Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Friday, September 2, 2016

Coloring for Guy Gilchrist: Animal from The Muppets!

"Animal" Drawn by Guy Gilchrist & colored by Philip A. Buck

    Hey, everybody! Check out this awesome drawing by Guy Gilchrist that I got to color. Animal in action! haha! You can buy prints of this & a bunch of other drawings by Guy & colored by me at Oklahoma City Comic Con this weekend (which means, right now!) You can also get them signed by the cartoonist himself! Pretty cool if you ask me. So if you're in that area, search out his booth at the con, if you want to see some awesome stuff. Who would've thought I'd get to color The Muppets for the very person who co-created The Muppets comic strip?! 

    Well, I just wanted to let you all know about the convention prints. I'll be posting more of them in the days ahead. Until next time, thanks for stopping in & God bless!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Coloring VeggieTales Super Comics: LarryBoy & the Quitter Critter Quad Squad

    It's been a while since I've shared some of the coloring work I did on the VeggieTales comics & I realized there are still a a bunch of stories I haven't shown you! Last year, I had the great opportunity to work as a freelance Artist Assistant & Colorist for illustrator, Cory Jones as he drew & lettered the 32 page VeggieTales comic book story LarryBoy & The Quitter Critter Quad Squad for Big Idea Entertainment & B&H Kids publishing. The story was written by Mike Nappa based on the Big Idea/VeggieTales video characters & is collected in VeggieTales Super Comics: Volume 4.

    Below are examples of how Cory's line art basically looked when I received it, followed by my digital color version of each page. The majority of my work was done in Photoshop with minor corrections & adjustments in Illustrator. My original color work was in CYMK mode, but for the purposes of posting online, it has been changed to RGB mode (which alters the colors slightly.) The comic's word balloons, thought bubbles, & captions have been removed. 

    The full comic is available in VeggieTales Super Comics: Volume 4, which can be purchased in most book stores and on Amazon and should be available as a single issue comic on Comixology soon.  This story was the fifth of many VeggieTales comics I was lucky enough to work on with Cory Jones. Thanks for checking it out! 

P.S. Of course, VeggieTales Supercomics & its characters belong to Big Idea Entertainment.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Colors for Guy Gilchrist's Doctor Who & Kermit the Frog Mash Up

Drawn by Guy Gilchrist, Colored by Philip A. Buck
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     Hey, pals! Here's some of the latest color work I had the pleasure of doing for the amazing cartoonist, Guy Gilchrist. A Doctor Who & Kermit the Frog Mashup! He wanted it colored so he could make prints to sign at conventions. What a cool idea! Below, you can see the original black & white drawing that he sent me. Isn't it great?!

Drawn by Guy Gilchrist

    Wow, I never would have expected that I'd be coloring a Kermit the Frog drawing for THE cartoonist of The Muppets comic strip & Muppet Babies! This was loads of fun! Be on the look out for this print & Guy's table at your next comic convention & be sure to check out his work HERE. Thanks for checking in! God Bless!

Monday, June 27, 2016

#Freedom2TheWorld- Album Art for Cary & New Nation's Live Recording

    I don't do a lot of album artwork for musicians, but every once in a while I have the pleasure of working with a singer or band to create a visual representation of their music or themselves. I just had such a pleasure making this image for Cary "Stew" Steward & his awesome group, New Nation.

    The band has been together for about ten years & I think I've been a fan for basically that whole time. I went to college with Stew & many of the current & past members & have been enjoying their inspired music & ministry ever since. I was excited to hear that they are recording their first live concert album this weekend! I was doubly thrilled to be asked to illustrate the artwork for the album! I'm planning to post a more detailed break down of the process creating this album cover later, but I wanted to go ahead & give you all the information for this weekend's live recording in case you can attend!

Saturday, July 2 at 6 PM - 9 PM in EDT
2471 Old Liberty Hill Rd, Morristown, Tennessee 37814
More information is available on Facebook:
You can support this great project through prayer,
spreading the word, and visiting the GoFundMe Page:

More informational videos & some music here.

Thanks for checking in! I hope you get the chance to attend the concert. I bet you'll really like it! God bless!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Time-lapse Video of "The Flash" Ink Sketch

    Hello, friends! Do you watch The Flash? I sure do! It's not a perfect show, but I think it is pretty wonderful over all. So much fun! I've enjoyed the character in the comics & cartoons for many years & it's a thrill to see how the show takes a lot of what makes The Flash so great & brings it to life in a live-action TV show! And don't get me started on that crossover with Supergirl, (so GOOD!) 

    All that to say, the season two finale of The Flash was about to air a little while back & I was so excited that I just had to do a quick sketch before it came on! I decided that it was a perfect opportunity to record a time-lapse video of my process drawing & inking the sketch to share with you all! The video above is sped up quite a bit, so don't start thinking I have super-speed powers or the Speed Force! har har har

The Flash, ink, brush pens, 8.5x11 inches, Philip A. Buck 2016.

