The Shadow of Atomic Fear

Two Sabbath references in a row!

I like The Atom. I became a fan of Ray Palmer when I found the “Sword of The Atom” series in a second hand store, and enjoyed his appearances in Dan Jurgen’s unfairly maligned “Teen Titans” series. But I’m not such a whiny fuck that when he was replaced by Ryan Choi – which is the version I drew here – that I threw a fit. Or gave a crap when Ray returned. I did like the Ryan Choi Atom series, though. Gail Simone wrote some fun stories, John Byrne cranked out some of his most tolerable art in twenty years, and Mike Norton rocked it for the remainder of the series. My one problem with Ryan Choi’s Atom was the color scheme of his costume.. It seemed backward. I colored it here the way that makes sense to me.

Has he lost his mind?

This mook’s got nuthin’ to say. Iron Man 2 trailer looks a-okay though. I do like Iron Man’s classic armors infinitely better than anything he’s worn since 1992.

Silver Surfer

In the early 90s, I was a big Silver Surfer fan. I was also a big Ron Lim fan. Not so much either, nowadays. Still have a fondness for The Surfer, though. Would love for there to be a Surfer book I’d want to read.

Batgirl

I’ve always had a fondness for the Barbara Gordon Batgirl. Probably just comes from a childhood crush on Yvonne Craig from the old Batman TV show. A crush which still kinda continues. It probably also instilled my appreciation for beautiful redheaded women. I loves me some hot redheads.

Anyhoo, as with the Power Man/Iron Fist drawing from a few weeks ago, I’m still continuing to work with greytone marker renderings. I don’t feel this one came out as well. It seems the markers I’m using have a life of about one drawing only.

Spider-Woman

I need to draw more female characters. I need to draw more/better inked drawings. I need to color those drawings. Here’s an old sketch of Spider-Woman (like 5/6 years old). I haven’t gotten much better.

Howard the Duck

I’m not too familiar with Howard the Duck, other than the movie. Which I like. Yeah. I said it. So what of it?

Kyle Rayner

I’ve got a lot of Green Lantern art on this blog. I don’t even read the book. In fact, the last time I read an issue of GL was when Kyle Rayner was still wearing this very costume. Blue Beetle and Booster Gold were guest stars in that issue.

Heroes for Hire

Happy 2010: The Year We Make Contact.

Been a few, but the business of the holidays will die down, and I’ll be able to get back on track with blogart finally.

We’ve got Iron Fist and Luke Cage here, two characters I’ve been attempting to draw for a few years – unsuccessfully. This is as close as I’ve gotten. I wanted to do the retro-70s border and colors with it for just as long. It could have gone better. I need to plan these things out better.

I drew Danny and Luke with grey brush pens. It really made me want to do more marker renderings. Who knew when I sold off my markers years ago I’d ever want to use them again?

Spider-Man vs. Shocker

It took all of my willpower to not title this “Two in the Pink, One in the Stink”. But it’s not a total victory since I just wrote that. Spam’s away.

The Invisibles

Grant Morrison’s Invisibles is my all-time, absolute, #1 favorite comic of all time, of any genre. It almost changed my life, if not for the fact that my laziness and unmotivated ways won out over life-alteration, and simply just gave up.

I didn’t draw Boy a) because I thought I’d make her look too manish, especially when I was already trying to draw a dude look like a lady b) she was the absolute least interesting character in that book. Unfortunately, this is just more evidence that I might actually be a racist. *sigh*