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SpiderManGeek Mask Design Variations

Found a great redesign of the Spiderman Mask by SpiderManGeek http://spidermangeek.deviantart.com/art/Spider-Man-Mask-Redesign-174895994 and thought I would ink it and do some different color variations.

Top Left inked with classic weblines, top right movie ‘raised’ web lines

Bottom – classic, symbiote, 2099 color schemes

Spiderman is of course copyright Marvel


DSC Lovember 15 Shulkie

Midway through Lovember and finally we get to the Sensational She-Hulk, Jennifer Walters. I used my 2004 photomanip of Cindy Crawford as reference for this piece. http://www.localhero.org.uk/2004/05/wanted-litigator-apply-fisk-industries/


These roughs took about 30mins



The finished lines took about another 45 mins


The colors took another 60 mins as I was playing about a bit


DSC Catchup 280711 Ultimate Spiderman

Figured I hadn’t drawn spidey in a while, so when I found this challenge in the outcast archives it was a sign i should take it on http://outcaststudios.com/forums/index.php/topic/10915-daily-sketch-challenge-vol15-44/

The new Ultimate Spiderman. A lot less webbing than the traditional costume. My wrist thanks your ultimate universe! Decided to tweak it to look more like a polaroid snapshot in homage to 616 Spiderman – Peter Parker who is of course a photographer.

DSC Catchup – 220711 Isaiah Bradley

Another oldie sketch challenge from 22 July 2010 – Isaiah Bradley from Truth: Red, White & Black by Robert Morales and Kyle Baker. Used bodybuilder Victor Martinez as reference for this. Also thanks to the grungy paper texture by bashcorpo was able to age the colors and try to make it look like a flyer that had survived the end of the war.

Original Challenge: [link]

DSC Catchup – 290711 Bucky

Another DSC catchup. Finding going back through challenges I missed is great practice and also a great source of ideas for images. Anyway from July – Bucky Barnes [link]

I was going to draw him frozen but then thought it would be a better shot of him holding cap’s shield wondering if he could ever fill that role – and nowadays we know he can 😉

Real Heroes

I created this image and accompanying text for the Freedom Endures Contest over at :iconfansforcap:

Real Heroes:

Another day and another presentation, one of the duties that Steve Rogers hadn’t really considered when he stepped into that army laboratory all those decades ago. Not that he really minded, it was just that he was never particularly comfortable with the false pomp, despite having lost count of the number of times he had attended one of these things. He mused to himself that while he would rather have been off fighting somewhere he was also supposed to be a symbol of inspiration to the whole nation – even now when there often was no clearly defined enemy as there had been during World War II. It was perhaps even more important that he show up and press the flesh, make people feel comfortable that there were greater powers out there protecting them.

So here he was in the Village accepting a gaudy looking gold plated key from the chairman of the local business association on behalf of the Avengers as a token of gratitude for saving the City from some menace or other. Steve smiled and waved for the crowds, the mid afternoon sun glinting sharply off his shield and casting reflected light onto the upturned faces around the makeshift stage upon which he stood. A final wave and then down the steps so sign some autographs and take some pictures with the locals. As he descended a flash of light from somewhere high to his left caught his eye and he turned to see a mushroom of flame and dust blossoming from midway up one of the nearby skyscrapers.

Springing from midway down the steps, Cap rushed through the crowd issuing orders for them to move back towards Bleecker Street and away from the explosion. Smoke and dust was already starting to billow down the street towards the milling crowd. Some people were moving quickly back in the opposite direction but others were standing arms outstretched, the obligatory mobile phones in hand capturing the event for posterity.

Leaving crowd control to the police Cap sprinted into the ever thickening dust cloud which was forming between the high buildings, weaving his way through the passers by running in the opposite direction. Sirens sounded in the distance signalling the on duty police had already radioed in what was happening. As he approached the foot of the burning building a deafening crack sounded overhead causing Cap to look upward. A large portion of the side of the building was starting to buckle outward due to the heat and stress. As he surveyed the damage, masonry began falling to the street. Without really pausing for thought Cap gathered up the stragglers exiting the building and almost pushed them back along the street to safety, using his shield to deflect falling pieces away from the survivors.

After ensuring those nearest to the building were clear of danger, the Captain turned just in time to see some of the floors above the flames give up their battle and begin to finally collapse in on to the fire damaged floors below. A wave of worry and anger rose in him, worry that there may still be people in the building and anger at himself for not moving faster. As he watched the flames leaping through the cracked and broken walls of the once tall building he put his anger aside and steadied himself. Sirens blared around him and glancing over his shoulder he saw the flashing lights of the fire engines approaching through the smoke.

As the engines halted the firemen exploded out, moving into position like a well oiled machine. Hydrants were tapped and water began blasting the blazing building, preventing the blaze from spreading further into the damaged building or spreading to it’s nearest neighbours. Knowing it would be foolhardy to interfere with the fire suppression, Captain America took charge of ensuring anyone exiting the building made their way safely to the hastily set up triage area back along the street, near where he had stood smiling in the sunshine earlier.

As the fire was brought under control rescue crews began pushing up into the building, Cap alongside them as they began the search for survivors. The search continued through the night and into the next morning as the teams slowly worked their way up into the mangled mess that was formerly the middle three or four floors of the building. As they passed into the 17th floor, they entered a larger space where the floor above had caved in leaving a large cavern like gap in the centre of the building.

