Thursday, November 18, 2010

I couldn't stay away...

So I was in Ohio two weeks ago, and everybody there was so incredibly nice. Someone I met in San Diego even gave me the bag with my artwork on it that they were giving away at San Diego that I never got at the time. I got asked about my blog, and I feel like I forgot why I started it in the first place. Sure, there's headaches, but ultimately it's about all the people who I meet at shows, and online who are so supportive and positive.

I was thinking about putting a watermark on my art, but honestly, that kind of technology is beyond me. I'm just going to let it go, and deal with ebay when it comes up. It's worth it.

So anyway, since I don't have much to contribute beyond that, I'm going to put up some new art.









48 comments:

FBS Prod said...

Que bem que você voltou a publicar Finch - aprendo muito quando vejo suas artes! Parabéns!

jasonbrockvocals said...

I am so glad you're back!!! I was still subscribed via RSS and didn't think I'd ever see another post by you. I got all emotional! lol

Thank you for coming back!!! I hope no one steals your art... but yeah, that was a sad day that you disappeared and I totally complained about it.

So glad to see you back!!

jason

jasonbrockvocals said...

Ohh, and I forgot to say - awesome art! I LOVE it. My favorite is your Lobo... wow. AMAZING. You have such great concepts and you really execute them, too.

Negronomicon said...

If it's a problem just post only tutorials or WIPs. To be honest, I could get your completed or even some of your pencil works anywhere.

It's the process and instructional pieces I find more valuable.

Tony said...

So happy you decided to continue to share with us! Welcome back, Mr. Finch!!

antonio said...

Good things happen to good people!!

Great to have you back!! :)


JESUS ANTONIO

Marc Felix said...

Master put a watermark so that the evil-intentioned does not enjoy his art, thanks for coming back

Ted Terranova said...

That's awesome that you're posting again. It's really cool to put your art out there for all of us to see. And I LOVE the green arrow piece. That painting just tells so much of a story and the moment you capture in that story has such drama. Just great. Keep drawing and painting :)

Amit said...

Thank you for returning the the blog.
I believe you promised to make a tutorial on composition a few months ago.

Claudio Cerri said...

Wondeful works!

Mimi Cortazar said...

Great work ! :)

fatjester said...

I'm so glad you are back!

Ben BASSO said...

Wow, awesome !

andrea mangiri said...

oh finally! welcome back...i love your painted works

Jeremy said...

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!! As an aspiring artist it was such a treat to see your pencil work and I had been learning so much from your posts.

Again... thank you for sharing!

Gee Hale said...

Woo hoo you're back! You have one of the most powerful pencil work in the industry! I think you could stop these jerks from stealing your work by reducing the size of the images by half or something. As much as I love seeing your lineworks up close, I don't like when people steal others work!

Ric said...

I have to say I am very happy to have returned to blog.
very happy that finally made my blog to see your work and hope that as you look at my drawing. I am a big fan of comics and a great fan of yours.
thank you for having carried a new art blog love her references.
Thank you. ricardo

Eric Weathers said...

YES!!!! Welcome back. Your blog is the favorite I follow and I'm excited that it's back

Adam Street said...

Glad you're back! It means "they" didn't win.

spinkick said...

Welcome back Dave!! Yeah! You are a living legend of comics, in my book. So glad you are resurrecting this blog!

Yoann G. said...

So glad you're back!! ..And with astonishing concepts! Thumbs up Dave, we all love you!

Walden Wong said...

Glad you're back, Dave! Beautiful work!

Don said...

YAAAAAAYYYY!!! Oh happy day!!! I'm so glad to see you posting here again man! This is awesome!

Also, if you want to watermark your art, but don't want to bother with the tech, you might wanna try posting on deviantArt as they have an option for watermarking pieces as you upload them.

Or in Photoshop, just create a new layer over your finished scan of your pencils, add your watermark text or logo onto the new layer and then drop the opacity to something low and that's pretty much it -- you're good to go!

Or get your assistant and/or art slaves to do it for you. If you need an art slave, I'm volunteering. :)

But yeah, seriously -- welcome back!!! YAAAAAAYYY!!!! WOOT! :D

Vince said...

thank you for reopening your bog !

Montotus said...

Yeahh!

Im so happy to see again your Amazings Works Dave!

Thanks!
RAMIRO.
(Luján, Bs.As, Argentina)

Savage Thunder said...
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Martin W. said...

wow this is like christmas, easter AND my birthday are early this year! :-)
Glad to see you post again, dave. Much appreciated!

