Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Super Smile

Melissa Benoist.
What a lovely, lovely human being. As a longtime comic book fan I don't
always have an opinion on live action casting choices when new movie or
television adaptations are announced as was the case when the casting
of the new "Supergirl" series came on the wire.
I had thought that Supergirl is mostly intended for the female audience to counter the mostly male superhero shows currently on TV, finally giving much needed "girl-power" inspiration ladies and young girls so I only had a passing curiosity to the character and series when it was
announced and when I read the name of the actress playing it, it didn't
ring any bells for me which I thought was a good thing because I thought
it had worked out really well for the other new comic book adaptations
on television lately like The Flash, Arrow, and Daredevil.
I gave the pilot episode a peek not knowing what to expect of it and was
blown away at how perfectly fitted for the role this actress is in the type of
character the series chose the direction to be. Melissa plays bubbly, goofy,
grounded Kara so well it's beyond believable and looks so good in the caped
costume as well. Everybody in production should be commended for
bringing back that bright, hopeful vibe in a superhero series in the tradition
of the Christopher Reeve and Lynda Carter era.
This portrait was done on new year's eve day while waiting for the fireworks
and other NYE revelry to start. If you would like to have your own favorite superhero
portrait or would like a photo of your own or of a friend's drawn in this style please
check out my Fiverr gig by clicking here.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Lady Assassin Design

One of the projects I enjoyed and was fortunate to do last October 2015
was a few sketches of a concept for a lady assassin. One of the requirements
of this was to do the character in the likeness of the client. I was free to design
the costume with only a few specifics added in but I had to nail the likeness in
my comic book art style.
I like projects like this one because clients tend to have a deeper connection to
their characters when they when want it to look like them. It's more rewarding personally
for me when the end product makes them happy as was the case for this design
because after I sent in the sketches in the three poses that was ordered a follow up
order for high-res colored versions of her two favorite poses came immediately.
More than the five-star approval rating for the job, the obvious joy and satisfaction
for a job well done is always a bonus.


Wow. It took quite a while for me to post any updates here.
2015 proved to be quite a challenging year for me, one that
made me rethink some life choices and made me wonder if I
still wanted or enjoyed some things that I have been doing for
the longest time.
Anyway, new years are opportunities for new beginnings and
for an artist / geek like me there's a lot to look forward to in this
For this post I'd like to show off a little art commission done over
one of my Fiverr gigs. This one is of a concept design in color
of a character called "Speedlite", who was described by the client
as "something of a cross between Flash and Green Lantern".
The color blue and the hood he's wearing in the drawing was also
part of the request, so the decision to add that in wasn't part of my
personal design styles but I do try my best to make what the client
wants to work out.
If you would like me for to draw your own original character concept/s
please do check out my Fiverr by clicking here.