Hipster Captain Marvel

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I’m not much in the habit of doing fan art any more, but every now and then I just can’t help myself.  I’ve been wanting to do Captain Marvel since she was redesigned, but I never really got to it — until a friend designed a hipster variant that she’s crocheted for a pretty amazing piece of cosplay.  I guess I wanted to celebrate her and her amazing craft more than anything else, so how could I resist?

6″ x 8″. Watercolor on paper.
Captain Marvel is copyright Marvel Comics.

Nora Valkyrie

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Friends of mine have teenage daughters and sometimes those girls ask me to draw things.  If nothing else it keeps me up-to-date on what’s popular out there.  (Otherwise I’d never leave my little hole, I’m rather certain.)

I promised to draw Nora Valkyrie — a character from a web series titled RWBY  — for one of my friend’s daughters if she got caught up on a comic project she’s doing for school.

9″ x 12″. Watercolor on paper.

Mystique.

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Back in November I had an opportunity to show some small paintings at a coffee shop here in town.  I was fortunate to share the show with a dear friend of mine.  I honestly can’t remember how we both wound up doing super hero pieces (I think it just wound up that way) but in the end I did twelve small watercolors — six from the Marvel universe and six from the DC universe.

It only recently occurred to me that I still need to post them to the blog.  Mystique will get the ball rolling for us…

8″ x 10″.  Watercolor on paper.

Knopka

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A friend was having trouble with some inking materials, so I did some troubleshooting on my own to see if I could replicate the issues he was having.  Now, I don’t normally ink my girls — there’s no real good reason, I just don’t do it.  I think it might go away my natural tendencies towards drawing, but I’m kind of liking the experience.

Also, there’s this weird thing that happens when my friends and I go out: invariably someone will say something ridiculous, and then it’s just a matter of time before someone draws that ridiculous thing.

That being said, I’d like to introduce you to Knopka.  She’s a go-go-dancing space-cowboy pirate.  You heard me.

Wonder Woman!

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For various reasons I’ve had to draw Wonder Woman a number of times over the years, but I have to say, I think this may be one of my favorites.  Actually, I think this may be one of my favorite drawings anyway.  It’s nothing particularly special, but there are just a few small things that I’m really pleased with.  At any rate, I dug it out of the archives because I realized I hadn’t shared it with you good folks.

Cutie Cthulu!

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Man! Talk about one from the archives!  This is one of the first pieces I did once upon a time.  I thought I had lost this little wonder but I unearthed it while digging through files deep in my hard drive.  You can see how certain parts of the style have evolved over the past few years.  Moving on…

A friend suggested I draw her as a Cthulu-riddled she-beast and I really couldn’t pass it up.  I mean, who could, really?

Demon to some. Angel to others.

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Back in October (wow, I’m really keeping current aren’t I?) my mom celebrated her birthday, so I decided to draw her a picture.  What did I draw?  Was it a sensitive portrait?  Was it a luscious landscape?  Was it a beautiful and touching reminder of our beloved family pet?  Nope.  I drew Pinhead. From Hellraiser.  Because that’s how we roll.

P.S. She loved it.  And how could she not?  Look at how adorable this terrifying hell spawn is.

First Grade!

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Back during Halloween I came across what was probably the best costume I’ve ever seen.  I think costumes tend to go a little too adult or a little too gruesome, so this was such a breath of fresh air.  She’s a kid on the first day of first grade and her parents let her dress herself.  It was so adorable.  It was heart melting. I had to share it with you good folks sooner or later.