Monday, November 30, 2009
I hadn't seen this costume before being commissioned for this drawing. I must say it is rather sexy, but I'm glad it was abandoned down the line for the more iconic version. Maybe they could do a version with modern shirt design and these bottoms! That would be hot!
Supergirl (c) 2009 D.C. Entertainment, Inc.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
I meant to post this Batgirl commission last night, but I lost track of time while I was drawing (as I'm won't to do), and before I knew it, it was past 1 A.M. I've tried to maintain a daily posting schedule, but occasionally I faulter. It's not for lack of content, though.
This Batgirl is Barbara Gordon. I don't have anything against the new Batgirl, but Barbara is the only one I've ever been familiar with.
Batgirl (c) 2009 D.C. Entertainment, Inc.
Friday, November 27, 2009
These characters are Vanessa Warfield and Matt Tracker. They're from a cartoon I used to watch in the 90s called "M.A.S.K." Offhand I can't remember what it stood for. What I do know is that the vehicles were awesome! The only M.A.S.K. toy I can remember having was a green motorcycle that sprouted propellers.
And that's my trip down memory lane for tonight.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
I wish I had a clever Thansgiving-themed drawing to post tonight, but I'm not a terribly clever guy at times, especially when I have so much tryptophan in my system.
This is a commission I finished a day or two ago (I only post one a day, so sometimes I get a backlog). It's KC Ryan's Americana, and this time she's casually breaking free of chains, giving us a glimpse at how strong she really is. Note the scythe. The villain in question swings it in manner very similar to the Absorbing Man's Mace.
More tomorrow, guys. Happy Thanksgiving!
Americana (c) 2009 KC Ryan
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
To the best of my knowledge there's never been an Iron Woman, but you can bet that eventually there will be.
In a few days you'll see some commissions of Iron Man, commissioned by the same buyer as this one. I could use the practice because I rarely draw any robotic characters.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Meet KC Ryan's Yankee Girl. She's found herself in a precarious situation at the hands of the villainous Cruella (seen off panel with boxing gloves ready to practice on Yankee Girl's...punching bags.
Yankee Girl (c) 2009 KC Ryan
Monday, November 23, 2009
The buyer for this Supergirl only had two criteria: Supergirl ha to be the Bruce Timm Supergirl, and she had to be lifting up her skirt in the back to reveal her panties.
I swear, this Supergirl is at least 18.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Project #1:The Marvel-ous Tinker Bell
I'll let the description for this commission speak for itself.
Mortally wounded by Heimdal, Loki beheld the scenes of Ragnarok unfolding before him. His children slain by the Aesir. But before his life ebbed away, the trickster had one last prank to play. Making his way to the spot where his half brother Thor had succumbed to the poison of the Midgard Serpent, Loki grasped his brother's enchanted hammer and with his final strength cast it over Bifrost, the Rainbow Bridge. With its one true master, Thor, and last possessor dead, Mjölnir soared over Midgard, past the second star on the left straight towards the morning until landing in a isolated hollow on a small island called Never Land.
The fairy magics which were part of its creation allowed the fairies to lift and move the hammer to a a place of honor among other tokens of their magic. And there the enchanted hammer rested, until one fateful day when a very special fairy arrived in the enchanted lands of Fairy Hallow.... Tinker Bell.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
This drawing features Dynagirl, created by Aaron Storck. Incidentally, it, too, is to be a Christmas gift for the character's creator.
I wanted to share something, if I may. In an email exchange with KC Ryan, creator of Americana (who commissioned this drawing), he directed me to a site where I could find a wealth of information about a comic universe he has spearheaded over the last several years. Together with a few friends, he has cconstructed his own superhero world. Exciting stuff!
Read more about it at http://forteuniverse.com.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Another one of those commissions that holds a bit of mystery.
What is hitting Scarlett?
An invisible opponent?
The buyer sent me a Mike Deodato, Jr. page of Wonder Woman that had a pose he wanted me to use, so if you're wondering why I wrote "after Deodato" under my signature,
now you know.
