From Conception to Completion

Over the past week or so, I’ve been plugging away at this sketch of New Zealand-based future wrestling legend Evie. ¬†A short while ago I finally, mercifully finished. ¬†Not that I can actually explain how I shade with so much detail (pretty much completely self-taught), but I grabbed progress pics after each session. ¬†Just thought it might be fun to show it in various stage of completeness here on the ol’ blog. ¬†So here now is Evie, in five excruciatingly long steps.

Evie1

Step One: Just a semi-rough outline with minimal detailing..

Step two..

Step Two: The first section of shading. ¬†Gotta start at the top and left because I’m right-handed & don’t use a glove or anything, so¬†it’ll get messy if I don’t..

Step three..

Step Three: More shading.  Top to bottom, because the lower half is about to get hella complicated..

Step four..

Step Four: Roughing out the folds in the fabric.  So many folds.  So, sooooo many folds..

Step 5: The finished product..

Step 5: Tightened the folds, finished shading dress, tightened up other lines, touched up shading in places, and voila… Done!

And there you have it! ¬†A complete sketch of one of the coolest and most badass wrestlers in the business, in classy mode, I guess you’d say.

That’s all for this post. ¬†Thanks for stopping by!

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Old New Sketch Cards

As the title states, most of these were originally drawn in 2011, and it took me until almost a week ago to finally get around to coloring (and in some cases, inking) them. ¬†So we might as well take a looksie at them on the ol’ blogaroonie. ¬†It never stopped me before, but be aware there be edited nekkidness at the end of this post. ¬†So if you don’t wish to see it, stop reading this post after the sixth card.

Green Lantern Guy Gardner..

Green Lantern Guy Gardner..

First up is the Green Lantern known as Guy Gardner. ¬†He’s kind of a douche, but I sure did color him nice.

The Punisher..

The Punisher..

Batting second is a slickly-shaded Punisher.  A little too slickly-shaded for how mediocre the sketch originally was, but that probably goes without saying.  I am who I am, after all.

Hawkman..

Hawkman..

Hawkman has never been a great or terribly interesting character, but one of the very few complaints I have about the DCAU is that they turned him into a kinda creepy weirdo stalker.

Firestorm..

Firestorm..

Batting cleanup is the surpringly well-represented in cartoon form Firestorm. ¬†Dig that Kirby Krackle in the background. ¬†It’s much, much easier to make with marker than pen, by the way. ¬†My hand is grateful.

Nightwing..

Nightwing..

Screw dat red bullshizz, Nightwing wears blue. ¬†You’d have to pay me¬†at least double to commission any New52 character designs. ¬†New52 is the brown streak on the freshly cleaned underwear of DC Comics.

Vampirella..

Vampirella..

Ah, I was coloring so well until I got to her face. *le sigh*

We have come to the end, so if you do not desire to see blotted out lady parts, scram now or forever hold your peas.

Rogue..

Rogue..

Yep.  There you go.  Nekkid Rogue.  Someday the unedited version will probably make it to deviantArt or something.  Or you could buy it and have the poorly drawn lady parts all to yourself.

Same goes for everything else.  As always, on art posts like this, pretty much everything is for sale or trade.  So if you see something you wanna own, hit me up and we can work something out.

Thanks for stopping by!

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My Nerdiest Thing…

Lynna Sage from something I'm writing, currently under the working title Nexus Eternum..

Lynna Sage from something I’m writing, currently under the working title Nexus Eternum..

…is my art.

Sketch cards of Big E and AJ Lee..

Sketch cards of Big E and AJ Lee..

Drawing is probably the one thing I enjoy above all else.

Musician Dia Frampton..

Musician Dia Frampton..

Deciding to draw again may have even saved my life when I was at my lowest point.

Thing and Wonder Woman..

Thing and Wonder Woman sketch cards..

In the here-and-now, drawing relaxes me and is all-around helpful to my emotional wellbeing.

@Heinekenrana..

@Heinekenrana..

I don’t think there’s anything more essential to me.

