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Colossus by Challenger2008
Pencil prelim for a painting, likely gouache.

4H pencil on hot press paper

Image size 4.5" x 6"
Hulk Ink Studies - Mr. Fixit by Challenger2008
Hulk Ink Studies - Mr. Fixit
Haven't posted in a long time, mostly crap coming off the drawing board.  Decided to get away from realistic drawing for this little project, so I could actually start & finish something in one day.  I also wanted to get back to what got me drawing in the first place; comics.  Some of the most beautiful art I've ever laid eyes on is comic art.

I've always been a very weak inker, and decided it was time to do something about it.  " Big " John Buscema is one of my favorite comic artists of all time, quite likely in my top 3. I always enjoy John's art the best when he inked himself, which he didn't do often. 

I've always found I've gravitated to artists with his drawing and inking style ( like Joe Kubert & Al Williamson ).  All 3 artists have such a solid grasp of fundamentals, and in my mind, are 3 of the best guys out there to get inspiration from.  So, I decided what better way to bone up on my inking than to learn from a master.  I used images from Wolverine 7 & 8 from 1988 to do these pics.  I did NOT trace anything.  I picked some images, I drew them, then did my level best to ape John's inking style, learning a lot in the process.( like taking my time, which is the most important thing I've learned with ink )

And for a change, I actually had a good time drawing.  No swearing, no drama, no blood or tears.  Dr. Ph. Martins ink and a #2 brush. 

No Photoshop or any other computer enhanced BS.  Pencil & ink on a page, nice & simple.


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Joe-Roberts Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
:+devwatch: Thanks for Watching 
Challenger2008 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016
You have awesome stuff, I was so impressed!
ThePaperTiger Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+devwatch:! :)
Challenger2008 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015
No problem!
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Challenger2008 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
That's a very neat site, thanks for the link!
SeanyP40 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
Thanks for the like! :D
HotTagHaven Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Great work , I really like the twist you add to your WWE pieces like the Brock Lesnar one.   We're looking to showcase WWE art on our site, would you be interested?
Challenger2008 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
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