Friday, August 26, 2011


Ryu of STREET FIGHTER fame...

A what if Hellboy was granted the Green Lantern Corps membership sketch...

Final Fantasy's character, Lightning...

The Vision after a scrap with some battle damage...

A redesign of the Black Cat as a Barbarian...

Dead or Alive's Kasumi--a real epic fail...

Shhh, keep it on the down-low.

Thursday, August 25, 2011


Odd that the first sign I've noted that it's the season of HALLOWEEN is OREO cookies' orange creamed oreos. Great branding, guys, but this probably says more about me than the world around me...

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Dave Stevens' Rocketeer--my first attempt at a sketch and so I wanted to make sure I got the jet pack right.

The assignment was to draw an old Ted Kord as the Blue Beetle and so we have the above.

"Her" or Kismet as she has become to be known. Pretty much the female version of Adam Warlock.

Haven't had much time to do the DSCs of late, so less posts from me.

Sunday, August 7, 2011


Above you have one of those ballpoint pen drawings that I occasionally doodle while sitting around bored or when I'm feeling expressive. Just a quick 10 minute whirl of the pen and I'm done, easy as pie. No need to be specific or highly detailed, the gist is there. But, as is always the case, the little things start to nag at an artist, any artist and the flaws start to assert themselves over even the parts of the doodle I really like.

One of my main problems is the female face, I often draw it as rough and tumble as the male faces--not a guy's face on a female body, but a rough and overly expressive face. Like in reality, subtlety works best with women. And so I try to tone down those exaggerated aspects that I often find myself drifting back into. BTW, now I've gone and put Ivy into Photoshop and have completed my normal quickish coloring job. But then I noticed that I hadn't quite turned down the power of the face to where I wanted.

Finally, we have the finished file. I scrapped the entire face and digitally reconstructed it with the much less harsh colors of Photoshop than the ballpoint. So, a little progress. I'll take it. And it certainly doesn't hurt that she's nekkies.

Click on either of the three lasses to enlarge for a closer look. Seriously, do it. Do it. No, do it...

Saturday, August 6, 2011


ATOMIC ROBO, my first time drawing this fine fellow and I wanted to work on shadow.

A redesign of the Great Machine from Ex Machina, more in the mode of the AKIRA anime.

Panthro of the THUNDERCATS, more shadow work and that background was also a focus.

BUCKY doing his best to smash the Nazi war machine one goose-stepper at a time.

(as always, click what you want to see for a closer look)

Friday, August 5, 2011


So a new SUPERMAN movie is in the works and they've gone and mucked with the outfit again. Looks like he's wearing Captain America-type scales, his chest emblem is a molded shield, he has no red britches and he's lost the "S" shape in his hair. Let's examine these things one by one...

The scaly texture is more apparent than it was on the last movie and thus, not a good thing. However, it is definitely not a deal-breaker.

The molded "S" shield, again, like the last film's take on the character just seems strange--kind of Power Ranger-ish even. I don't like it, didn't like it on the old outfit, don't like it here. Seems too plastic/rubbery.

Unless he's been knocked out of them in this picture, he seems to have no red tights on the outside of his outfit and so he is one less layer from showing us some superbits we don't want to see (well, maybe some of us do?). Not a good thing at all, as noted by many comic book artists--those red britches break up the blue color scheme and add balance to the overall look of the character. In other words, he looks like he's missing something vital!

I'll throw in here that it may be that there are some extra details such as armor lines hidden in these shadows that we don't see (I kind of do see something above his belt and on his right thigh). Proof that DC had Jim Lee base the new Supes look on the film? Perhaps.

The "S"uper spitcurl is missing, but I won't dwell on that as it is such a minor thing and who knows if it'll show up in some scenes or not.

I like the cape--somewhat long if one really looks, but it seems smooth and red and flowing over his shoulders as it should.

I like the boots--the general shape and look of them is classic, though it does appear the scaling continues even there.

I like the look of the actor--what you want to see in a Superman are natural good looks, dark hair and a good physique.

I like the look of this photo--well shot, dramatically lit, serious as a heart attack Superman.

Overall, nothing here that shakes the world, but a good indication of what we can expect when we look up in the sky for the Man of Steel in the coming year.