Sunday, September 21, 2008

Iron and the Maiden/Impulse/Chun Li

Okay, I've been a little behind in my posts but here's a trio of sketches to make up for it. First off, I've got my take on the lead characters of the comic, Iron and the Maiden. It's drawn by a very good friend of mine, Francis Manapul. I have to say I've had the privilege to see Francis' work evolve from the early Bright Anvil days 'til now. And his take on these characters from Joe Madureira's concept sketches is a pretty tall order but Francis seriously made them his own.

Now for part two, I decided to try out a sketch request that I've been meaning to get to for a little while: DC Comic's Impulse. I have to admit I was pretty hesitant to try to sketch this character out. I've never really drawn any 'speedsters'...probably because of all the speed lines I would have to draw. LOL Anyhoo, I've always found Mike Wieringo to be one of the best artists who could really capture the feel/look of the speedster (Art Adams is another...but we'll get to him a lot later). Man, I really miss his art. I really like how this sketch turned out...especially the speed blur in the background. I'm constantly amazed with the results of my PITT brush pens. I think I better stock up.

And finally, here's a sketch of Chun Li. Started as a very loose sketch then decided to finish it off with inks/brush pens. Again, I'm feeling like I don't draw enough women. That's definitely gotta change. I'll be submitting a sketch to the Wonder Woman Day auction to support the domestic violence shelter, Raphael House of Portland. I'll be posting the artwork shortly after I've submitted it and an image is posted on the website. And back to Street Fighter, I'll be attending the Street Fighter Tribute Book Launch Party on Sunday, Sept. 28 for book signings. If you're in the area, drop by! Check out this link for further details:

Also, if anyone's wondering, all the sketches you see here are available for sale. Commissions are also available, so feel free to email me @ for more details.

God bless!



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