Friday, July 31, 2009

Green Lantern ala Neal Adams

If there is any definitive run on GL that competes with Gil Kane, it's Neal Adams. So much so that Adams' interpretation of Hal Jordan as GL almost eclipses the character itself.

If my studies here look a tad wonky, I can't claim any defense. Working from Adams is quite difficult, the level of detail shown in Adams' renderings looks loose and effortless on paper but is assuredly not in reproduction. Adams is one of comics' master draughtsmans, and while a tough exercise any artist would do well from a lesson or two.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Green Lantern ala Gil Kane

GL, and Hal Jordan specifically, pretty much starts and ends with the legendary Gil Kane. There is an energy and dynamism in his work that is rearely matched. Kane of course kicked off the Silver Age with his run on Green Lantern that stands as a monumental tenure to this day.

Working/learning from Kane's art, as sampled here, what amazes me is the simplicity he employed but was able to retain so much energy. I encourage fellow artists to pick up one of the DC Showcase collections and learn a thing or two!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Green Lantern is my fav Superhero, you know. And did you also know that there's a new animated Green Lantern movie out?

There are many GL's of course, tho Hal Jordan will always be my main man.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I feel like this guy...

Quick, crappy speed painting... 10 minute sketch, 10 minute coloring. Boy, I feel like crap.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Sunday Girlie sez: "Follow me!"

Hey, everyone! Why don't you take a second to hop onto the Cup Doodle bandwagon and "follow this blog?" There's a handy little sidebar to the right that'll let you do just that!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Speed Burger

Don't know that there are rules for speed painting per se, but in this instance I limited myself to a single layer, a single brush, and 20 minutes in Photoshop.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Sunday Girlie takes a bath

EDIT: the color bugged me and I had to fix her leg that was mis-positioned. Yay Photoshop!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Cows will be cows

Bustin' out the paints! Sorry about the terrible cell phone picture.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Don't go chasing waterfalls (RIP Left Eye)

So this is the first speedy done in Painter; I'm trying to get a feel for everything as I'd like to start using it more than Photoshop for speedpainting. The tools are pretty overwhelming, but I suppose it's just a matter of finding the brushes that suit you best. Again from reference.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Freedom isn't free! It costs folks like you and me...

More seaside shenanigans with a bell of some sort. This one feels like a step backwards after two steps forwards, but I've learned some lessons for next time. From the almighty pool of reference.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Seaside speedpainting

Another one! I tried something different this time around with more varied brushes and harder edges. Also from reference.

REO Speedpainting

Much kudos to Eric on the month of girlies! In the spirit of keeping a post-a-day going, I invite everyone to throw down with some speed painting. I'm going to try to do one a day in the hopes of seeing some improvement over a month. Here's the first one from reference:

The entire time I was trying to do this painting I kept getting text messages from an unknown number in my hometown:

Unknown: Who is this?
Me: This is stuart whitis. and you may be?
Unknown: Idk
Me: Godd***it
Unknown: Wow. Ohk. What was tht
Me: What is your name nameless one?
Unknown: James
Me: As in jaaaaames??? this is a two way street my friend
Unknown: Ohk?
Unknown: What does 'this is a two way street my friend' supposed to mean
Unknown: Hey whats up its brittany and courtney and jessica and james and sam and chris and joe and matthew. And who is this?
Me: Now I'm just confused. are these the multiple personalities of james who won't tell me his last name?
Unknown: Is this brandon
Me: F********ck nooooooooo
Unknown: Then who is this...?
Unknown: Btw.. This is brittany.. Now is this brandon
Unknown: Hello?
Unknown: Ellison
Me: Hah gotcha it's brandon
Me: Wzup horse face?
Unknown: Horse face? And who is this
Unknown: Seriously. Who called me horse face?
Unknown:R u sure?
Me: I'm pretty sure about the horse face
Unknown: Jerk.