Thursday, May 27, 2010

Commissions done tonight on Sketchin It'!

I want to take the time to thank Thistledown, and TwitchySensei for Retweeting, and coming through to the show tonight. I really appreciate it. Not much was done tonight except my commissions that I needed to get done for FranticPen. He wanted Magma, and White Queen. I had a lot of artistic freedom with these, so I decided to go ahead and do two different styles to keep myself versatile. White Queen was done in an anime style, while Magma was done in my personal style, but I made an attempt at a background to make for a bolder piece. I hope he likes them, and I hope you guys will too. Be sure to let me know what you think. Thanks a lot, and see you next week on Sketchin It!

Talk to you later,
Ian W.

The Next Comic Title from Obsidian Studios is...

This is a character that I have had floating in my head for the last year or two. Inspired by the detective movies of the 1930's and 40's, as well as their beautiful sirens such as Audrey Hepburn, Ava Gardner and Sophia Loren, I decided that I wanted to create a pulp noir fiction comic where the main character was a strong witty female lead. The name of the character is named after two women in my life. One being my beautiful wife, and the other who is sort of like a sister to me.

Currently, the script is in the writing phase and I will be writing the story and collaborating with other writers in the hopes of creating a good story that will keep you guys attention. Hopefully I will be able to be ahead of schedule a bit with White Ninja Guy so that I can make a nice sized buffer for the Black Dame and the schedule will be uninterrupted for a few months. The plan for this web comic is to have a nice mix of action, comedy, and story to make a unique and compelling adventure.

The web comic will be a one-shot issue and will begin to be online starting September of 2010. The day of the week where there will be updates weekly has yet to be decided. But when it is, I will let you know. The end of the issue will be in March, and will be available in print in April 2011 and premiering at WonderCon in San Francisco. Up until the release of the comic online, every art order, or product order from Obsidian Studios will come with this promotion print. The unique thing about this book, is that the new and current Moonwatchers (Obsidian Studios Fans) will be able to let me know if they want to see this story move forward and become a full graphic novel. But it will not go forward if it is not demanded by the Moonwatchers! This is your chance to be part of our creative process and have a voice.

In the next few weeks there will be more information regarding the Black Dame, as well as some artwork involving the creation of the character to wet your appetites. In the meantime Moonwatchers, tell me what you guys think! Can't wait to hear from you!

Talk to you soon,
Ian W.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

BobaFett Matted... I'm addicted.

Just wanted to show off some pics of the new BobaFett piece that I did and got matted in black. It looks soooo sexy. If my space weren't a kitchen table, I would have kept it for myself. It measures in total 8 x 10 with the matte, and 5.5 x 8.5 without it. A great framer at my local artstore named Carly helped me out, and cut out the sheets for me and did everything. She was great, and I'm definitely going back.

This item is for sale right now in my ETSY store if anyone is interested in purchasing it. I can assure you the pictures do not do this thing justice. Let me know what you guys think. And keep it up, I may have to do a contest for all you Moonwatchers out there to get one of these bad boys!

Be Back Later,
Ian W.

Captain James T. Kirk

Took some cardstock paper, cut it in half, and went nutty with my prismas to create this piece of work. I wanted to draw something different, and classic Kirk was the first thing that came to mind. I'm glad that I can honestly say that this is MY version of Kirk. What do you guys think?

Monday, May 24, 2010

Permanent Personal Sketch Card Commission Prices

Yes, so again gauging what I have been doing over the past few months, and the market of PSC's themselves, I think that it is time to finally put down a permanent price on my sketch cards, and all my return cards that I may do for a set. It's better for everyone that wants to collect in the long run, and I believe more convenient. So here is the major breakdown...

Personal Sketch Card Commissions

Every sketch card that I do will be done on my personal card stock as seen below.

The pricing for the sketch card commissions are as follows:

Pencil Sketch Card: $10
B&W Inked Sketch Card: $15
Full Color Sketch Card: $20

Return Cards on Major Sets:

Pencil Return Card: $25
B&W Inked Return Card: $30
Full Color Return Card: $40

These prices will NEVER go up, and they will NEVER be lowered as quality and time are always in consideration with any piece of artwork that I do. All shipping charges for commissions will be a FLAT $5 whether in the US or International, and there is no limit to the amount of cards you can purchase. I simply ask that you allow me time to complete them, and other potential clients if I have a list.

To obtain a commission from me, all that is needed is an email of whatever card you would like to have done, and any necessary references. If I need more reference, I will contact you and let you know. PAYPAL, CHECK, and MONEY ORDER is allowed, however PAYPAL is the preferred method of payment as it is a lot easier to track. Checks and Money Orders need to be cleared before I begin the project. So if you want it done immediately, then it would be best to do PayPal.

