Friday, October 19, 2007


Well, another Friday in upon us and another weekend is ahead of us!!!! I am really looking forward to having the next two days off, I am still adjusting to my new (or old?) schedule at work, after working four ten hour days it is kind of strange going back to the classic nine to five. For the end of the week I leave you with another sketch of a Superman character, this time it is a character from Superman's rouge gallery....Lex Luthor. I worked on this for a pretty good amount of time...there is something about it that is bothering me though, I don't think it is my best work, but the more I look at the more I am starting to like it! I hope that everyone has a great weekend, and I will see you back here on Monday!!!!

(by thy side)


Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Superman Wednesday

Well here is the next picture in my effort to draw all of the Super-family characters, this one is of Superman himself!!! Superman is just such an iconic character, he really is the first real super hero/comic book character ever and he has been around so long that his image and name can bridge generations. I was showing my Grandma some of my art work yesterday and the second she saw this picture she exclaimed "oh Superman, I know him". I think that that is pretty incredible. Well that is about it for me today....if I can post another sketch on Friday I will be back on track for posting Monday, Wednesday, and Friday every week, well for this week at least. Have a good one everybody.

"by thy side"


Monday, October 15, 2007


I have been very lucky the last few weeks in the sense that I have had a lot more time to draw, and have been taking the opportunity to do so. Lately I feel that I have really been growing as an artist, and I have really been enjoying myself. As some of you know I have been working pretty diligently on an actual comic book, written by two very talented writers (and when the time is right I will share some of the work I have been doing for the book here on my blog). I have been having so much fun working on this book that in between pages I have felt inspired to keep my pencil moving and draw other sketches and pictures that suit my fancy. So with that I decided to take another crack at drawing Supergirl, I was pretty happy with my last sketch of her that I decided to draw another picture of her. I now think that it would be fun to draw the whole super-family in this pen and ink/sketch, that is what I am going to start doing!!! I hope everyone had a great weekend and I will see you back here on Wednesday!!!

(By thy side)


Friday, October 12, 2007

Supergirl Friday

The last few days I have been so inspired by the art work of an artist by the name of Adam Hughes. He draws such beautiful images and is most famous for drawing very classic and beautiful looking woman. I actually was lucky enough to be able to meet Adam Hughes and get a sketch from him a few months ago at the San Diego Comic Con. So I felt inspired to draw a picture of Supergirl and ink it with a rather thick outline (somewhat of a Adam Hughes trademark). I have been feeling like experimenting with my art lately, style wise and supplies wise and I have been having a great time with it. Well that is about it for me for another week....I hope everyone has a great weekend.


Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Inking fun for everyone!!!

I fully realize that there are a lot of things that I need to keep practicing as far as my art of those things (as I have mentioned before) is drawing woman, another one is inking!!! A lot of people assume that inking is just "tracing", but inking really is a vital step in comic books these days. Of course something that is starting to show up a little in comics is digital inking, which is just scanning very clean drawings and adjusting the darkness and filling in the black on photoshop...however I don't think that digital inking will ever take over the art of real inks. Good inking can add depth and weight to a drawing, it can change the entire mood of a drawing and there for (even though I would never want to be and inker) it is something I need to practice. With that said, here are a few sketches I did with some ink put on top. These drawings are not really finished drawings therefore these inks are not really finished inks...but I still thought it would be fun to post them anyway!!! I hope everyone has a great day....see ya!