Some sort of vague scrapbook of ideas, internet rubbish & things Ben Templesmith finds somewhat amusing. For real site, check out www.templesmith.com
Ben Templesmith is:
Australian. In America. Writer, artist, rider of the Squid. Made career out of Werewolf sodomy and tranny Leprechauns. Eats babies.
Phew, so no update for awhile, sorry. Don’t know if I’m coming or going! Far too much travel, barely any time for a new home base, though NYC continues to be one of the most amazing cities on the planet, with NYCC being a blast. Cheers all who came out to see me. May the Mighty Space Squid praise you all, etc etc.
Conventions for the year are done. Sadly had to cancel my ThoughtBubble UK plans and all such there. Major bummer….just not enough time left in the year if I’m to actually get work done as well. Of which there is much and many many people clamoring for me to get back to things. Which finally, I am. Yes, CHOKER and FELL will see daylight sometime soonish. Sooooonish. Also a new studio set up ( I’ll post pictures when it’s habitable ) actually… 2 new studios… as by good luck of being a gracious human being ( or some such creature ) Menton3 will be helping me learn oil painting. If you don’t know him yet, check out his new book, ( With Kasra Ghanbari, ) Monocyte, put out via IDW. Not your typical comic.
Working on some stuff I can’t talk about too. Not yet, at least. Big stuff. As well as putting a few Ebay auctions up.
You can still find me in all these places, if so inclined.
So here’s a few bits of art I’ve done lately. I’ll try and resume regular updates soon with more WIPs, ( though feel free to follow me on instagram as “Templesmith” if you want to see some earlier. ) Saint Lovecraft up above, by the way, is a con exclusive print I had at NYCC.
Grumps (Taken with Instagram at Lost & found)
Image have a large preview up so go check it out!
Yeah yeah, I know the book has slipped… it’s been the bane of my existence in 2010, constantly on my mind, constantly *almost* done, just with other crap coming up that pushed it back just a little further. Ben should have #6 script finished soon so I can get cracking on the last issue hopefully and then it’s going to make a mighty fine TPB. It’ll be big too. I usually only stick to 4 issue miniseries, because a 6 month slog is a lot more draining than only a 3rd of the year commitment… and I’ve set myself the goal of 3 miniseries this year, plus some smaller projects. ( So at least 10 issues worth of stuff, plus if all goes well, a whole bunch of paintings for things. )
Just need to get settled, get contented and get focused on working again. Huzzah!
A Batwoman I’m actually quite happy with.
Put it up on ebay too, after people were complaining I didn’t have anything up for a day. Bloody hell! The public must be sated.
It’s been two weeks without a Templesith Tuesday, due to travel crap and the fact I really need to finish some comics… but it’s back with VADER.
And he’s for sale if you want to help fund the project too.
A new Squid Girl
The TempleSith Star Wars Project
The first in a series of quick character sketches of every single half decent Star Wars character that appears in the original trilogy… in the order they basically appear in the films.
Yes, I’m nuts, but always wanted to collect all the figures when I was a kid, and now I’ll just bloody draw them myself instead!
These first two are up on ebay as well. Huzzah! C3PO here and R2D2 here.
Done to get some kinks out of my system.
I always like getting messy and dirty using watercolour and acrylic on thin, photocopy paper. It just creates a roughness and randomness I dig. Like my old 30 Days of Night art really.
Shamelessly put it on eBay. ( It’s better than having it fester on a pile of art any day if someone wants it! )
Still Life, with Sentinel 2
Got around to painting it all up, before I do anything on computer to it. And yeah, it’s up on eBay if anyone wants to take a look!
Cyberman Work In Progress…
A few shots of how the Cyberman I did for my San Diego Comic-con promo looked before it came about. ( & yeah, for those that sadly miss out on the con, I put the piece up on ebay too. )
Forgot to take pics in the pencil only stage. Here he is, all inked and I’ve been adding pencil tones.
More pencil and I start with the watercolour washes.
After a lot more layers and washes, I work back into it with a white pen.
How it looks as an original piece of art before I whack it on the computer.
I layer some previously painted textures and such into the image, do a bit of darkening up parts of the armour and highlight a few others. A little lighting for kicks before I add some tonal colour to get the final image that becomes my promo piece for San Diego Comic-Con. Huzzah!