Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Batman by Gene Gonzales

UPDATE:  Final art for this weeks theme, only a little over an hour late. I left my post from earlier here to explain the inspiration.

Ink, Copics and color pencil on 9" x 12" Gray Canson Paper.

Batman © DC Comics

I knew I wasn't going to have time to finish this today, so I wanted to post this as a placeholder. And "FPO" as it were. The idea is to use a classic Neal Adams Batman as inspiration but draw Batman as played by Adam West. The finished piece will be here tomorrow.

Ink on Strathmore Drawing Paper

Friday, July 27, 2012

Next Week's Subject: BATMAN!

Yeah, that's right. We are completely jumping on the Dark Knight bandwagon. Be here Wednesday for the results. :)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Cloak and Dagger by Gene Gonzales

Cloak and Dagger © Marvel Entertainment

I remember I liked the original series, but I LOVED the art. I think that was the first time I saw Rick Leonardi's work and it really grabbed me. Great stuff

Ink and watercolor on 9" x 12" Strathmore Bristol Board

Cloak and Dagger by Joe Pekar

My favorite characters whose comics I never read. :)
9x12 copic markers on bristol

Friday, July 20, 2012

Next Week's Subject: Cloak and Dagger

A duo that Joe and I have been wanting to draw for a while. Drop by next Wednesday for the results.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Next week's subject: Sugar Skull Girl

Don't know what or who that is? Do a Google search like I did :).
This is actually for another set of commissions, like the cylons from a little while back.
So check back on Wednesday to see what we come up with.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Spider-Man by Joe Pekar

I got a sneak peek at Gene's spidey the other day and saw he had the heroic looking version nailed down. So I figured I'd go in a different direction and do something a little silly.
watercolors on 9x12 canson watercolor paper

Spider-Man by Gene Gonzales

Spider-Man © Marvel Entertainment

Ha! Finally on time! At first glance this might look like a Canson piece, but it isn't. The paper is made by Daler-Rowney and I picked up a few sheets several months ago. The paper is listed as artists' colored craft paper. It's pretty sturdy too. This piece was done in ink, Copics, watercolor and white gouache. And it held up nicely. I will probably be doing some more with this paper.

Mixed media on 8.5" x 11" Daler- Rowney Canford Card

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Black Cat by Gene Gonzales (Late post)

Black Cat © Marvel Entertainment

Another late post for the week we featured Black Cat. Here is Joe's version from that week. Now that I am up to date, I will strive to stay up to date. :)

Watercolor and pencil on 9" x 12" watercolor paper.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Mary Marvel by Gene Gonzales (Late Post)

Finally! My contribution to Mary Marvel week here on the blog.

Here is where it should have been posted with Joe's take on Mary

Watercolor and pencil on 9" x 12" hot press watercolor paper.

Next Week's Subject: Spider-Man

That's right, next week's theme is going to be a man. Spider-man to be exact. We thought it would be a nice change of pace. (Should have posted this yesterday, but I forgot :))

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Brandi Bare by Gene Gonzales

Brandi Bare © Joe Pekar

My take on Joe's adorable Brandi.

Watercolor and pencil on 9" x 12" Bristol Board

Brandi Bare by Joe Pekar

Here's mine...oh, and happy 4th of July!

copic markers on 9x12 bristol

(I have another one of her I posted on my blog :) )

Friday, June 29, 2012

Next Week's Subject: Brandi Bare

That's right, we're still here! Things got a bit crazy the past couple weeks for both of us, but we're  back on track now (more or less). So we decided it might be fun to try a whack at each others characters. Next week we'll be both be doing renditions of my character Brandi Bare (the red headed girl with pigtails and bear backpack if you're out of the loop :)). Make sure you stop by on Wednesday to see what we come up with.


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Black Cat by Joe Pekar

This week's theme was Marvel's Black Cat. I probably should have updated last friday saying so, but I forgot :). so here she is.

watercolor 9x12

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Mary Marvel by Joe Pekar

I wanted to try and avoid a 'sexed-up' version of Mary, and just make a cute version of her.

watercolor 9x12

Friday, June 1, 2012

Next Week's Subject: Mary Marvel

I haven't drawn her in ages, and thought it would be fun, so next wednesday we'll bring you Mary Marvel! well, next wednesday unless one of us is late *cough* ;)


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Wonder Woman by Gene Gonzales

Wonder Woman © DC Comics

For my WW piece, I wanted to mix the build of the New Frontier Wonder Woman with the New 52 costume. Looks more like a body builder but that's okay too. :)

Mixed media on Hemp Sketch Bee Paper.

