Wednesday, February 27, 2013

In this corner: La Maxima

Here's the finished result colored with Utrecht and Prismacolor colored markers and inked entirely with Pitt brush pen and a Micron .001.  Pin ups are fun and I'll do more of them but sequential art is where it's at and I need to focus on that.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

La Maxima step one and a half(?)

Here's step one and a half of a drawing of a character I created today called "La Maxima"(The Maximum).  I'll be the first to admit that my depiction of women has a long way to go before it looks good but you have to start somewhere. I like the "thick" look and Luchadoras have to be that way because they get blasted in those rings. They're just as good, and in some cases better, than their male peers.  I have a lot of respect for them.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Power Couple A Colores! (in color)

Here's the finished product. I used FW black ink applied with #2 and 4 brushes. I like FW ink but it's hard on brushes and pen nibs so I don't use it that often but it does hold up well when I'm erasing the pencils.  Colors were applied with Utrecht and Prismacolor markers.  I don't have a name for the Luchadora but I'd like to use her in the next issue of Wrestler Zero.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Power Couple

Every visual artist has his or her "thing"; that one genre or imagery they're drawn to. For some it's giant Mecha, for others sword and sorcery and for many others it's superheroes. Regular readers of this blog know what my "thing" is: the Mexican masked wrestlers in whatever media they appear in.  I have a great deal of love for the American superheroes of my youth. I just don't know if I have anything to say with them. The above image is the first step in the process. At this point my concern is with creating a good composition and to depict the figures as best as I can.  Gesture, shape and form before detail is the rule here.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013


This is my tribute to Roy Thomas/Gil Kane and Jim Starlin's work on "Warlock".  Pencilled with a "B" pencil, inked with Pitt Brush pen and Micron Pigma marker .001 and colored with Utrecht color markers.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

A colorful start.

Hello friends. This year's blogging gets off to a colorful start with this tribute to a magazine I recall quite vividly from my youth. "Lucha Libre" was a magazine covering the world of Mexican Lucha Libre. It had black and white interiors and the cover was always a nice portrait of a Luchador.  Although my tribute is a bit ham handed it's also very sincere.