Scarlett (c) 2009 Hasbro
Thursday, November 19, 2009
For this commission I was given a choice of a few things I could draw.
"Got a couple of ideas.I'll toss them out and let you decide. One idea is a female centaur knight. Another's a straightforward harem/dancing girl. Another is a curvy woman in something like a catsuit or bodysuit. Like Emma Peel or Black Widow. And a last idea is a woman with dragon touches, wings and tail."
I went with the Harem Girl. It just seemed right up my alley somehow.
Oddly enough, I don't think I've drawn a nipple in days.
But the week's not over yet.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
This is Windjammer, created by Michael O'Connell. A friend of his is an art customer of mine, and this is to be his Christmas present. I was flattered that someone would give a piece of my art as a gift! It's one of the highest compliments an artist can receive!
Windjammer (c) 2009 Michael O'Connell
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
It's not often these days that a Power Girl drawing on this blog doesn't require a "censored" bar.
Heh, I checked the bank account today and was inspired to crank my drawing into overdrive. My goal for the rest of the week is to complete two commissions per day. Can I do it?
It's very possible.
I'll probably keep posting only one a day to the blog, though. That way I'll always have a new image to put up, even if something comes up that keeps me from the drawing table.
Monday, November 16, 2009
This commission brought back a lot of childhood memories of staying the night at my cousin's house and pretending to be these characters (among lots of others). On more than one occasion I fantasized that I had "strength of the bear" and "speed of the puma." I know I had one of these toys...but which one...maybe the robot horse. I'm not really sure.
This is perhaps one of the tamest commissions I've posted in a while. Just goes to show, you never know what I'll be commissioned to draw next.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
This Supergirl/Mary Marvel commission is part of a set featuring superheroines who have been turned to stone by Medusa.
If you're wondering why their costumes are ripped, apparently Medusa has a fetish for ripping off clothing from her petrified victims. I'm looking forward to doing
more drawings like this. Look for more in the future.
Supergirl and Mary Marvel (c) 2009 D.C. Entertainment, Inc.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Essence #3 is finally done. Took me long enough. Juggling commissions, family life, and comic pages is quite a task. But I finished the cover the other day, and I hear it's off to the printers.
More news as to the release date in the weeks to come.
Essence (c) 2009 Ultimate Comics Group.
Cover Colors by John Lai
Friday, November 13, 2009
For this baroness commission I decided to go with ovals instead of rectangles and squares for the "censored" bars. Just to shake things up a bit.
I was going to add a Cobra emblem somewhere on the lingerie, but decided against it. I was happy with the piece the way it was. Besides, a black-haired chick with glasses is universally recognizable as the Baroness from G.I. Joe.
Baroness (c) 2009
Here's Tigra. I showed it to my wife and said "What do you think of this?" because I was having a problem getting the placement of the right arm where I wanted it. She thought the anatomy was fine. But here's what she asked me: "What the hell is she wearing??"
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
This Red Sonja commission is the companion piece to the "Merriam The Cavewoman" commission I posted a week or so ago. Once again, I've censored it to keep the blog pg-13.
It's been a very productive day. More so than yesterday. I watched "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" last night, and I don't know what it is, but anytime I watch a movie, no matter how much I enjoy it (I loved this movie!!), I still feel like I've pissed away a chunk of my day when it's over.
So anyway, I did a lot of commission drawing today, in addition to work on a five-page story featuring my character, Sovereign, soon to be seen the Arcadia Comics Anthology, an upcoming bi-monthly title put together by my friend Eric Lamont, creator of Legacy Hero Comics(http://myspace.com/legacyherocomics).
Check out his site if you like good, old-fashioned superhero fun.
Red Sonja (c) 2009 Whoever Owns Her
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
The character in this commission is Americana. Anyone who's been watching my posts over the last couple of years has seen her on more than one occasion. She's the creation of K.C. Ryan. He commissions covers for his superhero prose. You can find stories of Americana and other creations of K.C.'s at http://kcryan.com. Check it out!
