Playing Arkham Asylum has gotten me really into the Batman comics. In the past few weeks I’ve read All-Star Batman & Robin, Batman Hush, Battle for the Cowl, Batman R.I.P., and just started reading The Long Halloween. I guess it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that the more I’ve read the more I wanted to draw a Batman picture. I tend to like the short ear style on Batman, so I went with a mix between Jim Lee and the animated series. Click on either the image above or here for a high rez version.
One of the sites that I frequent is drawn.ca. Yesterday I noticed that they had posted a story about a disney artist named Stef Kardos who has been posting sketches made in an iPhone app called Brushes to his flickr page. After watching the video that they linked I was convinced that this app was a necessity. It takes a little getting used to but its a pretty powerful painting program. I’ve done a few sketches on it so far which I’ve posted to my own flickr page if you want to check them out.
Brushes is only $3 and is totally worth it if you like to sketch or doodle or want something to do during your long commute (assuming that you take public transportation).
Oh, and welcome to 2009.
I have been working on a freelance illustration project in my off time for the past few weekends. Today, during the course of sketching, I realized I needed a light table to transfer a template I had made to the soon to be final page. After a quick trip to Home Depot and $25 out of my pocket I have a light table that will serve my purposes perfectly.
- Buckets – $2.78 x 2
- Worklight – $4.97
- 18×24 .236″ Plexiglass Sheet – $14.47
After I took the photo I decided that having the light blind me if I moved the paper was a less than ideal situation so I used some masking tape to attach 2 11×14 sheets of white drawing paper to the underside of the glass to diffuse the light a bit. Now it’s much more pleasent to work on. It may not be attractive or comfortable to use for extended periods of time, but for what I needed it was perfect, plus it breaks down very quickly and who cant use more buckets?
In honor of Weezer’s red album coming out I decided to draw a picture of Rivers on the train the other day. Last night I hooked up my scanner and started inking. Looking at the picture on my work monitor, I am gonna need to recalibrate at home to make it more warm looking. I’ll probably edit this post as I get more and more close to being done with it.
All of the images can be clicked to see full sized ones.
Updated on June 01, 2008