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Awesome Art Picks: Batman, Spider-Man, Black Widow and More

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

Each week we gather up the latest and coolest comic art you won't see in comics. The reason you won't see them in comics is because artists often do sketches for fun and commissions. It gives them the opportunity to play around with characters they might not normally get the chance to in the books they're working on. It also gives us the chanced to be wowed by what they can do.

Paolo Rivera must be a busy guy when he goes to conventions. He's constantly posting sketches that he did on his blog each week. Check out his Steve Ditko-inspired Spider-Man.

That's not all from Paolo. Here's a look at Spider-Man from One Moment in Time and a Daredevil commission.

If you're looking for Batman art you can usually count on Dustin Nguyen to provide some. Check out these pics of Batman and Rocketeer posted on his Tumblr.

Daniel HDR has been posting lots of pics of commission sketch cards he's been doing. Thankfully he's been posting them on Instagram and his Tumblr. You can see the penciled versions of most at his Tumblr as well.

Marcus To just completed his HUNTRESS miniseries. He recently posted a sketch of Helena as well as one of Stephanie Brown on his Tumblr.

While the female characters are getting the spotlight, how about taking a look at a couple sketches Peter Nguyen posted on his Tumblr? Check out his Jean Grey and Black Widow.

I keep saying that Michael Walsh is a machine. He usually always posts several sketches each week on his Tumblr and it's always great to see what he's done. Check out his take on Planet of the Apes, the Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith, Marcus Fenix fro Gears of War and Sherlock Holmes vs. Moriarty.

How about Silver Surfer? Over at Comic Twart, creators usually gather and give their interpretations on a character. Check out what's gone up so far.

Here's Francesco Francavilla's version.

Here's Ron Salas' take.

Gene Gonzales posts a variety of stuff on his site. He sometimes posts full sketches and other times we get to seem works in progress. Check out his version of Damian Wayne.

Agnes Garbowska's art always brings a smile to your face. She posted these on her Tumblr this week along with some other pieces.

And our final pieces falls under the "something different" category. Dan McDaid posted this on his blog and called it "Wolverman! Luthortooth! My eyes!"

That's it for this week. Be sure to check out the next installment. We just might have something a little different to add to it.

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Edited by ArtisticNeedham

Great pictures. I wanted to post an image Paolo Rivera posted on his site, but all it ways is this:

"SWFUpload has not loaded yet. Sit tight." Then, in the next second the button goes blank. and I'm unable to upload anything. Whats up?

Posted by AlKusanagi

Absolutely loving that Nightcrawler!

Posted by BlackArmor

pretty cool

Posted by TheWitchingHour

Francisco Francavilla's Silver Surfer is beautiful. Id pay good money for that.

Posted by kamionero

Peter Nguyen's Black Widow makes me sad about the movie Black Widow. Reminds me of what could have been...

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Francavilla's Surfer is awesome 

Posted by RoboShark

Wolverman! Luthortooth! awesome!

Posted by feebadger

Man, i love the weekly Awesome Art Picks section. Always keeps me inspired.

Posted by ka385385

I love ghost rider that one.

Posted by Billy Batson

LOL at the last one

Posted by Decept-O

Peter Nguyen and Michael Walsh's works really stand out to me. Naturally I love the POTA piece. Yet again, everything here is incredible, the Silver Surfer, the Ghost Rider sketch card and then the last piece of "Wolverman"..icing on the cake!

Posted by CitizenJP

Silver Surfer ftw.

Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k

Once again, this feature lives up to its name.

Francavilla needs to get a chance to draw everything.

Posted by longbowhunter

Oh I need that Rivera Daredevil! Really like the Marcus To Stephanie Robin too.

Posted by Deranged Midget

Wow... amazing stuff all around. Love the piece with Spiderman reminiscing (OMIT)

Posted by Sobe Cin

First Spider-Man looks like he really has to go to the bathroom.

Posted by fenrirfear93

the last one was a shock to me 0.0

Posted by Zomboid

Love Dustin Nguyen's first Batman pic.

Posted by kennybaese

Good stufff as always. Wolverman image is goofy as all hell.

Posted by Gambit1024

Dat Surfer O_O

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Nguyen's Rocketeer and Francavilla's Silver Surfer just made my day :)

Posted by Renchamp

@ArtisticNeedham: It just takes a second for the button to be ready to follow your orders. After it goes blank it will pop back up and then it is ready to use. I see it all the time.

Posted by Omega Ray Jay

Love the Nightcrawler & Ghost Rider ones

Posted by Dark_Phoenix00x

Phoenix and SilverSurfer are amazing

Posted by ArtisticNeedham

@Renchamp: thanks.

here goes another try then. Still didn't work. Had to use the URL.

I LOVE seeing his process. I love seeing rough art and other's processes. So cool.

These are from his blog:

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Posted by ravisher

bishop brings me back

Posted by NXH

Er huh. Cool. =]

Posted by cattlebattle

The surfer standing on the meteor is freaking epic

Posted by tonis

that expression on Spidey from Paolo takes me back to the Spidey Super Stories on the Electric Company :)

Posted by feargalr

Awesome as usual

Posted by Tyrisis

@cattlebattle said:

The surfer standing on the meteor is freaking epic


Posted by barryallen

I pick a picture from these every time to have as my phone's background! Damien this week

Posted by The Impersonator

@Billy Batson said:

LOL at the last one

Posted by halfpastwhenever

Black widow... Wow

Posted by maxicere

@TheWitchingHour said:

Francisco Francavilla's Silver Surfer is beautiful. Id pay good money for that.

Yeah!! It's amazing

Posted by Primmaster64

Wolverman? LOL

Posted by sdunham818

Good God this weeks art is great, well played sir!

Posted by sagejonathan

Love the Silver Surfers and Hulks

Posted by Video_Martian

Chibi Rocketeer! and Silver Surfer! <3

Posted by Mjdemon

Silver Surfer is epic. Would love that Pic.

Posted by CombatSpoon86

I'm digging Wolverman and Luthortooth.

Posted by Miss_Garrick

Lots of good pieces here!

Posted by intothetempest

I would absolutely LOVE to have that Black Widow on my wall, just a massive one on a canvas

Posted by 0blivion_

Bishop one was good and the last one 'Wolverman' lol

Posted by Sgt_Psycho


Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale

Very Nice.

Posted by venomyak

Huntress and Stephanie look good.

Posted by batkevin74

I really like the Wolverman, because I'm the one who commissioned it from Dan McDaid! Nice job Dan, thanks!

Posted by Eyz

Brilliant work all around :)

My favorite of the bunch is without a doubt that Rocketeer from Nguyen :)

Though that Steph is looking lovely as well^^

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