Saturday, July 31, 2010

Final final colors.

I just can't let good advice sit around and get old and moldy so I took Elliot's advice to heart and put some love on the coloring. Now, if only I could convince Kayla to substitute the current Daredevils with this one...

Daring FEETS...ehem...


Friday, July 30, 2010

It's like a little sketchy cast

I don't's this?

Two right feet

So I'll admit to having noticed the left leg looked more like a right leg after I inked it and I was willing to let it slide, but I've been called on it. I tried getting rid of the little line as per Marie's suggestion, but part of the problem is the folds in the pants and even the shape of the boot and turn of the foot itself. The diagnosis is wrong foot syndrome and the cure is me drawing that part over again. In the meantime I offer you this daredevil sans little knee line.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Almost done!

I have details to add to the coloring and I may or may not add more detail to the line art colors, but the flats are done and I like where they're heading. Any suggestions? I'm open! Oh...and don't worry, Joel, I'm working on something blue as we speak. :)

Friday, July 23, 2010

Daredevil in the old west

I thought about doing Caveman Daredvil, but Kayla said she had hoped someone would do a gunslinger Daredevil and well, that just sounded more fun than Caveman Daredevil. Plus, I loved Johnny Depp in the last 10 minutes of Once Upon a Time in Mexico as the blind gunslinger that used his ears. That was the best part of an otherwise disappointing movie and I hope he revisits that character sometime.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Some Dragon Realm things

Only I won't be calling it Dragon Realm anymore because some dude already wrote a book called The Dragon Realm. I'm back at square one as far as names go. I got really excited about "Dragon Gate" and then I realized it's like Watergate or Stargate and it all had to do with the word gate. So Gate had to go and I pretty much only have Dragon at the moment. Maybe I'll scrap dragon all together and just call it "big flying monsters that can fuck your shit up with fire what shoots out of their mouths". Anyway, this is just the result of me screwing around in my sketchbook.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010

Inked with excruciating slowness...

During and distracted by Pirates of the Caribbean; At World's End. I should also note that this was the first thing I inked with my brand new Series 7 #4 and it performed beautifully. I think this is the first time I've bought one and it behaved right off the bat. No getting used to weird characteristics or wild hairs or anything. NICE! This is also the first time I used Sumi ink. While I don't get the dark black blacks that I do so love, I must say the viscosity is perfect and it just glides super smoothly across the paper. So I should have her all colored and emailed by sometime Friday. Good times.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I should probably just stop...

But Pirate Catwoman is so much fun to draw! I'm totally going to do the contemporary, high-tech burglar one with the backpack kitty, but I'm also going to do this one. Until I nail down a pose I don't think I'm going to be happy. On the one hand I like the crouching, action pose because it's very cat-like. On the other I like one where she's standing because you can see more details in the clothing. Decisions. Decisions. Le sigh.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


One last Pirate Catwoman sketch before I decide. I guess maybe I'll do both if there's time.

House of Mews

On to the Catwoman redesign! I'm torn, really. The top right sketch on the bottom sheet was my first attempt. It's pretty much just my version of the current catwoman with the addition of some climbing gear and pouches to hold things...and a backpack that carries her cat what can sneak into tight places and make off with diamonds and rubies and whatnot. I was getting somewhere with it, but I envied Kayla's Rolla Derby Catwoman and Derrick's Victorian Catwoman and I felt genuinely unoriginal. Then the credits rolled on the Pirates of the Caribbean DVD I'd been watching and it clicked. What about a Pirate Catwoman? She loots on the high seas! I googled it to see if it'd been done yet and upon my cursory google I couldn't find anyone else that had done it so I just decided to go for it. That leads me to being torn. Should I continue with my original version or should I do Pirate Catwoman?

Thursday, July 08, 2010

In the interest of "keep on keepin on"

I'm posting something new. Here are a few Viewpoint section covers I illustrated recently and of which I'm particularly proud. I love incorporating the illustration into the design of the page and I have go give big ups to the page designers that help shape those ideas and make me look better than I could on my own. Thanks to Lindsey Turner for Cold Cases, The Wealth Gap and Privacy Under Pressure; Donna Bauer for In the kitchen with DAD and last, but not least Holly Weber for Right from the fringe. Slow clap, guys. Slow clap.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Monday, July 05, 2010

I'm not done... don't get too excited pointing out all the things that are wrong with it. I also have texture to add. There will also be a more Greek version of this one coming before I color the other two. I think.

Wondy inks

My brush decided to get a couple of wild hairs...literally and it felt like I was inking with a mop. (That gives me an idea for a project on a much larger scale. Note to self: remember) Anyway, I'm not super happy with the inks, but they'll do. I had intended to color them this weekend, but I spent most of my time eating and watching television. Good times.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

In her satin tights, fighting for her rights...

...and the old red, white and blue!

Mr. Jim Lee redesigned Wonder Woman's costume and while most agree it's high time for an update, not everyone loves the new look. I don't necessarily hate it, but I feel pretty iffy about it. You can read normal, smart person commentary on the new costume here and a crazy, conservative spin by Jo Piazza at Fox News here. Read and cringe as Piazza tries multiple times to uncover some sort of anti-American flag, Communist comics agenda. "New Wonder Woman Loses Patriotic Costume in Favor of 'Globalized' Duds." (cough...bullshit...cough)

Jemma Salume, however, loves the new design so much so that she did this lovely illustration. Kayla Cline also loves the new look and pays homage here and goes further to create her own redesign. I also dig this very nautical Wonder Woman by Marie Provence.

So with all that talent throwing their respective hats into the mix or throwing their names into the hat or whatever it is people say...I decided to jump into a hat as well...or something.

My thoughts:

Left Wondy has a red leather/armory cuirass with a gold chest emblem and dark blue pteryges held on by the gold belt. She has slightly lighter blue leather/armory pants and Brown (maybe red) lether boots.

Middle Wondy is all casual with her ringer-T. The gold emblem rests on either a white shirt with red sleeves or a red shirt with blue sleeves. Simple jeans and boots. The first jacket option is red with a white collar and white sleeves. The shoulder pads are blue, each with a white star and the cuffs are red. The emblem is gold and a white stripe runs down the center. The second jacket option is my favorite. It's the same design, but the sleeves, sholder area and collar are blue.

Right Wondy sports a red war cuirass with gold emblem, gold belt with blue pteryges, solid boots of a color I've yet to decide and a leather/armor body suit beneath. The body suit will be either, white, black, red, blue or a light gray. I should note that when I inked this one I got rid of the shoulder pads, the accented collar and I changed the lines of the pteryges to allow for less restricted leg movement.

I've inked them, but haven't scanned or colored them yet. Check back for an inky, colorful update and as always, I look forward to your input!