Derek Jeter sketch card..

Derek Jeter sketch card..

Losing anything else, it may hurt forever, but I’ll deal.

Evie Wonder Woman sketch cover..

International indie wrestling star Evie on Wonder Woman sketch cover..

But even if I’m a laughably mediocre artist (and in many aspects I am), my art makes me more whole than I’ve ever been.

Stephen Strasburg sketch card..

Stephen Strasburg sketch card..

If anything I do ever becomes a thing, my art will still be important to me.

Indy wrestling star Hania..

Indy wrestling star Hania..

It centers me…

Lex Luthor, Starfire, and Green Lantern Arisia sketch cards..

Lex Luthor, Starfire, and Green Lantern Arisia sketch cards..

It heals me…

Fitness competitor/model Chie Terui..

Fitness competitor/model Chie Terui..

It completes me…

Dejah Thoris (Edited) sketch..

Dejah Thoris (Edited) sketch..

When I draw, it’s as close to deeply passionate about something as I ever get.

Sketch card of rising international wrestling star Evie..

Sketch card of international wrestling star Evie..

That passion is why I have to consider it my ultimate nerdy thing.

Expos Legend Tim Raines and Yankees prospect Luis Torrens repurposed sketch cards..

Expos Legend Tim Raines and Yankees prospect Luis Torrens repurposed sketch cards..

Thank you for stopping by.

Under the Broken Moon, from my big idea for a BSG-esque Thundarr revival..

Thundarr/Under the Broken Moon concept art..

Until our next…

The Junkwax Revitalization Project! #1

No matter the canvas, an artist gotta art. ¬†And so begins The Junkwax Revitalization Project, where I take worthless junkwax era commons…

Bob Front

1987 Topps Bob Sebra..

…like so, and transform them into magnificent *cough* works of art. ¬†Now let the transformation commence!

Tim Raines sketch card

Tim Raines repurposed sketch card..

Bob Sebra digivolved to… Tim Raines! ¬†This is actually the fourth card I’ve transformed (Frank Thomas on a 1990 Topps Ron Karkovice was my first, teehee), but bumming around the card blogs a lot ever since I got my new computer just over a week ago has me in the mood to blog again and Rock is fresh, so here you go. ¬†If I get to blogging with some degree semi-irregularity again, maybe this will become a regular segment. ¬†Me drawing on old junkwax is going to keep happening regardless.

This card is available for sale or trade. ¬†Feel free to throw a little cash and/or some cards I like (lots of various wantlists on my sidebar, and I’m looking for quality over quantity right now) my way if you’d like this beaut or wish to commission one of your own. ¬†I’ll even draw on a junkwax star or something older or newer (provided it’s not glossy) if you’re feeling particularly kinky. ;P

That’s all for now. ¬†Thanks for stopping by!

(Oh wait, also a quick shout out to the Legend hisself for being the only person to vote on the twitters when I put who to draw on this card up for the choosing)

Until our next…

More Sketch Cards by Yours Truly

New day, new batch of art.

Rogue

Rogue..

This is bound for my pal Twitter pal Celina.  Drew it up ages ago but just finally got her colored a few days ago.

Raven 1..

Raven 1..

This was the only one of the three Ravens I liked before I colored them, but I’m pretty lukewarm on it now.

Raven 2..

Raven 2..

I don’t even know what the hell I was trying to do on this one, but I actually liked it a little better after coloring.¬† Still not a strong effort though…

Raven 3..

Raven 3..

I don’t even… I can’t stand most of my comic book/cartoon/anime-style stuff.¬† Let’s just get this post over with only other one of the five besides the Rogue that doesn’t really make me cringe.

Blink..

Blink..

Finally, mercifully, here’s another Blink that turned out decent.¬† Multiple Blinks in a short period happened because I didn’t have a tan marker to help out with more regular human skintones at the time I first sketched them all out.

That’s all for this post.¬† I’ll try to do better next time.¬† Thank you for stopping by nonetheless.

Until our next…