I will be keeping a list of all my clients, so from now on, you will receive an email regarding the status of your commission from when Payment is Cleared, when work is Finished, and then for when the work is shipped. Turnaround time for sketch card commissions will be between 7-21 days, NO EXCEPTIONS. If for any reason, I do NOT fulfill my obligation to you as a client and the cards are not in your hands within 21 days after payment is received, you will get DOUBLE your money back, as well as your cards that you contracted me to do. There is nothing to lose here. Every paid transaction will be considered a signed agreement to the terms and conditions.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at my email at:
Also, please visit my DA page for a gallery of the work that I can do. This page along with other links can be found in links on the side of the blog page.

Thank you guys so much for taking the time to read this post.


Ian Walker
Obsidian Studios

Saturday, May 22, 2010

New Chibi Sketch Cards! Check em out!

Here are some new sketch cards that I did in my chibi style. I did a Darth Talon here, but the others are part of a JLA Chibi set that I am working on currently. Let me know what you think guys.

Friday, May 21, 2010

New White Ninja Guy Page Up NOW!!! Check it out!

Hey folks, what's going on!? Just stopping through to let you guys know that a new page of White Ninja Guy is up and ready for your viewing pleasure. Please leave some comments anywhere to let me know how I'm doing, and how you like the progression of the comic. I have been trying really hard to make sure that I make some sort of improvement, and try out new things as well in all my comic pages, to make it an experience of growth, and hopefully great story telling on a concept that is so familiar. So the feedback of you all as fans means a lot to me.

As far as new things going on and announcements, the first issue cover will be redone completely, and I will be doing a cover myself, and then designing a variant cover, which will allow me to draw whatever a sketch on it. These will only be limited to 100 copies during the con season. 50 copies at APE, and 50 copies at WonderCon. So the new cover for the first Issue Heritage will be revealed really soon, and will be the cover that will be used to go to print. So stay tuned for that as well. More announcements will be revealed in the coming months in regard to Obsidian Studios, so please bear with us and keep us bookmarked. Thank you all so much for your support.

Ian W.
Obsidian Studios

Friday, May 14, 2010

New White Ninja Guy Page and Features!!!

Hey folks, go and check out the newest page of White Ninja Guy up now at We are very close to the end of the first comic issue, and I am very excited. The pace of the story is going well, and I believe that it has been set up nicely, and gives a tell about the direction and mood of the book as a whole.

There are some new changes on the White Ninja Guy site, as now there are a lot of new icons for voting, and now there is a Donation button. All the money donated will be used toward the continued production of White Ninja Guy, and other Obsidian Studios projects and endeavors. Those that donate $5 or more will receive a wallpaper as a thank you for donating and keeping it going. I have also put White Ninja Guy up on some webcomic list sites. So please vote on the comic to move it up in the list, and to help get the word out. Also if there are any other places that I do not know about or that you think can help White Ninja Guy get moved forward and known, please let me know. I really appreciate it.

So enough talk for today guys. Get out there and read, vote, and spread the word!

White Ninja Guy: ONE SHOT still on sale in the ETSY Store! Get your autographed copy and receive a free sketch card from either Ian Walker, or Lance Sawyer!

Ian W.
Obsidian Studios

Monday, May 10, 2010

Help me get to the Comic-Cons this year!!!

So I am going to need some assistance from you guys in helping me get to the different comic cons this year. I have created a donation button, and so if you can donate anything to help me get there, I will appreciate it. I hope to have Issue 1 of White Ninja Guy there at APE Con this year as well as ONE SHOT. But I will be doing Con sketches and commissions as well. Thanks so much.

Friday, May 7, 2010

New White Ninja Guy Page Up Now!

Hey folks, just wanted to drop a reminder that there is a new page of White Ninja Guy up right now. The answers to the origins of White Ninja Guy are about to be revealed. So tune in every Friday for these next 6 weeks, to get a look at the final 6 pages of our first issue, and begin the adventure! Thanks again for stopping through, and please please please leave comments, bookmark, and whatever else you need to do to keep tabs on us! Thanks again, and be back next week! 

White Ninja Guy - Page 18 ------>

Monday, May 3, 2010


Ladies and Gentlemen, Obsidian Studios presents the first ever title of our studio, White Ninja Guy - One Shot! This is a 36 pg black and white comic about my original character White Ninja Guy. This comic has been 3 years in the making and is FINALLY available now for you all to order! I am the writer and creator of this comic, along with Brandon Smith, and Cover Artist Lance Sawyer. This comic is available now at ComicsMonkey, and

However! If you order through my ETSY Store, you will not only receive the signed book which is signed by the whole crew, but also a special surprise as a thank you for your support! Please go and check it out, and order today! And a special thank you to all that have helped keep me going in this journey thus far! I really appreciate it!

Obsidian Studios ETSY Store ----->; -----> ----->

I want to say thank you soooo much for your patience and support! I could not have continued on with this without you guys.

Ian Walker
Obsidian Studios

Saturday, May 1, 2010

New Cards done during Sketchin It!

Here are some new cards that I did this week during my webshow! Two commissions, and two PSC's in 3 hours. I think I did good!