I usually don’t post any of my Stallone commissions until I’ve received them, but Tom Reilly sent me a scan of the Jack Carter/John Wick piece he did for me and I like it so much I just couldn’t wait!
Tom Reilly is an artist from Mount Desert Island, Maine. He is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, with a BFA in Illustration. Tom’s work has been included in exhibits such as the Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Exhibition, the Rhode Island School of Design Illustration Triennial Exhibition, and the 2017 MoCCA Arts Festival.
I got this Jack Carter sketch from the very talented Shamus Murphy at HeroesCon 2016. It was actually the second sketch I got from Shamus at the show. The first was a Rocky Balboa and I’ll post it soon.
When I saw that Giovanni Valletta, an artist on the John Wick comic series was taking commissions, I jumped on board for a couple of head sketches (John Wick and Jack Carter). Because it took a little longer than expected to get the art to me Giovanni added more to the art and threw in some prints as well. That’s customer service!
Uko Smith makes his third appearance in my Stallone art collection with his take on Rocky Balboa. Uko is an amazing artist and a great guy. If you colllect art, you should consider getting a piece from Uko. You can see more of his art here, here and here.
Uko Smith makes his second appearance in my Stallone art collection with his take on Jack Carter from Get Carter. Uko is an amazing artist and a great guy. If you colllect art, you should consider getting a piece from Uko. You can see more of his art here, here and here.
On November 23, 2018, aka Black Friday, John Beatty and I met in his studio to do a livestream broadcast of John’s John Wick / Jack Carter drawing for my Stallone Sketch Collection. Click on the photo above to see a much bigger version. We were joined in the studio by Ron Wendt who took the photos below.
And that’s John with his reference working on the art. You can click on the video link below to see and hear how everything went down. We had a blast with viewers texting in questions and even a couple of call-ins to the studio.
John is considering adding tones to the Carter / Wick piece and if he does I’m sure I’ll join him in studio, so maybe you will consider swinging by as well. John draws live most Monday through Fridays and loves to interact with those who tune in. You should give it a go and tell him I sent ya.
This Friday, November 23rd, starting at 1pm EST, John Beatty will be drawing live on YouTube. I’ll be co-hosting as Big J creates a watercolor painting pairing Sylvester Stallone as Jack Carter and Keanu Reeves as John Wick! How cool is that?
Just think: You can avoid the Black Friday crowds and have a blast with other like-minded fans as we watch John draw and paint! We’ll be talking movies, comics, tv, novels and of course Sly Stallone. John and I will take questions from the folks who show up. These livestreams are always a blast so we hope to see you there!
The Rocky drawing above was created by the guy in the photo below. He goes by Moritat but his given name is Justin Norman. I met Moritat at The Infinity Toy and Comic Con in Kissimmee earlier this year. I was hanging out with John Beatty (who was also set up at the show) and Moritat was at the next table. I saw the fantastic art Moritat was creating and enjoyed talking with him, so it was only natural I asked for a sketch. If we hadn’t had to leave the show early, I’d have gotten another.