Saturday, December 22, 2012

Ozma as Santa

Hoping you have a very Ozzy Christmas. Bonus points if you could name the girl Ozma is giving the gift to.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Emma Crewe

Here is my version of Emma Crewe, the main character from Megan Lavey-Heaton and Isabelle Melanรงon's wonderful webcomic Namesake. If you haven't checked it out, do so at http://namesakecomic.com/ .

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Flight of the Gump

It has been a while since I've had a chance to put anything up on the blog. Here is a picture I did from a sketch I showed on facebook.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Characters of Oz mini poster

I am selling a poster based on the cover of a book I'm doing. The poster is approximately 17x11 inches in full color and drawn my me, S.P.Maldonado. Each one will be signed and numbered. Help me get to the Winkie Convention by buying one for $10.00. you can contact me at oz_diggs@yahoo.com . 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Scarecrow in acrylics

I'm not much of a painter, but here is a painting I did of the Scarecrow.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Styles

As an artist I think I'm pretty adaptable. Maybe not as good as some, but I can change my style easily if I want to. Here are some pictures of Ozma in different styles I use.


  1. This is what I would call my natural drawing style.
  2. When I started illustrating Oz, this is the style I used. 
  3. This is the style I have been using for Illustrator's Guide to Oz.
  4. This is what I call my comic-book style.
Is there a certain style that you prefer?

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Glinda: Skottie Young style


Here is my attrmpt at drawing like Skottie Young.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Friday, July 20, 2012

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Dorothy, Shanower style

Here is my attempt at drawing Dorothy like Eric Shanower.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Carter Green

Here is an attempt at doing a digital drawing.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Preview part two "The Illustrator's Guide to Oz": Houses of Oz

Here is another look at my illustrator's guide book. I'm not just going to do character designs. I would like to do things like houses, buildings, clothing, etc.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Preview of "The Illustrator's Guide to Oz"

I have been considering a book on character designs for artists who want to work on Oz books. I want to be able to as many characters as I can. I always thought it would be interesting to have one book that I could reference for a characters look without having to pull out different books all the time (to be honest, I haven't needed to do that in a long time, but I know that some artists might still have too.).

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Friday, June 8, 2012

O. Z. Diggs

Just playing with Photoshop.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Magical Mimics of Oz cover


Mari Ness finds this hilarious

The latest issue of the Baum Bugle came out and there is a review for "Bucketheads in Oz" done by Mari Ness. Here is what she says about me:
             "A quick note on the illustrations: S. P. Maldonado has chosen a decidedly
           cartoonish feel here, which works remarkably well for some scenes and
           characters - a bit where a farmer chases a college student is hilarious, and I
           loved His Honor Cornelius Ulyssicus Later, a distinguished alligator - but
           perhaps less well for other characters, particularly better known ones."


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Rinkitink and Bilbil

It's L. Frank Baum's birthday, so here's a picture of Rinkitink and Bilbil.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Glinda

Fun with Adobe Illustrator and a celebrity photo.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Lucky Bucky and Davy Jones

A suggestion from Marcus Mebes.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Gayelette and Quelala

Nathan DeHoff  suggested this picture.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Jenny Jump

Thanks to Jared Davis for the suggestion, here is a picture of Jenny Jump. For this I used a brush pen.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Ozma of Oz

Here is a picture I did in Adobe Illustrator based on an illustration by John R Neill from Ozma of Oz.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Ozma Paperdoll 2

Here is one of the paper dolls I did finished in Adobe Illustrator.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Ozma paper doll




Copy.Color.Cut.Connect.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Dick Martin

If there is one Oz artist I feel closest to in style, it would be Dick Martin. When Hungry Tiger Press did a blog that featured a poster Dick did, I decided to play around with it and practice with Illustrator.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Princess Ozma

I just finished The Outsiders from Oz art. Here is a preview.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Dreaming of Oz

I woke up with this vision in my head.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Let's play a game

Anyone have an idea what's on the screen?

Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Laughing Dragon of Oz

The Laughing Dragon of Oz was a book written by L. Frank Baum's son Frank Joslyn Baum. With this book came some controversy. Frank J. felt that his was the natural successor to the Oz books. He tried to get "Oz" trademarked in his name and get Reilly & Lee to stop publishing the Oz books. It was his mother, who made the deal with the publishers, who had to sue him for the trademark. When The Laughing Dragon was published by Witman, Reilly & Lee sued them and the book quickly went out of print.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Ozma Comic Book Style

I consider my style as being more cartoony than comic book. Here is my attempt at doing a comic book style.

Friday, January 6, 2012

The Gump

This shows you just how much Ted Geisel is an influence on me.