Kitty Pryde & Lockheed

I originally planned to post a variety of characters from different books week to week, but when this idea for another X-Men themed image popped up I decided not to put it on the back burner. In this illustration, I wanted to keep Kitty's phasing to a minimum, and thought this was just the right amount to show a quiet moment between her and her pet, Lockheed. I'd also wanted to experiment with floor tile patterns so I used the X logo as a starting point and worked around it to pull the composition together.


The X-Men...

vs a Sentinel. I went with the classic Giant-Size X-Men era costumes for this one. Same process as the others, but with lighter watercolor work, so the heavy lifting came from Photoshop. Also added in the Sentinel hand to add balance (and a more solid concept) when I changed Wolverine's position from the original thumbnail drawing. Some things I'd like to improve on with this one, but it's an evolving process and I'm comfortable with the direction it's heading in.


Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy is a great looking character who's gone through quite a few changes over the years. Even with the many costume choices available, I went with a simpler look here to match the minimal background elements.
• pencil, watercolor, digital



Anyone who knows me will tell you Spider-Man is my guy. Aside from being a character I identify with (the somewhat nerdy school kid, not the radioactive-spider-bite-turned-superhero part), he's been drawn by some of my favorite artists including Todd McFarlane, John Romita Sr., Humberto Ramos, Erik Larsen, Steve Ditko and J. Scott Campbell. In this piece, I wanted to capture Spider-Man in a high-flying moment.
• pencil, watercolor, digital



Here's my take on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a group of characters that had a big influence on me growing up. Admittedly, my 1st exposure to them was the 80's cartoon and toys, with their early comic appearances following much later, so I combined elements from both here. I had the pleasure of meeting Kevin Eastman, co-creator of TMNT, a couple of years ago at the NY Comic Con and he was one of the coolest guys you'd hope to meet. He signed some of my stuff, and gave me a free signed copy of his book Artobiography. Pick it up to see the great behind-the-scenes work of his from the comics.
• pencil, watercolor, digital