3×4 Heroes and Villains

I guess with #SDCC2015 in full swing I had been feeling the pull of super heroics on my drawing hand. A series of pen and ink and marker studies done for kicks, or as the  kid likes to say, “for S&G’s”. I have one more set that I’ve yet to do, but will get their own post because without even knowing how they’ll turn out, they’ll deserve they’re own post.

*ominous sound* *filtered breathing*

Stay tuned.

In the meantime enjoy these li’l guys.

Here’s a look at the actual 9×12 bristol boards

The Marvel page came first and the thought process was, “You should just draw little headshots of characters you like” said the smart lady who keeps me out of trouble by keeping me busy. So I did, but just went about it all willy-nilly like a leaf on the wind (bring back Firefly… oh, ok).

Marvel page

Having a chance to think about it I stuck Bats in the middle and had his rogues gallery all directed at him, because… narrative? I don’t know, but I like it. It ultimately doesn’t matter because I’ll be cutting them apart and selling them off at some point. More on that soon…

DC page

A babies vs X babies

so one day i was doing all of nothing, easily translated to poking around on the internets, and i came across an adorable illustration by the incomprehensibly-talented-it-makes-me-want-to-weep Skottie Young

so i sent the link off to the lady because who doesn’t want to procrastinate by looking at comic art? instantly she wrote back, “you should do something like that!” which developed into a multi-email exchange. the scope of the piece went from cute jam illustration of characters we liked, to a poster, to a poster that can get chopped up into iPad skins. that resulted in this…

Screen Shot 2012-11-30 at 8.51.53 AMso for the uninitiated the rundown of characters, not including zombies, daleks and cybermen, goes like this left to right: Kaneda (AKIRA), the Hulk, Dr. Horrible, Captain Hammer, Tennessee (our dog), Wolverine, The Iron Giant, Daisy Steiner (SPACED), Stabuck (BSG), Jess, three Vipers from BSG, Nightcrawler, the 10th Doctor, the Medic (TF2), Coach and Ellis (L4D 2), the TARDIS, Tim Bisley and Mike Watt (SPACED), Jules, the 11h Doctor, Olive (our new puppy), Megaman, the Scout (TF2), me, Bruce Lee, Batman, the Punisher, Spidey, Tetsuo (AKIRA), and the Nerdist guys, Jonah, Chris and Matt.

so that was fun!

enjoy!

-g