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Friday, December 30, 2011

LINK by Michael Walsh


I picked Link this week mostly in celebration of Skyword Sword coming out. Unfortunately I still havent got to play the game because I'm kind of addicted to Skyrim, and want to finish my playthrough.

Anyways here is my Link, he's one of my favourite characters of all time and I've played almost every Zelda game all the way through. Went for an adult Link circa Twilight Princess. Loved drawing this character and am working on a colour version of this illustration (just not sure if it will be successful).

Check back in the next few days and hopefully the colour version will be up instead.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

LINK by Ken House

Here's my Link, plus Ocarina-style fairies and a Zelda 1-style Armos. He's a childhood favorite of mine!

Also this week, we hit 200 art posts here at Spitballin'. It feels like some kind of accomplishment.

-Ken

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A GOTHAM CITY CHRISTMAS by Gerard de la Costa


I was kind of excited when the Gotham City Christmas idea was suggested awhile back; I had my idea right away but fell behind in deadlines and had to put it aside. Being the procrastinating artist that I am, I couldn't put as much time into this as I would've liked (I really want to fix Harley's face to convey that she's going in for a big Christmas kiss -- I just don't get that from what I drew).

Confession time: the pose is based off this guy's photo since I was pressed for time to do any thumbnails (warning: NSFW); I really liked the playfulness of the models and felt it suited Harley and Ivy's relationship. The colour scheme was based off this guy's work; I liked the minimalism and the colour choices seemed appropriate for the occasion-- he's an ok artist, I guess.

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and here's to a Happy New Year!

-Gerard

Monday, December 26, 2011

A GOTHAM CITY CHRISTMAS by Neil Tavares

Here is my pic for the day after Christmas! I picked Baby Doll! My wonderful miss had the idea after we watched the Nostalgia Critic!... Her episode on Batman the Animated Series was so heart breaking and awesome! You all need to watch it!

Have fun for new years guys!

A GOTHAM CITY CHRISTMAS by Marcus To

A sweet holiday post from our friend and one of DC Comics' best artists Marcus To. You can check out his work on the currently running Huntress mini-series, as well as a healthy run on the recent Red Robin series, so he's no stranger to Gotham. Check out his website!

-David

Seeing my friends at Spitballin' Comics and their theme this week “Gotham City Christmas” I thought it was a good idea and put in my own piece to say: Have a To-rrific Holidays and Happy New Year!

Also don't ask me why RR is a chibi, I just wanted to is all.

-Marcus

Saturday, December 24, 2011

A GOTHAM CITY CHRISTMAS By Nicole Turner

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I'm proud to be introducing this heart-warming Christmas guest post by Nicole Turner. I can't look at the expressions on the penguins' faces or Cobblepot's slippers without cracking up . Nicole's an extremely promising animation student at Sheridan College and an artist to watch for.

-Ken

I think the Penguin should be more grateful that his penguins managed to wrap those presents with their flippers.

-Nicole

A GOTHAM CITY CHRISTMAS By Ken House

Poor Croc's always alone on Christmas.

This theme allowed more freedom than any we've done in the past and that made it one of the most difficult as well, but seeing some of the other entries, I'd say it was worth it. Well, It was worth it-ish anyway.

Merry Christmas from myself and Spitballin', and let's make this bat-feeling last all bat-year!

-Ken

A GOTHAM CITY CHRISTMAS by David Cutler

Commissioner Gordon had the best intentions when he founded the Toys for Sidekicks holiday program, but public interest was weak at best. Merry Christmas, fellow heathens!

-David

A GOTHAM CITY CHRISTMAS by Dan Sadaba

Looks like Gotham Christmas week is finally rolling! This one's an awesome guest post from our friend Dan Sadaba, and it's so great I wish I'd thought of it. Damian and Dick's sweaters are something else. Dan's a freelance illustrator and former ESOL teacher, having just returned to the Canadas from Japan. Check out more of his work at his website!

-David

A GOTHAM CITY CHRISTMAS by Ryan Bullard


Hopefully you can guess what's going on here. I have three Batmans (batmen?) as the three Christmas spirits: Past, Present, and Yet To Come. They were supposed to be looking down at Bruce sitting in his chair after a long night of crime fighting, but I ran out of steam (and time) so it's kinda just them now. Merry Bat-mess.