Tom Parrish said...

Welcome back!

Tomas Silverio said...

Thanks for blogging again. You're an inspiration to many aspiring artists so this is great news that you're back. I'm looking forward to seeing new posts and I love your newest post.

Keith said...

Yay!

FlyFox said...

Hey man, nice to see you are back. It's a shame the whole e-bay thing, and the watermark doesn't sound so bad either.
Hope to see more of your great tutorials, maybe part two of the rendering tutorial. As an aspiring hobby comic book artist those kind of things help a long way.

matitaimpazzita said...

yyyyeeeeeeeeeesssssss!!!

The Best is come back!!!
I'm so so so glad! : )

Great works!

Pimpf said...

Thanks again for sharing those wonderfull artworks with us Dave. I really enjoyed the JLA/Green Lantern one, a nice dynamic in the scene...
plus the drawing of Supes Vs Luthor is awesome ! thanks !

Mike and Kevin the zombie guys said...

Dave, depending on how you scan you're art in, with photoshop you can either put a watermark over the image using layers and I think certain versions of photoshop even have a watermark filter or option that you can simply add to the piece.

great to have you back

CCSNASH said...

Hi Dave,
Glad to see your work again.
I love their work, are great.
Hug.

kalanor said...

So glad you started this up again. I'm looking forward to any tutorials you'd like to give. I love your Gnomon dvd's. To everyone out there, YOU MUST BUYS THESE DVD'S!!! Best art instruction EVER!!!

Martinez_Artz said...

YOU'RE BACK! YOU'RE BACK! YOU'RE BACK!

It literally brought a tear to my eye to see that you have posted new work.

(So now that I'm done sounding like a 12 year old girl)

I just want to thank you for starting up the blog again, Thank You!

dave said...

Dave,
I remember talking to you in Ohio about the blog. I am so glad it's back. The watermarking is so simple if you use or have Photoshop. I would be glad to help you set it up or hell I'd do it for you. If interested then either you or your wife may contact me at my Facebook
Dave Harris
Mansfield, OH

Dale said...

wow, truly inspiring!! as for watermarks, easily done in photoshop or acrobat. give it a google if your interested ;)

Sean said...

like we all seem to say before in the closing down post - get a deviantart.com account! You can put watermarks on your work at the simple click of a button if you feel the need.

There are dozens of pros there already - david nakayama, steve firchow, joe weems, matt banning justto name a few..

there are already two 'david finch' accounts on the DA website so don't know if any of them are you...

http://www.deviantart.com

cheers
Sean

Kauser said...

so glad you're back, dave! and i'm sorry to hear about some spoilsports out there trying to profit off your work. these are desperate times and some of society's darker figures cast longer shadows in times as these.

i'm glad you are not giving into cynicism and are continuing with your blog, if only to share with your fans who enjoy taking a peek behind the curtain.

thanks!

rumer said...

Thanks for coming back! Missed seeing your raw pencils. Just ordered you DVD from Gnomon as well!

WorldWarHulk said...

Thank you so much for coming back. As always your art is amazing, and you'll always be my favorite.

Concerning one of your pieces-
I was at a convention where you were speaking and you had mentioned that you occasionally miss certain details. You stated one time you drew Supergirl and she didn't have a cape.

Was that this picture that you posted here?
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_B-rWN5FBKb8/TOXI4Q8d9VI/AAAAAAAAAgA/IVQvzDk-ous/s1600/supermansplashsm.jpg

Either way, I think it looks great. Maybe they should just start drawing her without a cape from time to time. It's a nice change up once in a while.

bhenart said...

Man I'm so glad you're back! Hey just to offer, if you're interested I'd be more than happy to slap on a watermark on all of your pictures that you post. If you wanted to send the JPEGs or TIFFs to me via e-mail I could go into photoshop and put a watermark on free of charge. Also I'd be more than happy to sign an agreement so that you would be certain that I would not try and steal your art or anything. Think it over and let me know!

Mike McGee said...

Im so happy youve started posting again, your art has inspired me so much over your career and i cant wait to see more from you. Keep up the great work mate, youre the best in the business bar none.

Jess said...

I'm glad you're back! Every time I look at your work it inspires me. There's a lot of movement and power in many of these, and I really like that.

Piesto said...

Shockingly great work, thanks so much for posting it! Its so nice to see them full size, it shows so much more of your technique and detail work!

Michal Haluza said...

David, you are just amazing person.