CCXP poster by Ivan Reis (Joker) & Rafael Grampá (Batman)
Adam Hughes - (Mildly) NSFW Sketches
Artwork from Adam Hughes’ 2007 convention sketchbook Thongs you Know by Heart.
Sensation Comics #4 Cover (digital version)
by Adam Hughes
Wonder Woman by Adam Hughes
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles covers by Glenn Fabry
Originally, the palette I had in my head for this was similar to this older piece but it’s kinda already similar enough conceptually so I decided to change it up a bit.
I’ve actually had this finished for a while but I’m just feeling a huge amount of… I don’t know, apathy towards everything.
Hopefully I can get my drawing mojo back soon.
(via The Question - 87)
Another solid request. I made Renee Question instead of Vic Sage Question because I already drew Vic way back.
Got two more great suggestions I want to get to so soon I hope. These are still great exercises and good for getting something out there in a small amount of time.
This feels a lot like some of my stuff from from when I first started messing around with Photoshop, i.e. a female figure up front and absolutely no effort to incorporate a background. This, thankfully, looks a lot better than those old pics. I think my draftsmanship has gotten plain better and I’ve learned new PS tricks to make things pop a bit more.
The reflection is accurate enough though I think the thumb and pinky aren’t positioned exactly right.
Reflections are hard, yo.
(via Iron Man - 88)
Working on two other, larger pieces concurrently so, once again, I did this as a break of sorts. Since it’s Iron Man, I thought it’d be a good place to try something a little different so I did this entirely with the polygonal lasso tool and selections, not counting the initial sketch.
Turned out pretty well (quick too, about an hour) and I’ll definitely try this again if the character fits.
Still got a hand full of good suggestions but I wouldn’t mind more. :)
(via Supreme Guardian v.3)
So this piece and I have some history.
Back in January, I was getting ready for London Super Comic Con and decided to make a piece with these set of characters (being so comics/pop culture heavy) so I could sell it as a print there. I spent a lot of time on the layout and on the actual piece itself because hey, if I’m gonna sell it, I feel I should put some work into it. As I worked my way through it however, I started to lose steam and, eventually, I wound up hating it. I did EVERYTHING except the shading for Kenshin and, of course, whatever layer adjustments needed to be done at the end. I was literally a couple of hours from finishing it and I put it away.
I did and sold other prints at LSCC, everything went swimmingly and now, over six months later, I decided to finally wrap this up. I never deleted the work I had done (it’s been sitting on my drive all this time) because it was a ton of hours thatnI put into it and I kinda knew I’d eventually decide to wrap it up so I did and hey, ultimately, it’s not bad at all.
Sadly, I’m left in the same position as the last time I drew these set of characters: I’m not super happy with the piece I did and I still feel like I want to scratch my itch with these dudes.
So yeah, maybe a year or two from now I’ll do a fourth Supreme Guardians piece, this time with a Black Lantern (Thanos) and a White Lantern (The Doctor). But that’ll be much later.
This is probably the last one of these Copic practice pieces I’ll be posting.
Wanted to try a female character that I hadn’t drawn before so I went with Jenny Walters. I’m getting better at this though I think the Spider-Man one is still the best out of the ones I’ve done so far. There’s another one I did which I also think is pretty good that I might post next week or so.
Really starting to wish I had those Cool Gray tones though…
(via Dark Phoenix - 4)
I quickly realized that this palette could’ve worked out pretty well for Starfire but I’m glad to be able to draw Ms. Grey instead.
Not too crazy about how the torso turned out but, again, I do these as exercises and try not to obsess too much over them so I let it be.
Speaking of obsessing and general self deprecation art-wise, I’m gonna go back and finish a couple of pieces that I’ve left hanging for months. One of them I intended to sell as a print for London Super Comic Con so this goes back to February at least. It’s almost done but I kinda hated it so I just let it sit there. Worst part is that it’s almost done! I’m hoping to finish it up and turn it around and so I can love it again.
Anyways, suggestions for future palette challenges still welcome! Running short of those!