Wonder Woman by Joe Pekar

Well we never got around to posting what this week's theme was going to be. It's Wonder Woman...surprise! :) I haven't drawn her new 52 costume yet, so wanted to give that a try.

9x12 watercolor

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Bettie Page by Gene Gonzales

Art © 2012 Gene Gonzales

Once again I am late for the show. I didn't get her likeness nailed down, but I hope I managed to get the playfulness Miss Page displayed in many of her images.

Pencil on 9" x 12" Bristol Board.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Bettie Page by Joe Pekar

Decided to try something a little different this time. I was originally going to do it in just black and white, but couldn't resist adding some color to it. (at least I didn't make her a red head ;))

watercolor 9"x12"

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Next Week's Subject: Bettie Page!

This should be a fun one!

X-23 by Gene Gonzales

X-23 © Marvel Entertainment

Okay, I am four days late, but here is my take on her. :)

Ink, Copic, and acrylic on 9" x 12" sketchbook

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

X-23 by Joe Pekar

I've done some cutesy pictures of her before, so I was in the mood for a more bad-ass version this time :)

watercolor 9"x12"

Friday, May 11, 2012

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Jungle Girl by Gene Gonzales

Art © 2012 Gene Gonzales

My contribution to the Jungle Girl theme is done in Terra Cotta Col-Erase Pencil on 11" x 17" Strathmore Bristol Board.

Jungle Girl by Joe Pekar

Here's my jungle girl. surprise surprise!

9x12 watercolor

Friday, May 4, 2012

Next Week's Subject: Jungle Girls

We were originally going to do this last week, but they got bumped for the Avengers. So girls of the Jungle will be next week's theme.

Check back on Wednesday to see if there will be any redheads involved!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Avengers by Joe Pekar

I decided to just draw some of the Avengers I liked, even if they're not in the movie :) Of course I wasn't going to leave out Black Widow though :)

9x12 watercolor

The Avengers by Gene Gonzales

The Avengers © Marvel Entertainment

I kinda mixed it up this for this weeks theme. I did a really, really light sketch to rough out the placement for each character and finished it in ink. There are some wonky parts, but overall I like the energy it has and it was fun to do. Looking forward to seeing the movie on Saturday.

Ink on 9" x 12" Bee Paper Hemp Sketch

Friday, April 27, 2012

Next Week's Subject: The Avengers (Marvel)

We were going to do Jungle Girls this week, but since the Avengers is opening on May 4th, we figured we'd celebrate with an Avengers theme.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Battlestar Galactica by Gonzales & Pekar

This is the first ever collaborative piece done by Joe and me. The commission is for Christian, who said he had this idea for a while and wanted to see what we would do with the two generations of Cylons from Battlestar Galactica. Joe and I live too far away from each other to work on a single piece, so we did roughs, and shared them. Working back and forth until we made the two pieces work together. Each Cylon is done in acrylic on 9" x 12" Boards. Thanks Christian!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Next Week's Subject: Battlestar Galactica

Now this will be something completely different. Both Joe and I have been trying to coordinate finishing up a joint commission of the old series and new series Cylons from Battlestar Galactica. We decided to do it here. Come back Wednesday to see the results.

- Gene

Thursday, April 19, 2012

G.I. Joe by Gene Gonzales

Sorry folks, I'm a day late with my G. I. Joe perspective of Scarlett. But better late than never. :)

Ink and watercolor on 9" x 12" Strathmore 400 series Bristol Board

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

G.I. Joe by Joe Pekar

ok, so technically the Baroness is with Cobra.

Snake-Eyes managed to sneak himself into the picture though, so it fits the theme...right?

