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The Marvel Captain Marvel

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I don't read as many comics as I used to. Not just due to economics but that I don't enjoy many comics anymore. I guess the comics of my youth are my comics forever. I do remember Carol Danvers from when I was a kid only she was called Ms. Marvel back in the day. Saw her change costumes a few times and remember when she lost her powers as well. Not much after that. I was actually quite surprised that she is Captain Marvel now. I went to the new MCU movie recently with my family to watch this interpretation of the character and thought that the movie was...........ok. It wasn't great by any means and some of that is from knowing that most of the characters are not in any mortal danger. Since it takes place in the past and we know that they are still around in the present, that they survive. Some of the Star Wars prequels suffered this as well. I think it puts a much heavier burden on the storytelling to compensate for that. My wife loved the movie by the way.

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Another Rocketeer!

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Sort of. I actually painted the two figures quite some time ago and both on my iPhone to boot! I don't know what made me do it, but one morning I came across them and wondered what they would look like if I put them together in the same picture. I got my answer and had mixed feelings about it. I kind of liked it when I first finished it but then quickly found myself being quite ambivalent about it. It seemed to generate some positive interest on social media but that didn't change my view of it. Maybe I will feel differently about it again one day.




Captain Pike!

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Remember when I was experimenting with Logan's Run and how to do it?? Well if you don't you need to find that post and read it! Anyway, I actually did this quick headshot of Anson Mounts as Captain Pike from Star Trek Discovery as the first test. I had forgotten I did it when I was posting about the Logan's Run picture! I must be getting old! So this was the experiment that fired me up to keep persuing this "look". I thought it looked ok when I thought I had it done all on my iPad in Medibang Paint but once I tinkered with it in Photoshop everything changed for me. This was what I was looking for and not knowing it. I really loved what I had and couldn't wait to do more. I may even have to do a full Discovery picture to use this Captain Pike picture!

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Logan's Run!

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Apparently every time I decide to challenge myself and change how my work looks I turn to Logan's Run! Not on purpose mind you but that was just something that I just now noticed as I started to type. Odd how those things just seem to pop into your head. I was recently at odd with myself and my work and felt that when I was working in one style, I was wishing I was working in another. If you don't know, I usually bounce back and forth between looks depending on the job at hand but more and more I have been drawn to a "comic book" feel and being very graphic with my shadow and light shapes and wondered if I could use them in a digital painting as well. I decided to try it out and found a Logan's Run picture that I had started a while back and never actually completed. All the leg work was done and all I had left to do was actually sit down and actually draw and paint it. But now I was just going to really delve in and draw it and then color the drawing. I just had…

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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