scenery and Models will have general statistics such as movement, switches, and particular events etc. which can be adapted to the ruleset of your preference.  In future, it could even evolve into board-games, card games and other lasercut scenery sets! 
I will be producing the ARTWORKS for this project. It will all be in Pen and Ink rendition that would perfectly match the 1896 theme of the pieces. The artworks will look like etchings of sorts. We hope for your support with this project! I will be sharing my sketches for this project my @donsuratos accounts Twitter and Instagram, and at my Facebook page @DonSuratosArtist .
Thanks as always for dropping by! Please help us share the word! CIAO! 

Eiffel Extravaganza at Kickstarter photo

Eiffel Extravaganza at Kickstarter photo

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First Gundam Inspired ART


First Gundam Inspired ART photo

Just did a quick Gundam inspired sketch last night. I made them available as an 8 x 10 digital print at the ONLINE SHOP today!

Although I am still busy with a few commissioned drawings and a series of character design gigs, I plan to produce a series of Gundam Inspired ART as soon as I can. All of which will be available as digital prints at the ONLINE SHOP as soon as I finish them.

Me and wifey are still sorting out the details on how to offer high quality shirts with reasonable pricing. Once we have sort out the details, shirts with unique illustrations will be available at the online shop too!

Do check out the ONLINE SHOP for digital prints you might fancy!

Thanks as always for dropping by! Stay tuned guys! CIAO!



First Gundam Inspired ART photo

First Gundam Inspired ART photo

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Custom Made Drawing Table!


Custom Made Drawing Tablephoto

I just woke up, I figured I'd blog a bit before resuming work on some drawings today.

My dad crafted 30 Drawing Tables for a school a while back. He loves accepting projects in carpentry, metal stuff and whatever craft you could think of. Dad also cooks! He celebrated his 68th Birthday a couple of days ago. The old man is still rocking at his age. There were a couple of unfinished drawing tables at his cave. Figured I'd asked for one of them.

These are photos of my old man working on my custom made drawing table. It's huge! Made of solid "kiln dry" high quality wood. This table should serve me well for the rest of my drawing life.

The drawing table measures 42 inches x 31 inches. The glass area at the middle of the table measures 32 inches by 21 inches. It is huge stuff! Huge specially for the usual size of the drawings that I do. This table is perfect for one of the drawing / illustration project, that I will be doing next month! Stay tuned guys! Will work on an epic sized ART soon!

Anyways, Thanks as always for dropping by! Until next post! CIAO!

Custom Made Drawing Tablephoto

Custom Made Drawing Tablephoto

Custom Made Drawing Tablephoto

Custom Made Drawing Tablephoto

Custom Made Drawing Tablephoto

Custom Made Drawing Tablephoto

Custom Made Drawing Tablephoto

Custom Made Drawing Tablephoto

Custom Made Drawing Tablephoto

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