Daredevil has been my favorite superhero since the sixth grade. Ironically, I rarely draw him. That maybe because of his costume appearing so plain and never being able to make him look “right”. I’ve found that it’s best to draw Daredevil by barely drawing him at all. Focus on my shadows representing what you don’t see. And that’s what I did with this piece. I’m not a background guy, so I figured this was a good excuse to work on that.
Once I called it quits I decided to do a simple animation of Daredevil’s “Radar-sense” superpower as it’s been portrayed in the classic comics. I’m not thrilled with my drawing but I learned a little more about backgrounds , halftone patterns, and making your shadows do the detail work for you. When drawing difficult subjects, it’s best to tackle them just like Daredevil himself: Without fear!
Did some pose sketches this morning which turned into Daredevil and Punisher. These two pretty much ruled my imagination from junior high to high school. I saw that trailer for Daredevil Season 2 yesterday and, boy howdy, it looks amazing.
The new Daredevil series, though only 3 issues in, is fantastic as well. I love his new costume and the artwork. They made Daredevil serious, violent, and bleak again (not that there was anything wrong with a happier Daredevil roaming San Fransisco).
You know who I never draw despite him being my favorite superhero? Why the ‘ol man without fear himself: Daredevil! Joe Quesada wrote an awesome arc titled “Father”. He also drew which was great…although his Daredevil always looked a bit blocky and stubby. More like Frankenstein than a master boxer and gymnast. But I still enjoy that style…so I drew Daredevil proportionally like him.
I didn’t say it was good. But hey, I like Daredevil.
Look at that huge head, fat shoulders, stubby legs! He’s horrifying! I hate it…but I always post what I got.