I’ve been at my sketchbook for the most part of the week.
If you’ve been following me on Twitter you’ll know I, like every Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D fan out there, have been obsessing over the season 4 finale. I mean you don’t get any cooler than the character of Ghost Rider do you? The flaming skull transformations, and of course the epic return with the chain & fight sequences, Gabriel Luna aka. Robbie Reyes definitely stole the show for me this season. The only other character I might have a slightly more affinity towards in the latest run of Marvel series’ is Frank Castle…but that’s a whole other story.
I decided to keep to an interpretation of Felipe Smith’s version of Ghost Rider from the comics, but still incorporate aspects of the show; Gabriel Luna was definitely going to be in it. 🙂 I know some people didn’t really like the new look of the Ghost Rider (in the comics) but I thought it was new and refreshing look. I didn’t know much about the Ghost Rider previously, other than the incredible art I’d see from older issues with Johnny Blaze and his bike. It’s been fun catching up on newer comics.
On the wishlist:
Daredevil by Ed Brubaker & The Punisher by Garth Ennis Omnibus’ have joined my wishlist, well for now anyways given the somewhat hefty price tag. The art alone is a motivator for me to get them. Tim Bradstreet covers for the Punisher is often a guilty pleasure of mine to get inspired, and a definite motivator to improve my own skills. 😀
You often don’t get enough time to catch up on your favourite TV shows, especially when working in the art industry and often its never-ending work hours. So, I end up binge-watching a lot of shows. Recently I got around to catching up with latest season of Supernatural. There are many actors/actresses I watch the show for (humour alone being a reason) but Mark Pellegrino’s Lucifer is definitely a big reason. As of the latest episode (S12e15) however, I think I might regret hoping that he gets to keep his ‘vessel’ permanently…
I used to do a lot of gothic-themed work back in the day, and lately I’m finding myself more and more interested in bringing that back into my work again.
This week I’ve been trying to get back to the regular morning warmups in my sketchbook. I don’t always use references for my work, but sometimes I like to do portrait-type drawings on some sort of toned paper to help improve my drawing abilities for future projects. The subject matter tends to be related to shows I’m watching, or something from a novel I’ve picked up. This week I was feeling the urge to draw Tom Hardy from BBC’s Peaky Blinders and FX’s Taboo, as I had just finished watching Season 3 and the first 3 episodes of the latter. From Wuthering Heights, The Dark Knight Rises, Child 44 and many more, Tom still continues to be my favourite actor out there. So it was a no-brainer when it came to this week’s sketches.
I decided to go with some of my favourite/memorable moments.
Tom Hardy really does steal the show every time. 🙂
This Inktober happened to coincide with the previews of the last season of Black Sails, and fans like myself who can’t believe we’re saying ‘the last season’ know it’ll be a great finish. Meanwhile, there really is no better excuse to draw some pirate-themed art, and with the Inktober challenge this month I thought it would also be a great chance to test out some grey-toned markers for the first time. I decided to use a combination of 3 cool-toned grey markers from ShinHanart, and I must say I’m already hooked on these beauties.
Here are 2 pieces that I have done so far for the challenge. Both were fun to do, but required some surprising amount of research for such a small project. I quickly realized my knowledge of the colonial era, or rather everything from clothing to utensils of the 1700s was limited. That was solved with some web-browsing and more excuses to re-watch seasons of Black Sails. 🙂
As perhaps one the earliest anti-heroes, Silver’s a definite favourite of mine.
Leading up from the beginning, I found Season 3 to have really developed the character of Long John Silver to a likeness to that in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. As with all of the cast, I was of course impressed with Luke Arnold’s performance. Therefore, as I recalled scenes with a certain parrot of Silver’s from the book, I knew I had to incorporate her into a piece related to the show & actor somehow…and I thought why not as a drinking buddy? 🙂 Well let’s hope she doesn’t take a sip…I’m keeping my fingers crossed that if this is going to be a finale, we will see a glimpse of the beginnings of Treasure Island. The appearance of the parrot ‘Flint’ would definitely give me a chuckle.
As a means to get more practice in with my micron pens, I decided to work on 2 small and quick drawings.