Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Hi. I've been a fan of this blog for a while and am glad to now be contributing to it. Sailor Moon as my first spitballer makes this first post extra special. Sailor Moon was some of the first fan art I drew. I'd tape Sailor Moon off of YTV then I would pause the vhs and I try to draw Sailor Moon (actually it was usually Sailor Venus) before the pause stopped and the video automatically started playing again. I originally wanted to make her a bit more pouty because she was constantly whining but this is how she ended up.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
I was an un-ironic Sailor Moon fan during its original run, gender demographics be damned. I remember wishing they'd make proper action figures rather than the terrifying noseless dolls that Irwin toys put out instead. It was like the 90s version of being a Brony, I guess.
I'll always have fond memories of Sailor Moon, wish I'd done her more justice here.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
|Fighting evil moonlight, winning love by daylight...|
But when I thought real hard, I did recall she had a wand... or a scepter. Or something. And she and the other Sailor Scouts had to collect all seven of the magic pokEballs, elsewise Tuxedo Mask would continue to turn into a giant female panda when splashed with water.
Then it was all clear. I had to draw Sailor Moon in her classic Super Saiyan pose. Voila!
Mark, ink and watercolour on 9"x12" bristol vellum. The original art is up for sale in gallery.
Sailor Andrea Says!
I couldn't pass up Sailor Moon week and not draw my favourite couple in the series- Sailor Neptune and Sailor Uranus! Drawn in their Eternal Sailor(ish) costumes, since I am a huge Sailor Moon nerd. I can't wait for the 20th anniversary reboot, even though that makes me feel, well, ancient.
Thanks for the guest post Andrea!!!
Monday, October 22, 2012
Woo! I've never drawn any of the Sailor Senshi, nor was a I Sailor Moon fan growing up... I'm not really sure why... They are really addictive to draw!!!
Sailor Mercury for you guys, since no one specified I had to draw Miss Moon. I'm definitely going to be drawing more when I get my tablet fixed!
Friday, October 19, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
|The Boy Wonder!|
For once that's not a sexual euphemism.
This one is a little rough for my liking, but I'm scrambling to keep up with the outstanding work of my fellow Spitballers!
I decided to go with Dick Grayson's classic look, with contemporary drawing style. This was done in ink pen and markers on 9"x12" bristol vellum. It'll be up for sale on my blog soon: A Princely Dreadful.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Saturday, October 6, 2012
This is Daniel Wong's first time choosing the weekly Spitball theme, so it seems like a good time to welcome him aboard. He's showing us up all over the place and I hope it continues until the end of time.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Mazinger, Mazinger Z (Grand Mazinger) and Grendizer are classic manga and anime of the 70's and prototypes for all the bad ass giant robots and mecha that followed (Gundam, Macross to name a few.) Being a child of that era, these have a special place in my heart.
This piece was sketched and inked digitally. I didn't have time to do a full colour rendering, so I opted for a quick half-tone colour effect, which imho gives it a nice retro feel. I hope you like it!
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
When I think of Swamp Thing, I don't really think of the comics character, instead I get all nostalgic about late night movies, junk food and vhs tapes. Swamp Thing brings back memories of staying up late watching campy, pulpy, schlock like Creepshow, Tales from the Darkside, and John Carpenter movies and many many others. In those way-back times when you had to rent them or be lucky enough to catch late night broadcasts. The Swamp Thing movies are pretty damn awful, but in that deliciously bad way, and I'm positive ol' Swampy had a hand in my endless love for misunderstood monsters and creatures of the night.
Halloween is right around the corner, and it's a great time to dig out old monster movies. Maybe give Swamp Thing another go after being lost in the bog for 30 years. I'm sure it'll be much more fun on an old fuzzy vhs though.