Friday, October 30, 2009
I looooved Voltron as a child. I would have been about four or five when I saw it. I was bored out of my mind with the non-robot scenes, but when the lions formed Voltron it always made my heart jump! The same with Tranzor Z and transformers. Those cartoons captured my imagination!
Oddly enough, though, I had to look up who these characters on Google to see who I was supposed to draw. Even now I can barely remember any characters' names except Pidge and Swen. Turns out that Peter Cullen (Optimus Prime) did some of his early voice work on Voltron. There's a useless bit of trivia for you.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
This Lady Jaye commission is the companion piece to the Chun Li drawing I posted yesterday. It took a little longer because of the extra costume details, but I'm still getting faster compared to recent months (years?). My Buy One Get One Free Sale is still going on for the next few days. I'm keeping a good pace so far. My minimum art quota is (a) pencil one commission and email the buyer with the scan, and (b) ink another.
If you'd like to take advantage of this sale while it's going on, go to my Ebay listing in the "Links" section on this page in the right margin.
Lady Jaye (c) 2009 Hasbro
Chun Li (c) Capcom
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Here's another Danger Girl commission, this time featuring Abbey Chase and Sydney Savage. This is the third commission on the list featuring these characters.
When I started working on this batch, I, of course, started with the characters I was more familiar with. DC, Marvel, etc. Then I got down to Danger Girl, which I had heard of in casual reading in comics magazines. The characters on the list are from Voltron, Bravestarr, and M.A.S.K. All are tv shows I watched as a child. Should be fun.
Danger Girl (c) 2009 J. Scott Campbell
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I was going through the archives and saw that I had posted this to all my sites except this blog.
This was one of several G.I. Joe commissions I've done for this buyer. I think I've done all the companion pieces on his list, but I'll double check.
If you're into G.I. Joe you can see some of them on this blog and also on my previous blog, which is now inactive. Here's the link if anyone's interested:
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Considering that I was drawing werewolves before I was drawing superheroes, I don't draw them very much.
But they remain very close to my heart.
I remember my first exposure to them... My father rented the first "Teen Wolf" when it came out in 1986 or '87. I became fascinated with it, along with the cheezy cartoon adaptation.
I would spend hours freeze-framing the transformation sequence and drawing it. I would have been about seven-years-old.
Then came the USA Network series "Werewolf", which both I found both scary and awesome!
Finally there was a chopped-up and edited made-for-cable version of "The Howling II" that I found on TV one weekend. In retrospect, the movie is awful, but I was a werewolf freak, so I was blinded. I watched it recently for nostalgic purposes. I still love it. I probably always will to a certain extent.
Even now, one of my favorite comics is Robert Kirkman's "The Astounding Wolf-Man", which will, sadly, come to an end with issue # 25 in 2010.
Did I mention I was obsessed with vampires, too?
I'll have to do a vampire sketch next...
Friday, October 16, 2009
I loved J. Scott Campbell's work in the 90s, but I have to admit that I never read Danger Girl. The characters looked sexy as hell, but I never picked up an issue. From what I've heard it's pretty good.
This is Natalia, the Russian member of the group. At first I gave her a furry hat, but I decided not to at the last minute.
The gentleman in the background is called "Major Maxim."
I'll have colors posted up in the days to come.
Both (c) 2009 J. Scott Campbell
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Why would Catwoman want to attack Sydney? What would motivate her to want to claw Sydney's eyes out?
Answer: Sydney and Batman are an item...at least in the mind of the buyer.
This commission is a companion piece to another featuring Batman and Sydney Savage. I finished that oen, but it didn't come out as I'd hoped. I'm actually considering redoing it down the road before I mail off this batch of 15.
Catwoman (c) 2009 D.C. Entertainment, Inc.
Sydney Savage (c) 2009 J.Scott Campbell
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
After devoting a lot of attention to a recent commercial art piece, I took a break from drawing for a couple of days (that's one way of putting it; the other is that I just couldn't bring forth anything from my pencil that I was happy with!). I started doing a little warm-up sketching to get ready for some more commissions, then this lovely lady came into my mind.
This is Nebula. She's the superstar female in my little superhero universe I've dubbed "Halcyon Comics." You'll see more of her in the future. I designed her last year and never went back to her until tonight.
I'll be working up a character profile and a definitive history for her in the days (or weeks) to come.
Nebula and Halcyon Comics (c) 2009 Michael Powell
Saturday, October 3, 2009
This is a commission I finished a little over a month ago. The idea behind it is that Power Girl goes to change into her costume and realizes too late that she forgot to put it on before leaving the house that morning. I would love to add a caption or word balloon to this one. Perhaps I might one day.