Sunday, November 30, 2008

Rollerskate Katie's Got a Gun

I hope everyone had a good holiday weekend! Thanksgiving was great for me. The day after was kind of a drag as I ended up sleeping most of it. Saturday and Sunday were mostly work days for me--which I actually kinda enjoy.
Thought I'd start off the week with a pretty smiling girl on roller skates. You can't knock that. I have no idea where the inspiration comes from but it's obvious that she stepped out of the 70's. Kind of has that Charlie's Angels vibe. Also, a very "Summer-y" vibe. Which is nice considering the greyness and snow flurries outside my window.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Holiday Sale!

Help me. Help you.
I need a little X-Mas money. You need an X-Mas gift.
Treat yourself or treat a friend.
I'm gonna run a little deal on my commissions. These pieces you see here are an example of the quality and style in which I do my commissions. They are inked and then toned in a grey wash on 11"x14" Bristol board with a one inch border (actual image size is 9"x12"). I normally charge $150 (plus $8 for shipping). Now, just in time for the holidays, I'm offering to do pieces in this style for $125 a piece (plus shipping). If you've been thinking about getting a piece from me, now's the time. All you do is tell me who you want a drawing of and leave the rest to me. Space is limited--I only plan on doing a handful. Barring any postal mishaps, I guarantee to have these to you in time for X-Mas.

Contact me at

You can see some more examples of commissions in this style by clicking on "commissions" at the bottom of this post.

In the meantime, to all my American friends: Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Not the first time I've drawn Captain Marvel and it won't be the last. The "Big Red Cheese" is just such a fun character to work with. Not sure exactly what it is.
Perhaps it's the comically short towel he keeps tied around his neck.

I know that in a recent comment section I'd asked for suggestions of characters you folks would like to see me take a crack at. Fear not, suggestions were noted and I do plan to do several of them. It'll probably be until after the holidays before I get any of those posted--I have a couple other posts already in the queue. Stay tuned!

Monday, November 24, 2008


The above image is not a repost, it's actually a rescan. Got the old scanner hooked back up and found that it does a much better job of scanning color images. Still have a couple kinks to work out (RE: the shadows on the left border of the image) but I'm much more happy with the results. I've included the previous scan for comparison.

And here is the other recent watercolor I did along with it's original scan. I feel like I can breathe a little easier now that this images are being presented in a form that is much, much closer to the original images.
I'm sure it's a weight off your shoulders too.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Marvel's Merry Band of Mutant Misfits

Don't really have anything to say about this one--I just got the bug the other night to draw the classic team in their classic gear. Hope you like!

Have a good weekend all!

Monday, November 17, 2008

"Make Mine Marvel" Monday

Just wanted to shake it up a bit and throw out a drawing from that other superhero universe. No need to tell you who this mean old cuss is.


Friday, November 14, 2008

Green Energy

Because the people demanded it: Alan Scott the Green Lantern.
And, because Ron demanded it, he's in his puffy pirate shirt.

Have a good weekend folks!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Frequent Flyer

Another Man of Steel drawing to share with you. I liked doing the watercolors on this, unfortunately, my scanner is crap at scanning watercolors (as I pointed out in an earlier post). You'll have to take my word for it that this piece looks better in person. :)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

World's Finest or I Make This Cape Work

As promised, some World's Finest (and friends) drawings from my sketchbook. I had a blast doing these--in fact, it's the only time I've ever enjoyed drawing Superman (a character I normally find pretty boring). I would love to see a World's Finest that takes place in the 30's or 40's. Would anyone out there know if DC has already done this?
Hope you all enjoy these!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Lady is a Champ

I've never been a giant fan of Wonder Woman--I'm not sure I've ever read a comic of hers--but her costume and design is wonderful and a lot of fun to play with. There are so many different directions that her design can be taken in.
Whenever, I pick up the sketchbook to doodle and I'm at a loss as to what to draw, I end up falling back on super-heroes (or naked ladies). Sooo, the next couple posts are going to be super-heroe themed drawings done in this same style. I hope you like 'em.
Next: World's Finest.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Worst Halloween Ever

I hesitate to even put these images up on the blog. Although I really liked the above piece, my scanner really sucks at scanning color. Anyway, this was done the other night while hanging out with friends. I've been wanting to play with watercolors for a while so I thought I'd do a little practice sketch.
The below image is just the same watercolored image only with the foreground characters colored a little more flat in Photoshop. I was going for a kind of cel animation style--something I've been wanting to try for a while.
So, while not an overwhelming success, I did have a lot of fun with this piece and I intend to do some more pieces like it in the near future.

As always, click on images to big 'em up.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Supes Kitchen

Some grabs from the sketchbook These all revolve around a family (a group of super-heroes I draw from time to time) at breakfast time. I think I must have been hungry when I was drawing these.
P.S. I sure hope you went out and voted today. I was at the polls at 6 this morning and stood in line for over 3 hours. Totally worth it.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Drawing for Funs

To get this week started off on the right foot I'm offering up these cartoon drawings that are colorful, airy and ultimately, optimistic in their character.
The above and below are actually images from two separate story ideas but since they share the same style I thought I'd post them together. Hope you like 'em!