The process of intricately drawing robots and rereading some Claremont X-Men titles led me to drawing this bad boy. Right off the bat, the biggest challenge with this piece was not drawing thick bold lines as I almost always do. And, looking back, I can still draw thinner. And I feel this drawing in particular would’ve benefitted from that. Moving forward I shall take the approach. Anyway, I like how this turned out. It fun to sort of map out a drawing and just “pick” at it throughout the week. Some dings and dents here…some miss-wiring there…and there you go.
Slide the line to change Spidey’s costume!
Decided to draw Spider-man for the ten millionth time after spending the past week playing Activison’s Spider-man game (which turns 20 years old this year!). One of my favorite games, yes, but it inspired me to draw a simple panel of our Wallcrawler battling one of my favorite super villains: Doctor Octopus! I found this neat new slider option on my website and decided to redraw him in his sleek symbiote suit. You can transform Spidey before your very eyes! Excelsior!
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!