Wednesday, November 28, 2012

WRECK-IT-RALPH by Christopher Yao

I just recently watched the trailer for this, and I'm looking forward to trying to catch it in theatres. But I've had a tough time catching any movies this year. But the character seemed to flow easy as a drawing, fun colour and shape. Again done in Sketchbook Pro, and again a pretty quick environment i drew him in.

WRECK-IT RALPH by meaghan carter

I'm going to see this movie a third time this thursday. These characters were so easy to fall in love with. And man, those animators knew what they were doing with sugar rush. Just coloring Vanellope's car made me hungry for sweets!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

WRECK-IT RALPH by David Cutler

The Inwreckable Ralph is gonna wreck it! I haven't had the chance to see this movie yet, but I look forward to the possible future where I do.


Thursday, November 22, 2012

ELEKTRA by David Cutler

I really shouldn't have finished this tonight for various reasons but I couldn't sleep so here we are.

It's Melanie's first week choosing the theme and she picked a great one. Here's me formally welcoming Melanie Schultz and Christopher Yao to the Spitballin' team. I guess I figured I needed more people to make me look bad every week ho ho ho.


ELEKTRA by Christopher Yao

I tried doing this one in straight-up Sketchbook Pro. It's pretty rough (sketchysketchy) compared to what I normally work up, but methinks it turned out alright. I've only drawn her a couple of times before.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

PARKER by Neil Tavares

  So I know nothing about this guy, but I know I love Cooke's writing, so I think I will need to pick up a copy and see for myself!

Friday, November 9, 2012

PARKER by Adam Gorham

I chose Parker because I like hard-boiled crime thrillers, and in the world of comics few do that better than Darwyn Cooke in his adaptations of Donald Westlake's novels. When you get right down to it, however, choosing Parker for this weeks entry was made difficult for the fact that he lacks a iconic look. He's a character largely defined by his actions and grim, pragmatic personality. To look at him though, he's just a tough looking guy in a suit, usually scowling behind coiling tendrils of cigarette smoke.

So to make this tough guy in a suit quintessentially Parker, I tried emulating Darwyn Cooke's aesthetic in his graphic novels, as well as adding some intrigue with a femme fatale.

That's the thing about Parker: he doesn't always carry a gun, but you're pretty sure he's got the upper hand. As always, you can buy the original here.

PARKER by Daniel Wong

I must admit I am not familiar with Parker at all, but there's always my buddy google.  And according to google, the 1967 film Point Blank and the 1999 film Payback (with Mel Gibson) were both based on the first Parker novel: The Hunter.  Cool.  

Here's my take on the man with a suit and a gun (as David so eloquently phrased it.) Been down with the flu for a week, so thanks for the warm up to get back to drawing!


Saturday, November 3, 2012

PARKER by David Cutler

Spitballin' proudly presents: Man in Suit with Gun!

I kid. Though I consider myself a pretty big Darwyn Cooke fan I know nothing about Parker and haven't read his adaptations. I guess I'm a Darwyn Cooke poseur. I think maybe he's like a James Bond if James Bond were a criminal--is that fair?

Sorry about the crappy scan, I can't scan marker at all.