Monday, May 31, 2010

Running late... usual, but my way of saying "oops" is to do a little extra.
Since I started doing this Fan Request Friday on Twitter and FB these two (actually three) characters have been suggested every week, so it felt like it was time to finally do them. Once again, I was very unfamiliar with any of these characters though I had at least heard of Cowboy BeBop (My son used to watch it all the time if I recall right), but I hadn't a clue about Ch'p from Green Lantern.
I hope they succeed despite my lack of experience with them.

Now have a good Memorial Day and remember it's not just about BBQ and a day at the beach

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Worth a try...

....though I'm not sure it works. Here is my take on the much requested (for Fan Request Friday) Asterix and Obelix. If you're not familiar with them here is a link that will give you some idea and reason to possibly agree with my original assessment. Next week I'll try to go more traditional...

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Fan request booster

These two guys have been requested consistently more than anyone (aside from X-M:E Rogue that is) so I thought it was about time I gave them a shot. I'm not real familiar with Booster Gold at all, though I do recall a Blue Beetle from way back when I was still buying comics for 12 cents - though he didn't quite look like this as I recall.
I was sorely tempted to do a Frazetta tribute piece (it was suggested), but since I still plan on writing up my Fire & Ice remembrances I figure I'll include one at that time. Hopefully I'll be able to do all that by about mid-week.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Fan Rquest Friday again...

Last week there were a lot of great requests and ideas (I wish I had time to do more of them, but  there wasn't much response from my blog followers, but I thought I'd try it again.
Send in your ideas and suggestions and I'll pick one to do over the weekend to post on Twitter (which would cover Facebook) and here as well.

I'm also planning on writing something up about my time on Fire & Ice working with Frank Frazetta in tribute to his recent passing away...maybe even a new drawing or two if I have the time.
In the meanwhile here's a drawing I did of Darkwolf a few years ago that is in my first sketchbook---

Sunday, May 09, 2010

A little Modesty...

This week, in honor of Peter O'Donnell's death I decided to choose Modesty Blaise as the subject 0f Friday's fan request. To be honest I hadn't heard of his death and even on the web-sites I visit there was no mentiuon of it so I thought I would do my part to give him his just due with my little picture. By the way, if you're unfamiliar with Modesty and her creator, I linked to sites that could help explain them better than I ever could.

Friday, May 07, 2010

That time again...

...for Fan Request Friday. Last week's sketch of Deja Thoris got a lot of great reactions - thanks everyone. Not sure what I did different than usual (except draw a beautiful mostly naked woman - oh, never mind), but I'm glad everyone seemed to appreciate my effort.
Send in your suggestions for a character and I'll pick one to draw up over the weekend. I might even post a non Fan Request Friday post...pretty exciting, eh?

Sunday, May 02, 2010

A little Deja vu...

When I was much younger (back in the days of the dinosaurs, as my kids will tell you) one of my favorite authors was Edgar Rice Burroughs and my favorite story of his was the Princess of Mars. I used to draw John Carter and his Princess Deja Thoris even before I could draw something that resembled a woman. So when for three weeks running someone put in a request for Deja Thoris I mulled it over for awhile and desided to give her another shot. Usually I've drawn her in more or less an action pose (or ready to take action, at the very least) so I thought I'd try something a little different and try a pin-up pose. Not sure I quite suceeded, but it was worth a try.