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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

PROFESSOR LAYTON by Ken House


Here's my take on the man with the unusually shaped collars. I've never had a chance to play this series though i hear nothing but great things.

-Ken

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

DOCTOR OCTOPUS by Ken House


Can't draw tonight so instead i cleaned up this doodle from last weekend, kind of an Al Hirschfeld homage type deal. It's not exactly the post i was dreaming of, but what can you do?

-Ken

Monday, February 27, 2012

DOCTOR OCTOPUS by Selena Goulding


Okay, so I've snuck this post in here because not a lot of us gave Doctor Octopus the love he deserves.  It was a bit of a rush but here he is in all his adorable glory.

- Selena

Saturday, February 25, 2012

DOCTOR OCTOPUS by David Cutler

I've been kind of too busy to post lately, so I'm cheating here a little bit. This is a recent commission piece I did with Doc Ock at the forefront. I only did it a little while ago, and as much as I love Otto, I couldn't spare the time to draw him again just yet. As a bonus you get Sandman, Mysterio and Kraven. What more could you want?

-David

Thursday, February 23, 2012

DOCTOR OCTOPUS by Michael Walsh


Great pic this week from Ken. Really can't wait to see everyones interpretations. Unfortunately I dont have the time to throw any colour in so I did a quick ink wash to liven it up a touch.

-Michael

Monday, February 20, 2012

SKINNER SWEET by Michael Walsh


I was originally going to bow out of this week, but due to the encouragement of my fellow Ballers' I decided to stay in and I'm glad I did. I havent done my grey tones traditionally with ink for a long time and thought this was a perfect piece to try it out. Had a lot of fun and ruined a pair of jeans in the process.

I've read the first trade of this series and really loved it, especially Rafael Albuquerque's art. Check it out if you haven't yet.

Also check out my Tumblr for the black and white version.

-Michael

SKINNER SWEET by Ken House

Pretty busy lately and there's not a lot of time to give unhingable jawed vampires the energy they deserve. Anyway, here's this.

-Ken

Friday, February 17, 2012

SKINNER SWEET by Gerard de la Costa

Skinner Sweet, the outlaw cowboy vampire from "American Vampire", is definitely the bad guy you end up rooting for. Described as cunning, ruthless and rattlesnake mean, he's the first vampire conceived on American soil but, unlike his European counterparts, he's actually powered by the sun (I lifted this right from the dust jacket -- couldn't have said it any better)!

It's such a fun read and I really was just looking for an excuse to draw the charming s.o.b.

-Gerard

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

EMMA FROST by Ken House

Here's my attempt at an Emma Frost, also at a random Bauhausian picnic basket. Psychically conjured hallucinatory picnic is the idea here.

Happy Valentines day!

-Ken

Monday, February 13, 2012

EMMA FROST by Neil Tavares

Ok so I tried to go for something a little steamy. I hope I succeeded a little bit. I really dig this whole Emma/Scott thing. C'mon let's face it, Jean was no good for him. He's way too awesome. Besides, I'd take Scott over Logan any day of the week.

EMMA FROST by Maya Nord

There will always be a special place in my heart for Emma Frost. It was because of her that everyone realized what a terrible actor January Jones is.

EMMA FROST by Ferd Poblete

Guest post time! This one's from our pal Ferd who's a Toronto Drink and Draw regular and a deviantArt celebrity (a million views!). I especially love the inclusion of the mind-control telepathy wave. Must... drop... pantaloons!

Thanks, Ferd!

-David

Sunday, February 12, 2012

EMMA FROST by Gerard de la Costa

Emma Frost and Scott Summers are, to me, the Brad & Angelina of the Marvel Universe (which would make Jean Grey their Jennifer Aniston, right?).

I still haven't gotten over my disappointment of January Jones' wooden portrayal of Emma Frost in "X-Men: First Class"; the only blemish in an otherwise awesome movie! Here's hoping that they cast someone who can actually act and emote for the sequels.

Happy Valentine's Day, y'all!

-Gerard

EMMA FROST by meaghan carter!



Emma Frost, to me, has always come across as a high society, pampered vogue kind of woman. And gives 0 effs about it. The fur alone looks like a burlesque dancer's feather boa!

Friday, February 10, 2012

EMMA FROST by Selena Goulding


Hey guys... been awhile.  Originally I was going to pick Garrus Vakarian of Mass Effect fame for this week, then I found out my pick would correspond with Valentines... and I still wanted to pick Garrus.

buuutttt... Emma Frost.  Diamonds are a girl's best friend right?

- Selena

EMMA FROST by David Cutler

I've become the king of lazy colour schemes around here, haven't I?

Like every other week I say the character we're doing is my favorite something or other, but Cyke and Emma really are my two favorite X-Men and favorite comic book romance. Really great holiday theme pick from Selena!

Happy Valentimez!

-David

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

EMMA FROST by Michael Walsh



Love me some Emma, I thought since valentines is fast approaching I would throw in some Cyclops for good measure.

I may* upload a colored version of this later in the week. My first attempt was a giant failure so if I can find the time I'll try again.

-Michael

Monday, February 6, 2012

CAPTAIN COLD by Gerard de la Costa

Another character I don't really know much about; pointy hood, furry boots and gloves, icicle-themed tunic. Honestly, I wouldn't be too worried about a guy in that outfit until he starts waving that cold gun and freezing his victims so they stay conscious and feeling all that pain!

The more I read about him, the more props I feel you gotta give to the Captain!

fyi: light ColErase rough layout, finished with Grand & Toy medium ballpoint pen. Just in case you were wondering.

-Gerard

CAPTAIN COLD by David Cutler

If the Flash has a failing for me (and he does) it's that you really ended up rooting for his badguys. Flash is this nigh omnipotent force of nature and his rogues are just regular working class joes with magic guns and what have you. Captain Cold is like a Batman-league villain who said eff this, I'm going to go fight some gods. Cold doesn't care whether you're Nightwing or Superman, he's going to put on his fluffy blue parka and rob a bank in your town. It's impossible not be in his corner. Dude's got bills to pay.

Trying some new stuff with rendering and what not lately to varying degrees of success and failure. Not sure what I think but Cold's fun to draw no matter how I black spot him.

-David

Sunday, February 5, 2012

CAPTAIN COLD by Erik Irwin

It's been a lean couple of weeks here so I'm all the happier to have this guest post from illustrator Erik Irwin to put up in place of regular content. Erik's another alum of the illustration for comics program at Max the Mutt. You can check out more of his stuff at his weebly page. Thanks for doing this, Erik!

-David