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Awesome Art Picks: Astro Boy, Guardians of the Galaxy, Hawkgirl, and More

The coolest comic book art you won't see in comics.

Each week we gather up the coolest comic book art that you won't actually see in comics. The reason you won't is because artists often draw sketches for fun or commissions and post them on their websites, blogs, and Tumblrs. Some artists even pre-arrange commissions through their sites so be sure to check them out.

Terry Dodson posted some commissions from SDCC on his Deviant Art Page.

Peter Krause started doing some 30-minute Mad Men sketches and posted them on his Twitter Page. Hopefully we'll see more.

Mike Mayhew posted some work-in-progress commissions on his Twitter Page. Always love seeing him draw Jean.

Dustin Nguyen posted, what he called, the laziest fan art ever. I think he captured the spirit nicely. He also posted a Damian style guide on his Tumblr.

Ryan Ottley posted an Invincible commission on his Tumblr along with another sketch he drew on the plane.

Philip Tan posted more art on his Facebook page. The Poison Ivy sketch has inks by Michael Jason Paz.

Michael Walsh posted a "warm up sketch" of Wolverine and posted it on his Tumblr.

Ray-Anthony Height posted some warm up sketches on his Instagram.

Joel Gomez was in a Guardians of the Galaxy mood and posted some sketches on his Tumblr.

Mike Maihack posted this X-Men commission on his Tumblr.

Kevin Wada posted another HeroesCon sketch on his Tumblr.

Peter Nguyen posted different stages of his Hal Jordan sketch on his Tumblr.

Ron Salas posted a pic of the Flash on his site.

Here's a couple more sketches from Todd Nauck. Check out his Tumblr to see a video drawing Black Bolt.

Yildiray Cinar posted a couple sketches on his Instagram.

Last week we saw Robert Atkins' Black Adam sketch. Here's the other half, posted on his blog.

Here's a couple more commissions from Agnes Garbowska. Check out more on her Tumblr.

Chris Samnee posted a Groot and Rocket sketch on his blog.

Kris Anka posted a Captain Marvel pic on his Tumblr.

Skottie Young posted some Daily Sketches and a Wolverine commission on his Tumblr.

Mike Henderson posted more of his "warm up" sketches on his Instagram.

That's it for this week. Let us know what you thought of these selections. We'll have more next time.

Posted by WheatStalker

Awesome Art is awesome. I love this feature.

Wonder Woman's sword is killer, Terry Dodson.

Holy moly I need sunglasses for the Pheonix, Mike Mayhew. I've always admired an artist's skill with the 'brightness' level.

Captain Falcon! That is a great pose, Ray-A.

Edited by AlwaysBeClothing

Yeah RAH, I see that Spider-Gwen~!

Man, I would love a Dodson sketch, surprised they chose to do Chun Li. Oh Dustin, I get what you were going for and its beautiful.

THAT AGNES GARBOWSKA BLUE LANTERN CORGI IS REALLY GOOD. SUPER AWESOME AND SUPER CUTE, I might be a tiny bit biased on that one however. I love her version of Rocket even more now that I've seen the movie.

Posted by Winter_Kills

Tan's stuff is awesome as always, & I love Gomez's GotG sketch cards. I also really love Henderson's Orion. Really, lots of great art this week. It's even better that we don't have such an influx of sketches of "She-Thor, goddess of id theft" on here, as we have in previous posts.

Posted by Danial79

I love that some of the Guardians art has them in their Annihilation costumes. As I've said since the Bendis run began, I'm not a fan of the new ones.

Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

Awesome stuff.

Posted by Dogofwarorion

Orion !!!! That makes me really want a re-print of walter simonson's run

Edited by brinkthemoviemyfavoritemovie

Pretty much agreein' with all that's been said here so far. Great look for WW in the one sketch. Captain Falcon (is that what we're calling him for now? It's a good nickname, haha) looks like a badass. And that Women of Spider-Man one is great too, even if something seems a little off about JD.

That Flash drawing, though....yikes. I wouldn't even know where to start. Someone show this man what a human leg/foot looks like, please.

EDIT: Nice Tetsuo too. Just so happens I finally saw Akira for the first time the other day. I've had "TETSUO!!!" "KANEDA!!!" stuck in my head on repeat ever since.

Posted by Xwraith

Dodson's third one... is that Sniper Wolf from Metal Gear Solid?

Posted by pingclang

Black Canary...

Edited by Akindoodle

@xwraith said:

Dodson's third one... is that Sniper Wolf from Metal Gear Solid?

I was actually thinking Greg Rucka's Queen and Country character, Tara Chase.

Posted by Arkhamc1tizen

Nice picks.

Posted by Ninjablade09

Great stuff as always.

Posted by Jean_Dezem

Make mine Ryan Ottley :)

Posted by Astro_Zombie78

Good stuff this week except that She-Hulk, who looks like a very big drag queen.

Posted by pikahyper

That Death is beautiful.

Posted by AmazingWebHead

Love the "we are Groot" one. And hey, someone remembered Astro Boy!

That Death is beautiful.

She sure is.

Edited by Maddpanda531

This made me so happy

Posted by Jonez120
Posted by Ms-Lola

Henderson's Gamora is gorgeous. Nice collection this week.

Posted by Ostyo

Love Henderson's Gamora.

Edited by Donovan Montgomery

Love that Mike Miahack pic...sooo cute.

Good picks this week......Skottie Young's getting pretty old though...

Edited by Billy Batson

Orion !!!! That makes me really want a re-print of walter simonson's run

An omnibus was announced recently if you didn't know.


Posted by kleo_94

Spider-Man, so lovely, Harley Quinn, gorgeous. So many good ones.

I wish I could draw like any of them. God give me a talent like that!

Edited by nappystr8

My favorites this week are Mayhew's Jean Greys, Ottley's airplane picture, Skottie Young's Astro Boy, and pretty much everything by Phillip Tan.