December 29, 2011

Leftover Commissions! The Bat and the Breaker... and the repeats.

(Oh hey, I was supposed to start posting twice a week, wasn't I? My holiday schedule has been a little crazy. To make it up to you, I'm posting a little extra today. ALSO, make sure you tune in on New Year's day for another post and an IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT.)

So, here's the part of the Help The Cheerleader commissions that I haven't really talked about yet... in addition to the 108 commissions that I completed and delivered, a lot of people who requested commissions never answered my follow-up emails. Which is no big deal. But as it turns out, I still drew a lot of those commissions while I was waiting to hear back from people. In fact I finished like 30 of them.


The lesson here, kids, is never work on the project until you've heard back from the client/donor! Anyways, no harm no foul. I'll be posting the leftover commissions over the next several weeks (possibly months), and at some point I will probably be selling them off. Stay tuned for details! For now:

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ALSO… did I mention that within the leftover commissions, there were a few repeats?

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  • Batman
  • Batman
  • Batman
  • Batman
The Batman sketch that was paired with Bane was the last of the 5 Batmans in this post. The 4 Batman sketches directly above are shown in the order that I drew them, from left to right. The general way I drew Batman (and in fact, all of the commissions), is patterned after a Batman that I drew earlier in the year. Y'KNOW, IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN THAT SORTA THING.

That's all for now. Please do tune in on New Year's day for another post and the aforementioned IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!

December 24, 2011

More Snow Than Man...

As per the traditions of my people (my people = procrastinating nerdy illustrators), I'm posting a Christmas blog barely in time for the holiday.

Today's drawing is an homage to the holiday season, the Aurora Borealis, and to Shotaro Ishinomori, the father of the Japanese Superhero. Ladies and gentleman, I present to you the cyborg snowman, SNOWBORG 12-25!

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This was supposed to be quick and simple, but I got really into making it SHINY in the coloring stage. Since I haven't been doing much digital coloring recently, I think maybe this was exactly the right thing to get me to brush the dust off the old tablet.

Happy Holidays to you and yours, dear reader!

December 20, 2011

How to get ahead in villainy...

Okay... things are sort of normalizing in my schedule. Kind of. Let's see if I can go back to the old posting-two-times-a-week routine. This week is gonna be a little weird, because I'm posting this on late Tuesday rather than early Tuesday and my post later this week will be Christmas-themed, and you can expect that on Friday or Saturday. But otherwise everything should be back to normal. Sort of. More announcements on that later. Probably.


A whiiile back, my buddy Dylan (AKA Super-Munkyboy) had a contest on the fan-art forums--the goal was to create a new "big bad" for He-Man's rogue's gallery, and the prize was to have the newly created villain drawn by Dylan, Jazyl (AKA Two-Bad), and myself.

The contest actually ended in a tie, and I posted the first winner some time ago. Here's my drawing for the second winner, Gbagok, who created an awesome over-the-top villain named Predicus Rex:

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Gbagok is an incredibly talented artist, easily one of the best on the forums, and that's tough competition. I thought it wise to not try to out-Gbagok Gbagok, so my version of his character is a bit simplified, falling in line w/ my usual vintage-style Masters of the Universe dawings, whereas Gbagok tends to go with the more elaborate 200x style.

You can check out the thread here, and see the other prize drawings here.

December 18, 2011

Slow News Day

Today's post is a little something I drew up in marker for for my pal Kevin Church--a generous friend, a talented writer, and a peach of fella.

Here's New York's cantankerous J. Jonah Jameson hating on Metropolis's beloved Perry White:

Sorry for the late post; my hi-jinx will be less tardy in the coming week, I swear!

Post Script: Kevin was kind enough to tumblr this drawing, so if tumblring is something you do, please feel free to tumblr this to your heart's content. TUMBLRRRRR.

December 16, 2011


Very Busy. Will post a blog later, probably during the weekend! Sorry for the delay!

December 09, 2011

But wait, there's more!

Some gifts and thank-you sketches that I drew after wrapping up the commissions for Help the Cheerleader.

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Blah blah blah, more nerdy stuff next time blah blah blah.