Thursday, December 16, 2010
Well, in honor of the awesome artists over at eclecticmicks.blogspot.com using TMNT for their sketch theme this week, I decided to do something quick along those same lines. I always liked the original comic designs with red masks for all 4 of them, but I totally understand the marketing behind the different colors. Kids can identify with each character easier that way... and buy more toys!
For this quick, inked, colored sketch I wanted to mix the Turtle designs by showing Donatelo with the large build of the cartoon and movies, but the red mask of the first comics, instead of his normal purple one. I also wanted to draw in a different style for this piece, than I have before. Just for a cheap thrill I guess, trying new inking, and zip techniques....
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was such a big part of my early childhood, that this piece was a lot of fun!
Thursday, December 2, 2010
I wanted one of my Spike covers to be different than the painted style, so I did this. I think it works better as a black and white inked piece, but the color seems to complete the mood.
I love old detective films, and anything comic related that is done in a dark "noir" style.
My original idea was to have the black mass of crows be Spike's actual shadow ,cast by his cigarette, but in the end, the composition of it moves from left to right easier this way. I just flipped Spike around and added the stone wall. Not being his shadow, the crows still add a nice boarder to the image....I think.