Thursday, April 28, 2011

ATOM by David Cutler and Adam Metcalfe

When I saw this in my inbox I yelled "holy crap" out loud, three, maybe four times. It takes a nation of Adam Metcalfes to make me look like a real artist. Bravo, sir.




Monday, April 25, 2011

ATOM by Meaghan Carter

Hey guys! Here's my contribution for this week's challenge. Urasawa is by far one of my favorite comic creators. His writing, his art- and he's actually inspired me to try and learn guitar. I find his work incredibly inspiring. That made this all the more fun for me.

- meaghan!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

ASTRO BOY by Ken House

I'm really glad I got to draw Astro Boy this week. For me his costume is basically perfect. The pick also got me to rewatch a two-parter episode from 1980, which was pretty great.

Astro's not afraid to do some robot punchin' but he'd rather extend a hand in friendship, because robot's are people too, only people whose deaths are not quite as big of a deal. It's easy to see why it was such fertile ground for Pluto, which I confess to not having read, though it's been at the top of my list for ages.


ATOM by Selena Goulding

It's Atom week! We're actually calling it Atom/Astro Boy week, because while Meaghan's selection was Atom from Naoki Urasawa's manga Pluto, that manga was based on the story and characters of Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy.  So people have a choice which version they want to go with.

Urasawa's Pluto is one of my favorite comics, so I decided to do his version of Atom.  I don't want to get into the plot of the comic and spoil anything, so I won't explain the image too much, but I hope you like it!

Can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with!

- Selena

Saturday, April 23, 2011

SPAWN by Gerard de la Costa

Ok, truthfully, I've never drawn Spawn and this was actually a fun character to draw; certainly not one of the usual heroes or villains in my "go to" list when I'm in the mood to draw something. I went old school, opting for Prismacolor markers due to my debilitating fear of Photoshop (my therapist and support group are all rooting for me - I'll beat this Photoshophobia!). Check out my sketchblog for the lineart.

When the idea of Spitballin' was presented to me I felt honoured to be included with the other talented artists. I hope that every week, with every character that we do, we'll be bringing out the best in each other. I guess that's what's at the core of this sketchgroup: to bring you out of your comfort zone, draw characters for the first time, and show everyone what you bring to the table art-wise.

This could be the start of a beautiful friendship.

- Gerard

SPAWN by Meaghan Carter

Hey guys! Here's my Spawn addition to this week's collection. Like Selena- I didn't really grow up with Spawn like the rest of the guys did. My only connection to him is a vague memory of the movie when I was small haha. My own google image search came up with two things 'big cape, heavy inking'. So I chose to take this as an opportunity to try blacking out with ink


Friday, April 22, 2011

SPAWN by Selena Goulding

Going into this I was only vaguely aware of who Spawn was, so when I resorted to google image search I was sort of baffled by the numerous images of Spawn with gigantic angel wings.  I'm not even sure if  this design is even in continuity but it appealed to me (partially because of how 90's the concept is.)  So here is my first post: redeemed Spawn :)

I was a little jealous when the site was launched with so many talented artists included, so I was super excited to be asked to join as a late addition to the contributors!  I can't wait to see what everyone does next!

- Selena

Thursday, April 21, 2011

SPAWN by Michael Walsh & Adam Metcalfe

Just thought I would post this up. The amazingly talented Adam Metcalfe took my Spawn inks and went to town. He really did put my colors to shame. Expect more colorful appearances from our friend and fellow Spitballer' Mr. Metcalfe.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

SPAWN by Ken House

Spawn wasn't a big part of my childhood, nor do i know an awful lot about him but he was great fun to draw. I'd like to imagine that even though Spawn can kill a man with just one ankle, he's not too cool to enjoy being spooky or attempting to crump in a spooky way.

I'm excited to be here with a bunch of talented artists and looking forward to next week's character!


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

SPAWN by David Cutler

Being that this is both my first post here and my first time choosing the character to be Spitballed, I wanted to make sure it was something fun. I tossed around a bunch of character ideas but in the end I arrived at Todd McFarlane's Spawn. Like Michael, I hadn't drawn the guy since I was 12 or 13, when I used to copy him out of the comics that came with the original action figures. It's amazing that even though his costume's covered in common 90s superhero excesses (he's got spikes, skulls, chains, pouches, an impractically long cape, and very often gigantic guns--he's only missing one enormous shoulder pad) he still manages to look really cool.

You can check out the lineart at my blog, posted in the sidebar. Can't wait to find out who we're doing next. This is gonna be awesome.

- David

Sunday, April 17, 2011

SPAWN by Michael Walsh

Here we go... This is a pretty interesting pick by David and very unexpected. I haven't drawn spawn since I was a kid and took some liberties with his costume. I can't wait to see everyone's entries this week. You can check the just plain inked version sans colors of this image at my blog by clicking on my name in the contributors section. Also be sure to check out the other artists' blogs for some fantastic work.


What Is Spitballin' Comics?

We are a Toronto based artist collective, chalk full of comic book enthusiasts and professionals. Every week one of our members will choose a new character and each of us will provide our own interpretation of the chosen subject. We will be adding more contributors over the next few weeks and presenting you with a wide variety of subject matter. Enjoy the art.