I recently did a new drawing of Loki and thought it only fair to do a new one of Thor (with more detail than the first drawing). See, when drawing freehand — for me, at least — I have some problems with laying out exactly how the proportions will go […]
For the Avengers release last year, I did a series of pencil drawings where I mixed colored pencil and graphite together. I liked the end result, but the truth is that my heart lies with all-pencil drawings. I’m still trying to improve my pencil skills, so I’m continuing to work […]
When trying to think of another subject to draw next, I thought of the pending Iron Man 3 movie coming out and I thought about how I like the Iron Man/Tony Stark hybrid drawing I’ve done, but I knew the portrait of Robert Downey as Tony Stark could be better. […]
At the request of someone, I took this challenge because I thought it actually sounded like fun — and would be a challenge. And indeed it was! I laid this drawing of Iron Man out in light pencil first and then went through with various Prismacolor Premiere colored pencils to […]
To answer the call of many a beloved fellow superhero nerd on Instagram and Facebook, I added the colored pencil / graphite treatments of Hawkeye and Black Widow to the mix to complete my Avengers series (sorry Fury…).
Graphite pencil is my comfort zone. I started out there, I feel most comfortable there. But it’s pictures like this one that inspire me to go color. It’s a vibrant source photo (a promo for The Avengers movie) and it just aches to be drawn in color. So I decided […]
As part of my Avengers series, I answered a few requests by working on this drawing of Tom Hiddleston as Loki over the summer. Like the other Avengers sketches, it was created using mostly regular graphite pencils with some colored pencil for his cape.
My latest project is Mark Ruffalo and Hulk which takes my personal experimentation of mixed media to the next level. Here, I decided to do Ruffalo/Bruce Banner entirely in pencil and then fill in Hulk completely in color. The other challenge was merging two different pictures for the first time […]
The third in this series was Thor, which came together relatively quickly. However, as you can probably gather by looking at the drawing, the details in his suit were a bit more time consuming. Again, I used pencil as well prismacolor pencils for the red cape. (This scan doesn’t quite […]
Inspired by seeing “The Avengers” film, I got the sudden urge to try a pencil / colored pencil hybrid drawing. I was pretty pleased with the results, actually, so it encouraged me to keep this personal experiment going with further drawings…and continuing the Avengers theme! I used a varying degree […]