Saturday, September 29, 2012


As I mentioned, I'm not a big DC reader. As a kid, I never even drew DC heroes. Actually, I drew my own characters mostly, but if I did draw known comic characters, it was always Marvel stuff.

This may have actually been my first real attempt to draw Wonder Woman-- as least as far as I can remember.

But when she's been rendered by the likes of George Perez and Adam Hughes, you know that your version is going to look like a steaming pile in comparison, even if it's the best piece you've ever drawn! (Which I can't say that this is.)

But, none the less, you have to try to be as fearless as possible. In the end, I felt the piece was "okay", but I've actually received several positive and supportive comments on it over on the Deviant Art page, so maybe it's not as bad in reality as it is in my own mind. Either way, I tried to do my version of the Amazonian Princess, for better or worse.

This piece is 9" x 12", inked with PITT pens and colored with Prisma markers. 


A long-time reader of Avengelyne contacted me a while back looking for me to recreate an old cover that Rob Liefeld drew.

I thought it would be a really fun opportunity to draw such a unique request!

The commission was for a B&W piece, but I ended up coloring it in Photoshop just for a little of my own fun.

I didn't want to re-interpret the original piece too much, I just wanted to draw my version of it in my style.

I tried to improve upon the original as much as I could. I'll let you be the judge on whether I did or not. :-)

Original Liefeld version vs. my version.

Friday, September 28, 2012


I'm not much of DC guy these days. I read them here and there as a kid, but most of my enjoyment of DC characters as an adult come from the various animated efforts from Warner Brothers.

I'm not entirely sure how I feel about this re-boot and the new costumes (mostly designed by Jim Lee), but when someone wants a 52 Batgirl, you do what you can to give it to them.

My version turned out to look a little more "armored" looking than some of the other renditions I've seen, but I guess that's okay. Going from Jim's original design, she was a little less streamlined than she's become in the current comics-- and Jim's original sketch was what I was mostly working from.

I forgot to color her eyebrows in the original so I had to to that after the fact in Photoshop.

This piece is 9" x 12", inked with PITT pens and colored with Prisma markers.