9"x12" watercolor

Friday, April 13, 2012

Next Week's Subject: G.I. Joe

I've been wanting to do this one since the beginning of the blog and I guess I finally wore Gene down! He agreed to the theme, so check back on Wednesday to see if your favorite gets drawn! (of course you can probably guess which characters will be drawn, but it's fun to pretend isn't it? ;))


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Geisha Girl by Gene Gonzales

Art © 2012 Gene Gonzales

I thought I would do something different for this weeks subject and just work in pencil. I don't do that enough. After I finished it I was happy with it. That is until I saw what Joe posted. :)

Pencil on 9" x 12" Strathmore Drawing Paper

Geisha Girl by Joe Pekar

Decided to go back to watercolors this week, since it's been mostly copic markers for a while now.
Hope you guys like (even though she's not a red head!).

9"x12" watercolors

Friday, April 6, 2012

Next Week's Subject: Geisha Girls!

Always a favorite subject of mine to draw, next week we'll have Geisha girls stopping by for a visit.
So check back on Wednesday to see what we come up with. (Can I work a red head into next week's theme? we'll see...) :)


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Space Girl (1968) by Gene Gonzales

Art © 2012 Gene Gonzales

My contribution to the space girl theme this week. I've been on a retro kick lately so I call this "Space Girl, 1968"

Ink, Copics, acrylic paint on 9" x 12" Strathmore Bristol Board.

Space Girl by Joe Pekar

I don't think all aliens are mean and dangerous. Some just want a hug! :)

9"x12" Copics and watercolor on bristol paper

Friday, March 30, 2012

Next Week's Subject: Space Girls!

After some discussion, Gene and I decided on Space Girls for next week's topic. Something we've both wanted to do a while it seems. Check back to see what we come up with next Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Librarians by Gene Gonzales

Art © 2012 Gene Gonzales

My little contribution to this week's theme. I went with a Gil Elvgren vibe here. If you are going to steal, steal from the best. :)

Ink and Copics on 9" x 12" Bristol Board

Librarians by Joe Pekar

I warned Gene that I was going to be stretching this week's theme a bit. So here are my 'Librarians' :).

My thought process started out on track...y'know girl with glasses and books around her. Then I figured what's better than one girl reading? Two girls of course! Then I kept thinking on it...what's better than two girls? (3 girls is too much more work, so don't go there :).) Two girls... taking a bath!...while reading! And somehow my brain thought that was an appropriate image for 'Librarian'.


and yes, the one girl is reading Moby Dick... just because I've got the maturity level of a thirteen year old. :)

9x12 Copics and watercolor on paper

Friday, March 23, 2012

Next Week's Subject: Librarians

Yup, you read that right. Joe and I are going to explore the cute, fun and sexy side of the librarian. Please join us next wednesday.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

DC's Death by Joe Pekar

Did this one with a mix of grayscale markers and watercolors. Was going to originally just do it in black and white, but I just can't resist messing around with color. (thankfully she didn't end up as a red head ;))

9"x12" watercolor/copic markers

Friday, March 16, 2012

Next Week's Subject: Death (DC)

almost forgot to update the blog today. I decided on DC's Death. A character I've always liked and have wanted to do for a while now on the blog. Hope you guys are into it :)

check back next Wednesday to see what we come up with.


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Starfire - Teen Titans by Joe Pekar

ok, I couldn't resist drawing Starfire...shocking, I know! (I'm not sure if I've ever done a color one of her before...i think I've done a couple black and white drawings though...). I loved the Titans in the 80's, but haven't kept up over the years, so that's why I went old school :)

9"x12" copic markers (and watercolor background colors)

Ravager - Teen Titan by Gene Gonzales

I was going to do a classic, 1960s Teen Titan, but someone mentioned Ravager. I have never drawn that character before so here she is. :)

Ink and watercolor on 9" x 12" Bristol Board

Friday, March 9, 2012

Next Week's Subject: Teen Titans

We decided to go with the Teen Titans as our subject for next suggested by Carlos Lising. We figured it would be a good break to have the variety of characters to choose from and not necessarily draw the same one...though what are the chances I won't draw Starfire? hmm...

Feel free to suggest some Titan characters for us (though that doesn't mean we'll actually go with them, but it doesn't hurt to try ;))


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Red Riding Hood by Joe Pekar

This may not be the right outfit to wear when visiting your dear old grandma in the woods...unless your plan is to give her a heart attack...

