I have not posted very much this month and that sucks, I know. I'm not between project anymore and now I'm really busy and haven't had a lot of time to post or do much of anything but work on stuff--that's how my summers usually go, so I was prepared for this! Plus, I am working on some really fun stuff. I love drawing. (-:
A couple of weeks ago I was at the ComiCon here in Minneapolis and it was really fun. I was reminded of my love of mainstream comics and all things Batman. A couple of years ago I had a really annoying sexist experience, nothing new but it was the limit for me and I vowed that day that I would never draw a mainstream book or character again--except for Disney because it's Disney!!--and I have kept this vow because I'm a girl of my word. However, I decided it had been enough time and it's just for fun so why not? So, I made this image for a friend of mine, who's been wanting me to make him a Supergirl for a LONG time!
|I love how this turned out! I used the Chicago skyline because Gotham City is originally based on Chi-town. But, really, how amaze-balls is Catwoman? She's got night-vision goggles in her mask. I like this one way better than Supergirl.|
Then, I met up with another friend and asked him who his favorite badass DC heroine? Because I'm a DC kinda girl. He said Wonder Woman! Like he'd been waiting for me to ask him this whole time. So, I let him art direct me a little, which was a lot of fun. He even acted out the pose--he was very specific about this image!! And here is the end result:
|Diana, Queen of the Amazons!!|
Anyway, a strange thing that happened this last week is that Marvel's totally obscure X-Man character, Squirrel Girl, came up in conversation, randomly three different times with three different people and they all started this way: "Hey, Becky, have you ever heard of that X-Man character, Squirrel Girl?" How strange is that? At first I thought they were in cahoots but it turned out that that was not so. But, I was, three times, reminded of MY "Squirrel Girl," Rabbit St Cloud, who I haven't thought about in a while...She's still up to no good, FYI. So I decided to make a nice cameo portrait of her and her little friends, who are WAY cooler than Marvel's squirrels. I might add. Here's the first sketch:
|First I drew the profile and then, months later I drew in the squirrels and now, months later, I'm about to finish it....that's how it goes sometimes!|
|Rabbit St. Cloud. |
I am really happy with how her character is evolving. (:
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Next Week: More Joseph Art!!