THIS WEEK'S SPITBALLER

THIS WEEK'S SPITBALLER - POPULAR CONSENSUS
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

SKYDOLL by Michael Walsh


This isn't my usual style but I thought I would try out something new this week. Thanks for lookin'.

-Michael

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

STORM by Ryan Bullard


Oh man, Thor's swingin his hammer pretty hard..

- Oh Bwunnhilda, you're so wovely..
- Yes I know it, I can't help it.
- Oh Bwunnhilda, be my wuv!

- Return my wuv, a wonging burns deep inside me..
- Return my love, I want you always beside me..
- Wuve wike ours must bee..
- Meant for you and for me.
- Return, won't you return my love, for my looove is yours!


(again, opening the image in a new tab will have the original size)
-Ryan.

STORM by Andrea Scott

It's been a while since we had a guest post! This one is from our friend and Selena's roommate, Andrea "Seabiscuit" Scott, esq. Andrea's a freelance illustrator, burgeoning concept artist and full time reader of those weird fantasy paperback novels you see in that one section at Chapters or whatever and wonder 'who is it that reads these'? It's her! Check out more of Andrea's fantastic work in her online portfolio!

-David

Monday, November 28, 2011

STORM by Neil Tavares

Thought I would do some big cool Storm pick eh? Well bullox to you! Here comes a little more fun follow up to my Apocalypse pic!! (link over on the side)
Storms pretty neat, never really been a huge fan though. Meh, Pikachu has got dis yo!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

STORM by meaghan carter!



Ho man I never had so fun much drawing lightning! Storm is one of the coolest female characters I know in Marvel. She's a power house and doesn't really get acknowledged enough for it. Also, in general I kind of favor young characters with white hair.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

STORM by Selena Goulding


It looks like we all have an affection for punk Storm.  So here's my contribution to the 80's punk Storm revival that seems to be going on this week.

- Selena

STORM by David Cutler

I like Storm a lot. I think she's swell. I'd put her on my X-Men dream team. They falsely teased a Storm/Cyclops relationship on a recent Astonishing X-Men cover. Missed opportunity for a really fun will they won't they given both heroes are in pretty solid relationships anyway. I just want to see Ororo and Emma throw down.

The feeling I stole this composition or color pallet from someone else's drawing of Storm is strong with this one. I still like it though.

-David

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

STORM by Gerard de la Costa

I'd finished the bulk of this piece last night and wanted a night's rest before I added the highlights. So imagine my surprise when I saw that my composition mirrored that of Mr. Walsh's (kinda like showing up to a party and seeing someone else wearing the same dress -- embarrassing! amiright, fellas?).

Trust me, this was pure coincidence.

I really had no strong feelings about Storm until the X-Men's run-in with the Morlocks. Her new punk look and the way she kicked Callisto's ass sans her weather powers really made an impression on me. Plus, it didn't hurt that Paul Smith was entrusted with the art chores on the book (so good it makes my eyes rain!).

STORM by Michael Walsh


I was initially going to colour this but I really think the black and white turned out well and I didn't want to take away from it.  As for the character herself, I think Storm is probably my favourite Marvel woman. I couldn't resist drawing her punker incarnation, just so fun to draw.

-Michael

BEAST BOY by Maya Nord

I watched Teen Titans pretty regularly when it was airing, and it remains my sole exposure to Teen Titans as a whole, so as far as I'm concerned his name IS Beast Boy, and this is the only costume he's ever worn.

Anyway, this illustration is pretty simple, BB is all attitude and his shadow reflects his power. I read somewhere that Pteranodon was one of his favourite forms in the show, so I went with that.


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

BEAST BOY by Ken House

Tuesday night Beast Boy- I'd like to spend more time with this one, hope I get the chance.

-Ken

Friday, November 18, 2011

BEAST BOY by Ryan Bullard


Uh, now eventually you do plan to have beasts on your, on your Beast Boy week, right? Uh, hello? Yes?


(I think you can view it in a little bigger size if you "open image in a new tab", that's if you were into that sort of thing.)

-Ryan.

BEAST BOY by David Cutler

Jungle love, it's drivin' me mad, it's makin' me crazy.

Awesome pick this week by Selena--Beast Boy's pretty much my favorite non-Robin Titan, though that's only since the animated series. The 80s comic book version in the christmas colours always annoyed me. Gonna be a fun week!

-David

Thursday, November 17, 2011

BEAST BOY by Gerard de la Costa

Upon taking a second glance, my Beast Boy came out slightly more feral than the Gar we're all accustomed to.
And yes, that is the Thundercats Lion-O glove that he's sporting. :-)

Fyi, the original drawing was done with a Grand & Toy ball point pen.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

BEAST BOY by Michael Walsh


I kinda mashed up the costume from his animated appearance and the comics here but it seems to work out pretty good. Used this character as a good excuse to draw a crazy forest.

