Sunday, January 25, 2015

Saturday Sketch: The Interloper

Here we have the Interloper, an Eternal who appeared in the last issues of the New Defenders run.  After he first appeared, he spent several issues traveling across the world to get to the New Defenders.  He literally walked across the ocean from the Russia to North America to help stop the Dragon of the Moon.

{8x5.33,  created in Adobe Photoshop}




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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Saturday Sketch: The Wizard Shazam

Here we have the Wizard Shazam on his throne inside the Rock of Eternity.

{8x5.33,  created in Adobe Photoshop}

Sorry for the delay on this one.



 
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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Featured Creature: Whisperers

Excerpted From Marge Hollander's Digest of Demons and Devils: 

"Whisperers are dire phantoms that will lead humans psychically and emotionally astray even unto death.  A Whisperer will seek out a victim that is already emotionally agitated or distraught and begin to misdirect their emotions towards the goals of the Whisperer.  It is unknown exactly how the phantoms control their victims, but those who have survived the persuasions of these demonic ghosts claim to have heard whispering voices and to have encountered vaporous apparitions.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Saturday Sketch: Dakimh the Enchanter

Here we have Dakimh the Enchanter.  Although he first appeared in Adventure into Fear, I did not encounter him until his appearance with Man-Thing in Marvel Team-Up.

{8x5.33,  created in Adobe Photoshop}




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Thursday, January 08, 2015

Skin Crawling Comics December Update

The Skin Crawling Comics website regularly posts pages to the individual stories of the anthology every Tuesday and Thursday.  I'll be doing an update at least once a month with links to the newest pages.  Drop by and check out the latest updates!

The Mother Road Pg. 3

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Saturday Sketch: Kirby's Merlin

Here we have Merlin the Magician from the first run of The Demon.  I had a blast doing this piece!  Every time I study Jack Kirby's work I learn something new about the man's genius.  

With this piece, I learned that the heavily designed aspect of Kirby's style subtly forces the viewer to work at understanding the image.  Kirby's visual language is simple and direct, but his stylistic presentation forces the viewer to work a little harder to understand exactly what it is that they are seeing.  To me this comes across as a learning tool.  His style teaches the understanding of art simply by being what it is.  It requires the viewer to translate.

While I was researching for this piece, I also noticed that there is something oddly psychedelic about Kirby's artwork.  It may have just been that I had taken too much cough medicine while fighting off my recent sinus infection, but all the pieces I was looking at seemed to have a similar quality to psychedelic posters from the sixties.  I noticed it specifically in his later work:  The Demon, Machine Man, The Eternals, New Gods, Captain Victory.

I must offer my apologies on this piece as it is not the usual sketchcard size.  I got into the groove while doing studies of Merlin's costume, then that turned into sketching and before I knew it I was finished.  At that point I realized I had been drawing the wrong size.

I may permanently go to the larger size.  Both sizes takes about the same amount of time to complete and I can get more detail in the larger image.  The whole point of the Saturday Sketches has always been more about the time limit to complete the drawing.  I do enjoy the extra detail.  I'll have mull that one over.

{8x5.33,  created in Adobe Photoshop}




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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Saturday Sketch: Bloodwynd

Here we have Bloodwynd, from Dan Jurgens' run on Justice League.  I've never had much interest in the character, but he is a magic user in the DCU and I did have fun drawing him.

{2.5x3.5,  created in Adobe Photoshop}




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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Saturday Sketch: Original Dagger

Here we have Dagger casting her purifying light knives.  I drew her partner Cloak earlier in 2014. Although Cloak and Dagger first appeared in Peter Parker the Spectacular Spiderman, I first read them in there own series.  I've always loved the tragic duo.  Despite the exact origin of their powers, there is something magical in in the manifestation of their powers and the themes the two characters represent.

{2.5x3.5,  created in Adobe Photoshop}




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Friday, December 19, 2014

From the Archives: Minotaur Heads

 
Here are some quick minotaur head sketches from very long ago.  These two are the cleanest and clearest of larger set of sketches.

{Graphite}

Monday, December 15, 2014

From the Archives: Needlet

These nasty little guys are blue with white-ish hair.  They make a horrible whining moaning noise as they waddle along.  They tend to show up in swarms and incapacitate victims with their codependent inertia.  Though generally not a lethal threat, if there are enough Needlets present it is possible to be crushed under their combined weight or even smothered by the sheer mass of the swarm.  It is best to just run if you see one.

{Graphite}

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Saturday Sketch: Silver Age White Witch

Until I began doing research for this piece, I was unaware that Mysa Nal, the White Witch from the Legion of Superheroes, had a different appearance previous to her early 80's albino look.

{2.5x3.5,  created in Adobe Photoshop}




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