Saturday, January 27, 2018
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
The second image is just the Pines Twins in a different art style. Their's was the first art style I really did correctly, so I like to draw them in other styles whenever I try out another style.
I decided to write this at the top primarily because there are so many of basically this same picture. At some point I thought of an idea for an original Batman villain who could challenge his existentialism philosophy and not just his history or something like Hush (who my dad does not like) or the Court of Owls or Owlman or Wrath or however many "anti-Batman's" there have been. But for the longest time I didn't know what their gimmick or design should be like. So I drew inspiration from one of Batman's greatest villains, the Phantasm, and a lot of other important figures in the animated Batman's life.
However, I wanted this villain to be visually distinct from Batman and Joker, and I had the idea to use different shapes for the face, as you can see in the last image. Where Batman and Joker have square and triangle heads respectively, this figure would have a circle head. Where Batman and Joker have threatening triangle eyes and bulging circle eyes this figure would have dead rectangle eyes. So all these images are just experimenting with what this angel-statue inspired existential villain would be like. I'd probably call them Eidolon. The next-to last image is especially nice I think.
Superman is my favorite of DC's heroes. This is some of the concept art for the show I would do about him. I'm especially fond of the third image of Lois, the next to last picture of just Superman, and the final picture between Superman and Lex Luthor. I think that last picture really expresses my idea of what their relationship would be like. Superman and Lex's rivalry fascinates me. In the past I struggled pretty roughly between my religious morality and scientific individualism, and these two characters embody those ideas so well. Or at least they could if someone were to write them that way.
The top image is of a study I did for how the three main heroes would look compared to their secret identities. The second is a fun, semi-silhouette drawing I did to make sure they looked different enough (I really like how Wonder Woman's hair looks almost like her own cape). And the third is a doodle I did during class, experimenting with their logos to see what I could do with them. God's will be done for all my ideas, even the ones that seem far fetched.
For the second drawing I was originally just going to draw a cartoon mountain, but then I wanted to do something more with it.
When she saw her birthday card, one of my Mom's comments was that she was happy I was branching out into more humanoid drawings. This was part of my practice for that.
The other drawing was actually done in Western Concepts of Hell in Literature. I think my professor must have referenced the tortoise and the hare, so I decided to draw a fusion of the two animals and finally put this long-standing rivalry to rest. It turned out more adorable than I expected.
But the last two drawings are of a concept I had for Doctor Octopus. I wanted to do the same thing for him that Spider-Man: Homecoming did for the Vulture. So I kind of made him an evil Captain America counterpart the same way Vulture is an evil Iron-Man counterpart. To that end, his suit is Hydra gear, and his metal arms are improved versions of Bucky Barnes' mechanical arm. I wanted to give them a different look from any other Dr. Octopus arms, and this fit perfectly. (During their first fight I imagine Spidey saying, "Okay one metal arm was cool. Four is just- it's just kind of tacky. Especially when you already have two!") They telescope out, and are connected to that big helmet sprouting out of the back of his head. The helmet not only makes his head look more like an octopus, it gives him more of an alien appearance. It also looks ridiculous, like his hair from the comics.
If I could do one thing differently, I would want it to be the mask. It still looks a little too like Vulture's. I don't know how I'd do it, but I'd want it to be more like a soldier or surgeon's mask. I wanted him to be scary, like the new Vulture, so I tried to make him look like something from a horror movie. I didn't quite get it, but the idea is there.
Because most of these drawings are doodles or practices, not a lot of them will be original at all. I just wanted to practice something fun, not spend time thinking about originality. These drawings were kind of miscellaneous, which is why I'm posting them together. All three of these drawings were done from memory. The first two pictures were drawn just before and during class respectively. As you can probably tell the top one is a doodle of Wednesday Addams from the classic "Addams Family" comic strip. It is by no means exactly like the original drawings, but it's definitely recognizable. She was one of my first doodles I did waiting for Calculus to start. Originally I gave her a much more neutral expression, but I decided it just wasn't her.
The not-so charming character in the second picture is "Rorschach" from Alan Moore's graphic novel Watchmen. I actually read Watchmen here in college for the first time, and this was about the right age for that. Anyway Rorschach is the easiest character to draw, so I drew him a couples times and this was the one I wanted to share.
Finally, the third drawing is of Bob Parr, or "Mr. Incredible" from the greatest superhero movie of all time, PIXAR's The Incredibles. I re-watched it recently in response to the trailer for Incredibles 2. I've done better drawings of him with a physical reference, but I wanted to share this one. I'm still not good enough to duplicate the style they use.
God is good. He has protected me all throughout my college experience and even divinely intervened on my grades. It is because of Him I'm trying to get this done tonight. Praise Him. God's will be done.