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Awesome Art Picks: Batman, Daredevil, Supergirl and More

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

Each week we search high and low across every corner of the internet in search of the coolest comic art around. Artists often post sketches and commissions on their Twitters, blogs and Tumblrs. It gives the artists a chance to draw characters they might not normally get the chance to on their current assignments. It's all simply too good to go unnoticed.

We'll start out this week with a piece by Phil Noto. He often posts 'scenes' with different characters on his Tumblr. Check out this image of Matt Murdock (aka Daredevil) and Elektra Natchios in Malta, 1983.

Marcus To is going to be at the Toronto Comicon this weekend. If you're lucky, you might be able to score a commission from him. Check out his Colossus, Jean Grey and Jason Todd posted on his Tumblr.

Speaking of commissions, Paolo Rivera often posts past commissions on his website. Check out his Captain America and Queen of the Night.

Dustin Nguyen often posts some fun pieces on his Tumblr. Check out his 'Gotham City Boys and Girls Club.'

Speaking of fun, check out Agnes Garbowska's commission for MARVEL TEAM-UP #68.

What are your thoughts on the new Supergirl costume? Have you gotten used to it yet? Here's Todd Nauck's rendition of it posted on his Tumblr.

Michael Walsh constantly showcases his range in drawing pretty much any character he puts his mind to and posts them on his Tumblr. Check out his versions of Wolverine, Batman Beyond and Nick Fury.

This sketch of Harley by Marcio Takara may be from 2010 but he recently posted it on his Tumblr.

Gene Gonzales posted a couple pretty cool Batgirl commissions on his blog. Check out Barbara Gordon on a Vespa and Stephanie Brown.

Ron Salas posted a couple more sketches on his website. Check out his Daredevil and Captain Marvel...er, I guess we should call him Shazam now.

Finally, here's a couple commissions from Steve Epting posted at ComicArtFans. Doctor Strange and Batman have never looked better.

That's it for this week. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled when cruising around the internet. Stay tuned for the next installment of Awesome Art Picks.

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Posted by Crimson Thunder
Posted by TheGreyOutcastX

Ton of amazing pieces here.

Posted by Or35ti

Great pictures, all of them :)

Posted by Ganthetsward20

I dont think I have a favorite this week because they are all so amazing!!

Posted by thechessclub

Yeah that Epting Batman was my wallpaper for a bit. Ironically the upcoming Hawkman cover that Liefeld did is now gracing it. I know. I know. It just happens to look amazing=P

Posted by Purgy

Awesome and amazing pieces, but i would love to see them use different heros and villians than the ones we see the most.

Posted by moywar700

what's with supergirls lowerbody

Posted by Lvenger

Epting and Salas' images are my faves out of these art picks but all of them are fantastic.

Posted by garrison12795

I would buy The Gotham City Boys and Girls Club in a heartbeat.

Posted by ravisher

2 last ones must took a while

Posted by TheOutLaw

The Gotham City Boys and Girls Club is just pure awesome.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Must have Epting's Bats and Strange pictures. Those are just amazing!

Posted by Inverno

I loved most of all the first picture. <3 Matt and Elektra!

Posted by longbowhunter

That Marcio Takara looks better than anything he did on Incorruptible.

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Posted by clemj

the last batman is the best one I've ever seen

Posted by BatMark_

I'll be honest, Todd Nauck is in my opinion a terrible artist. All his faces look contorted and as if the character has been injecting themselves with copious amounts of botox.

Phil Noto however is a genius with a pencil.

Posted by The Mighty Monarch

Please, DC, let Dustin Nguyen make a 'Gotham Boys and Girls Club' ongoing series. I would buy that twice.

Posted by the_fallen11

That pic of Matt and Elektra is awesome.

Posted by Omega Ray Jay

Love the Doctor Strange one

Posted by Daredevil1495

I really love the Epting pictures.

Posted by sora_thekey

Steve Epting's art is amazing. I also like Phil Noto's Elektra and Daredevil.

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Posted by Mucklefluga

Bottom two are amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing

Posted by PunchDance

The Epting Batman is so badass.

Posted by OptimusCline

Epting needs to do a Doctor Strange book!

Posted by ollie_arrow

I like the ones by Ron Salas. He shows a lot of depth with only two values.

Posted by Illuminatus

Epting is easily one of the best artists in the business.

Posted by The Impersonator

Nick Fury looks classic!

