Steve Rolston comic book artist

www.steverolston.com twitter.com/steverolston

One of my current endeavours is developing a webcomic called TRAPEZIUS PEPPER. You can support my efforts by becoming a patron and you'll get a behind-the-scenes look at my creative process: patreon.com/steverolston
Aug 29
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Here’s another piece I did to practice digital painting, once again painting over some of my character art from Ghost Projekt.

Here’s another piece I did to practice digital painting, once again painting over some of my character art from Ghost Projekt.

Aug 11
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Here’s a different version before I got rid of the inks and went into full painterly mode.

Here’s a different version before I got rid of the inks and went into full painterly mode.

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I’ve been practicing some different techniques in an attempt to find some paying work. It’s so weird for my art to not have ink lines.

I’ve been practicing some different techniques in an attempt to find some paying work. It’s so weird for my art to not have ink lines.

Jul 31
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Behold the finished image of Trapezius Pepper from yesterday’s Live Drawing Session. I think it turned out rather nicely. And I’ve already made it into an 8.5”x11” print on glossy paper for the lucky winner of my second Patreon raffle. This is a one-of-a-kind art print made exclusively for the raffle winner.
Are you intrigued? Did you know that patrons pledging at the $10 “Gambler” level or higher are automatically entered into the raffle? If you’re still pondering whether or not to pledge, you’d better jump on it! You have to pledge before the clock strikes August to be eligible for this month’s raffle. I will then randomly select a winner on August 1st.
www.patreon.com/steverolston
If you missed out on watching me draw it live, you can view the archived video on my Livestream page: www.livestream.com/steverolston

Behold the finished image of Trapezius Pepper from yesterday’s Live Drawing Session. I think it turned out rather nicely. And I’ve already made it into an 8.5”x11” print on glossy paper for the lucky winner of my second Patreon raffle. This is a one-of-a-kind art print made exclusively for the raffle winner.

Are you intrigued? Did you know that patrons pledging at the $10 “Gambler” level or higher are automatically entered into the raffle? If you’re still pondering whether or not to pledge, you’d better jump on it! You have to pledge before the clock strikes August to be eligible for this month’s raffle. I will then randomly select a winner on August 1st.

www.patreon.com/steverolston

If you missed out on watching me draw it live, you can view the archived video on my Livestream page: www.livestream.com/steverolston

Jul 28
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9pm ET / 6pm PT this Wednesday, July 30th @ www.livestream.com/steverolston. I’ve never done a live drawing video session before but this is my way of thanking everyone who spread the word about my Patreon. 

9pm ET / 6pm PT this Wednesday, July 30th @ www.livestream.com/steverolston. I’ve never done a live drawing video session before but this is my way of thanking everyone who spread the word about my Patreon

Jul 25
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I’ve been designing some sigils for the characters in my Trapezius Pepper comic. See a few more at www.patreon.com/steverolston.

I’ve been designing some sigils for the characters in my Trapezius Pepper comic. See a few more at www.patreon.com/steverolston.

Jul 15
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Here’s a relatively early piece of Trapezius Pepper artwork. Back in 2011, I was invited to put a piece in the Vancouver Comic Jam Art Show. I used the opportunity to explore the character of Trapezius and the type of situation he might get himself into. 
I imagine most film noir fans will recognize the statue in the bear’s paws. For those who don’t, it’s from the 1941 film, The Maltese Falcon, starring Humphrey Bogart and based on the novel by Dashiell Hammett. 
If you want to follow my progress as I develop this character into a comic series, consider supporting my Patreon for the project: http://www.patreon.com/steverolston 

Here’s a relatively early piece of Trapezius Pepper artwork. Back in 2011, I was invited to put a piece in the Vancouver Comic Jam Art Show. I used the opportunity to explore the character of Trapezius and the type of situation he might get himself into.

I imagine most film noir fans will recognize the statue in the bear’s paws. For those who don’t, it’s from the 1941 film, The Maltese Falcon, starring Humphrey Bogart and based on the novel by Dashiell Hammett. 

If you want to follow my progress as I develop this character into a comic series, consider supporting my Patreon for the project: http://www.patreon.com/steverolston 

Jul 11
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I know I’m a day late with this theme but I wanted to jump on the Tank Girl #sketch_dailies train.

I know I’m a day late with this theme but I wanted to jump on the Tank Girl #sketch_dailies train.

Jul 08
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A mysterious snippet from a new Trapezius Pepper comic page. My patrons get to see the whole thing. http://www.patreon.com/steverolston

A mysterious snippet from a new Trapezius Pepper comic page. My patrons get to see the whole thing. http://www.patreon.com/steverolston

Jun 26
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Here’s the prize for my Patreon’s first monthly Raffle. The lucky winner will get a copy of my #INKtober sketchbook “RACCOONS & HUMANS & BEARS, OH MY!”, a set of six 1-inch buttons and an original sketch of Trapezius Pepper. Patrons pledging at the $10 “Gambler” level or higher are entered to win! The winner will be randomly selected on July 1st.
www.patreon.com/steverolston
Pssst… odds of winning are very good since there’s currently only one eligible patron.

Here’s the prize for my Patreon’s first monthly Raffle. The lucky winner will get a copy of my #INKtober sketchbook “RACCOONS & HUMANS & BEARS, OH MY!”, a set of six 1-inch buttons and an original sketch of Trapezius Pepper. Patrons pledging at the $10 “Gambler” level or higher are entered to win! The winner will be randomly selected on July 1st.

www.patreon.com/steverolston

Pssst… odds of winning are very good since there’s currently only one eligible patron.