You might remember a while back I posted a pin-up submission I did for the Fist of Justice. As part of that creation, I had to also draw a version of their logo design. I have since gone back and tweaked that logo a bit to make it more accurately reflect the design they use for the comic book.
It’s always hard to let go of something as being done and sometimes there is a good reason for that, as I believe this version is stronger than the version I originally used for my pin-up submission. Remember, if you are interested in requesting my services as an Illustrator, please use the Contact page and let me know as much as you can about your request.
Once again I found myself in a semi-challenge on the Digital Webbing forums. This time it was for a Star Wars Clone Trooper. Joe Simmons had posted a really nice painting of one, and I made the mistake of saying it made me want to draw one too… so I guess it was as much of a volunteering as it was a challenge when he suggested I draw my own.
This one didn’t really need any color, so it didn’t get any. I used a finer point Sharpie this time and I think I got closer to my desired result. I did use a brush tip Sharpie to help fill in the larger black areas so it would go faster, though. As noted in the blog post title, this is my 400th blog post. It seems like only yesterday I was making my 399th post… how the time flies! 😉
As always, please let me know what you think of this one. Remember, if you are interested in requesting my services as an Illustrator, please use the Contact page and let me know as much as you can about your request.
Lots of people on the Digital Webbing forums post samples of their art and writing to be critiqued and admired. There’s a pretty wide range of experience too, from beginners to folk with lots of published stuff on their resumes. In one thread this week, several of us had commented on a drawing of Marvel’s Thing character. Somehow the gauntlet was dropped (not the Infinity Gauntlet, fortunately) and several of us were challenged to post our own renderings of the Thing. So that’s how this Thing happened…
Somehow I ended up drawing a happy Thing. I thought the bloodshot eyes and the teeth might help de-happy-ify him, but no dice. I might take another stab at this after a break and see if I can get the grim (Ben Grimm?) look I originally wanted. Please let me know what you think. Remember, if you are interested in requesting my services as an Illustrator, please use the Contact page and let me know as much as you can about your request.
I’ve been participating for a while now on the Digital Webbing forums. They have discussions on all areas of comic book creation, and the folks behind the forum produce comics themselves! You might remember them from such things as when I recently posted about their Kickstarter for a Fist of Justice trade paperback that completed on June 1st.
One of their stretch goals was to be a trading card set, for which they had requested pin-up submissions. Unfortunately that stretch goal was not met, though the trade paperback itself was fully funded! I created a couple of variations on a theme that I submitted to them for this project. While it’s possible one of these might see use in a different form in the future, for now I wanted to drop them onto my blog so you have a look at something else I created recently.
Click the images to see larger versions. The core concept is essentially the same in both versions; that being, an action figure all minty in its sealed packaging! I prefer the second version, incidentally. I think the bubble plastic on the packaging looks better, and I added some additional accessories for the action figure.
Please let me know what you think of either version. Remember, if you are interested in requesting my services as an Illustrator, please use the Contact page and let me know as much as you can about your request.
Here’s a Kickstarter project from Digital Webbing Studios that you really ought to take a look at, especially if you’re a fan of comics from the 1970s and 1980s!
Fist of Justice is a love-fest for classic comic book stories. A totally retro-style superhero dropped into the modern era. Fist of Justice: Changes is the second trade paperback in the series, clocking in at 128-pages of full-color goodness! There is also a brand new comic featuring character Amy Andrews as the Fist of Justice that is only available via this Kickstarter project. It’s all brought to you by Mike Imboden and Eduardo Savid, plus a host of others.
Click the image above to be taken to their Kickstarter page for a full accounting of the trade paperback and the pledge rewards. This Kickstarter project is in the stretch run, ending on June 1st, so don’t delay… support the Fist of Justice today!
Fist of Justice is also on Facebook, so be sure and check them out there too!