Friday, January 30, 2015

Silk

Recently in Amazing Spider-Man, they introduced a girl who also got bit by the same spider that bit Spider-Man.  Now we have Silk.

She only was introduced this past year, but she already has a new costume.  This webbing look is her initial and-quite frankly-better looking costume.

Also of interest, she is also Korean-American, but it is pretty hard to Asian up her eyes in this drawing.  Maybe next time I draw her I will try to make a more concentrated effort in making her look more Asian.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Boater Sun Commission


Here is yet another piece that I was commissioned to do for Christmas time.  This is an original character design that is a parody of Sailor Moon called Boater Sun.

There are similarities to Sailor Moon, but instead of the moon motif, she has a sun theme going on.  The other thing that I tried to do is make the sailor outfit a little different from Sailor Moon's, so I added stuff like a pinstripe shirt and stripes on the gloves.  The skirt is supposed to inspired by Japanese fishing boat sails, where they have these stressed lines and stiff curved shapes.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Vega and Chun Li Commission


Here is a recent art commission done for somebody's Christmas gift.  The guy the with the crazy eyes and hanging upside down from the ceiling is Vega, one of the bad guys from the video game Street Fighter.  The girl is Chun-Li, who is near impossible to tell since she does not have her costume on.

There is a lot going one in this picture and I cannot say that I totally understand it all. This is an inside joke that is probably a little too complicated to explain (like I said, I barely understand it).  Incidentally, Chun-Li is in a bathrobe because it is based on a scene were she and Vega battle in the movie Street Fighter: Alpha. Here is the link to the scene, which is NSFW.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

College Comics 20


I feel like this joke was partially inspired by a joke that was written on a desktop of the school library.  The joke being: "What is the difference between juice and students? Juice can concentrate.".

Incidentally, my drawing of the bus is pretty terrible as far as perspective goes. However, I am really happy with the mini-joke of the nutrition facts label on the sardine can.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Batgirl vs. Supergirl


I did this picture as a gift to a friend of mine who asked for a drawing of Batgirl versus Supergirl in the pose of Batman versus Superman on the cover of "Batman #612".
By Jim Lee

The figures of Supergirl and Batgirl were fun to draw.  However, my favorite part of the picture was how I drew those overhanging wires on the top right corner of the picture.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

College Comics 19

I don't know how obvious it is, but the joke is mostly within that terribly drawn clock in the background.

Monday, January 12, 2015

When I am supposed to be working....29


What the!?  Two Carnage sketches within a week from each other!?  How did that happen?  Well, as I said previously, I sorta have Carnage on the brain.  Recently, they released Carnage: Axis comic that is supposed to be Carnage trying to be a good guy....with hilarious, bloody results.

One thing that I do like drawing Carnage is that his physique is a muscular, but lithe figure.  He is strong, but not bulky.  I always thought that was fun to draw.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Hawkgirl and Hawkman


Here is Hawkman and Hawkgirl.  I always admired Hawkman for his no-nonsense, simple attitude.  I also like that his solution to everything is "hit it in the face really hard with a mace".

This was a fun exercise because of having to draw bird wings.  It is a challenge to draw it with a certain structure so the wings don't look like a bunch of feathers glued together.  Also, it was a challenge to draw Hawkgirl's arm so it was holding one long stick.

One blooper with the picture is that Hawkgirl's eyes are actually too far apart from each other.  At first I drew her goggles and then her real eyes inside of it.  Unfortunately, they looked too spread out.  So I covered it up by drawing a shadow over her goggles.  Sometimes you have to get a little creative with how you cover up your mistakes.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

College Comics 18

Oh yeah.  This was obviously drawn when the movie 300 was super popular.  This strip is my attempt at Frank Miller's drawing style (the writer and artist on the 300 graphic novel).  I had a lot of fun with the "realistic" panels since I don't get to do that often when drawing a cartoon strip.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Joe Valtellini


Here is an exercise of trying to do accurate likeness.  I was asked to do a design featuring former Glory fight champion Joe "Bazooka Joe Valtellini".

So how do you draw his likeness accurately?  I had to see observe that his hairline was a little bit like a widow's peak.  Also, his lips were interesting and different looking from a normal man's lips.  They are thin, but a little puckered at the top lip and fatter at the bottom lip.

Arguably the eyes are the hardest to draw.  I drew and redrew it at least ten times.  I figured that his eyes sorta have that classic almond shape to them, so I accentuated it.