-Ryan.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A GOTHAM CITY CHRISTMAS by Michael Walsh


So pumped to see all the entries over the next week. Gotham christmas has to be one of the best ideas ever! I was originally going to do a super despondent modern batman, reflecting on all the christmases that he could have had growing up had he not lost his parents... and then I was like, poop no! Lets do something happy... and who is more happy then Adam West? So here is Batman and Robin giving presents to all the gotham children on christmas eve.

-Michael

Thursday, December 15, 2011

MARTIAN MANHUNTER by Ken House


Here's J'onn's shapeshifter/psychic stress response, or alternatively, he's scaring small children.
It seems that the rest of the gang was in a tender mood this week, so I almost hate to end the week on a note of grossness. It's dedicated to Sarah anyhow.

-Ken

Sunday, December 11, 2011

MARTIAN MANHUNTER - Neil Tavares

This week's pick is Martian Manhunter, a dedication to my lovely woman, Sarah

This is the first character that my miss fell for in comics. Darwyn Cooke's version of Martian Manhunter is the character that she connected with the most, and the character she continued to love. With good reason. He's strong, and kind, but also sensitive. He has so much more depth than some of the others in his group and yet you still never see anything of him in the comics.

I had to dedicate this to my wonderful better half, due to the fact that she has helped me through so much of discovering who I am, with my art, and as a person. I am a stronger artist, and person because of her. She is my inspiration.

Sarah you are the best thing ever!

Hope you all like it as well guys and gals.

MARTIAN MANHUNTER by Ryan Bullard


It's always fun to munch a creamy crunchy chocolate O-R-E-O


-Ryan

Saturday, December 10, 2011

MARTIAN MANHUNTER by Gerard de la Costa

J'onn J'onzz, the Martian Manhunter. I actually like his new costume; the old one (boyshorts, pirate boots, x-suspenders and a cape... really?!!) just didn't make any sense to me. It always looked like J'onn was either heading out to a rave or hopping onto a Pride Parade float.

This sketch is dedicated to Sarah, Neil's better half. Her pleas that Neil's Martian Manhunter costume can be worn throughout the year (especially date night!) and not just on Hallowe'en, have always fallen on deaf ears.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

MARTIAN MANHUNTER by Michael Walsh and Adam Metcalfe


I love the man Martian J'onn J'onzz. He has such a cool simple design, I especially liked him in Grant Mo's Earth 2 when he completely dominated the alternate Superman. He always seemed like such a forlorn, lonely martian so I tried to capture a bit of that.

Also, shout out to Neils' gal who absolutely loves this character, and with good reason.

Edit: Adam Metcalfe decided to throw some beautiful color over this image, It is now titled "It even rains in space."


Here's a quicky crayon job, liked the sadness in this one.

Tragical dopeness surrounded by the beauty of space. J'onn needs a hug.


-Adam

SKYDOLL by meaghan carter!



I haven't read skydoll since school. It's one of those comics that are so beautiful, you need to share it with other people. I'm really happy we got a chance to take a crack at this character!

SKY DOLL by Maya Nord

I was excited for this week because it was my first time picking the subject!

YAY FRENCH CHOBITS.

SKY DOLL by Selena Goulding


I can't say I know much about the character, although I have seen the comics before and they do look gorgeous.  

I hadn't initially planned on fitting a post in this week... but the colour palette for Sky Doll really appealed to me so I thought I would give it a shot.

-Selena

Monday, December 5, 2011

SKY DOLL - Neil Tavares

I always wanted to read Skydoll in animation school, but never got an english copy. Alessandro and Barbara are just gorgeous artists, that I drooled all over my friends books... it was awkward.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

SKY DOLL by Ken House


Sky Doll's a comic that's always looked fun to me. I don't know if she's a sex bot or what, I probably should have looked it up. Too late now though.

-Ken

Thursday, December 1, 2011

SKY DOLL by Gerard de la Costa

Sky Doll is just a treat for the eyes, simple as that (I'm talking about the comic book here though Noa, a so-called Sky Doll, isn't hard to look at either).

I'm happier with my pencils than I am with the coloured version but what else is new?