Drew the Guyver for no reason other than I came across an old comic and thought it would be cool. Because the design is so detailed and specific there was not a lot of room to be too creative in style. I had fun learning the contours.
Also drew Spider-Woman in here early black 90’s costume because I think it’s the best design. Always feel compelled to do a little something on back, so Silk on a building was in order.
Last is a 90’s mullet Superman (get the theme?) I hate drawing superman. He is very difficult to draw because he is so simple yet specific. I’ve never been happy with any version I’ve done. This is the closest I’ve ever got.
I guess that’s it.
This weekend I’ll be meeting some friends at Sacramento Comic Convention (Sac-Con).
I’ll be set up to show off some new projects as well as showing the progress to the ongoing things.
I’m lugging out my collection of completed blank comic cover drawings. I think I have about 120 right now. Here are a few…
Wakko on a Mickey Mouse blank cover.
Rator from Cobra on GI Joe blank cover
A Batman and a Joker
Evil Ernie on a blank cover
Mad Max and a Villain in the comic
Spider Man and Sabertooth
Spider Gwen and Lizard
I have a lot more things to show. I’m going to do my best to post them throughout the week. A few things too different to mash up on one post, so keep watch!
Here are a few sketch covers I drew up. For those who don’t know what a sketch cover is, it’s a special “variant” edition of a comic book title that comes with an extra cover left blank with the comic title’s logo. It’s meant to be drawn on. Some people take them to comic conventions. Typically getting an artist they like to draw the title character on the cover directly. If they have the money and patience, some get the creators or artist of the title to draw on it. I use them as drawing breaks. When working on heavy personal projects I get a little tired of drawing my own junk and get a wild hair to draw another creator’s character in between. What better medium to draw on right?
I’ve been asked to do commissions, but I typically turn it down. These are just fun monotony breakers. Drawing them for someone else defeats the purpose for drawing on them in the first place. This may make no sense to anyone else. Basically, I want to draw just what I want for fun. That being said, just drawing the character on the cover can be boring. This gives me a chance to be a little creative. Going too far from “character” has become a bit of a fail for me. I try to use compositions the character might use. I feel like maybe I went on too much of a rant on this, so here are the dang drawings.
Rocket Racoon and Groot on ROcket Racoon #1 blank Variant
Zombie Superman. Complete with repo film half tones.
Superman Undead’s lust for moonlight.
The Orb committing original sins.
Harley Quinn with a joker on the back.
Harley Quinn fan ravaging a Batman Cosplayer.
Captain Carrot and earth 23 Superman on a Mutiverse #1
Amazing Venom pezzing Spiderman
Spelling is bad and lines are sloppy, but this is a product of 4 large cups of coffee. Caffeine makes my brain see stars, orbits and vortex. In other words…I hallucinate. This is what happened. There is more to be thumb nailed.
Here are more Permo: Circa 1942 entries. I’m a little sick of myself for this grey alien obsession I’ve developed as of late. It’s a phantom thought I try to avoid because of the rabbit hole that follows. At any rate the curiosity of evolution compels me…
Grey Alien Punisher
Laying out a Punisher sketch cover featuring a grey as Marvel comic’s Punisher The sketch came out okay. We’ll see how it translates.
The Tail Sitter.
A feeling during the act of procrastination.
Johnny’s New Diet
This is how I imagine animals perceive modern society. I’ll never understand animal domestication. It seems antisocial and vein to me. No offense intended. I like animals. I just don’t believe they are people.
A dream train wreck
I don’t have this dream often, but it is a reoccurring one. One of those things you can’t unseen, but kinda wish you did.
Sometimes to distract my brain from drawing I draw. I have understood my brain to draw on two types of roads. One is creative drawing. Developing, fleshing out ideas and shapes.
Two is less creative. Drawing to learn to draw better using existing templates or concepts. Teaching myself to refine and define for sake of the craft and not the idea. This brings me to sketch covers!
A sketch cover is typically a blank comic cover with the title only. Comic companies have made these for goof balls like me to take it upon myself to draw the featured character in MY image. Any one can attain these special covers. They are called “Blank Sketch Variants” They are sold at comic specialty stores. If there is not one close simply go on ebay type the key word I mentioned and BAM!
I have to admit I am a bit compulsive with these. I have little time to sell them as I complete them, so I just put them aside. I have a little over 40 completed now. I have decided to list a few on ebay this week (here is a link)
Here are a few I have completed sprinkled throughout the weeks:
Skips from Regular Show.
I had to prime a light coat of Gesso because the cover is too slick. Luckily the covers are very thick, so there was no warping. After priming I added water colors in layers.
Deadpool #1 sketch cover
Deadpool #1 Sketch cover (back)
Here is a Deadpool #1 Sketch cover. The back has a uncomfortable looking Wolverine at the edge of his sword.
Green Arrow sketch cover
Last but not least Grey/Green Arrow. This is the first of a series of drawings I will create Grey Aliens dressed as Super Heroes.
Here are some sketch cover I did recently. I should probably start making them more weird. Nobody wants the weird ones, but they are more fun to draw. We’ll see…
Loki sketch on Young Avengers #1 blank sketch cover
Captain Marvel sketch on The Return#1
Young Avengers #1 blank sketch cover
Kid Loki sketch on Young Avengers #1 blank sketch cover
The Shredder on TMNT sketch cover.
Hi-Five Ghost on Regular Show #1 blank sketch cover
Muscle Man on Regular Show #1 blank sketch cover
Regular Show #1 blank sketch cover
Avengers Arena #1 blank sketch cover.