Monday, July 28, 2014

When I am supposed to be working....16


I love drawing the Flash!  I love making new poses for him while he runs, I love drawing the speed lines, and I love drawing lightning coming off of him to signify how fast he is.

So this picture is really well done in my mind, especially for a sketch that was done while I was in a meeting.

The Flash was done in a ball point pen.

Monday, July 21, 2014

When I am supposed to be working....15


When scanning this picture, I was debating whether I should scan it showing the blue colors of the pen I used to draw this, or should I do it in the dark blacks.  In the end, I thought showing it in black would make it cooler looking and make it so the sketch lines are an intentional part of the picture.

Of course, they really aren't a part of picture, not on purpose anyways.  I drew this while I was bored and had to do something else.  You will notice that I also drew a rough outline of another figure behind Batman.  That initially was supposed to be Superman back there, but I ran out of time.

I like this picture and the pose and the shading around his costume.  I think the weirdest part of the picture is that it looks like Batman has eyeliner on.  Oops.

Batman was drawn in a blue ball point pen.

Friday, July 18, 2014

WInter Soldier


I don't think that I have mentioned it before, but the movie "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" is an awesome movie.  In fact, I might say that it is one of the best Marvel Cinematic Universe movies yet, up there with "The Avengers" and the first "Iron Man".

I have always been a fan of Bucky, the Winter Soldier, from the first time I read Ed Brubaker's comic book run on Captain America, which is what the prior mentioned movie drew inspiration from.  He is cool and uber-competent.  I love his demeanor.

This is something that I have not done before to this level: cross-hatching the entire body to simulate the ultra realistic look.  It took me about two and half hours to draw him, but I really love how the picture came out in the finished product.  I also enjoy drawing profiles of characters, which is appropriate for the Winter Soldier, to show off his metal arm.

I utilized different pen tip widths for different compenents of the picture. A .07 mm tip gel pen was used for crosshatching the dark edges, hair, and clothing wrinkles.  A Papermate Flair medium tipped marker was used for mostly the hair and some heavy dark portions.  A red .05 mm tipped pen was to color and crosshatch the red star on his arm.  And a .01 mm tipped art pen was used for all of the cross hatching on his figure.

Note that some of the cross hatches look darker than others despite having the same .01 mm pen because of the level of pressure I put on it.  So if I wanted a really thin line, then I'd have to lightly press on the pen or a thicker line is when I press harder on it.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

College Comics 12


So random aside: this was originally supposed to be the forth comic strip in the series, but due to my mistake, it is being shown out of order.  There actually is a subtle reference of this comic and the published College Comic 4 post.  I normally don't make a fuss about the order of the strips, but this is one of the few times there was a reference in another strip.

On another note, what a weird phone.  So outdated, even back when I drew this.  Also, another Myspace reference.  I don't know why I kept on using Myspace, Facebook was clearly around and prevalent even back then.

Monday, July 14, 2014

When I am supposed to be working....14



 As I said in an earlier post, Bizarro is my favorite Superman villain.  I just love the idea of a villain so anti-Superman, that he even has his "S" reversed and talks in opposites all of the time.  So instead of "Goodbye" he'd say "Hello", "Up" means "Down" and so on and so forth.

It's pretty obvious that Bizarro is a rough sketch here, since you could see all of the lines.  I also chose to draw Bizarro's current New 52 incarnation where he wears a T shirt and stuff.  I drew this with a ball point pen when I was supposed to be paying attention to other stuff.

Goodbye!....I mean... Hello!

Friday, July 11, 2014

More Chickie Feet




Here is the next edition of my kiddie comic Chickie Feet.  The giraffe here is called Gigi.

Unlike other comics that I draw, I do Chickie Feet free hand with no pencils or thumbnail sketches to plan out the plot.  This significantly cuts down my average time to draw the comic (about one hour versus the three plus hours I normally do for a comic).

Chickie Feet was drawn with a Flair Papermate marker.  I write the words with a .07 mm gel pen and the actual speech bubble with the Flair marker for that extra thick line.  I started doing that trick with Chickie Feet, but I really like the effect.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Chronova Comic

This is a current project that I am working.  The comic is called Chronova.  The basic plot is similar to V for Vendetta or 1984, where the common people rally against the totalitarian government.  Here is a sneak preview of some of the pages that I drew.
Page 1 Inks 
Page 5 Inks

Page 10 Pencils
The inked pages take about three hours or so on average to make.  That is not including the time penciling the pages!  An average penciled page takes like an hour or so to do.

I will make more posts in the future of the comic, the breakdowns, and the different steps I did to create the comic, including script pages and character designs.  So in other words, To Be Continued...

Monday, July 7, 2014

College Comics 11


One of my college-related observational humor comics.  This is totally a real thing!  Listen when it's five minutes before class, everybody has there internal timer telling them class is nearing the end and start putting their stuff away.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Red Hood Step by Step

I enjoyed showing off the step by step process of how I drew my Robocop commission that I also want to show my Red Hood one too.


Step 1:  I got the initial penciling sketch down.  For the Red Hood, I had a pretty clear image in my head that I wanted.  I wanted to show his current (cool looking) Red Hood suit with guns a blazing.  I also wanted to show his history as a Robin in the past.  Originally, I had Batman in the even further back, but I didn't really know where to organically fit him, so I left him out.

I like to leave my pencils semi-loose so I have some wiggle room to change something, like a hand or a limb, in the inking process.


Step 2:  The Red Hood's outline is half done here.  I have some of the black shadows colored in, but for the bigger areas of blacks, I left with little "x's" to indicate that I will go back later to color them in with a Sharpie.

The guns that he has are also left uninked because I was debating whether the gun in his left hand was too big or not.  Also, the gun in his right hand was actually a little crooked relative to the rest of of his hand, so I had to erase it and redraw it.


Step 3: I got the Red Hood all done now.  I inked him and his blacks are all filled in.  I also drew Robin in the back as a very brief outline.

Honestly, Robin's body does not perfectly line up with itself.  But I figured that since he isn't the main focus of the picture, then it would not matter too much.


Step 4: I completed the piece by drawing in a background of the city scape behind Robin and the shadows on his body.  I also did some extra embellishments on the Red Hood.

The extra detail of ink that I am most proud of is the shadows of the ripped up paper.  It really makes it pop off the page!

I am very satisfied how this turned out.  The figure looks real and dynamic and the anatomy is pretty good.  I was inspired by the DC Comics Zero issue covers where the character is ripping out of the page.  I thought it was a pretty neat way of implying that the Red Hood has a past as Robin and that he is done with it.