Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
"The strange being known as The Eye appeared as a speaking, flaming eyeball in the sky. It had the power to generate deadly rays of heat, expand and shrink, fly and hover, project a searchlight beam, and appear just about anywhere. It often teamed up with Jack Barrister to fight crime. Space and time meant nothing to the Eye, and could use this fact to help bring justice to the entire world."
Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
The Golden Age Daredevil is another character I wove into something new, namely Revenger, now featured in his own webcomic on Drunkduck.com.
To read Revenger's adventures from page one, go to http://www.drunkduck.com/Revenger/index.php?p=654185
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
While I hate, hate HATE his name, I love the design of Airman's headdress. He made a brief return in comics history in the early nineties when Malibu Comics published "The Protectors," a comic about a team of Golden Age characters reimagined.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Tonight I thought I'd draw one of my favorite public domain superheroes, the American Crusader! I actually based Sovereign's costume on this one. It's even more obvious with the triangular cut of the bottom of this bust sketch.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Continuing my theme of public domain golden age characters, here's the Duke of Darkness. I found a wonderful blog where you can read his first (and probably only) issue. Here's the link:
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Yep, there was a Golden Age Black Cat, and the majority of her issues (published by Harvey Comics) are in the public domain. Marvel still owns the trademark to the name "Black Cat," though. She had a young boy sidekick(named "Kitten"), as many heroes in those days did.
Monday, January 11, 2010
I was looking at a site on public domain superheroes tonight and got in the mood to do a sketch. This is typical for comic covers during World War II. The sketch pretty rough, so I made sure the little landing strip mustache and the armband stood out.
Black Teror and Adolf Hitler (c) 2010 NOBODY! THEY'RE BOTH IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN SO I CAN DO WHATEVER I WANT WITH THEM! HA!!
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Sometimes I just go online (or look in magazines) and find photos that I can sketch out. The purpose is to internalize a little of what you're copying onto paper. That's how I learned to draw as a child. I would pick my favorite poses out of the comics I bought and I would draw my own characters in those poses. So over time I developed quite a catalogue in my mind (and muscle memory in my hand). But it's also necessary to do quiet, everyday poses as well. This sketch is an example of that.
Friday, January 8, 2010
This sketch took on a life of its own at some point. I originally intended to do a simple Emo girl. But the more I chiseled away at the facial structure, it took on more of an androgynous look.
I decided that it would be a vampire, so I whitened out the eyes. Could be male, could be female.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
This sketch started out as a sketch of a city scene. I eyeballed the perspective and didn't use a ruler. I thought it looked boring without a superhero flying in the sky. I've never drawn Green Lantern before, and I used no reference. I think it's pretty crappy myself. But sketchbooks aren't about your best work. It's just whatever comes out.
Green Lantern (c) 2010 D.C. Entertainment, Inc.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Meet Ominus. He's the "dark knight" archetype of my comic book universe. He'll be making an appearance in March with the second issue of the Arcadia Comics Anthology. In the modern continuity I'm weaving, David Ramirez, the man behind the mask, only recently assumed the mantle. In his younger days he prowled the rooftops and fought injustice as Revenger.
You can read about his exploits in the new Revenger web strip, now available to read for free at http://tinyurl.com/y8f3ou9
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
For today's sketch I went with one of my favorite characters these days, Mark grayson, a.k.a. Invincible. If you're not reading it his comic (published by Image Comics), do yourself a favor and pick up the first trade. You'll love it.
I gave Mark a smile today. He still has time to catch a laugh or two before the Viltrumite War starts.
Invincible (c)) 2010 Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker
Monday, January 4, 2010
This is a quick sketch of my tentative design for my version of Thor. I haven't decided on a design for the rest of his costume, so Mjollnir is conveniently covering his torso.
Thor will be making an appearance in a few months in an installment of Sovereign in the Arcadia Comics Anthology. Thor vs. Sovereign! I can't wait to start rawing that!
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Saturday, January 2, 2010
For my first entry into this online sketchbook, I decided to do a simple bust of my character, Sovereign. I've been
working on getting better at shadows and spotting blacks, and this was good practice.
Want to know more about Sovereign? Go to http://tinyurl.com/yh5tsbv