Since I'm re-watching Buffy while showing it to my son for the first time, I decided I'd do sketchcards of the cast from the first season. As much as I liked the character, I never found him believable as a high-school kid - considering he's only three years my junior and was around 28 when he started playing the 16-year old kinda stacked the deck against him.
I started another version of the card while still rather ill last week, couldn't get the mouth right and gave up in frustration, as you can see:
I should have mentioned I was going to do something different for the last two Batman sketch cards this week. I was going to post some of the doodles and sketches from this past Monday's Dr. Sketchy's event and mention just that, but I was under the weather yesterday (and still am today) and just never got 'round to scanning the Sketchy's sketches.
So, anyway -- here's 4/5, guest-starring Two-Face. . .
And here's 5/5, also guest-starring Two-Face!
And here's the reason why I posted both today:
I did few like these for the various Marvel Masterworks sketch cards -- was careful to make sure any given card would have something for the person opening them. I've heard them called puzzle cards, which works for me.
No idea what I'm doing for next week's sketch cards. I'll probably post the Sketchy's stuff later today or Monday.
I always figured Bruce would often forget to shave while working on a case, and, since most of his work would be at night, that stubble would be pretty advanced for such a testosterone-powered superhero.
Not sure Alfred could stop Master Bruce from leaving without a quick shave. . . .
Starting off with a pretty vanilla batman portrait. Kinda fun to cut loose with sketchy comic-style rendering after the really careful tonal studies of the Beatles last week. Might try something like that with Bats this week.
Copics got fully loaded and the last three Invincible cards got scribbled upon. . .
Invincible. . .
Atom Eve. . .
. . .and Battle Beast
The characters from Robert's world have been lucky to have had a similar visual treatment through their lives. It feels odd to draw them without trying to ape the styles of the two primary artists from the series. I feel my second take on Mark is better -- and would get better with more practice. Eve looks a too old here. Battle Beast was just fun - -the helmet was a last second addition since he looked too much like a lion with braids as it was.
Yeah, I could dig drawing some fight-crazed lion-man comics. . . .
Captain Dallas has one of the best beards in SF! Tom Skerrit was one of my favorite actors after this. I wouldn't be surprised if this is one of the reasons I wanted to grow a beard even before I developed fuzz on my upper lip.
The past week using all this photo reference was fun and I loved flipping through that old Alien photonovel. I'm thinking I'll come back to this later and get around to Kane, Lambert, The Alien Pilot, the alien itself and. . . Jonesy? Well, the cat would make five.
Next Monday I'll be posting the three Invincible sketchcards from last week. I decided to take a bit of a break and take the Monday off. The rest of the week will be a series of four cards.