Last night I saw a neat drawing Rico did of Ghost Rider in his sketchbook and felt inspired to do this drawing. I plan on working on it in Photoshop and practicing making flames.
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I had a good time at Charlotte Comicon with Herc, Henry, Brandon and Jonathan. I got to draw a little for myself in addition to a couple of sketches I sold. We sold a few anthologies, and got the word out that we exist to some great fans. We did see the cutest little Deadpool to ever draw swords. One gal was dressed as Ms Marvel, which inspired me to work on this piece depicting the behind-the-scenes instance from Avengers Annual #10, where Rogue attacked Ms. Marvel, albeit, Carol Danvers was probably not in her costume for it.
Later in the day, when things calmed down, I was searching for something to draw, and across the way I saw a dealer selling a Black Cat action figure, which inspired this drawing of the best Catwoman rip-off Spider-Man ever had.
Last Thursday, I did this drawing after finishing the latest Jet-Pack Jenny strip. I know everyone is drawing Alpha-Beasts, but I didn’t think I could meet the obligation, even though after seeing everyone’s great work has tempted me a couple of times.
So I drew Storm. I used to hate this outfit, but as I get nostalgic for some of the costume and character designs of the 1970s, I find I keep coming back to the work of Dave Cockrum. Some of the best Legion of Super-Heroes costumes came from Cockrum, and a few of the new X-Men that debuted back in the 1970s sported designs he had intended to use in the Legion, but hey DC didn’t want to give him some of his art back.
So we have Ororo Munroe who inevitably got fetishized in an era when being the new girl on the team meant showing up naked from time to time. Some artists have really done great work featuring Storm in her 80s punk days, but give me a Dave Cockrum 70s costume any day of the week.
Her outfit has been redesigned numerous times since thenincluding in ways that artists couldn’t consistently render. I imagine this as a shiny leather or vinyl fabric, and when a character can’t feel the weather extremes, it really doesn’t make sense for her to wear sleeves.
I do like the look on her face, and the weight in her stance. I need to work on the shadows a little bit more and I really don’t like those abdomen highlights the more I see them.
We did this at last week’s Sketch Charlotte meeting. Everyone starts with a blank sheet and 5 minutes to do whatever they want (we decided on superheroes as a basic concept). Once your 5 minutes are up you pass it to the person on your right. The five who participated in this were Herc, Jerry, Bridgit, me and Terence. Everyone got a turn on each piece. This is what we came up with…fun & frustration all rolled into one!
Direct-ink sketches from tonight’s Sketch Charlotte meetup. At left, customer with bigass awesome beard. Right, my buddy Henry, making funny faces as he drew, knowing that I was drawing him. Tonight I rediscovered the joys of direct-ink sketching. Forced my mind to tune in as it turned off and let my eyes and pen do the rest. As always, wonderful to see everyone, laugh, and try to figure out what the hell kind of movies or TV shows they were talking about.
God willing, I successfully uploaded this image. This dashboard is waaaaaaay clunky. Anyway, here’s a sketch I finished at work, with a Rapidograph and my Niji brush.