Redrawing 2011

I’ve never cared for the term “Sketch Dump” which may be why I’ve never done one on this blog, but I wanted to wrap up this year with a look back at some of my sketches, and with the hope that a little reflection will help me set sail on a productive drawing year.  I have no idea how my work is perceived by others, but to me it sometimes feels like I’ve got different drawing brains that kick into gear depending on the subject.  I’m hoping to get a little more focused in the coming year.  We’ll see… I know it’s important to step out of your comfort zone to keep developing, too.  I went for some variety here, so I hope you find something that strikes your fancy.  Happy New Year!

 

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?