9"x12" copic markers

Red Riding Hood by Gene Gonzales

Artwork © 2012 Gene Gonzales

Here is my take on Red. A little different that you would normally see from me.

Watercolor on 8.5" x 11" Arches Watercolor board.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Next Week's Subject: Red Riding Hood

We are taking a break from super-heroes next week with Red Riding Hood. I bet you can figure out what to expect from Joe and my take on this character. :)

Hope to see you Wednesday!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Ms. Marvel by Gene Gonzales

Ms. Marvel © Marvel Entertainment

I did her original costume recently so I thought I should do the modern one this time.

Ink on 9" x 12" Bristol Board

Ms. Marvel by Joe Pekar

Here's my Ms. Marvel for this week.

9"x12" Copic Markers

Friday, February 24, 2012

Next Week's Subject: Ms. Marvel

since nobody suggested anything this week, Gene and I agreed on another trip thru the Marvel universe. This time with Ms. Marvel. See you next Wednesday!

And don't forget you can leave suggestions for the following week here, or just email us and if we like it, we'll do it :).

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Phoenix by Gene Gonzales

Phoenix and Cyclops © Marvel Entertainment

I couldn't decide which incarnation of Phoenix to do so I did two of them. Poor Scott doesn't know what's about to hit him. 

Ink and watercolor on 9" x 12" Bristol Board

Phoenix by Joe Pekar

we're back on track this week with Marvel's Phoenix as our theme. Here's mine. (which may or may not have been an unpicked up commission from Megacon ;))

11"x15" watercolor

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

We interrupt your regularly scheduled art post...

If you are here to see this weeks subject of Phoenix, Joe and I would like to apologize. Because of workloads, business travel, commissions and preparing for this weekend's MegaCon, neither of us had the chance to finish anything for this weeks post. Just a perfect storm of events and work. We will be back next week with our rendition of Phoenix. I hope you will join us.

Now if you came here to read excuses from a couple of artists who didn't finish the art they said they would...welcome! :)

We now return you to your regular internet experience.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Next Week's Subject: Phoenix

Gene and I decided for next week it would be Marvel's Phoenix (any costume). And no, it's not just because I want to paint another red head...oh wait, that probably is the reason. ;) see you next wednesday!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Poison Ivy by Gene Gonzales

Poison Ivy © DC Comics

My take on Poison Ivy and a "friend". I had considered doing the current costume but not this time. It really didn't work with the feel of this piece.

Ivy is Ebay bound tonight.

Ink on 9" x 12" Strathmore Bristol Board.

Poison Ivy by Joe Pekar

Poison Ivy relaxing a bit outside Gotham's city limits.

9"x 12" watercolor

Friday, February 3, 2012

Next Week's Subject: Poison Ivy!

Joe and I are going to enjoy an extended stay in Gotham City for next week's subject, Poison Ivy. Make sure you have plenty of calamine lotion when you check back Wednesday!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Batgirl by Joe Pekar

I went with my favorite version of batgirl. the gray/blue costume. and because she's a redhead. ;)

watercolors on 9"x12" watercolor paper

Batgirl (Cassandra Cain) by Gene Gonzales

Batgirl © DC Comics

I had started working on a Barbara Gordon Batgirl piece for this weeks theme, but after seeing all the love for the Cassandra Cain Batgirl out there in the Twitterverse, I changed my mind. I will probably still do the Babs version someday. This piece was done almost exclusively with brushes (after pencils of course). I haven't worked like this in a while so it was fun to do.

Ink on 9" x 12" Strathmore Bristol Board

Friday, January 27, 2012

Next Week's Subject: Batgirl!

We are taking a trip to Gotham City next wednesday, I hope you all will join us!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

Next Week's Subject: Maleficent

Next week will be Disney's bad girl Maleficent. I've never drawn her before and I don't think Gene has either, so check back next Wednesday to see what we come up with.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Supergirl by Joe Pekar

And here's mine. back to watercolors this time, giving the copics a break for a bit.

Supergirl by Gene Gonzales

Supergirl © DC Comics

Look! Up in the sky!

I wanted to try something different for this weeks subject of Supergirl and this is the result. This was done in acrylic on a 48" x 12" wrap canvas.