Today’s sketch challenge – Image/Todd McFarlane’s Haunt http://outcaststudios.com/forums/index.php/topic/11273-daily-sketch-challenge-vol16-49/
I used the 2nd Print Cover to Issue #1 as reference http://www.comicbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Haunt1_cover_2ndPrint1.jpg
For those interested the rough sketch below took about 20-30 mins, I haven’t drawn him before and kept wanting to turn him into Spidey / Venom;)
This weekend’s challenge over at Outcast was to reimagine a public domain character [link] using one of the characters from PDSH [link]
I browsed through the characters and came across NoMan [link] – Anthony Dunn transferred his consciousness into a series of artificial bodies to try and become immortal – he became founding member of T.H.U.N.D.E.R. and gained an invisibility cloak.
In my reimagining, Anthony Dunn is a scientist working on invisibility and phasing technology to allow infiltration of enemy facilities without causing damage. While still in the early stages of testing Dunn was bombarded with unstable energy from his phasing generator which caused his body to being to erode away into dust. Unwilling to give up on life just yet, Dunn managed to reach another piece of experimental equipment within the lab, managing to transfer his consciousness into the formerly lifeless body of a battle droid.
Forced to live within the artificial body Dunn continued with his work, hoping for a way to reconstitute his own body and return to it. Unable to stabilise the phasing process he abandoned this part of his project to concentrate on the invisibility angle, ultimately creating a suit that was capable of bending electromagnetic energy around itself. This effectively left the wearer invisible to most forms of detection.
The government was unwilling to test the suit on another person and so Dunn (as a robot) was forced to test it. Instead of returning to the military base he was working from, he used it to escape in order to be free to continue his own agenda while using the suit to help others when he could as NoMan
Well I saw this sketch [link] by Monet88 [link] and was so inspired by the pose and style that I decided to use it as a reference for my own Valkyrie image.
Here we see young Brunhilde leaving a Frost Giant Camp in Jotunheim after having defeated them as a right of passage into adulthood. In accordance with tradition she has blooded her face as proof of her accomplishment.
I liked the basic pose and style of Monet’s interpretation of Ultimate Valkyrie, so this is as much a homage to his image as to the Marvel Comic character.
Well I finally got this finished (well as finished as it is going to be). I was reminded the other week of going to see the original Spiderman movie (with Nicholas Hammond) back in 1977 and thought it would be fun to do a picture inspired by that movie costume.
Wanted to capture that haunted/hunted feel that Spidey often has with the Bugle trying to turn everyone against him. Drawn and painted in Sai – time taken? Far too long 😉 Enjoy.
#dailysketchchallenge today was Eric Powell’s The Goon [link]
I used a painting of The Goon by Eric Powell as my reference for this sketch. Time taken around 60mins to get it to this colored stage.
Due to yesterday being such a long and almost pointless day at work and not being in a position to have the data I need today – I am not in work. So I have taken the opportunity to do another submission for the weekend challenge over at Outcast [link]
Done using Droemar’s tutorial [link] and this reference [link] (found by Jay Kay over at outcast)
Most of the image was done in Sai as normal, but added the clouds and water in MyPaint. Roughly 2hours work I think.
I had a long day at work and while I was waiting for some processes to finish running I doodled a random picture of a runner but using abstract shapes. I liked it so I took it home and recreated it in Sai. Was going to post it white on black background, but decided to paint a sort of fire effect instead and think it turned out ok
The weekend sketch challenge from Outcast is Wild Kingdom [link] and as I have already been playing around with sketching a horse for a piece I am working on, I thought I would do a bit more practice before work.
I found a great tutorial here on Deviant by Droemar [link] which I have been using for reference.
Today’s #dailysketchchallenge took me back to my early teens and buying the revamped Eagle comic when it was re-released. [link]
Subject: The Mekon, arch enemy of Dan Dare.
Time to finished lines 20mins
Additional Coloring 25mins
I decided to take this to flat colors but for those interested have shown my layout and lines steps.
#dailysketchchallenge: The Leader: 15-30 minute sketch [link]
Got really into this one so here it is after 45 mins – was going to have him holding a control or a radio but once I had drawn it I realised it looked like an old ipod classic – hence Apple iLeader 😉
It’s been a long day and I guess I am easily amused!
Today’s challenge was Dragonball Z’s Vegeta. [link]
Decided to leave in a couple of my planning steps for interest in the background of the full colored version.