-Michael

Monday, November 14, 2011

THE ROCKETEER by Maya Nord


Hey guys! Long time no post, sorry about that. October was a hell of a month for me, but I should be back on schedule and posting regularly for the foreseeable future.

While I was aware of The Rocketeer, I wasn't really familiar with anything about it other than "oh it's that guy with a cool helmet and a jetpack and his girlfriend is Bettie Page spelt with a 'y'" so I had to do some research before starting on this. I had a few concepts for the illustration, but settled on this one in the end since it seemed both atypical and easy.

I was wrong about the latter.

THE ROCKETEER - Neil Tavares


For me, I did watch the Rocketeer as a kid, but that was about it really. I remember seeing the old movie and thinking how cool it would be to zoom around on my own rocket pack. I more than likely did zoom around the house afterwards, maybe with my favorite action figure zooming with me (Mikey of the Ninja Turtles). I would say that I did like him, and I have always thought that he was such a neat character, but I was never really "IN" to him. I had some real fun drawing him this time around. I tried to give him the respect he deserves. Hope you all enjoy, I know I did.

Cheers all!

Neil

Saturday, November 12, 2011

THE ROCKETEER by Ken House


Here's the Rocketeer, a character whose film I have vague memories of from early childhood. The bits of the Dave Stevens comic that my little bit of research turned up looked surprisingly violent.

-Ken

Thursday, November 10, 2011

THE ROCKETEER by Michael Walsh


I've had a really crazy week so I didn't get to put in as much time on this as I wanted but am pretty happy with the turnout. A little sketchier then most of my entries but I did have a lot of fun with it!

-Michael

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

THE ROCKETEER by Gerard de la Costa

It's my pick this week and I've always had a fondness for the Rocketeer ever since my friends and I managed to score some passes for a preview showing at the Cinesphere way back in June of 1991. This led me to seek out Dave Stevens' comic which is just so easy on the eyes -- do yourself a favour and pick it up!

My version has Cliff Secord's girlfriend, Betty, donning the helmet and rocket pack because, well, let's face it, we all know my penchant for drawing cheesecake will not be denied! And I'm still on my cardboard paper kick, this time with red ColErase pencils.

Monday, November 7, 2011

ATOMIC ROBO by meaghan carter!



My choice this week, and I chose to pay tribute to one of my favorite comic book characters going right now. If you like to laugh, you should read atomic robo. If you like sci-fi, you should read atomic robo. If you like vampire dimensions and insane dinosaur scientists, you are in for a treat.

Friday, November 4, 2011

ATOMIC ROBO by David Cutler

It's Atomic Hobo! Other than having seen the comics laying around the apartment when Carter and I shared an apartment, I'm not terribly familiar with the character. But, from what I understand, he's one of those Hellboy/Wolverine types who's been alive a long time and you often see his adventures during various points in the 20th century. I could be very wrong about that. Anyway, after a failed attempt at something more traditional and some inspiration from one of my favorite tunes, I decided that at some point his brain got scrambled and he traveled America as a vagrant with one of those novelty robot dogs.

I don't remember at what age I discovered I was more or less the last person left on earth romanticizing the hobo life, but it came as a blow I can assure you.

-David

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

ATOMIC ROBO by Ken House



Atomic Robo's simple, anatomy-ish design was a lot of fun to draw, I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the batch.

-Ken

METALUNA MUTANT by Ryan Bullard


Well I'm kinda late to the Halloween party, but I think you'll get over it, right? Right.
My Universal Monsters pick was The Metaluna Mutant from 1955's "This Island Earth". At first I really didn't know what I could do for the mutant besides just having him stand around or trying to kill someone, but then I remember the one thing all monsters have in common: They're super horny.

Almost every monster I can think of is trying to steal our lovely earth women for their own twisted monster needs. So I just ran with that, and ended up adding the horniest of all monsters, the Martians from 1962's "Mars Attacsks!" trading cards and there you have it. I imagine the Martians saved the Mutant from his doomed home of Metaluna in order to worship him in all his brainy horniness. God help our women folk.

-Ryan.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

FRANKENSTEIN by Ken House

Here's a quick Frankenstein, slightly late for halloween.

-Ken

MR. HYDE by Gerard de la Costa

My initial idea was the one that's been done to death: split screen both faces of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde a la Two-Face. Meh. Too easy. Still having way too much fun with cardboard, markers and white pencil.

Happy Hallowe'en everyone!

-Gerard