Thursday, August 6, 2009

Batman returns


While I was looking at Will's post from yesterday I started sketching Batman, hence we end up with two in a row. He's by far my favourite comic character although I don't know how comfortable I'd be drawing him in an actual book, so many great artists have done amazing takes on him over the years.

11 comments:

John Cullen. said...

Absolutely fantastic, you've got a superb use of black and white going on there.

Mansloth said...

Awesome, but it needs a lens flare.

Declan Shalvey said...

Don't think i've ever seen you draw Batman before. Great work. I love all the various ways you rendered the light hitting the cowl. I like how you did the eyes too; more animal-like.

Interesting to see your rougher take a day after Will's super-slick take on Bats. One of these weeks we really all should draw the same character and have a proper draw-off.

Moondog said...

Methinks if that ever happened then it would really have to be Batman that we all drew. I happen to be drawing him today aswell for another commission, he's a popular guy...
Also, how the hell do you make the inking on this look so realistic Thompson? There's some lines on his jaw muscle that look like a wasting grey marker put them down... I'm getting more and more intrigued by this 'Mango Studia' that you're all so fond of...

Stephen Thompson said...

I think if we do all draw a character is should be Moleman, just so we can force Mooney to draw him. Manga Studio has a small, but very organic range of drawing tools. One of them is a brushpen which you can get a very nice drybrush effect with. It's easily adjustable from 'moderately dry' to 'Shalvey level' too.

David said...

It's interesting to see two sketches with Batman. I think I've seen Batman by most of the Micks at this stage. Really like this one.

Moondog said...

You forget I already drew Moleman for the Micks book, Thompson.
Just because Hans is apparently not the specific Moleman Bob was looking for, never let it be said that I don't hold my end up.

Graeme Neil Reid said...

Nice.

Will Sliney said...

Thats class. Yeh first time seen you drawin him. Came out really well. must get an oul MS tutorial off ya some day

Stephen Thompson said...

I pretty much just use the Maru brush for 99% of everything with a little brushpen for effect.

Leigh G said...

Jesus , that's frikkin' lovely.