Sleepy tired and not quite with it so only did roughs, sketch and some basic coloring and that took about 60 mins (watching tv at same time!) – #dailysketchchallenge today is Bomb Queen from Image Comics [link]
Found some time the past couple of evenings to do some more work on the Goblyn Queen. This involved tweaking the line work based on some excellent comments over at Outcast Studios. Basically thinned a lot of the upper linework and thicked some of the lower lines, especially the demon at her knee. Added some extra detailing to the skulls and some more rock to the right hand side. Also some bits of shading.
Anyway here is my initial take on the flat colors:
And for those completists, here are the new uncolored inks:
Just an idea for a Superman costume, given DC has just done it and also the Man of Steel movie has done it.
A slight variation, I thought adding a charcoal section to the costume gives it a different feel.
Well I started this some time ago in PSP X2 but recently redid the inks completely in Sai. Following the pencils of my old friend Kevin Newburn [link] whose work you can find at both that link and also at [link]
I always enjoy working on Kev’s stuff, his style just appeals to me.
x-statix is of course copyright Marvel/Disney
And then I figured I had time to do the flat colors on it too so here we go
Well I had a bit of time today so I went back to do some more work on my Oracle #dsc submission from earlier in the week. I think I have finalised the lines on Batgirl – but may still tweak Oracle in the foreground. If anyone is interested the poses were inspired by some of Casey Jones work – so you could say this is a homage.
Well this week’s sketch challenges have all been red heads and today is no different. Dynamite’s Red Sonja ( She-Devil with a Sword ) [link]
Most of this week I haven’t had the time to do much more than layout so I took a bit longer this evening (1Hr) and tidied up my sketch and added a wee bit of color. After loading the image I realised she must be holding her sword with her butt cheeks – reloaded with appropriate strapping to hold the sword in place – lol
Also after looking again at the image, I see a bit of a resemblance to Lauren Ambrose (Clare from Six Feet Under / Jilly Kitzenger in Torchwood: Miracle Day)
I am like a lot of fans looking forward to seeing Babs back in action as Batgirl, but I will miss the fact that one of the most positive portrayals of a disabled characters in comics will no longer be there. I think that Babs as oracle was actually more socially significant than Babs as Batgirl (a female derivative of a male character). The character became important in it’s own right rather than being dependant on Batman.
Edit: Also one of the greatest Batman/Joker stories ever told – Killing Joke – I was worried it “now” never happened. Ignore this worry, I have been reliably informed that this is still canon – so good work by Gail Simone on Batgirl #1 I – looking forward to picking it up at store.
Anyway this is for today’s challenge over at #dailysketchchallenge [link]
A farewell to Oracle. I didn’t get as much done on finalising the drawing as I had hoped in the time but I think I was a bit ambitious – trying to show Barbara contemplating her past as Batgirl (and now her future). I did some basic coloring to give an idea of where i was going – and may still finish this
Oracle/Batgirl/Barbara Gordon copyright DC Comics.
Well Steven Lisefski [link] was so gracious about me inking and coloring his Black Panther (Pencils: [link] / Inks: [link] / Colors: [link] ) that I thought I would surprise him with another inking.
This was another of his #dailysketchchallenge submissions and was intended as a quick drawing. Steven did express some reservations about the face, so I did my best to address this in the inking. I may have made his cave dwellers a bit too cute (although Lara still has no problem shooting them)
This weekend’s sketch challenge [link] was a 2 hour rendition of the X-Men (your preferred perfect class in the original uniforms. Well the Original or First Class was my preferred choice so here we are:
Characters: X-Men, Angel, Beast, Cyclops, Iceman, Jean Grey
Tools: Paint Tool Sai
Time: 2 hours
And here are a couple of WIP steps for those interested in that sort of thing:
Ok, had some food and now a couple of hours later this thing is really coming together. I think both horse and rider and ready to start “inking” over but I am going to leave it to later to do that.
Meantime here is a rough color test of the image so far. I did this just to get an idea of where I am going. This is by no means finished 😉 Now I am going to leave it alone before I break it. Will post some more images once I do a bit more work.
Well I thought I would finish up the sketch [link] by culdesackidz [link] and get some color into it following yesterdays inking [link]
Well for today’s (01/09/2011) #dailysketchchallenge I thought it would be fun to recreate my Parkvengers (south park avengers mashup) Black Panther.
Character of course owned by Marvel.
Time Taken 35mins using Paint Tool Sai
Just a sketch I have been playing about with showing Hank in a less happy moment.
Well for today’s #dailysketchchallenge I thought i would have fun
DC’s Beast Boy partway through transforming into a snake but caught in a Plastic Man look.. kinda
Time Taken 35 minutes