Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Wolverine Vs Hulk

This started out as a pencil sketch on the subway home one night. I totally forgot about it,but then yesterday I scanned it into the computer and finished it off. I've been doing a lot of pen and ink brush work of late, so I thought these pencils would be perfect to ink over.

The pencils below are the about as tight as I pencil, especially if I'm working digital. Its basically just a frame work. Even when I don't work digitally if I'm inking my own work I have really loose pencils.

Finally I thought it would be fun to take a snapshot of the beginning inks. I ink on a layer over the pencils, and I usually put a layer of white in between the pencils and inks. I'll toggle the opacity on that white layer as I ink. I feel it helps me see my ink clearer as I work depending on what area I'm inking.

Overall I'm glad how it turned out. Wolverine looks psychotic and I love drawing Hulk with kinda 70s hair. More soon.

- Matt

Sunday, May 23, 2010


GAMERA ! I've always considered Gamera a bit of a chump. So I've never actually drawn him. Somewhere along the way though I've grown fonder of the turtle. In a genre ( giant monsters ) full of weirdness he sticks out like sore thumb. Total rip off, yet somehow original? Is that even possible? Whatever the answer I do like him now. His movies are bad but the concept of giant turtle that can fly like a UFO and shoot fire is cool.

I think I'll keep going with these monster. Maybe once I get 25 or so together I'll print up an art book of them?

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


One of my favorite character is the classic anti hero Diabolik featured in Italian comics. He's a master thief who is helped by his partner/lover Eva Kant. Its just a really cool comic. The movie Danger: Diabolik by Mario Bava is equally awesome. For extra awesome it has a Ennio Morricone score. Check it all out when you can.

Bonus: heres the thumbnail for the above illustration

Friday, May 7, 2010

Robin 1966

Heres the Robin counterpart of the below Batman piece.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Batman 1966

Continuing the brush work stuff. Heres a version of Batman I draw that's based on the 66 TV show, but with some modern sensibilities. I have this idea for a comic done this way. Using the 1966 designs but in a messy indie art style with a really weird modern sci-fi/horror story. I'll post more designs soon.

Monday, April 26, 2010


Seriously, there are fewer cooler looking monster/robots that the original MechaGodzilla.

With a lot of these illustrations, I'm trying to be looser then I tend to be. I'm really letting the brush and ink do a lot of the drawing. Not trying to control things so much. I think its giving these drawings a nice sense of energy.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Lobster Johnson

Lobster Johnson. Another sketch for the DIY sketchbook I'm working on.