Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Deadman.


This is the last art post before Heroes Con, and is a simple one at that. Truth is, I don't know much about Deadman but he is a neat looking character, if a little Daredevil-ish.

This one will be up for sale at Heroes. Come say hi!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Blob! (vs Nightcrawler?)


I'm not sure which surprises me more; that the Blob is still wearing his Jerry Lawler style wrestling trunks or that some politically correct nitwit hasn't formally petitioned Marvel to remove the character entirely for being offensive to the morbidly obese. If the latter has actually happened, I'm a little less confident in the future of humanity.

Still, this is how I imagine a fight between the big fella and Nightcrawler would go.

Monday, May 23, 2011

2001: A Space Odyssey in 7 Panels.


I confess, I watched this great film when I was about 8 or 9, and was bored to tears. Luckily, age has replaced boredom with fascination and an appreciation for the art and scope of Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece, long though it may be. So, enjoy.

Side note: I have never, in my life, spelt odyssey correctly without looking it up. If I have spelled it wrong this time, kindly go to hell before informing me of it.

Love, Me.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Dr. Strangelove.

While I'm certain I'm in the minority here, this is probably my favorite of Kubrick's films, and boasts possibly my favorite piece of dialog in any film anywhere: "Gentlemen! You can't fight in here, this is the War Room!".

Someone suggested I draw Dr. Strange sometime this week. In my own way, I feel I have fulfilled said request.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Gil Elvgren.


Plain and simple, Gil Elvgren taught me how to draw women, and this particular Veronica Lake-ish painting is probably my favorite. I've been such a huge fan of Gil Elvgren for a long time, and get ever so slightly riled up the more I hear people prattle on about Norman Rockwell. Let me be clear, every bit of the praise heaped on Rockwell is unequivocally deserved and I own volumes of his work. Its human nature I suppose to pick out the best of a crop or era, but also unfair, especially to an artist as talented as Gil Elvgren was. Certainly, the two have different styles, but they were different classes of art as well and I suppose that accounts for some of the reason he's overlooked so casually.

Its hard to imagine a life consisting mostly of hiring women as stunning as Elvgren had to stand in various stages of undress for hours and hours and hours, but he did it, and my hat is off to him.

Bottom line here, if you're an aspiring comic artist or have any problems drawing the ladies: Find a book of Elvgren paintings (preferably one with "behind the scenes" photographs and sketches. Buy it. Study it until the covers fall off.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Spider-Man vs The Rhino.


Spidey and I have recently become fast friends, but I'd never drawn Rhino before. Kinda fun, now it comes to it.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sandman/Transmetropolitan/Surrogates Commission.


By far the strangest, though one of the most fun, commissions I've ever received. Not going to lie, this one took a bit of planning....

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

May the 4th be with you.


In honor of Star Wars day, I scribbled this little minimalist version of everyones favorite droids. But there appears to be no one home. Let's go tell Master Luke.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Supergirl!


I rarely find any of the mainstream super-heroines that engrossing, but the exception of Bruce Timm's Supergirl is drawing a character that genuinely looks as if she's enjoying using her abilities, something few creators ever injected into Superman (a trait I miss).