A Christmas message from Iron: Or, the War After.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
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Thursday, July 19, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Monday, June 04, 2012
Here are a couple of commissions I did at Wizard World Philadelphia over the weekend. It was great to get out there and sell my mini book and do some painting. If you're interested in getting a commission simply email Mail (at) SMVidaurri (dot) com!
Below is a bunch of drawings I did on the train ride home. They're for a project I've been developing for a bit now.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
Friday, May 18, 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Thursday, May 10, 2012
The Pamphleteer No. 3
These are very fun to work on. I'm currently outlining my next project in addition to finishing a small companion book for IRON that will be full of brand new full color paintings. I'm hoping to have it all done by the end of the month. These Pamphleteer pieces are a nice little distraction in the mean time.
Thursday, May 03, 2012
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Monday, April 30, 2012
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Here's a recent watercolor painting. I decided to use the same drawing that I used for the IRON cover, and because the cover is only black line work with gold foil, I thought it would be fun to explore how it would look as a watercolor painting.
Here's a proof for the cover of IRON. It's pretty close to how it's going to look, just some small typography changes. Archaia has really impressed me with their dedication to making the book's appearance as beautiful as can be. I am quite excited to see it.
Here's my first sketch for the cover. You can see I was a bit overzealous with the gold foil at first, using it to fill in the sky, which was pointed out to me as being unwise (which it is). Your eye is drawn to James in the actual cover, and in this one your eye goes to the sky. I figured it out in the next round of sketches.
Monday, April 23, 2012
To get the word out about my first graphic novel, IRON: Or, The War After, being released by Archaia in June, I am giving away this original full color watercolor painting of James Hardin on twitter*. Just ReTweet the link below and you will be entered to win**. The winner will be selected randomly at the end of the week (Friday April 27). Please help get the word out about my book, I will be extremely grateful!
Read a preview of IRON here.
Want to pre-order IRON? Pick it up at any of these outlets:
YOUR LOCAL COMIC BOOK SHOP
Provide your local comic book shop with the title of the book, name of the publisher, and the Diamond Order Code and they will pre-order the book for you!
Title: IRON: OR, THE WAR AFTER
Diamond Order Code: APR12 0795
To find your local comic book shop, visit the Comic Shop Locator Service at Comic Shop Locator or call 1-888-COMIC-BOOK.
or, buy it on AMAZON
or, buy it on BARNES & NOBLE
you can also buy it, WHEREVER BOOKS ARE SOLD
Liked the painting? Check out my Esty Shop for other original watercolors for sale!
*The painting shown has been formatted for a computer screen. Depending on your monitor calibration the actual painting may appear different. By entering the contest you will allow for the appearance of the actual painting to have been reasonably altered.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASING WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE PRESENT TO WIN.
How to enter: Simply retweet the link provided above between the dates Monday April 23rd and Friday April 27th.
Eligibility: **Participation constitutes full and unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, these Official Rules. This Sweepstakes is only open to persons thirteen (13) years of age or older who are legal residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia and exempts employees, officers, and directors of the Sponsor (S.M. Vidaurri) and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, their immediate family members and persons living in their same household (“Participants”). Each Participant must “retweet” SMVidaurri's tweet prior to 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the applicable Sweepstakes Day to be eligible. This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations
Winner: One (1) winner will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible Entries (the “Winner”). The random drawing will be held anytime after 6:00 p.m. (EST) by me. My decisions regarding eligibility under the terms of these Official Rules are final and binding. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE PRESENT AT THE DRAWING TO WIN.
Notification: 'Winner' will be contacted via Twitter (or email if provided). If the 'winner' does not respond in 24 hours a new 'winner' will be randomly selected. The Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or Site. Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a Prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Entrants or Sponsor representatives.
Thank you and good luck!
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Here's a military seal I made for a letter in IRON. Iron gets uploaded to the printers this week. It feels a little odd to be finished with it. If I had my way I would just tinker and re-paint it forever, but I guess it is best to finish it and move on to another project. I look forward to starting my next one later this week, but first, a few days of nothing to relax my nerves after a very stressful two months. Here's a painting I did for IRON. It's a re paint of a panel I disliked before.