Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Black Canary by Gene Gonzales

Black Canary © DC Comics

Black Canary has always been one of my favorite characters. I first came to notice her in the Green Arrow back ups in Action Comics. This might sound strange but it's the only way to say it, Dinah and Ollie were the first comic characters that I was sure had sex off panel. They were passionate, they loved, they fought, and seemed to live and breathe. Around the same time I found back issues of the Green Lantern/Green Arrow series. My friend had a couple of issues but he also had this black and white paperback book that reprinted some stories. In one of the stories, we learn that Superman made a motorcycle for Black Canary. It was just a throwaway line between GL & GA to identify Black Canary's stolen motorcycle. But it stuck with me. I always liked the idea that Superman took time out to make a special motorcycle for his fellow Justice Leaguer. Was it a birthday present? A Christmas present? A welcome to Earth-1 gift? Who knows? It was just pretty cool.

My inspiration for this piece was to mix Dinah proudly standing by her new motorcycle and approach it in a style inspired by Alex Toth's great Black Canary art from a back up story in Adventure Comics, done in that same time period.

Ink on 11" x 17" Bristol Board. 

Black Canary by Joe Pekar

This week's theme was DC's Black Canary. A character I've always liked, but never liked that little half jacket she used to wear, so that's why I left it out :). anyway, hope you enjoy.

9"x12" Copic Marker

Friday, November 25, 2011

Next Week's Subject: Black Canary

Gene and I decided to go with Black Canary for next week's theme. So stay tuned. :)
hope everyone had a great thanksgiving, and are making the most of the long weekend.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

60's X-Men (Iceman) by Gene Gonzales

Iceman © Marvel Entertainment

Iceman is my submission to this weeks 1960s X-Men. I hope everyone in the US has a Happy Thanksgiving, and the rest of the world, a Happy Thursday. :)

Acrylic on 11" x 17" Arches Watercolor Board.

60's X-men (Marvel Girl) by Joe Pekar

here's Marvel Girl (Jean Grey) from the 60's. she's aged remarkably well over the years. :)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

9"x12" Copic markers (with watercolor background) on Bristol paper

Friday, November 18, 2011

Next Week's Subject: 60's X-men

Thanks to a suggestion by Lan (60's era Marvel), we have next week's theme. Gene and I decided to narrow the focus down a bit to the X-Men related characters. See you all on Wednesday!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Scooby Doo by Gene Gonzales

Ta-Da! My take on Velma of the Scooby Doo gang for this weeks theme. 

Mixed media on Canson Paper.

Scooby Doo by Joe Pekar

here's Daphne (and Scooby) for this week's theme.

watercolor 9"x12"

Friday, November 11, 2011

Next Week's Subject: Scooby Doo!

This week's suggestion was from Bill Frey who suggested Saturday morning cartoons. Gene and I agreed on Scooby Doo (I'll be doing Daphne and Gene said he'd take a double date, just don't tell our wives :)).

(in another post Lan suggested Venture Bros. but seeing as neither Gene nor I are familiar with the characters at all, we didn't think we'd do them justice. sorry Lan! )

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Thanksgiving by Gene Gonzales

Artwork © 2011 Gene Gonzales

Somehow Joe managed to represent the Native American side and I didn't. :) Here is my Puritan take on Thanksgiving.

Mixed media on 11" x 17" Canson Paper.

Thanksgiving by Joe Pekar

This is what first popped into my head when thinking about that wrong? :)

9"x12" watercolor

Friday, November 4, 2011

Next Week's Subject: Thanksgiving!

Thanks to a post by everyone's favorite Comix Book Gurl :) we have our next theme. Gene and I had settled on something different, but we both agreed this would be a really fun idea. See you all on Wednesday!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tigra by Gene Gonzales

Tigra © Marvel Entertainment

It's been a while since I have done a Canson Cutie, (no one asks for them anymore, "snif") so I thought I would do one for Tigra.

Mixed media on 11" x 17" Canson Mi-Teintes paper.

Tigra by Joe Pekar

This week's subject was Tigra. So here she is.

9"x12" watercolor