I finished this last night, but I decided to wait until morning to post it because the scanner was being difficult. I got the bare minimum of commission work done yesterday because there's a comics deadline fastly approaching on Thursday, and I spent two hours yesterday morning putting the finishing touches on it. I'll post information about that project in the near future.
As for today, I have to draw two preliminary sketches and ink one commission. Maybe two. Stay tuned.
Americana (c) 2009 KC Ryan
Sunday, November 8, 2009
If you've checked out my Twitter feed lately, you've probably seen the rough pencils of this Skeletor/Teela commission. I might have taken some artistic license with their size difference, but those characters were larger than life anyway.
Usually everyday I post two or three WIPs (Works In Progress) to Twitter, so if you're interested in seeing the early stages of these drawings, check it out at www.twitter.com/Mpowelljr.
Skeletor and Teela (c)2009 Mattel
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Here's the description for the commission given to me by the buyer...
"Back when the Marvel Universe was a more "playful" place, you were nobody as a hero until you were invited to one of Circe's parties. Already legendary for her normal costume revels, the best of the best was her Halloween bash. Of course, you didn't just "wear" a costume, you were changed into it complements of her Eternal powers. And after hearing that she had been changed into a fairy during her visit to Asgard, Magma is transformed back into her "fairie" appearance
This year the New Mutants, finally got their invitations.
Featured Character: Magma (Amara Aquilla) from New Mutants
Alterations to base character
pointed elfin ears
Alterations to costume
Amara is topless and wearing just a small loin cloth
(Basically the an adult version of her appearance from the New Mutants Asgard special)..."
The buyer has some friends with some coloring expertise, and he's going to get one of them to color it in Photoshop. I'm really looking forward to seeing it whenever it's done.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
I finished this Medusa/Vampirella commission last night. The buyer ordered a companion piece featuring two other characters made of stone. I'll be working on those in the coming days.
Early this morning I put up another Ebay listing. I sold about 16 commissions last week, about half of those are already done. I should be wrapping up that batch in about five days or so. I've kept up a steady pace since I started selling them again. I've maintained my minimum art schedule of pencil one/ink one per day, but now that I look at it, on some days I pencil three or four and ink one each day.
Drawing on 11 x 17 paper seems to be easier than 8.5 x 11". For whatever reason.
If you're interested in a commission, visit my Ebay listing in the right margin here under "Links."
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
This is a Red Sonja commission I was working on quite a while back, but another commission by the same buyer took precedence and had time costraints. That's out of the way now, and I was free to finish this one. I'll be coloring this on the computer, and I may or may not posting it on this blog. It depends on how I do on it. I'm by no means a skilled computer colorist. One day, though, with enough practice who knows.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
I had never heard of "Merriam the Cavewoman" until I was commissioned to do this drawing. From what I gather she's just a cheesecake cave-chick. But I could be wrong.
Normally I don't draw bosoms so...engorged, but that's how the buyer wanted them. The companion piece he ordered is of Red Sonja in a similar situation. I'll be working on that one soon.
Monday, November 2, 2009
This is just a simple Power Girl commission, but I think it's one of the best I've done. The inking came out the way I wanted it to because my PITT pen had plenty of ink (thanks to a syringe and a bottle of ink), and I think I nailed the expression. I really need to work on making Power Girl's face consistent, though. I've drawn her four or five times, and she looks different in each drawing.
The buyer of this drawing gave me instructions that PG was to be putting on her costume, but she has no gloves or boots on. He commissioned a second that I'll be drawing this week, and he's giving me free reign. So I'm not sure what direction I'll go with it.
It's been a very productive day. I penciled several commissions, inked this one, and I started inking another. I may not be posting every day this week because some of the commissions I'm working on have adult content, but there's plenty of stuff I'm doing that will only require a black "censored" bar.
More to come.