Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Commission pencils, 11 x 17". Inspired by George Perez' iconic cover to "Crisis on Infinite Earths #7.
Purveyor (c) 2010 Greg Mooradian
Power Girl (c) 2010 D.C. Entertainment, Inc.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Commission Pencils, 11 x 17"
This is an "after" image that takes place immediately following a past commission in which Scarlett was shot in the back by something.
This buyer had the ingenious idea that it was a centaur transformation ray.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Cyclone commission, inks.
I haven't read comics regulary for years, so I was completely unaware of this character. She has a pretty cool costume design. Its not too often that we see candy-cane-style leggings on a superhero.
I read an interesting article by Augie De Blieck entitled "Artists: Stop Tracing. Start Cartooning Again," in which he all but attacks those comic book artists who insist on using so much reference and tracing techniques that it milks all the art of a given piece.
I loved it! I found myself shouting (internally) "Amen!" to myself at various points in the article.
That brings us to this drawing of the JSA's Cyclone. I used some drapery reference for the sheet over the piece of furniture, but for the body I did it completely from my head. Sure, I could have scoured the internet for the perfect pose and just copied it directly, and it might have looked better.
But no. I designed the figure best I could, and I was true to myself.
I do life sketching frequently now, but just for the purpose of sketching. The idea is that with each sketch you do from life, more of what your eye and hand committs to memory sticks, and you're eventually able to piece objects and scenes together without the aid of a model in front of you.
That's my ultimate goal.
Cyclone (c) 2010 DC Entertainment, Inc.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
(Note: Click the image to enlarge it to read the text)
This is a commission I'm very proud to be displaying finally. I had uploaded the inks a few days ago but pulled it shortly afterwards, deciding it best to wait and post the drawing in its entirety.
It was very much a collaborative effort between me and the buyer. He provided the text and some much-appreciated guidance throughout the piece's creation.
The concept originated in our mutual love of the tv show "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" and Lucy Lawless.
Expect more pieces of a "gladiatorial" nature in the near future.
P.S. To see the "uncensored" version, go to http://powguero.deviantart.com/art/Lucretia-and-Her-Captive-160510120
Of course, you can only see it if you have an account on DeviantArt (but it's FREE, people!)
Sunday, April 11, 2010
I'm up late taking care of business (it's 1:27 A.M. my time). Our desktop is having some issues with the monitor, so the laptop is the only computer I can comfortably use, and it's hard to pry my kids away from it until they go to bed.
So here's a commission I did for the lovely Jennifer MacDonald http://JLMacDonald.deviantart.com.
In her gallery she has a lot of great Nightcat commissions by some artists you might recognize.
That's all for now, boys and girls!
Be back tomorrow (today?) for a daily sketch and, possibly, a completed commission.
Off to bed...
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
I wasn't totally happy with the job I did on this drawing. Particularly in the size difference in the two figures. But the color (I think) adds much more to it.
I hope to do more Thundercats commissions in the future. Cheetara is dead sexy!
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
Sunday, April 4, 2010
This is John McLaren's Gremlin. Creepy looking little guy!
It's been a very productive last few days, both on commissions and on my personal projects (the Revenger Webcomic and the Sovereign 5 page sequential installment for the Arcadia Collective Anthology).
Stay tuned for further updates.
The Gremlin (c) 2010 John McLaren All Rights Reserved.
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010
No time for a sketch tonight. I'm too busy working on a project that's coming due very soon. But here's a segment of a commission I'm working on featuring Xena: Warrior Princess, and Lucretia, wife of Batiatus, from the tv show "Spartacus: Blood and Sand." Both of these characters have been played by Lucy Lawless. Thus the appeal.