Batman Overload

I was featured over on Coveredblog.blogspot.com today. I re-imagined a cover for a Batman comic(actually I based mine off of the cover for the trade paperback graphic novel, but same difference). Here is what was featured over there today(If you click on the image it will take you to the post about this on the Covered website), I also have included a cover of mine that was featured on Rejectedbycovered.blogspot.com about a week ago. Here are both of the images, click on them to be taken to their corresponding websites::

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Wow, I have been loading this website with Batman related art recently. I love Batman and have since I was able to pick up a comic and read it, so that is my excuse. Not to mention the fact that every time I turn around someone is talking about The Dark Knight Rises. Even so I feel that it’s time to slow down my Bat roll a bit… I’ve got something very different that I’m working on for Illustration Friday this week and hopefully that should bring some balance back to this site.

Swell

This weeks “IF” word was “Swell”, and here is what I turned out(in order to see the comic correctly you will want to click on it to view in its correct size):

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I decided to do something a little different this week. This was actually the second idea that I came up with, the first was to do a acrylic or digital painting of the Swell Bubble Gum factory. The Swell Bubble Gum factory was just recently torn down, but had been a huge part of my childhood. I thought this worked a lot better for Illustration Friday however. I still think I might go back to that idea at some point though.

I was originally going to make this comic full color, but after I finished up the line work I looked over at my shelf of comics and my eye went straight to my collection of Daniel Clowes books. Right away I knew that I wanted to do a limited color pallet in the style of some of his work.

In other news I was featured on two websites this past week. The first is here at Wolves by strangers. Wolves by strangers is an awesome website that is exactly what it sounds like, strangers drawing wolves and submitting them. I’m pretty sure that mine is the first Party Wolf that they have seen.

The second site that I was featured on this past week was Rejectedbycovered.blogspot.com, you can check it out here. I was a little bummed out because one of my submissions to Covered had been rejected. Thanks to Rejectedbycovered.blogspot.com however, my cover still gets to hit the internet! I don’t mind being rejected all that bad however, because another cover of mine wasn’t and will be featured two Fridays from now.

Imperfect

This week the Illustration Friday word was Imperfect. The first thing that popped into my head was Two-Face from Batman. I try not to do fan art for the Illustration Friday assignments so I decided I would come up with another idea. I’m not sure exactly when I came up with this idea, but I know it was after I had a few beers on Friday evening and that it is a bit of a play on the two face character… or at least that’s where some of my inspiration came from. I also had just finished watching the horror/comedy film from the 80’s TerrorVision, and I know that was also part of my inspiration for this illustration. The movie was awesome! It’s on Netflix instant now and I suggest everyone check it out.

Anyway, enough blabbering…here is what I came up with:

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I also was featured over on Skulladay.com again last week(I didn’t even know till yesterday), the link is here.

While you’re at it, you can click the link below to check out the entire site.

Creaturemag.com Banner!

I made a banner for the website Creaturemag.com. I found the website last night and really like it. It features artists/illustrators and musicians. I submitted the banner I made for their website this morning and I already got a response that it is going up on the site! It will be up starting next weekend! It will be in rotation with a couple other banners on the site.

Here is the banner I made:

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They even sent me a mock up of what it will look like on their site:

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The site is really cool and they have a monthly mixtape that you can download for free!

Check it out, click on the logo to go to their site: