Saturday, November 11, 2006

minor heroism




Okay, this is what I've been up to tonight. Just some pretty straightforward superhero-y stuff. The first sketch was actually done at work today on plain old crappy 8.5 x 11 paper out tof the copier. Sketch number 2 is the very same colerase on Blue Line Pro comic book page. I, of course much prefer the first sketch, it lost something as I took the second pass, proportions are wonky, drawing is off balance, lots of nit-picking, but I'm really happy with where this is going. The feel of the pencil on the board is great, it changes the whole approach to the drawing. I'll take another shot at it later this weekend.(by the way, it's a redesign for Guy Gardner Green Lantern) The third sketch was something I did when I got tired of Green Lantern, I just drew it cold. I'm lovin the massive Hulk drawings. These will get inked over the next week.

11 comments:

BradInOttawa said...

I started on the fisrt one of Guy...it's looking very nice indeed.

Very light on the ink, and brilliant lighting effects are making this one a masterpiece.

I'm almost finished the inking for the duck strips.
Don't worry...I'm being conservative.

BradInOttawa said...

Well...maybe not a masterpiece, but it's done, nonetheless.

Rob A. said...

looking good!

New Houser said...

here's the problem i'm having: these superheros aren't overtly masculine at a point when we've finally come to terms with the fact that ALL superheros are about hypermasculinity and an allowable degree of homoeroticism. the superhero is far enough removed from our daily lives, that we're allowed some room here. more youthful faces and an abbreviation of the granny panties, please.

BradInOttawa said...

Superheroes are tough guys in touch with their feelings...gotcha.
More youthful faces would be good if the heroes were younger heroes like Spidey and Robin, but Guy Gardner, Hulk, and Aquaman are veterans to the genre, so they're not kids.

But I don't get the granny panty comment at all.

Michael Valiquette said...

I'm going to disagree with new houser here. I don't think it's fair to say that ALL superheroes are about hypermasculinity and an allowable degree of homoeroticism. That's just too broad a statement for my taste. I think it's great that superheroes CAN BE about hypermasculinity, and they can be as homoerotic as the artist chooses. J. Bone is one of my favourite artists. If you want sexually charged beefcake superheroes, check him out, he's in my sidebar, http://bonesmen.blogspot.com/
I just draws 'em as I sees'em. If you don't like how I draw superheroes, new houser, that's your call. I don't always like how I draw superheroes. But I do like drawing them. And I keep trying to draw them better. I'm starting to think that I might someday want to be paid to draw them.
A very good, and very gay, friend of mine made a similar comment a while back, though he chose not to present it as a fault, simply as an observation. He was surprised by the lack of homosexual appeal to my drawings. He wanted a more Routh-like Superman with low-rise trunks and a smooth, youthful face. Maybe I could draw that, but to me it wouldn't be Superman. It might be his Superman, but it wouldn't be mine.
I'm sorry you don't like my drawings houser, but I'm glad you took the time to comment. And seriously, check out J. Bone, he even draws the Wolfman all sexy.

Troy Little said...

Hey dude, I saw your brother on the Much More Music the other day. You two should team up!

Michael Valiquette said...

Close. Max is my cousin. Not that my brother couldn't have been on Much More Music, but Max is the family media whore. I think I remember you making a similar comment to me about him years ago at Zak's Diner on Bank street. Mighta been Nik. Was he saying something you could imagine coming out of my mouth?

Troy Little said...

It was uncanny I tells ya.

BradInOttawa said...

The new Ironman pic is coloured Mike...I think I'm going to do a second version though.

Are you gonna do some more robots?

michael valiquette said...

These comment threads eventually get stale and people stop checking them. It means I'll have to e-mail Brad about the second IronMan piece and what kinda robot pics he's enquiring about.
I find myself wishing that new houser had come back. Comments are good, but dialogue is better.