Time to start wrapping…

Dear Reader,  This sketch is for you.  I hope you like Batman, or Poison Ivy, or Christmas colors.  This year I entered the blogosphere with some trepidation, but found it to be a very rewarding and liberating experience.  I can honestly say that doing the weekly (well, nearly weekly) sketches revitalized my personal drive to create art outside of work assignments.  I hope to be ratcheting that drive up another level in the new year with some original material, but I’ll address that when it becomes more of a reality.  In the meantime, please accept my gratitude for following my blog.  You are definitely part of a very small group (this blog is flying way below the radar), but I can tell that it’s a relatively consistent group based on my site stats and I genuinely appreciate your willingness to check in on my efforts.  So, thank you, enjoy the holidays and I will be here again in 2012 (if I don’t pop in again before the year is out).

Backgrounded this week

No Periscope Sketch Challenge drawing from me this week, I’m afraid.  I used up all my spare time doing background work for Ron Randall to fatten the wallet.  Ron has kept me employed over the past few years assisting him on many titles including Outsiders, Batman/Superman, Action Comics, Anne Steelyard, to name a few.  He’s a skilled illustrator who has helped me gain valuable experience drawing mainstream titles.  Not familiar with Ron Randall?  Check out his website!

So, the issue we were working on was Outsiders #40.  Here’s a panel with some sweet rides!  (You’ll have to buy the book to see Ron’s drawings of Batman on this page…and don’t worry, my vehicle titles won’t be included.)

I’m not sure when this will hit the stands, but keep your eyes peeled for some exciting comic book action!  We deliver some thrills and spills in this one, let me tell ya;)

Batty Mash Mash

Arriving late with my Fashion Disaster for the Periscope Sketch Challenge.  I would have liked to color this, but that’s not going to happen.  Try to imagine Lynn Varley colors on this;)  I’m sure the comic readers out there recognize the Dark Knight Returns reference here.  Batman in the pose of the cover to Book 3 and the Batarang in Joker’s eye, but the more obscure reference is from one of my all time favorite comics from childhood, Batman Vs. The Hulk written by Len Wein, penciled by Jose Garcia Lopez and inked by the late Dick Giordano.  Here’s the scan from the page where Joker has the power to make all of his own wildest dreams come true.  I just wanted to see what it might have looked like if Miller included it in The Dark Knight Returns.  Batman does not look happy to be initiated into the Insane Clown Posse, does he?