So yeah, I finally made some time to make a dent in my DrawLAAHHH backlog. The 80's were a very special time in comics, with an explosion of some truly amazing superhero comic book stories and the Uncanny X-Men were the vanguard of that. I especially remember fondly the artwork of John Romita JR and Paul Smith (I came onboard after John Byrne left, but rediscovered his run later through reprints in Classic X-Men) and of course, those stories by the legendary Chris Claremont.
A couple of the standout stories from that time period though, were illustrated by the great Barry Windsor Smith. His Wolverine-and-Katie-Power-versus-Lady-Deathstrike issue was classic. As was the great LifeDeath.
So anyway, here's mohawk Storm, quintessential 80's X-Men.
Heh, so I'm playing catch up on the last few DrawLAAHHH topics. Tonight (11/11/11) was Draw Night at Earth 638 and the topic of the evening was "DC Comics", so I took the opportunity to do the Power Girl piece I missed out on.
The original drawing I did at the comic store needed a bit of tweaking, so after making those adjustments (okay okay, I had to make her boobs bigger!), here she is. Click for the full-sized pic.
Here we go! PowerGirl punching (did I say kicking before?) another Kryptonian's face!
Again, I'm totally ignorant about PowerGirl. I thought that she was just another character that happened to be super strong and have the ability to fly. From my quick lesson, I learned that she was also another survivor from the Planet Kryton II and she crashed landing in Planet Earth II (while Superman landed on our planet), that's like another dimension of our universe or something. I've seen her character around and seen her drawn by some artists, but that's as far as my awareness of her existence goes. So here's my take on last week's theme.
Got myself a new Ipad app, Procreate last night. Quite fun to sketch with actually, almost as good as Sketchbook Pro with the little extra in brush responsiveness. This sketch came about from the experiment. A new Modesty Blaise sketch.
Oh dear, we are already on new topic this week? Crazy deadlines were looming last week, so this topic were put on hold for more than a week!
I love the X-Men in the 80's. That's when I was introduced to the world of American comics, and X-men will always be my personal favorite. I love most X-Men characters in the 80s because they all had distinctive styles, especially the women. Big hairdo, high waist jeans, loop ear rings, etc... and among all, Storm had a mohawk in a punk goth outfit! how cool was that?!
So here is my take on Storm in the 80's... pencil on Moleskine.
Next, Powergirl is gonna kick another fellow Kryptonian's face!