Wednesday, September 28, 2011
I never understood why everyone seemed to love this show back when it was big. My friends at school would gossip about it and doodle all the big haired dudes, but I couldn't stand watching it. It seemed just so stupid and all the characters looked so damned ugly. But I've never been one for anime anyway, so I doubt I ever gave it a chance to begin with. Or it just sucked..
Anyway, my Dragon guy is Cell or Imperfect Cell. I chose his cooler bug like version, cause well, it's cooler. When he evolves, or whatever, he just becomes another stupid looking anime guy with a goofy hat. Bugs are like, way better man. Here he is ready to unleash his disgusting, homicidal, inflating foreskin tail of doom.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
You thought I died alone, a long, long time ago? Oh no, not me, I've been right here in my room drawing glam rockers.
Doing this was almost as fun as seeing the great entries that came in prior. Also, because I know you care, my top five Bowie songs in order are Teenage Wildlife, Man Who Sold The World, Andy Warhol, Let's Dance and It's No Game.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
Unlike the rest of these kids, my Star Fox nostalgia dates back to the SNES original and the Super FX chip, which, at age eight, I truly believed to be the pinnacle of technology or something. After the Super Nintendo era I was a Playstation kid, so I didn't get to play Star Fox 64 and Smash Bros at any length until the early 2000s when a friend at university had an N64 in his dorm room. Fox was a Smash Bros favorite of mine until Falco came along in Smash Bros Melee with an even cheaper down-spike, and supplanted him in my heart.
Quick and dirty colours on this as I'm quite lazy and my tablet has seen better days.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
When I was a kid my parents wouldn't actually buy me video games, but they would rent them for me. I used to rent Star Fox 64 over and over again trying to figure out how to take the difficult path through the game. All in all I bet they spent way more renting this game for me then it would have cost to actually buy it. Such a great game.
Also, I have the black and white version up on my Tumblr.
Monday, September 12, 2011
Anyway, I like Catwoman a lot now that she has a good costume, which the other Spitballers illustrated quite nicely. The colours on this are more basic than I originally intended, but sometimes you just gotta hock these spitballs out and move on with your life.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Since Selina Kyle is so sleek and shiny, she deserved a sleek and shiny treatment. This is my take on her inspired by Patrick Nagel. Don't remember who he is? Go find your copy of Rio by Duran Duran on vinyl -- that's his handiwork on the record jacket.
And I hear some of you young'uns asking: "What's a record jacket?"
To which I answer: "Piss off!"
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
This week's guest post is from local hero Michele Assarasakorn, and yes, that's a real last name. Michele's a fellow MTM Animation School alumni, and now works as an illustrator and concept artist to the stars in downtown Toronto. In her spare time she likes to bake and laugh at Dane Cook. Fantastic piece, probably done inside of five seconds, because she's an unstoppable monster. Check out her sketch blog if you dare.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
I didn't think i could get this done, but I kinda wanted to. I didn't want to miss two weeks in a row, and I have been trying to do some more speed painting. did it in about 30 mins on lunch.
Used the wonderful http://angelloffyre.deviantart.com/ for reff. Take a look. she is a fantastic sculptor, both in 3D and clay, as well as an awesome drawer!
hope you enjoy.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
I don't really know too much about what's going on with DC comics and their 18th overhaul of their universe, and the little I do know seems ,um, not so great. Then again, I've never been a big DC fan, so I hope fans like the changes. Anyway, here's one of the few DC characters I like outside of Batman and Kirby's stuff. I would totally pick up some Frankenstein awesomeness.
Monday, September 5, 2011
Honestly, I'm the worst when it comes to reading continuity in comics and have no idea what's going on with the new DC reboots ( I just end up buying the trade paperbacks months down the line for way cheap ;-D ). Research for the new Batgirl has taught me that it's still Babs Gordon under the cowl and she CAN WALK! Also, her tailor for the new costume went crazy with the bat symbols.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
As of August 31st the old DC Universe is no more, and here at Spitballin' we're celebrating/mourning the transition by drawing some of the characters in their new costumes and what have you. After Aquaman (yes), Tim Drake's my favorite hero in the DCU, and I have to admit his DCnU look is going to be an adjustment. It seems like every time they re-do Tim's costume it gets less Robin Hood and more little robin redbreast. First he lost the green, then he got a feather bottomed cape, then a beak, and now he's borrowed Hawkman's wing harness. In 5 years time he'll be lobbing baby blue Robin Egg bombs.