Ursa Vs Superman convention sketch by John Byrne. 1982.
"The Scale Pirates of the outer reef
Exiled from the Scale World millennia ago
Dance their fluorescent adventures between distant stars
Far from the old earth empire”
I read Prophet Strikefile #1 today finally. It was excellent. My fave pages were Sandra’s Jaxson page, Brandon’s Scale world page, and the page by Onta.
So I sketched out this Frog Scale Pirate dude and was thinking like…Frog Harlock thoughts. The throat thing is this modified dolemantle that the frog pirates have genetically grafted into their line during their ages in exile. Also poison tipped finger claws and prolly some kind of ancient sword taken from a raid.
Fun times. It was cool because I usually just draw people, I don’t do cartoony anthropomorphic stuff really ever, so it was cool that it worked out. I also didn’t ink anything which also kinda worked out.
My second entry for Month of Love! This week’s theme was favorite love story and I gotta say, it was too hard to pick just one out of the twenty some-odd that I came up with.
I always come back to the knight/noble lady trope because I’m cheesy and it’s the best. It’s also a Valentine’s Day image for m’lady (hah) and I because I call her that so often.
Ink and digital.
OH my yes. Yes yes yes.
A few weeks ago, friend Benito Cereno put out this challenge of an all-female, 7-member Justice League. When I did those “My 5 favorite X-Men” and “My 5 favorite Avengers” pieces a while ago I mentioned I probably wouldn’t do one for the Justice League because I didn’t think it would be that interesting, but I liked this twist. So, based on my initial picks, I used these as my warm-ups for the last few weeks. I can’t remember which order I did them in, but somewhere around Hawkgirl I just decided to do whatever I wanted design-wise instead of sticking to canon.