It's been ages since my last post regarding rip-offs -- err, copies -- of actual good art. So here's a (fraction of) the final splash page in Uncanny X-Men #139, where poor old Kurt is left to fend for himself against the "Wen-di-go!". This was meant to be much smaller but I seem to have developed an inability to keep my work small, so it ended up going off the page. On the other hand it meant that I didn't have to draw the majority of the Wendigo, which is good because that thing looked complicated to draw. Originals by John Byrne. This is done in ink, obviously.
And a painting of my cat, just because it's original for once, to prove to myself that I can actually draw. Oh hey, it's in colour!
Hi all, as my blog has been silent for a few weeks (and I really want to keep this going), I thought I'd post some pictures of the Hellboy doll I crocheted last year. He was super fun to make, and I included most of his accessories (made from FIMO sculpting clay).
(Decided to try out the Flickr function, so hopefully this'll work)
It's that time again, whatever that really means. Um, yeah, I present to you... Pancakes.
This is a series of panels I copied from Mike Mignola's charming Pancakes short story, in ink. Enjoy. Oh yeah, and the lettering is a little off because I was even worse at lettering back when I made these than I am now (which is horrible) but what can you do? Also the panels aren't square, because I don't do parallel lines.
The Daily Mail (that fun and reliable quality newspaper that's available in the UK) has posted an article about how "terrible" the Kick-Ass film is going to be because it 'blurs the lines between adult and child entertainment' and that it promotes the infantalisation of adulthood with the Hit-Girl character (because apparently, in magical Daily Mail land of the make-believe fantasy of love, children do not take part in, and should not have any knowledge of, swearing). Now, I might be wrong, but I didn't think that Kick-Ass was aimed at children. I know it features teenagers, but that doesn't automatically make it a child's comic/film. Here in the UK it's set to get a 15 rating, meaning no person under 15 can watch it legally. I can actually see it ending up with an 18 though, mainly because of what Watchmen was. I don't really know how bad the comic is, I haven't read it. In any case, what is the problem here? The infantalisation of adulthood is happening every day all around you. I have a small child living next door to me who swears like a sailor. Kids are taking part in violence all over the place. Wasn't the point of Hit-Girl that she grew up under tough circumstances, ending up as a tough character? Wouldn't the more intelligent response be to ask why she is being portrayed this way instead of pointing a finger in disgust? I don't think ignoring the actual social circumstances the film is referring to (because that's what films do) and saying it's an 'outrage' is wise. More importantly, I think this article was more about causing a stir because Jonathan Ross is seen as "controversial" at the moment. Any excuse, as they say...
So this time I'm posting something a bit bigger, and more colourful. This is rare for me because painting takes longer than inking, and I don't have the time for fun. Anyway, here is my painting of Spider-Woman #3, though I think it might be a variant or something because this is the one I actually copied from. In any case, the original by Alex Maleev, mine was done in acrylic on canvas, and ain't nothin' wrong with Spider-Woman's costume, in fact I find it stylish.
So here it is once again, some copies of great art that I did not invent but still had fun doing. I do mostly inks, but I plan on broadening my media at some point soon. I also have rather a lot of Hellboy-related stuff, so that's what I'm going to post today.
As you may or may not notice in the time to come, I enjoy drawing and painting, but my skills are limited to (mostly) copying other people's artwork. So I thought I'd post some of my work up here. Also because I have nothing better to say. I may not have created these compositions myself, and credit duly goes to the real artists out there, but I still invest a whole lot of effort into my pieces (which mostly just end up in a corner in my room because there is no space on my walls). Enjoy!