Friday, August 29, 2014

Wonder Woman and Her Hair

Here is something that I was doodling in my free time.  I am trying out a slightly different style of Wonder Woman than what has been previously seen.

I tried making her hair look different from the average straight hair that is easy to draw on a female.  I like the idea that Wonder Woman has a lot of hair volume that comes from her curls.  The hardest part of her hair is making sure it looks voluminous and not stringy, but not so much where her hair looks like a solid block.  It should be able to blow in the wind.

Wonder Woman was done entirely in pencil, which feels really freeing to use when drawing hair.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

College Comics 14

Oh yeah.  I hate Soduku.  I always tried playing it, but never understood the rules.  I still have yet to complete a Soduku puzzle.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Chickie Feet 3

Welcome to another installment of Chickie Feet, the chick who also wears rabbit ears just because.  Drawing this is fun but I ran into a problem: I could not get the proportions of the characters consistent.  Like, Gigi the giraffe is supposed to be way bigger than Chickie Feet.  And Yellow Puppy the tiny dog is supposed to be much smaller than Chickie Feet.  I was not very consistent because you will notice that they vary in size.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Star Lord Meme

Another "Guardians of the Galaxy" related meme; this time starring Star Lord!  (Who!??)  Since he was the leading man, Chris Pratt obviously had a lot of good lines from the movie.  I don't know if this line is the best, but it is the most meme-worthy.

I had a heck of a time trying to draw Star Lord without any defining costume features-like his mask or jacket-on him.  This made it even more important that I tried to get Pratt's likeness down pat.

 I don't know if I ever mentioned it, but I hate drawing likenesses.  I am not the best at them (though sometimes I can do them) and it is hard for me to distinguish what is the biggest, most unique feature on a person's face.  For Chris Pratt,  his eyes are big but sloped down, his nose is big-ish, his hair long and curly, and his lips are thin.

Star Lord is done 90% with a G2 gel pen that is .07 mm thin.  The other 10% are done with a .01 mm art pen and fat tip Sharpie.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Drax Meme

I watched "Guardians of the Galaxy" the other week.  Aside from the fact that it was an amazing movie, I thought it was funny how many hilarious one-liners Drax has in the movie.  You think in a movie starring Chris Pratt and a talking raccoon that they would be the ones doling out the best, most quotable lines.  It turns out that it was straight man Drax that actually says the funniest quotes.  And they are so meme worthy too!

Drax was done with a G2 gel pen, .01 mm tip Stradeler art pen, and black fat tip Sharpie marker.

Friday, August 15, 2014

The Collector

My favorite character to come from "Guardians of the Galaxy" hands down is Benicio del Toro's The Collector.  He is so weird and such a funny way of talking that he sticks in my mind the most.  The director James Gunn described him as a "Space Liberace",which I totally prefer over the generically evil version from the comics.

The Collector's costume was hard to draw since there aren't many good online references of him.  I actually had to figure his costume design off of a LEGO figure.

He is done with g2 gel pen, .03 mm tip art pen, .01 mm art pen, and black Sharpie.  Of this picture, I loved drawing the face and hair the most.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Batman Redesign

This year is Batman's 75th anniversary, something that DC Comics has made abundantly clear with Batman day celebrations and free giveaways (which leaves Superman's 75th anniversary celebration last year seem muted in comparison).

I took it upon myself to redesign Batman's outfit.  My personal design criteria for Batman are simple: 1. His 1989 outfit from the Tim Burton movie is awesome 2. His black panties over his suit is silly, but him having no panties also makes his costume look weirdly naked 3. He doesn't really need a mouthpiece...and 4. The bat emblem with the yellow circle is the best emblem.

With that in mind, I put some 1989 movie costume design elements in it (like the boots and gloves), a mask with no mouth, black coloring on the sides of his body to give it better contrast, and I split the cape into two just because I thought it looked different and cool.

Batman is drawn solely with thick markers, hence the thick lines.  I did this to make everything in the picture look really black or dark.

Monday, August 11, 2014

When I am supposed to be working..18

This is not a very good sketch of Spider-Man.  More offensive to me, this is a terrible scanned copy.  I am truly sorry about that.

Spider-Man is drawn with a ballpoint pen.  Also above Spider-Man is me experimenting with drawing Italian face types for males.  I was going for a heavy-brow, broken nose look, but I don't know how good it turned out.

Friday, August 8, 2014


Batgirl has recently gotten a redesign of her costume that has proven to be a hit around the internet.  There has been numerous pictures made featuring her new look, so I decided to give it a shot too.

I really like her new jacket design instead of the traditional spandex look or worse, super plated armor. Gag.  It is a lot of fun drawing her jacket because of all of the line creases and whatnot.  Incidentally, the other features of her costume that has also been getting a lot of attention is the button snap cape fasteners and her combat boots.  I actually neglected drawing combat boots.  There is no real reason why, it was just a personal design choice made by me.

Batgirl was drawn with a .07 mm tip G2 gel pen, which is okay since I wanted the sketchy jagged look for her jacket, but for smooth lines it kinda sucks.  Well that is not necessarily true, it is just in consistent for smooth lines.  I don't know if it will be smooth or if I need to retrace my lines a couple of times to make it dark enough.  It is much better to just use a Staedtler art pen, which I used the .01 mm tip to draw in the finer details, like the eyes or small shadings.  I then blacked out everything with  a fat tip Sharpie marker.  Finally, to make the picture slightly cooler, I took out some of my lines on the under part of her body with a White Out pen.  This implies that the light source is coming below her.

Thursday, August 7, 2014


Longtime Spider-Man villain Electro has been getting more exposure lately.  This is mostly due to the most recent Spider-Man movie (which was terrible) and him appearing in the Spider-Man comics as of late (which are pretty decent).

I always love drawing lightning bolts, but I will admit that this is not the strongest picture.  Electro looks great and I am happy with his pose, but the background is a little too blank.  I shouldn't have white lightning over white background; I should have at least blacked out the negative space to make the lightning pop more.

I drew Electro mostly with a .07 mm tip G2 gel pen and and the blacks were filled in with Sharpie marker.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

When I am supposed to be working...17

This is my first attempt at drawing Drax the Destroyer from Guardians of the Galaxy.  This is what I get for drawing him without any reference or poor planning.  He is not quite accurate to the comics or movie and I really hate the way I drew that hand.  Outside of that, he looks pretty decent.  And hey, there is a bonus drawing of Starlord's head too!

I drew Drax only with a black ballpoint pen (I am at work after all).

Monday, August 4, 2014

College Comics 13

Is the joke headline of this strip dating myself?  I think this comic is also one of the first where I started using a Microsoft Word template border so my strips stopped looking crooked.