Wednesday, October 29, 2014

MCU Cards: Iron Man Villains



After a brief detour elsewhere, here is the next set of my Marvel Cinematic Universe card set.  This one features the villains from the Iron Man movies.  From the top to the bottom: Iron Monger, Whiplash, and the Mandarin.

I originally thought of also drawing other villains from the movies like Justin Hammer, the Hammer Drones (from the second movie) or Aldrich Killian (from the third movie), but I decided that they wouldn't be visually interesting to draw.

Iron Monger turned out really well.  Like, surprisingly well.  I did not expect him to capture the massiveness of him so well.  I also really enjoyed drawing the Mandarin.  I was particularly proud of how I drew his sunglasses and the use of White Out to create the smoke effect.

Monday, October 27, 2014

When I am supposed to be working...22


I interrupt my coverage of showing off the Marvel Cinematic Universe card set to show you drawings that I did at work.  So, I randomly felt like drawing a person to make it look like they are sky diving.  I enjoy drawing people from a frontal, forced perspective view, so I had fun with this one.  Oddly enough, the clouds are what I don't like from this picture.

Since this was done at work, I drew this with a ball point pen on the back of some work documents that I may get in trouble for if my supervisor ever finds out.  Whoops.

Friday, October 24, 2014

MCU Cards: Abomination


Next on my Marvel Cinematic Universe card is the Abomination, the main bad guy from "The Incredible Hulk".

The main problem is that Abomination's movie design is a pretty generic ugly, strong monster look.  He does not look very distinctive, so it was a challenge trying to come out with something unique looking for him.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

MCU Cards: Falcon


From the Marvel Cinematic Universe card set is the Falcon!  He is easily one of the best things from "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" in a movie full of great things.

I really liked how I drew the Falcon engaging in a heated firefight with the helicarrier in the background.  I am also glad that his "flying at you" perspective worked so well.

Monday, October 20, 2014

MCU Cards: Agents of Shield




For the Marvel Cinematic Universe card set, I was really looking forward to drawing Nick Fury (top) and Hawkeye (bottom).

Initially, Nick Fury was supposed to be more like Samuel L. Jackson, but I kinda decided halfway through that I did not care to get his exact likeness down.  I was more interested in making it look cool and shadowy.  Nick Fury might be one of my favorite card.  I was particularly happy with how his shadowed face turned out.

I always love drawing Hawkeye because I like drawing him in action where he shooting his bow and arrow.

Friday, October 17, 2014

MCU Cards: Captain America Villains



Up next in the Marvel Cinematic Universe card set are the villains of Captain America.  The first card is the Winter Soldier from "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" (duh), and the second card is the Red Skull from "Captain America: The First Avenger".

Nitpicks: I drew the Winter Soldier's eyes to Asian looking.  I tried covering it up by giving more black shadows in it, the Asian features still show up.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

MCU Cards: Rocket Raccoon and Groot



I am trying to get the blog back to it's normally scheduled programming by posting every other day. Here is more of the Marvel Cinematic Universe card collection, this time featuring Rocket Raccoon and Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy.

I learned from Kraken Con that people love Groot.  Like, they really loved Groot.  I had my cards out on display at my table, and Groot got the most response from the cards.  Hence, is the reason why I decided to go more cartoony with these cards.

These cards were fun and easy since it is drawn in a more cartoony style.  The only exception was Rocket's "Put on some pants" card because I realized that I don't know how to really draw a raccoon (Rocket does not count).

Monday, October 13, 2014

MCU Cards: Thor Villains




Next in my Marvel Cinematic Universe card collection are the villains from the Thor movies!  From top to the bottom, it's the Destroyer from the first movie, Malekith from "Thor: Dark World", Loki (wearing his Avengers outfit), and Kurse (Malekith's second in command).

I was generally happy with the cards, but my only gripe is with Loki because I cannot draw his staff correctly and because I didn't quite capture the dreaminess of Tom Hiddleston.

Friday, October 10, 2014

MCU Cards: The Hulk



Wow, is it Friday already?  This week is just breezing by.  I have been actually finishing up my commission list from Kraken Con, which I will show as many of them as possible.

In the meantime, here are more cards from my Marvel Cinematic Universe card set, this time the Hulk.

One of my favorite ones that I drew of the entire card set was the first Hulk picture because it looks so much like Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo.  If you guys have been following my blog for a while, I hate drawing likenesses because it's exponentially harder for me.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

MCU Art Cards: Thor




Sorry for the late post, I am still recovering from being at Oakland's  Kraken Con Overall, I had a great time and met a lot of cool people.  As before, here are some more cards that I drew based on the Marvel Cinematic universe.

I drew Thor in his two costumes.  The first was from his first movie and the second was from the sequel "Thor: Dark World".

I don't know if I ever mentioned it before, but I have a hard time drawing beards.  It is a challenge for me to get the texture down and look good.  Also, Thor is hard to pose because I want to show off his hammer, but the tiny dimensions of the cards make it hard to fit everything in.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

MCU Cards: Iron Man




As I have said previously, I am going to be at Kraken Con  and I drew up a bunch of new cards to sell there.

This is the latest in the set of Marvel Cinematic Universe cards.  There are two Iron Mans and the third card is War Machine.

Interestingly, this is my first time drawing War Machine, but since he is just a bulkier version of Iron Man, it wasn't hard to draw him.

For these cards and more, I will be selling them at Kraken Con's Artist Alley this Saturday and Sunday.  I hope to see you there.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

College Comics 17


All I am saying about this strip is that this gag hits a little close to home regarding my personal life back then.