Wednesday, April 15, 2009

More Batman Villains

Things have been a little quiet around the blog as of late. I've actually been busy for the first time in a long time, with a number of projects converging all at once (and some of them not of my own doing, i.e. I have a client. Woohoo!). However, I find time to do some recreational drawing (a gateway habit, I know), and I'm working on a couple more Batman villain pinups for Microcon coming up the last weekend of April. Both of these originated as smaller, cruder sketches, but I liked them enough to do more finished pieces.

Two-Face - pen & ink with ink wash
I really like the way this turned out! The inks were crisp and solid, partly I think due to the Vellum Bristol, and I'm becoming more comfortable with the ink washes. And here's a factoid: I based the Harvey half of Two-Face on the actor Dominic West, best known for the character of McNulty on 'The Wire.'

Poison Ivy - pen & ink
I've been itching to do this one for a while now, even though I tend to avoid floral settings. I'm tempted to do an ink wash on this one as well, but I'm thinking color would also be a good addition. Should I do both, and then compare? DO I DARE?!?

So there you have it. I am alive and well. More after these messages.


Steven Stwalley said...

That Poison Ivy image looks great, Mike!

Straight_UP said...

Very good, on both. The Ivy illo. does need a splash of color... dare to try.