Sunlight filtered in through holes in the outer wall. As they picked their way through the wreckage, one of the firemen heard a faint groan from beneath a pile of rubble. A he rushed over to investigate, Cap surveyed the area. Spotting a large beam which would prevent access to the area he carefully picked it and began lifting it out of the way, muscles straining beneath his shirt. Seeing what he was trying to do other members of the team rushed to help Cap move the beam away.

Together the team cleared away the remaining debris, freeing the unfortunate office worker who had been trapped there all night. As the paramedics arrived to see to the survivor, Cap and his team moved further into the building, their hopes of finding more survivors raised.

WSC 151011 Zombified – Beast

The weekend challenge over at Outcast is to make your favourite character into a ravenous zombie [link]

I decided to do Beast (Marvel 616 classic blue pre kitty cat version) and he is where I have got to so far – beast bouncing down a corridor in the x-mansion looking for more brains  and encountering someone scanning the hallways for zombies – hence a targetting overlay for the zombie detector built and operated by Forge (probably)

For those interested in this sort of thing, here are some of the WIP steps

Note that I changed the overlay text based on a suggestion by Nate over at outcast to make it look more like a database output.

DSC 141011 Simon Garth Zombie

Another day, another challenge and another character I am not familiar with, Marvel’s Zombie – Simon Garth [link]

I felt that the concept might make a good movie and thought Hugh Grant would be a good leading man for the role. The pose is somewhat based off a Zombie statue which i used as reference (also referred to for the ripped clothes), while my zombie face is attempting to zombify Hugh. To be honest it looks more like Iron Maiden’s mascot.

Hugh head “before” sketch is about 15 mins work, Zombie is a couple of minutes to capture pose, sketch about 25 mins. full lined image around 25 mins on top of that.

Valkyrie – Frost Maiden

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.

Spiderman – Wanted 1977

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.


Outcast Studios – Live Draw Night – 25/09/2011 – Hour 4

Outcast Studios (home of the Deviant Daily Sketch Challenge) had a great little event this evening – a mock convention Artists Alley with appropriate fan request challenges. [link]

The fourth hour challenge was a particularly fun one (despite my ongoing stomach pains) – recreate a comic cover but instead of the original subject(s) use one of the revamped characters from DC ‘New’ Universe. I decided to use Spectacular Spider-man No 40 [link] as the inspiration. So instead of Peter Parker changing into the Lizard, we have Dick Grayson changing in Killer Croc. Kinda.  It’s late, it took longer than I planned and is the best I can manage at the moment. Realised after I posted it I hadn’t finishing coloring some bits – sue me. I’m tired and sore.









Outcast Studios – Live Draw Night – 25/09/2011 – Hour 3

Outcast Studios (home of the Deviant Daily Sketch Challenge) had a great little event this evening – a mock convention Artists Alley with appropriate fan request challenges. [link]

The third hour challenge was split into two parts, each with a 25 min time limit:

  • Produce a Group shot with Doc Strange, Iron Fist, Batman Beyond, Spidergirl and Powergirl.
  • Produce another Group shot with the above but change the sex of one character and the age of another.

I made a start but my stomach started hurting and I had to take a break. When I came back I got the basic layout of the first part figured out, but it was nowhere near good enough to post so I just left it and moved onto Hour 4.

Edit: I managed to concentrate on Monday night long enough to get the two parts completed and posted.

Part 1 – (Including time spent last night) Took 1.5 hours:


Part 2 – Changes took just under 25 mins. Powergirl became Powerman, and Iron Fist let himself go a bit as he got older:




Goblyn Queen Re-Inked and Flat Colors

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:

DSC 20/09/2011 Wolverine: Old Man Logan

Wolverine: Old Man Logan is an eight-issue storyline from the Wolverine ongoing series by writer Mark Millar and artist Steve McNiven. It began in June 2008, ran through Wolverine #66-72 and ended in Wolverine Giant-Size Old Man Logan in September 2009.

oday’s daily sketch was to do a representation of this old Wolverine [link]. Done in Sai using Simon Lang from Avatar as the photo reference.  Time taken just over 60 mins

Goblyn Queen Inked

Well some of you may remember a couple of weeks ago I did a sketch for the dailysketchchallenge of Marvel’s Madelyne Prior aka the Goblyn Queen.  I finally got around to finalising the sketch into an actual finished digital inking. Ended up changing a couple of the goblins and stuff like the gloves etc.

Let me know what you think..

Edit: Tweaked the background to make it darker, to enhance the demons eyes in the gloom behind her

X-Statix Girls with Doop [Pencils: Kevin Newburn] Inks and Flats

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

Deviant DSC 05/09/2011 Madelyne Prior / Goblyn Queen

For today’s #DSC [link] I got a bit carried away but still never got to the point of “inking” heh.. Oh well here is just over 45 minutes work (of a 30min deadline DOH) of Madelyne Prior or the Goblyn Queen as she was sometimes known. Had a lot of fun sketching goblins and creatures

Used a photo of Yamila Diaz for reference for the pose.

I may come back to this and finish it, hence WIP 😉