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Peter Parker:Spider-Man!

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Did I do this before or after I saw the new Spider-Verse movie?? I am betting before as I think I would have added more half-tones to it! I really doodled this on my iPad while watching tv with the wife. Gave it a "Disney(?)" vibe to it for no real reason other than I wanted to. I really liked how the drawing and inking came out so I went ahead and retro colored it the next day.

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Underdog!

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I really loved this show as a kid but now as an adult I find that I love the style and concept most and not so much the actual product. Also shows how times have changed. NO WAY a cartoon character can be shown gaining super powers by popping pills now. My word. Not that I ever tried. I thank my mother for that! Was a super fun picture to do. Mostly done on my iPhone in my spare time here and there. I actually finished this some time ago but never posted it here on my blog until now. Or did I?? I should have checked but I am far too lazy.

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Retro Space Hero!

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It could be Flash Gordon or Buck Rogers I guess but real aficionados will give me a dozen reasons why it isn't. And they are right. I never intended it to be anyone in particular. It was just one of those moments when I just sat down at my table and started to draw without any plan in place. I was happy how the pencil drawing was so I thought, what the heck! I'll ink it too! And I did. That's where I stopped and then a day later, I scanned it in and digitally colored it.

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Pee-Wee!

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So after my last post test piece, I decided to find an old comp that I had started to try and finish it with a more "comic book" feel to it. I found that all my prep work for a Pee-Wee picture was almost all done so I settled on that. While it took me a bit longer than normal since there was much experimentation and trial and error as my regular method of late has become almost routine, I am very pleased with the results. I don't think I am where I want it to be though so on to the next one.






Just for fun, here is the black and white version.



Doctor 12. A Test!

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So I have been very focused on a more comic book styled art of late. Actually been really studying and practicing for the past few years but as I have been quietly working on my own comic, I have been really falling in love with it. Mind you, I am talking about an older style of inking with a pretty heavy Kirby influence. Lots of graphic shapes! I then started to wonder if I could do a more realistic drawing with an comic book ink aesthetic. Here is a my first go at this. Came out better than I thought it would but I think I can push this further.




Laurel and Hardy!

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I've always been a big fan of classic comedy. So several years ago when I was asked to paint a comic cover for the Three Stooges, I thought that other classic duo's would be fun as well. I don't know what made me pick Laurel and Hardy but I did and it was challenging but fun. For a bit. I lost interest and the drawing was incomplete when I put it on the shelf. Then, I got an email and was asked if I had any Laurel and Hardy art. I replied that I did and then I found the file and finished it that same night on my iPad while watching TV even! Times change fast I guess. I was very pleased with the results but I never heard back about the original inquiry about having the art.

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The Doom Patrol!

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I have been a fan of the Doom Patrol for ages!! I first discovered them way back in the 70's when DC tried to revive them as the New Doom Patrol and then I got hooked when the New Teen Titans quickly became my favorite book in the early 80's. I started collecting the original issues when nobody cared about them and I could find decent copies for very little money. Now they are getting a TV show on the new DC streaming network! So while I was sitting idle at a show several months ago, I began to doodle a Doom Patrol pic. Mostly because everyone else was drawing around me and I felt a bit of pressure to do so as well. Ha! I didn't quite finish the drawing but I did scan in what I had and then finished it digitally and then colored it as well and added the dressing. Was fun.