Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Goddess of Copics!

I can't believe I missed posting this! I did this right after FX this year. It was one of my first completed sketches with Copic Markers. Fitting that it was of one of my all time favorite villains in comics, Loki (the female version, that is!)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Siren and Sketchcards

Yet another obscure character from my childhood

Not many of you out there will probably remember her. She was a sidekick to the Riddler in one episode of the 1960's Batman show with Adam West. She was played by Joan Collins and she had the ability to hypnotize men with her "siren's song". Funny thing is that i absolutely had NO idea that it was Joan Collins until now, when i found reference pics of the character. Fun fact that i didn't know until recently as well: She was the ONLY Batman villain on the show that actually had natural super powers.

Two points to those out there that actually remember her and the episode. ;-)

Yeah, i know that i've been doing sketch cards like crazy and not enough colored pieces as of late. I'm going to do my best to change that after Dragon*Con. I think that my artistic batteries need to be recharged a bit and that's just the place for that to happen. Another thing is that i'm trying to have a $#!@ load of sketch cards ready to sell at some conventions next year. My goal is to have about 100 done by next May. Not so hard, but coming up with 100 different characters to draw might be a bit tricky. I will say that with each card, it does seem to get a little bit easier. Maybe thats a sign that i'm getting better? Who knows!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Clowns, Nymphs and Gorillas...Oh My!

First on the menu is the Clown Prince of Crime himself, The Joker! I've never actually drawn the Joker before, but have always wanted to. For my first time, i don't think it's too bad. He's a tricky devil to draw, that's for sure. I will say that he's probably THE best villain in comics ever. Hands down.

Next up is one of my favorite Batman villains, the lovely Poison Ivy. I based my drawing on Brian Bolland's version of the character, but added a little bit of my own twist to her. I tried to make her a bit more nymphish than how other artists have portrayed her in the past. She always seemed like she should look like a very playful, but sultry character on the outside, but on the inside, she is a devious, determined individual who always gets what she wants. I also based her face and physique a little bit off of Christina Hendricks from Mad Men, who i feel is one of THE most stunning women (and stunning redheads, for that matter) in Hollywood right now. In the future, i hope to do a fully colored Poison Ivy piece based completely on her likeness.

Last, but not least is Tracy from Filmation's Ghostbusters. Even though it was overshadowed by The Real Ghostbusters cartoon, it's still one of my favorites from the 80's. Yeah, the animation and story lines were typical Filmation, but i absolutely loved the character designs. Who doesn't love a giant ape in a hat and shorts that drives a supernatural jeep and busts ghosts? Classic, i say! Classic!

"Tricked out Name Tag"

My most obscure sketch card yet- Flo from the Progressive Auto Insurance commercials!

Hey, i like Flo.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

"It's over, Prime..."

Let's face it. Transformers the Movie is my all time favorite movie. Laugh all you want, but it's probably the movie that i have watched the most throughout my entire life. I must have seen it over 100 times (including tonight, as i JUST finished watching it). I was a huge Transformers fan when i was kid and that movie was like the pinnacle of everything for me. The fight scene between Optimus Prime and Megatron was one of the coolest things ever to witness as a kid. Yeah, it's just a cartoon, but to me, its something that was (and is) truly epic. Not only that, but it's the movie that really inspired me to want to start drawing comic and cartoon styled art. So basically, every drawing that you see on this blog is, in a way, a result of that movie (well, that and Ninja Turtles, but that's another story for another time....)

"Mother Brain will get you, little princess...ahahaha!"

Mother Brain from the fantastic Captain N: The Game Master cartoon. What a cartoon! I remember watching it every saturday morning when i was a kid and just being in awe. All of my favorite video game characters, coming together and going on crazy adventures. Watching it today, it still holds up pretty well and some of the designs on that show were just so unique and different. Castlevania! Megaman! Punch-Out! Hell, there was even an episode about Tetris and Paperboy! This show had it all! Ahhh, the memories.....

Monday, August 17, 2009

"We are the Misfits. Our songs are better..."

Here's another one for the ladies (and the fellas, like myself, who have the balls enough to actually admit that they watched Jem).

Pizzazz, leader of the Misfits and uber nemesis to Jem and the Holograms.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Call me, beep me, if you wanna reach me...

Kim Possible has to be one of my all time favorite Disney animated series. It's right up there with Gargoyles, Darkwing Duck, Aladdin, Gummi Bears and Hercules. The big question is what is the hold up on having some season box sets hitting store shelves?!?! I know i'm not the only one out there asking for this, right?! :-)

More Flashback sketchcards!

The Copper Kid from Silverhawks

Demona from Gargoyles

and last, but not least, Danger Mouse!
The Greatest Secret Agent in the Wooooorld!

It's Power Girl!

My all time favorite DC heroine, Power Girl!

Big Chris on Beau Smith's Busted Knuckles!

(Originally posted on 4/13/08)

Superstar writer Beau Smith recently featured my work in an article on his site, Busted Knuckles! Take a look:

Big thanks to Beau Smith for putting my work on his page!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sketchbooks, Dragon*Con and a little Shulkie!

With my personal life finally being in order and coming together, i've started to get drawings together for my 2010 sketchbook! I know, its a bit early for it, but i don't want to rush it like it did last years. While i was happy about how this years turned out, i knew it could be better. I'm thinking about making this one around 40-50 pages in full color (well, except for the pages with ACTUAL sketches/sketchcards on it). What i need are ideas for characters to draw for it. What character would you like to see me draw for the book?

Also, i will be at Dragon*Con in Atlanta this year! I'll be heading up there with Ms. Mars and some of my good friends to enjoy one of the craziest cons of the year! Be on the look out for me in a Big Chris' Gallery t-shirt and feel free to come up and say hi!

Finally, let's top it off with a She Hulk sketchcard!


One of my favorite characters from the 80's! I really, really need to get my stuff together and do a full sized colored drawing of her.


Talk about obscure! During today's sketching session, i thought it might be fun to do a couple of cartoon characters that i hadn't seen drawn in a while. First off was Bananaman. Do you remember those old Nickelodeon shorts with this guy in it, about the kid that eats a banana and becomes a superhero? Yeah, i didn't think so lol. (and is it me, or did i make Bananaman look like John Lithgow?!?!)
Next is former pro athlete Bo Jackson from that old cartoon ProStars. It featured him, Michael Jordan and Wayne Gretzky fighting supervillians (and showing the important of teamwork and other feel good mumbo jumbo that you would see in an afterschool special).

Yeah, i know these won't go over too well and no one probably remembers either of these shows, but hey, i thought it would be fun to do something a bit different ;-)

Friday, August 7, 2009

Dr. Sketchy pics are up!

Pictures from the August event (as well as the July event) are up on the Dr. Sketchy site! Check them out!

The Red Queen

Sketchcard of The Red Queen from the upcoming Alice in Wonderland movie.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Ms. Mars at Dr. Sketchy's!

Here are some sketches of the lovely Ms. Mars from tonight's Dr. Sketchy's event at Tatame:

Saturday, August 1, 2009


Superfriends was probably the show that actually got me interested into comic book characters. It was my first introduction to such icons as Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. It also introduced to one of my favorite duos in comic animation history: The Wonder Twins! It's only fitting that i had to do a piece of the lovely Jayna!