Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Marvel What The....?! and Sean T. Collins' new comic). I even got fancy with my computer coloring, throwing a Mike Dimayuga panel into the picture frame and using some glowy filters on Egon's stream and the ghost trap. We lose Egon and Ray's ankles, but we're all better off, to be honest. As much as I love coloring, I may try to do an actually good black-and-white sketch next time, rather than going for the finished look.
here, then order it from Amazon. Then order MY book, Pop Sculpture, from Barnes & Noble!
Saturday, September 25, 2010
For Mel <3
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Our next theme is actually The Warriors, the classic Walter Hill film, as chosen by TJ.
I cheated and tossed together an all-star Warriors team made up of (from left to right) wrestler "Road WARRIOR Animal," Mel's Gibson's Road WARRIOR "Mad Max," the Wizard Master kid from Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream WARRIORS, Swan from the WARRIORS, wrestler The Ultimate WARRIOR, and Antonio Banderas's 13th WARRIOR.
So many hardcore warriors...so much ass to stomp.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
You can't really tell, but trust me: Destructor has turned his hat backwards Over-The-Top-style, so I think you already know who's the winner of this match. I was also going to draw Bender, R2-D2 and some other robots clutching money, screaming and betting on the match in the background, but I got lazy.
I was going to put the faces of three HH characters peeking out of the right side of the paper so it resembled the original Ghost Dad movie poster more, plus made more sense for Geist to be flipping the bird to someone, but I got lazy.
In case you care, I make videos for Marvel.com. For example, the stop-motion animated show "Marvel Super Heroes: What The--?!" I'm not much of a writer but I sure do like drawlin' pitchers! I have a lot of catching up to do on the blog but I'm looking forward to posting more!
Sunday, June 27, 2010
I can't choose a favorite member of Boys Club, so I just chose Pepe from a strip that I think Dave commissioned for use in Wizard once. Pepe's nards hurt, so Andy told him to hop up and down, which led to ungodly amounts of puke for no reason. PERFECT.
And this is my first watercolor painting. I'd be proud of me if I were my own son.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Andy is funny
Brett is funky
Landwolf is drunk
Pepe is hungry
Together they are the stars of the funniest comic series in the world.
Monday, April 5, 2010
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010
First of all, I need to thank Sean T. Collins. Not only did he create Destructor, he's introduced me to literally dozens of indie comics I would never have known about otherwise. So when he chose Boys Club by Matt Furie to be the next subject on the LAW blog, I looked it up and was blown away. Four guys (A frog, a... wolfman? A... bear? Some other thing?) just hanging around, eating, drinking, doing drugs, being naked, spouting catchphrases and vomiting. Funniest shit ever. I was particuarly intrigued by the wolfman-looking character, Landwolf, whose appearance I can only assume is inspired by Teen Wolf. In homage to the T-Wolf, I drew the following:
It's Landwolf in Teen Wolf's basketball uniform, about to dunk over the heads of his friends Andy, Brett and Pepe. I have no idea which is which. Hope you all like it.
LAW goes NSFW! I tried to make this as creepy as Rob's drawing of the Captain. Did I succeed? I think the scrotal stubble is the kicker.
Taking a cue from TJ, who He-Man-ified Orko's torso, I decided to Skeletorize his face. Orko revealing he was a double agent the whole time then stabbing Prince Adam in his sleep would have made a great ending to the cartoon.
J.R.R. Tolkien treated his Middle-earth mythology like it took place on the Earth we know, in an ancient time lost to history. So technically, the Omega Effect could have transported Batman to Numenor in the Second Age. You just know he'd have resisted Sauron's corruption, fled the destruction of the island kingdom with Elendil, helped found Gondor and Arnor, and gone on to become an inspiring symbol of good. So that's why I drew the emblem of the Kings of Gondor with the Bat-symbol in place of the White Tree. It's not because I can't draw Batman himself, no sir.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Last week Melly Mel called the shots and sent us back to the Stone Age with Captain Caveman.
My earliest memory of Captain Caveman came from USA Networks' Cartoon Express show, "Laff-a-lympics." Essentially, there were three teams of Hanna-Barbera characters each led by a recognizable character who competed in Olympic-type events. The teams were-The Yogi Yahooeys (led by Yogi Bear), The Scooby Doobies (led by Scooby-Doo), and The Really Rottens (led by Dread Baron or, if you prefer, Dick Dastardly).
So, in my contribution to this blog I went with my favorite and Captain Caveman's team, The Scooby Doobies, and included two of his teammates--Hong Kong Phooey and Dynomutt. Enjoy!
