Bat-er Up!

Another recent commission to share with you all. I really like this piece (of course, I really like all my pieces–I’m that in love with myself) and I like it for a few reasons. First, I like the big black shape that is Batman’s cape here–I think it worked pretty well as a graphic. This was the first thing I saw in my head before sketching out the piece. Second, I like the dramatic spotlight lighting on Two-Face. This, no surprise, was the second thing that popped into my head before taking pencil to paper. And lastly, I had a lot of fun inking the entire background in wash. This did not pop into my head until I was almost ready to ink the drawing. I thought it would give the piece a great depth of field and I think it turned out pretty good. As always I really like doing these commissions–they are always a lot of fun. I wish time permitted me to do more.

Dancing with the Stars

I really enjoyed doing this more “reflective” super-hero piece. The request was for a kind of “romantic” image of Invincible and Atom Eve. This was the image that popped into my head right away. I love it when that happens–most of the time it isn’t that straight forward. I usually do several sketches before landing on a composition that I like. Anyway, I was really happy with how this turned out. I hope you all like it!

Stars and Stripes Forever

A couple weeks ago I opened my schedule for a pre-Holidays commission special. Here is the first of a handful of commissions I did.
I love the WWII Captain America. I’ve never understood why Marvel doesn’t have an ongoing full blown WWII Cap comic. It would be awesome. You could have co-stars like the Invaders, Nick Fury and the Howling Commandos, etc. But I digress…

Gah!

After a few posts of cutesy girls I thought I’d follow up with something that’s a bit of the polar opposite. And, no, it’s not a self-portrait.
I have a couple interesting posts coming up but things have been a bit hectic of late (holidays and all) so it might be a few days before they’re up.
Stay tuned!

Rollerskate Katie’s Got a Gun

I hope everyone had a good holiday weekend! Thanksgiving was great for me. The day after was kind of a drag as I ended up sleeping most of it. Saturday and Sunday were mostly work days for me–which I actually kinda enjoy.
Thought I’d start off the week with a pretty smiling girl on roller skates. You can’t knock that. I have no idea where the inspiration comes from but it’s obvious that she stepped out of the 70’s. Kind of has that Charlie’s Angels vibe. Also, a very “Summer-y” vibe. Which is nice considering the greyness and snow flurries outside my window.
Enjoy!

Holiday Sale!

Help me. Help you.
I need a little X-Mas money. You need an X-Mas gift.
Treat yourself or treat a friend.
I’m gonna run a little deal on my commissions. These pieces you see here are an example of the quality and style in which I do my commissions. They are inked and then toned in a grey wash on 11″x14″ Bristol board with a one inch border (actual image size is 9″x12″). I normally charge $150 (plus $8 for shipping). Now, just in time for the holidays, I’m offering to do pieces in this style for $125 a piece (plus shipping). If you’ve been thinking about getting a piece from me, now’s the time. All you do is tell me who you want a drawing of and leave the rest to me. Space is limited–I only plan on doing a handful. Barring any postal mishaps, I guarantee to have these to you in time for X-Mas.

Contact me at brihurtt@hotmail.com

You can see some more examples of commissions in this style by clicking on “commissions” at the bottom of this post.

In the meantime, to all my American friends: Happy Thanksgiving!

Shazam.

Not the first time I’ve drawn Captain Marvel and it won’t be the last. The “Big Red Cheese” is just such a fun character to work with. Not sure exactly what it is.
Perhaps it’s the comically short towel he keeps tied around his neck.

I know that in a recent comment section I’d asked for suggestions of characters you folks would like to see me take a crack at. Fear not, suggestions were noted and I do plan to do several of them. It’ll probably be until after the holidays before I get any of those posted–I have a couple other posts already in the queue. Stay tuned!