Posted by Mbecks14

AMAZING work this week :D

Edited by PikminMania

@BatMark_: I don't think his faces all look terrible, but I think he is a horrible artist. He draws every face the same way. I mean at least Michael Turner (who is also terrible) has the distinction to draw every face either woman or male, but Todd draws every face the same.

Michael Turner:

Justice League of America Cover

Todd Nauck:

Posted by Mercy_

Phil Noto is an art god

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Posted by bladewolf

Wow, these are awesome, especially the Supergirl one!

Posted by thveej

Wow Epting art is just amazingly good. Thoroughly impressed

Edited by Rogan2112

Some of the artists indvidual artists "styles" aren't my kind of thing, however..the IMPORTANT parts with ALL of the artists (which in my opinion is sort of rare ) is that all of them seem to have a solid grasp on form, composition, use of light values, and color (when used) that make these pieces just WORK. This (imho) is just some very impressive stuff y'all, you should be proud.

PS...Gonna have to go with the VERY cool/subtle but kind of powerful Matt Murdock/Electra piece as my favorite ;)

Posted by Miss_Garrick

Bat-Vespa is adorable!

Posted by horshbox

love the Doctor Strange pic

Posted by Queso6p4

What an awesome set of art! These articles never disappoint.

Posted by wdchefdave

@moywar700:

Of all the horrible outfits she has had over the decades... this one makes me want to kick somebody in the nards!

The simple blue top and red skirt... LEGS and red boots!

Not hard to follow a well chosen path.

Or, we can armor up Wonder Woman until she looks like THOR!

But, who want's to look at a woman that looks like Thor unless you are Scott Free!

Supergirl is a legend that should not be messed with.

Posted by sagejonathan

Love the Batman Beyond and Doctor Strange.

Posted by Decept-O

Good God I can't even begin to say which ones I favor the most but will just say they ALL are incredible! I'm still looking at all the awesome art...just wow.

Posted by zackattack529

whats with Supergirls huge crouch? lol

Posted by zackattack529

@PikminMania said:

@BatMark_: I don't think his faces all look terrible, but I think he is a horrible artist. He draws every face the same way. I mean at least Michael Turner (who is also terrible) has the distinction to draw every face either woman or male, but Todd draws every face the same.

Michael Turner:

Justice League of America Cover

Todd Nauck:

so does Jim Lee. but yet everone likes that dude. so im guessing similar faces dont bother people.

Posted by CrimsonTempest
@PikminMania said:

@BatMark_: I don't think his faces all look terrible, but I think he is a horrible artist. He draws every face the same way. I mean at least Michael Turner (who is also terrible) has the distinction to draw every face either woman or male, but Todd draws every face the same.

Michael Turner:

Justice League of America Cover

Todd Nauck:

Michael Turner? Terrible? Please tell me you're inebriated.
Edited by PikminMania

@CrimsonTempest said:

Justice League of America Cover
@PikminMania said:

@BatMark_: I don't think his faces all look terrible, but I think he is a horrible artist. He draws every face the same way. I mean at least Michael Turner (who is also terrible) has the distinction to draw every face either woman or male, but Todd draws every face the same.

Michael Turner:

Todd Nauck:

Michael Turner? Terrible? Please tell me you're inebriated.

Just look what he did to Solomon Grundy. The man has a chiseled jaw like Superman (or in Micheal's case, every man in the world) and a nice built body instead of...well what Solomon Grundy would look like:

Solomon Grundy
Male model who painted himself white
Posted by BatMark_

@zackattack529: I have the same problem with Jim Lee as well, he basically makes every person look like the perfect human, it's ridiculous.

An example of great comic book artists are Ivan Reis and Frank Quitely, both give the characters they draw a lot of personality, and not every person is perfect in their eyes.

Posted by LordRequiem

Liking the Marcus To work, very much so. I don't mind Supergirl's new outfit, but (how to put this... delicately) the bright red nether region patch just attracts ones eyes towards that area, which is not a fine move, or appropriate really.

Posted by Eyz

Outstanding art all arount!

As always, my favorite pieces come from Dustin Nguyen and Phil Noto <3

Those Batgirls are also pretty cute^^

Posted by 2099spidey

dr.strange and capt.marvel and ddevil

Posted by mtrakos

Damien Wayne is a little bad ass. I would be proud to call him son.

Posted by db8coach

That Batman Beyond and Daredevil is awesome.

Posted by Doctor!!!!!

these are all so beautiful!