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
After scanning it, I went through and basically bleached everything but the black lines by using the paintbucket tool to make just about everything white. I've found the more I do of this, the easier it is to go through and add color in big waves as opposed to really intricate work. I apparently didn't do enough though as this piece still took a lot of zooming in an altering. I then grabbed some images online of the characters and used the eyedropper to match the colors. After that it was just a matter of adding the other colors and patters. And voila, here's the finished product.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
I don't know what the other Stooges look like, but I gave Batman Iggy Pop's chiseled abs and skinny jeans. Of course, I instantly regretted not making Batman David Bowie, since then I would at least have an easy pun. ("A Bat Insane," "The Thin White Bruce," etc.) The name "Iggy Pop" doesn't lend itself to Batman-related puns, although I suppose you could call the band "Iggy and the Bruces." And of course he would perform such hits as "I Wanna Be Your Unofficially Sanctioned Vigilante," "Search and Place in Arkham Asylum" and "Lust for Street-Level Justice." Here's a colored version.
Check out the amazing covers for Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne at DC's The Source.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Even though it seems like everyone in Gotham has to have seen The Batman at least once in their life, I like the idea of him being a mythical figure. With the theme of a time-lost Batman, I imagine he'd like to keep a low profile when taking out the bad guys to, y'know, not throw off the whole space-time continuum.
So the first idea that came to mind was, "What if someone one happened to catch a glimpse of the Caped Crusader?" So if Bats ran through Medieval times, I bet his insignia would catch the eye of an onlooker and inspire them to create a stained glass image as a tribute or just as a cool idea. I wanted it to be simple and was really pleased with the outcome.
Also, Here's some other cool stained glass images I came across.
Here's the Photoshop color version to give you the full effect:
I don't love how I did the shading (particularly on the pants) or that the bandana looks like some sort of earpiece, and in retrospect it would have been neat to add some more bat gadgets or touches, but hey, here we are.
Hat tip to the poster for the original Rambo.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
This photo manipulation inspired by Rob Bricken and Corey Ian Haim. CLICK photo for Biggie-Fries Version.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Then I poorly Photoshopped it, giving Bats a wooden dance floor to dance on, a pschadelic background and a disco ball to dance under. I really wish I could use Photoshop more effectively. Or at all really. Anywhere, here's the eye-melting version.
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Thursday, March 4, 2010
So here are the three drawings I have of Destructor from that period.
This is the earliest extant drawing of Destructor, but it's not the first one I did. I first drew Destructor and a lot of other characters in third grade, but lost all the drawings on a class trip. I redrew him...I'm not sure when, exactly. Several months later, maybe the next school year? So that would date this drawing to around 1987, most likely. Note the spikes and horns, always a very prominent part of how I saw the character. You'll probably be seeing them down the line.
As I got older and "better" at drawing, I started redoing some of the most important characters so that they'd look as cool as I was capable of making them look at the time. I'd imagine this drawing was done in middle school, so around '90-'91, something like that. More spikes, bigger horns.
In high school, I finally bit the bullet and broke the mugshot format, and started drawing legs and feet. I did this in a series of full-body pin-ups on loose leaf, no doubt inspired by the pin-ups in the comics I'd finally started reading by this time. This probably was done in 1995. None more spiky!
I remember being really into He-Man as a kid (btw, I would have loved to have seen the marketing meeting to see the guy who actually came up with the idea to name the show "He-Man." I'm sure the office threw him a free lunch that day.) and I don't really much care for it now. So I don't have any kind of real attachment to the characters more than the main characters, their wacky names, and crazy costumes.
I drew this from a random picture online found here I like the graytones and just smudged it with my finger to give some color contrast. To add a little magic, I just erased in the letters at the top left to read "Orko" as if they appeared from nowhere.
I would like to point out in my search for reference I found this awesome Orko drawn by UK artist, Rob Jackson on his blog.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
If I didn't live up to the standards set by Marcos Martin, well, that's something I'm prepared to live with.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Destructor's a wicked cool robot. I love robots. I love hamburgers. I love hamburgers that have silly names because there's all kinds of junk and stuff on 'em. Oh, and Sean's a vegetarian and Destructor's his baby, so I threw a veggie burger in there. Mmmmm, hamburgers for robots.
p.s. How about that Photoshop coloring, eh? Sweet, right?
First, I decided that Orko needed legs, because only losers hover. And since he was going to get tired walking around, I gave him a horse. Specifically, I gave him He-Man's robot horse, Stridor. And I gave him Castle Grayskull to live in, too. Basically, I gave Orko He-Man's entire TV show, because if Orko had legs, a horse and a cool castle, he'd be much, much cooler than a half-naked barbarian. And for the first time, I think my sketch looks better in color!
Call him Vampire Hunter O. Hopefully, other bloggers will draw Orko the way he really looks, because my sketch really isn't the best way to kick off Orko week. I'd say buy a Orko comic, but I'd rather you bought Hero House.