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Awesome Art Picks: Batman, Hawkeye, Galactus and More

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

It's C2E2 weekend and one of the coolest things about conventions is walking through Artist Alley and seeing the artists doing commissions and sketches. Many of them post their sketches on their blogs, Tumblrs and Twitter accounts. Doing these sketches gives them the opportunity to draw characters they might normally get to do in their normal assignments. We think they are simply too great to go unnoticed.

Yesterday I got the chance to finally meet Robert Atkins in person. He's a really nice guy besides being talented. He's currently on a mission to post an Avengers sketch each day. Be sure to check out his website to find out how you can get commissions from him. Check out his Hawkeye, Black Panther, Darkhawk, Black Knight and Justice.

Gabriel Hardman is also at C2E2 this weekend. Check out the pics of he posted on his website. He assured me he'd be posting more. Check out his Conan, Green Goblin, Man-Thing, Sandman, The Doctors and Yorick (from Y THE LAST MAN).

Peter Nguyen was busy at his table at C2E2 doing sketches, as always. Check out some of the last set of commissions he did at ECCC he posted on his Tumblr.

I got the chance to briefly talk to Todd Nauck (and his lovely wife) yesterday. Check out this pic of X-23 he posted on his Tumblr. It's actually for a charity auction to benefit the St. Jude's Children Hospital.

Here's one from Terry Dodson I meant to post last week. He posted this sketch of Black Cat from his Deviant Art page (done at ECCC).

Riley Rossmo posted a sketch of Black Widow I also meant to post last week, along with this one of X-Force he posted yesterday on his Twitter.

How about some Francesco Francavilla art? Check out this Aliens pic he posted on his blog as well as this Cap sketch he posted on his Twitter.

Greg Capullo posted some in-progress sketches of Batman on his Twitter that looked really sweet.

Have you been watching Ultimate Spider-Man? Did you know that Paolo Rivera was involved with character designs? Check out these character builds he posted on his blog.

Michael Walsh posted some sweet sketches this week on his Tumblr. Check out his Galactus, Hellboy and Link.

Take a look at these sketches Gene Gonzales posted on his blog.

Agnes Garbowska posted some more commissions she did at ECCC on her Tumblr.

Daniel HDR is always taking commissions. Check the latest he did and posted on his Twitter.

Everyone likes Daphne from Scooby-Doo, right? Take a look at this sketch Marcio Takara posted on his Tumblr.

Seems like each week we keep getting some ADVENTURE TIME sketches. Check out these two from Mike Maihack posted on his Tumblr along with a sketch of Supergirl.

That's it for this week. You can bet we'll see a bunch of sketches from C2E2 next week.

Edited by TheWitchingHour

Love the Morpheus, Iron Fist, Black Widow, and Paolo Rivera Spider-Man.

Edited by thechessclub

Omg. The 'above POV' shot of Paolo Rivera's Spiderman is nothing but BRILLIANT!!!

Posted by Baberaham_Lincoln

Ohhhh Capullo's batman and Walsh's hellboy art are just awesome.

Posted by ArtisticNeedham

I love the Paolo Rivera art. I loved this pics from his Blog too: His face and body here really remind me of the Ultimate Spider-man design.

Posted by Mega_spidey01

black panther in the jungle pic looks badass.

Posted by ArkhamInmate

@Baberaham_Lincoln said:

Ohhhh Capullo's batman and Walsh's hellboy art are just awesome.


The art by Peter Nguyen is awesome, too.

And I love the Adventure Time sketches!

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Posted by jinxuandi

Francavilla's Cap has a 1940s look to him...I like it. And Atkins' Black Knight is just too cool for words.

Posted by thechessclub

@jinxuandi said:

Atkins' Black Knight is just too cool for words.

I like it too but I think the only thing I LOVE about it is Atkins drawing of fabric. Holy dang. Him and Sook (and Ross) have that stuff down to a science=P

Posted by feebadger

Gabriel Hardmans' work is beautiful. His brush and line work are amazing. Love it.

Posted by Billy Batson

Yorick and Link.

Posted by Agent_Walker

Gene Gonzales' Batman is so cool. I like art.

Posted by Watcherg6

@Billy Batson: Cute!!!!!!

Posted by fables87

Daphne Blake!

Posted by StarKiller809

I love Greg on Batman. He has done a great job. Like his Batman look.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

The xenomorph picture by Francavilla FTW!

Posted by sulugirl

Some fantastic art! Capullo's Batman is so awesome.

Posted by pikahyper

That Yorick & Ampersand is freakin awesome !!!

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Posted by sweetesttoaster

Paolo Rivera needs to draw Spider-Man. I love him on Daredevil but after seeing those Spider-Man sketches, I'm really thinking that he would be awesome on a Spider-Man book. And Capullo's Batman is always great.

Posted by RedOwl_1

Most part of this is absolutely GREAT and Paolo beautiful

Posted by ImperiousRix

LOTS of great stuff this week.

Posted by Ganthetsward20

I thought the SpiderMan Acrobats was awesome and I really like both of the Adventure Time pics too.

Posted by ARMIV2

That's all great. That one with Link and the cat just sticks out to me the most though. I wonder why...

Posted by The Impersonator

Can you give me a Link? =P

Posted by longbowhunter

Great Gabriel Hardman stuff this week. Francavilla's Alien is pretty mean as well.

Posted by Supa_JoE

Greg capullo makes Batman look amazing !

Posted by AlKusanagi

The world can always use more Darkhawk.

Posted by blueninjapanther

I love the black panther it looks so sick.

Posted by SirChrisofCooke

The Peter Nguyen Batman work is awesome! It totally reminds me of Viewtiful Joe!

Posted by wsninja

the next con art challenge should involve darkhawk

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Posted by nahadef

More Dodson comic con work:

The man knows anatomy...

Edited by greenlaternsmash

TO g-man Great pictures but are you getting permission from those artists to post there material. I know you said the first artist did. Its not a big deal if a small website posts such images but for a huge website that's making money to post someone artwork isn't right and you could get into serious trouble. I just hope I don't see one of my images posted and yes I'm a published artist. We artists don't do work for free and don't like people stealing our work without paying.

Fans using our art is one thing but companies using it without paying is another. Please ask and respect us. I will be keeping an eye on you.

Posted by db8coach

I've never heard of Gene Gonzales but I really like his style.

Posted by Metatron_Da_Don

my Goodness. These are amazing!

Posted by VivekP

Awesome arts. I particularly liked the Bane though.

Posted by KidSupreme

@ArtisticNeedham: Thats some pretty awesome art work :D