Monday, June 30, 2014

When I am supposed to be working....13

I did a quick sketch of Brainiac, probably my second favorite Superman villain (the first being Bizarro).

I never understood in the comics why he is called a computer brain/robot, but he clearly looks like a fleshy, green alien.  I do kinda like the cyborg aspect of Brainiac though, where he his an alien but also has obvious robot parts implanted onto him.

Since there are, like, a billion designs for Brainiac, I just made up my own design.  If you can't tell, that long thingee in the background is his serpent-like tail.  Also, Brainiac has a history of making giant ships with his robot face on it.  It's weird, but that is something that he does in almost every appearance.

Brainiac was drawn with a blue pen and then done over again in a black Crayola marker.  If it hasn't occurred to you yet, I work at a school.

Friday, June 27, 2014

College Comics 10

This is the first of my comic strips that is actually about myself.  This is really a caricature of me when I had long hair and my friends and co-workers.  Obviously, this is me writing about my own experiences as a cartoonist.  I still think this is one of my funnier ones.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

When I am supposed to be working...12

This is my attempt to make some beefcake art with Tony Stark.  It is pretty obvious that I did this with no pencils, erasers, rulers, or any real drawing tools.  The background is pretty hodge podge with the lines and consistency.  With that being said, I really like how his hair came out.

Tony was done with a myriad of stuff. I sketched him out with a blue pen and then done over with a Crayola thin tip marker.  I tried to black out his shirt with a fat Crayola marker and also a dry erase marker.

Monday, June 23, 2014

The Question

I have been trying to do more drawings with the inverse white and black shadows.  I really tried to minimize the outlines on the Question as much as possible.

The Question is a detective from the Justice League, who is notable for having a mask with no face and frequently disappears in a cloud of smoke.

The picture turned out really well with the only issue is that I wished that I drew speed lines on the right side of his feet because the all black looks weird when the rest of the ground covered in speed lines.

The Question is done with mostly a Crayola thin tipped black marker.  The shadows and the shades were all done with the Crayola.  The random shadow feathering, speed lines, and tiny details are done with a thinner Papermate medium size tipped marker.  Finally, the blacks were filled in with a black fat tipped Sharpie marker.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Poison Ivy

I love drawing women, but I don't actually post enough pictures of them.  Poison Ivy has been a mainstay in Batman's villains' roster for  a long while and she is a lot of fun to draw.  I was more inspired by the way she is drawn by artist Tim Sale, who draws her hair as a pile of leaves and branches.
By Tim Sale

The majority of the picture is done with thin black Crayola marker.  the backdrop, Ivy's face, and the shadow feathering is done with a Papermate Flair Medium tipped pen.  Finally, the big areas of black is done with a Sharpie Fat tipped marker.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

College Comics 9

Here is another one of my comic strips where I mock Facebook and social media in general.  I think based on this and my previous strip, you can get a pretty strong idea of my feelings on social networks.  For the record, I have "only" 339 friends on my Facebook.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Superior Spider-Man Cast

Since the comic Superior Spider-Man wrapped up, I tried my hand in doing an homage to the iconic The Amazing Spider-Man no. 100 cover.

I tried to squeeze in as many cast members in this drawing.  I thought of all of the villains that the Superior Spider-Man fought and all of the major supporting cast.

For the record: Top-most row from Left to Right: 1.The Jester 2. The bottom of Betty Brant's face

Second Top Row: 3. J. Jonah Jameson 4. Captain America 5. Agent Venom 6. The Hobgoblin 7. The Green Goblin 8. Tiberious Stone

Third Middle Row: 9. The Vulture 10. Aunt May 11. J. Jonah Jameson Senior 12. A tiny face of Screwball 13. Robbie Robertson 14. Kinda half of Carlie Cooper's face

Fourth Middle Row: 14. Peter Parker 15. Massacre 16. The Spider Slayer 17. Overdrive 18. Cardiac 19. Anna Marconi

Bottom-Most Row: 20. The Beetle 21. The Shocker 22. Boomerang 23. Spider-Man 2099 24. The Living Brain 25. Mary Jane Watson

For comparison's sake, here is the original cover:
By John Romita Sr.

Friday, June 13, 2014

College Comics 8

I am pretty sure that when I made this comic, that I went online to some website that listed a bunch of pick up lines. There is nothing notable about this comic other than I can't help but notice how the borders are slanting.

Chickie Feet and Cutesy Comics

Sometimes, I change it up and draw something different other than Spider-Man and dudes who punch each other in the face.  I like to display other art styles that I have too.

I drew a small comic book for my girlfriend based on a character that we made up called "Chickie Feet".  When drew this, I was really trying to channel "Tiny Titan" artist Art Baltazar's style. The obviously hand-drawn panels are a bit of an homage to him.  Based on my girlfriend's reaction to the comic, there is a good chance I will make more of these.  Enjoy!

Monday, June 9, 2014

The Hulk

I am trying something a little different than my typical Hulk drawing.  I am playing with the shadows of a figure more, hence the deep shadows on the Hulk's left side.  This was a fun drawing because it gives me an excuse to use the Gestalt method, something that I have previously stated that I love doing.

The Hulk was done with a thin tip Crayola marker, which forces me to be careful when feathering thing lines on him.

Friday, June 6, 2014


I finished reading the entire run of The Mighty Thor by Walter Simonson and it is awesomely metal.  Like, Thor does crazy stuff every other issue, like fight a giant fire demon or get his hammer stolen by an alien, or battle in Hel (one "L") for the souls of some humans.  But what is not lost is the hilarious moments where Loki tries to pull some scheme, only to have it blow up in his face.

After reading all those Thor comics, Loki has definitely risen to one of my favorite villains just because he is so persistent and makes absolutely zero attempts to redeem himself.

Of all the things that I am proud of is the shadowing on the fur trim of his boots. The second thing that I am most proud of is the shading for the fur that he wears on his back.  It is hard to do that because you don't want to overwhelm the fur with shading.  I find it best to do it around the edges and use different tip sizes of pens to make it a more random, textured look.

Loki is drawn with a Crayola thin tip marker, with minor details like his metal rings on his sleeve are done with a Papermate medium tip marker.  The shadowing lines-specifically in his face-was done with a .07 mm tip G2 gel pen.  The blacks are also done with a fat tip Sharpie.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Olaf Sketch

I recently went to Disneyland and California Adventure where to my pleasant surprise, they had an Animation Academy where they have animators teach a mini class on how to draw their different characters.

I was very pleased on how my Olaf drawing came out.  I usually am not good at following drawing directions because I tend to draw in the style that I want to draw.  But this Olaf here looks pretty legit.

The reason why there is a fold in the middle of the drawing is because the paper is actually poster size and I had to fold it up.  Also, you can see the left side has half a picture of Iron Man that I drew on the side while I was waiting for the animator instructor to give me more directions.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

College Comics 7

I am not sure where I came up with this joke.  I feel like the "You stepped in a big, steaming pile of nature." line came from a TV show, but I cannot remember where.  In any case, I really like the art here.  This is when I started hitting my artistic stride and made the characters look more refined.