Pin-ups, commissions and fan art.

I’ve been drawing other people’s characters a fair bit recently so I thought I’d collect them all here.

First up a recent commission where I was asked to draw “anything Batman but not Batman.” This is what I came up with:

A black and white version of the inked artwork I sent to the commissioner (Gordon) can be seen on my Flickr here.

Next up is a pin-up for ‘It Girl & The Atomics’ volume 1 which I was asked to do by the writer Jaime S Rich. The book is out on April 9th according to Amazon. I was quite pleased with the colours on this one:

Someone compared my work to an animated show called ‘Ugly Americans’ recently due to my use of solid black. I watched a few episodes and now I’m a big fan. It was created by Devin Clark and developed by Simpsons writer David M. Stern with character designs for animation by Neil Swaabe (author of Rehabilitating Mr. Wiggles). I posted this piece on my Twitter and Tumblr and Devin Clark was kind enough to retweet and reTumble it. This started as a wind-down sketch but ended up as fully coloured fan art:

And lastly, I loved the film Wreck-It Ralph and especially the character designs of the confectionery cops so I doodled one of them, Duncan (get it?), and added some colour with markers: