Holy crap, it's been two months since I posted here last, hasn't it? Well, look... I haven't been slacking (for the most part), I swear (or swear-ish). Among other things, there's been commissions happening! Like this New 52 Wonder Woman piece (the black and white part is the commission - I decided to add the color because, hey, why not?).
More to come. Pinkie swear.
Created with pencil, PITT Pens and Adobe CS5.5 Photoshop.
Man alive, I just realized there's a lot of Birds of Prey love in my dA gallery. A recent commission request from *happysorceress adds another one into the mix. And surprisingly, I've never drawn Huntress before, so once I had the pen-and-ink done I was excited to throw some color around.
I'm more-or-less on a dA hiatus at the moment while I work through some commissions and eagerly await the debut of my first child (due date: any day now-ish), but decided to upload this piece after seeing that the Repaneled blog was closing up shop this past Friday: [link] I've submitted two pieces there in the past, most recently my reworked Donna Troy splash page [link] and this is a piece I did this past spring but put on the back burner after I stumbled upon that Teen Titans panel.
The library scene is from Detective Comics #359, otherwise known as "The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl" [link] and her librarian alter ego, Barbara Gordon. I paired my version with my other Batgirl drawing and logo and intended to upload it here on dA after I submitted it to the Repaneled blog, but obviously waited too long. The text comes from the original panel (with a slight tweaking).
Edited to add: The original panel was written by Gardner Fox, Penciled by Carmine Infantino and inked by Sid Greene. I forgot to add these credits in the initial post, but they ARE listed on the books (along with some other famous Bat Girls).
Created with PITT Pens and Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator CS 5.1. The fonts are Comicraft's Comicrazy [link] and Blambot's Antigrav [link]
Sweet Fancy Moses, it's been awhile since I posted. You guys don't want to hear about the hardware/software issues that come with upgrading your entire system and all that and the other stuff, do you? Pretty much just "shut up and get to the art, Shawn" then? I wholeheartedly agree.
Appropriate that my last piece on dA was of Lady Blackhawk and my first piece back is Starling, a character more or less created to fit the DC New 52's Zinda Blake-shaped hole (Starling's co-creator Duane Swierczynski is quoted about that in this interview: [link] The relative quote being this: [link] ).
Anyway, I had a Twitter friend recommend the "Birds of Prey" relaunch, and it's really good stuff. Starling is by far the scene-stealer. I'm liking the way Swierczynski writes her and I LOVE the character's design. But whoever decided to create an action-oriented character with a sleeve of tattoos is just a glutton for punishment.
Created with PITT pens and Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator CS 5.5.
Looking through my gallery, one could easily assume that if I were to draw The Question, I'd go with the Renee Montoya version. Well, I'm sorry One. As you can see, you are incorrect. I have to give it up for the original recipe version, Vic Sage. I loved the Dennis O'Neil/Denys Cowan series back in the day, so he'll always be the Question to me.
I did an alternate version [link] and couldn't decide which to submit, so I decided to upload both.
PITT pens and Adobe Photoshop CS 5.5. The Question was created by Steve Ditko.
It's been nearly two years, but I've made my return to the Repaneled blog this week, daring to remake an iconic Gil Kane splash page from the original run of Teen Titans. Man, now that I typed it out, what the hell was I thinking? Keep in mind, I wasn't trying to outdo Kane, because come on, that's not happening. The guy is a legend. Rather, once I got the image in my head of the "Girls mature faster" dynamic of the teen heroes, I had to put pen-to-paper (-to-pixels).
Click here to check it out next to the original by Kane (with inks by Nick Cardy) from Teen Titans vol. 1 #22: [link]
Created with PITT Pens, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop CS 5.5.
(Somewhat ironically, I've always wanted to remake the iconic cover for the issue that follows this re-introduction for the Covered blog, [link] but unfortunately that site is shuttering it's doors this week. Great site, gone too soon.)
Just in time for that little film that is opening this week, here's... a character that doesn't appear in Christopher Nolan's trilogy, unfortunately. But! She's just one letter off from one of the iconic characters introduced in "The Dark Knight Rises," so there's that!
Eh, whatever, it's the same zip code, so that counts, right?
Here's another recent-ish black and white commission, all done up in color. I could have played with this a whole hell of a lot more, but I'm busy with other projects. So I cheated by adding a few stock city photos that I manipulated for the background. I'd like to get back to the Kate Kane character some day- I've been loving JH Williams' take on her so far.