Archive for February, 2019

Queen of Dark

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019


Yesterday while watching my wife flip through a fashion magazine I saw a striking image. It was a picture of South Sudanese-American model Nyakim Gatwech. I immediately began this pencil drawing of the beautiful “Queen of Dark” which I finished this morning before breakfast.

I like to listen to instrumental music while I draw and this one was done amid the fantastic soundtrack work of Ennio Morricone and Trent Reznor (in case for some odd reason you’re keeping track).

Sub-Mariner

Sunday, February 3rd, 2019


A comic collection came into the shop where I work recently that contained a low grade copy of Marvel’s Fantasy Masterpieces #11.

The book was too rough to sell (there was a Band-Aid stuck to one of the interior pages that had probably been stuck there since the book came out in 1966) so I ripped out this awesome page from the Namor story and brought it home to redraw.

The original (pictured below) from Sub-Mariner Comics #34 was written and drawn in 1954 by Bill Everett and is a beautifully laid out page with some snappy Namor dialogue. Bill Everett was amazing. In addition to creating Namor Everett worked in comics for a number of publishers including Atlas/Marvel doing hero and horror books from the late 1930’s until he died in 1973. Check him out if you’re not familiar.