Artists & Comic Art – My Love For This Art Form

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I have been addicted to comics since I was able to get my hands on them, I remember keeping my allowance to go buy as many comics as possible from Al Manara Book Shop in Salmiya in the early 90s. Every XMen or Spiderman comic that I could find or whatever they had, I would even read the comics from Dark Horse comics back in the day, I just loved comics and couldn’t get enough of them. Now 20 years later things have change, but my love for comics has only grown, and who can’t love these blockbuster movies based on these comics, but I still love the comics. Thanks to the iPad we can easily get our hands on comics as they are released through DC, Marvel, Comixology, and Transformers. Instantly in your hands and reading everything as it happens, it just doesn’t get better then this. Then there is the aspect of meeting and getting in touch with these amazing artists who work on these comics. After roaming DeviantArt, twitter, and instagram the past few years I have managed to talk to a lot of these amazing artists and purchase artwork directly from them as well as commission work from them when they are available. Some of these artists work for IDW, Disney, Marvel, or DC in their animated studios or comic studios, and some of them are independent. All the images here are artwork I commissioned from these amazingly talented people. I am thankful for all these online resources that I am able to get in touch with these amazing people and get my hands on the art work of things that I love.

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These are some of the Artist that I have purchased from and some that I have asked for Commissions.

Chad Townsed
Joey Vasquez
Alberto Gonzalez
KWEStone
Steven Sanchez
J Scott Campbell

Honestly they are all amazing people and very easy to talk to, you can get your work from them into their busy schedules. Sometimes their work is done quick and you get it in a week and sometimes you have to wait a few months but the wait is always worth it. Be sure to check out there work.

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Superhero Sketches by John Timms

Looking at comic work such as this only makes me want to read comics more, and this just sketch work from Artist John Timms. He has created a hell of a great collection of Superhero sketch art that I love, and I always like when Artists take the characters we know and draw them in a different light. A few of these pieces were actually done on an ipad, which is pretty amazing. There’s also art for characters like Popeye, Scooby Doo, and more.


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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Art II

The Turtles are back and they do look mean, I posted the first set of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in May, but back then there was every character but the Turtles. And in this one Raphael looks mean and a little scary, I wouldn’t want to piss him off, Michelangelo looks slightly crazy, Donatello seems like he is contemplating his next move, and Leonardo is just about to pull out his blade and rip you in half. This is seriously amazing work by the artist and they bring back the Turtles to their gritty origins, as a kid I thought they were cool and these drawings from David Rapoza only confirms it.

Link: GeekTyrant


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I DRAW CARS – Kickstart Project

The I DRAW CARS Sketchbook & Reference Guide is an indispensible tool for students, designers, hobbyists, artists and car enthusiasts. We’ve designed the ultimate car design field guide by pairing commonly used industry reference materials with a ubiquitous and iconic moleskine-style sketchbook.

I have always thought about being an vehicle designer or an industrial engineer, some one who gets to design those amazingly cool cars. Matt Marrocco and Adam Hubres are two designers/engineers who work in this industry and wanted to provide a book and tool that can help people develop this skill. I love that they have gone with the Moleskine look for this book and they have put a lot of effort into it, all the different perspectives and designs. I for one have zero skill in drawing even though I sketch a lot in my Moleskine so I pledged right away, I love that they have a sketch over section so I can improve my horrible skills and I would love to add this to my collection. If you like this sort of thing check out their website and then head over to Kickstarter to pledge for the book. I hope this is a first edition and they come up with other design books soon.

Link: IDRAWCARS
Link: Kickstarter


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Superhero/Supervillan Poster Art

I can never get enough of comics and these comic book poster Art are just something else. Mark Grambau is the creator of these cool posters, taking the minimal look of the characters and combining them with the words that match and some of them are pretty damn good. I would love to have walls of poster art from Comic Books, I would have a full room of them if its possible.

Link: GeekTyrant


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Faber Castell – Perfect Pencils

Most everything is digital these day but when I go to meetings I have my trusty Moleskin with me and when I travel I have another for personal use. I like writing stuff down, drawing and doodling on the Moleskin. But with the perfect not pad you have to have the perfect tool, and in this case it the Faber-Castell pencils, I have been using them for a while, regular pencils and mechanical pencils. My drawing skills are no better then that of a 3 year old but I still like to draw and sketch, its always a good way to display ideas and I’m always noting stuff down or trying to draw things.

I have picked up about six different pens and pencils over the last two years and I use them all, I have some which are clipped onto a specific note pad and some I use for doodling. And recently I bought a drawing pencil set, from 6H to 8B, and I don’t even know what that means except maybe the thickness of the lead of the pencils, its just normal black pencils which I use for drawing and shading and some of these are very thick so its going to be fun trying them out. I have found these pencils available in Magahwi in Salmiya and Kuwait City opposite Khaleejeya complex, and in Greece Airport, Singapore Airport, all over the UK. If your a person that enjoys their writing and drawing utensil then this is the perfect tool.


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Minimalist Comic Book Poster Art

Modernist Mutants and Minimalist Marvels! Thats the perfect title for this comic art concept, which Rogan Josh call his retro comic poster art. There is a lot of Comic and Video Game influenced art these days because of the success of the movies and amazing story lines but Josh’s art stands out from a lot of the ones I have scene. He has stripped down all the layers down to the minimum, the core of each of these characters and I love it.

Storm, Thor, and Captain America being my favorite pieces from his collection, I just hope that he keeps making more unique ones. Some of them are easily recognizeable and some are only familiar to comic aficionados but still very good. You can check out the larger gallery over at ModHero as well as the GeekTyrant link below.

Link: GeekTyrant


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