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Bello!

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You may have seen him recently on America's Got Talent, but we first learned about Bello several years ago when we first brought my son to the Circus. We were all impressed and enjoyed ourselves but I was especially taken by Bello Nock. Wasn't hard to do a little research to find out more about him and I became even more impressed with him. Over the holidays I usually like to wind down and take a break from "work" so I only dabbled a little here and there on a picture that I had long planned on doing. As usual, with no deadline, I was free to work when I wanted to and at a much slower pace. I was pretty pleased with the result. With the added time I did a few things that I would normally not do in a digital painting like added some depth by dropping shadows behind the figures and shapes giving a slight impression of a cut-out.

I also sent him a small copy of the picture via instant message and he responded with great affection. He may even share it on his social medi…

The 13th Doctor!

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By now the whole world knows who the new Doctor Who is and what she will be wearing when the show returns this fall. Yes, she. It's been a very polarizing decision to cast a woman in a role that has only been played by men since the show started way back in 1963. Even in my own household! Yes, I will admit that I was not keen on the idea. Not because of any political or social stance but one of selfishness. Let me try to explain. I lost my father when I was very young and immediatley turned my attention to comic book and television heroes to fill the void of a positive male role model in my life. The Doctor was one of them. I wasn't yearning for a female role model because I was (and still not) a female and I already had the best role model for that in my mother. I am not opposed to strong female characters either. I always loved Wonder Woman, Princess Leia and such as well. My other problem with the gender change was that it may change the character too much. I am really hopi…

Supergirl!

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So I finally got around to doing a Supergirl picture. I have to admit that I was not immediately drawn to the idea, pun intended, as I am not a regular follower of the show. I have only seen an episode here and there and it's usually because I wanted to see a different character that was appearing like the Martian Manhunter or Superman. I do watch the "crossover" episodes that go along with The Flash and such and my son and I just finished up watching the latest one so I may have been motivated because she was front and center at the moment. Also, people keep asking me if I have a print of her at the conventions so maybe now I can appease a few requests.

So here she is, SUPERGIRL!!

Enjoy!




Retro Batman!

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Here is another hand drawn doodle of Batman. I grew up when Batman was "blue and grey" in the comics and he had that awesome yellow circled icon on his chest. Still my favorite version of Batman. I scanned the inked piece in and added some retro comic coloring because I find it so much fun to do! 
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Captain Marvel (Chuck)!

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So the new year has begun and I, naturally, fell behind on my blog. Still not sure how many people actually read this anymore tho. I think I am doing it for myself, which is not a bad thing by any stretch of the imagination. I still find it very therapeutic. So many of you know that I hold a very special affection for the original Captain Marvel. It was recently (well, at the time of the actual drawing) announced that Zachary Levi was cast to play the Captain Marvel persona in the movie, so naturally, I had to draw him as Captain Marvel. I know he wont really look like this, but I hope it's close.






I also had this drawing of Cap laying around my studio for some time so I busted out my markers and colored him.

The Doctor, Missy and BILL!

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I recently did a small show here in Orlando that had Pearl Mackie as a guest. Unfortunatly it was the week of Thanksgiving and I was too short on time to create an entirely new print for the show so I did what I could. I slightly re-worked an older print and replaced Clara with Bill ( and made a few other tweaks). I liked how it turned out and I am curious to see if this version sells better than the one with Clara as she was very polarizing and I heard many "complaints" of "I would buy this if Clara was not on it". We will see.
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I AM A JEDI!!

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A bit of a play on the "I am no Jedi" theme that Ahsoka says. I thought it kind of fitting for Kanan to make the opposite claim.
This was a paper and pencil sketch that I scanned in and tried using the LaziNezumi plug-in for the inking. I can't believe I never heard of this before!! I really felt that it's a game changer! If you have not heard of it, you need to go check it out!
Enjoy!