    Here is the final image scanned & with the blue lines removed & levels adjusted in Photoshop. I think it turned out OK for a speedy sketch. Thanks for taking a look! I may do more videos in the future. Would you guys like that? Well, until next time, God Bless!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Time-Lapse Video of Inking of A Dog Wearing Clothes

   This is just a quick & messy video of a quick & messy sketch. I'm just trying to figure out a good set up for recording & editing videos of my art making process. I threw the music together in GarageBand. (Sped up 20x. I'm not that fast!) Thanks for checking in! God bless!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May The 4th Be With You - Star Wars Art For Sale!

    MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU! Happy Star Wars Day, friends! It's already May the 4th and to celebrate, I am offering a one time only sale on a STAR WARS ART BUNDLE! Today Only, you can buy original artwork of Star Wars character, Mon Mothma (as seen in Return of the Jedi & upcoming film, Rogue One,) by yours truly at a great discount!

    In this May 4th art bundle comes the original 8.5x11 inch blue pencil sketch on printer paper and the 9x12 inch inked drawing (I scanned the blue pencil sketch & printed it on Bristol board & then inked the drawing over top of the blue sketch.) But that's not all mi amigos! You will also receive a BONUS Mystery Star Wars drawing as well!!! And you get all of that for only $25!!! A great deal, this is.

    The Star Wars May the 4th Art Bundle is only available today in my original art shop, PABshop. While you're there, you may also want to check out this original ink portrait of Princess Leia which will be on sale too! But remember, this sale is only today & is first come, first serve. These are original art pieces, so they are limited to one customer.
   Thanks, as always, for stopping by & checking out this deal! Until next time, Happy Star Wars Day & God Bless!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Coloring Brother Rock Comic Strip by Guy Gilchrist & Randy Gabbard

 Brother Rock written by Randy Gabbard, drawn by Guy Gilchrist & colored by Philip A. Buck.

    Hello again! This week, I'm excited to share that I was recently hired by none other than Guy Gilchrist to color a comic strip he's currently working on. Yes, that Guy Gilchrist, cartoonist of Nancy, The Muppets and much much more!

Brother Rock (written by Randy Gabbard, drawn by Guy Gilchrist,) before I colored it.
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 Brother Rock written by Randy Gabbard, drawn by Guy Gilchrist & colored by Philip A. Buck. 
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    Here are the first two strips for the new series written by Randy Gabbard & drawn by Guy Gilchrist, Brother Rock! I was super happy to have the pleasure of adding the colors on these fun strips

The second Brother Rock (written by Randy Gabbard, drawn by Guy Gilchrist,) before I colored it.
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The second Brother Rock written by Randy Gabbard, drawn by Guy Gilchrist & colored by Philip A. Buck. 
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    I did the work in Photoshop & have uploaded the RGB (web friendly) versions here. Once I know more about where you can follow the strip, I'll let you all know. My understanding is that it will be bimonthly, but don't quote me on that! haha If you have a project you'd like the Guy Gilchrist Art Studio to help with message the Facebook page or call  615-625-8001. And as always, if you'd like to inquire about work that I can do for you, contact me through my email listed in the side bar & contact page or through my online custom art shop. Thanks for taking a look! God bless!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Meanwhile On Instagram...

Watercolor & watercolor pencil study of Yoda by Philip A. Buck. About 3in wide & tall.

    Hello, friends! It's been a little while since I've posted some non-digital comics coloring work. Let's change that! Here are just a few snapshots of watercolor, pencil, & ink sketches that I've posted over on my Instagram & other social media accounts this year. These all were done as either practice, technique studies, warm-ups or cool downs. You can click the images to view them larger!

Watercolor & watercolor pencil study of Yoda. About 2 1/2 inches tall & wide. By Philip A. Buck.

    Here is what I said about the above Yoda watercolors when I posted them on Instagram: (First Yoda,) "Another rough & quick Yoda watercolor sketch from yesterday to shake off the cobwebs! Touched it up a bit today."
 (Second Yoda,) "A fuzzy photo of a Yoda watercolor study I did earlier today. Not quite as planned (a bit over worked?) but not bad for being so rusty!"

A study of Wallace Tripp's work. Watercolor & watercolor pencil, 2 1/2x1 1/2 inches big. By Philip A. Buck.

    This little watercolor mouse was a little, quick watercolor study of a Wallace Tripp illustration. Nowhere near the master cartoonist & illustrator's skill, but it helped me figure out a few things for a piece I was preparing for. 

A loose Robert Mitchum sketch in ink by Philip A. Buck. About 5x6 inches.

Blue pencil sketch by Philip A. Buck of a guy found on Pinterest. 2.5x3 inches.

Inked sketch by Philip A. Buck of a guy found on Pinterest. 2.5x3 inches.

    Now with ink! Trying to practice using my new Pentel Pocket brush in tiny spaces. May have over worked the face? Not sure. As Yoda would probably say, "Always learning we are." Thanks for checking in! I'm planning on sharing more of my recent watercolors, sketches & comics coloring soon, but in the meantime feel free to visit the other spots I share work online that are linked in the side bar & the top of this page, including my Instagram! God bless, you guys!