I did it! Finally finished the Wonder Woman #drawtober piece I have been working on over the last month. Well into #drawvember, and almost #drawcember. Even though those aren’t real and I just made them up.
What I’m Drawing
This has gotta be, probably, the most complex, complete piece I’ve done to date. I’ve always done the pin-up style characters but rarely dabble in backgrounds. The point of #drawtober this year was to push myself when working with backgrounds. That’s why I only set out initially to do a handful of drawings. My wrestling comic has and will continue to require backgrounds, so its one area I need to continue to improve in. Push the comfort zone.
Now I just need to find room on my wall for another framed poster.
What I’m Reading
Sticking with the art for a bit, Marvel announced the official GwenVerse. Issue #1 starting in January 2022 I believe.
I mentioned in previous posts about Spider-Gwen and how I had started drawing a bunch of different Spider-Gwen variations starting earlier this yeah in February.
I’ve created the page where I’ve added them here: Spider-Gwen
It’s pretty cool that they’ve decided to make it a whole universe. Excited to see how it turns out, and to see their variations.
And in other comic news, my weekly trip:
Batman Reptilian #6 DC vs. Vampires #2 Decorum #8 Echolands #4 Gunslinger Spawn #2 Sweet Paprika #5 Radian Black #10
Decorum definitely feels like it might be the end of the series, or maybe its just a bit bigger than normal and required different binding as it is bound like a very thin trade. We’ll see. The series promised a lot in scope but I feel hasn’t really gone anywhere, and is confusing to follow. It’s been inconsistent too. Starting back in March 2020, now a few months shy of 2 years and only 8 issues.
What I’m Playing
It’s been a little quiet on the games front as the last week I was focused on finishing Wonder Woman. I’ve been playing a bit more Watch Dogs Legion, and a little Halo Multiplayer. Tried out the Fiesta playlist mode working towards progression in the latest Event. This week I should be able to spend a bit more time as a I take a creative break from drawing to recharge.
I missed my weekend post, but I’m following through with my promised Wednesday, new comic, new art, post. And then bed before 10.
What I’m Reading
New comics, week of Nov 10th
Batman The Imposter #2
Justice League Last Ride #7
Ordinary Gods #5
A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance #2
Robin & Batman #1
Superman vs Lobo #2
Undiscovered Country #17
Undiscovered Country hit me with a surprised “to be concluded” tag on the final page, which is a huge shock that this comic is ending, if true. We’ll have to wait and see.
New comics, week of Nov 17th
Blue & Gold #4
King Spawn #4
The Nice House on the Lake #6
Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow #5
The Walking Dead Deluxe #27
Batman vs Bigby #3
What I’m Drawing
So I don’t think I’ve posted any of my Gwen Stacy series here yet, so I’ll have to make an art section for that. The story is, in February earlier this year I started a month long drawing challenge dedicated to Gwen Stacy, or more specifically Spider-Gwen. I called it the Gweniverse. I took the idea of Spider-Gwen as an alternate universe version of Spider-Man and applied that to as many different characters as I could think of. Marvel, DC, didn’t matter.
I started first with the ones that were already canon, SpiderGwen, Gwenom, Gwen Poole, and then just ran with it:
Gwencrawler (Night Crawler)
Gwentanna Gwentara (Zantanna)
Harley Gwen (Harley Quinn)
Gwen 2099 (Spider-Man 2099)
Gwen Lantern (Green Lantern)
In February I was able to do the first 9, and then throughout the year I’ve been adding to the collection when I find some inspiration. I’ll post the gallery for next week.
#Drawtober – Wonder Woman
Still slowly making progress on last month’s Wonder Woman drawing. I’ve now inked my background, and now we are finally ready for colour.
This is, by far, the most work I’ve ever dedicated to a background on any piece I’ve done. And it was one of my goals last month when I decided to do fully realized, rendered pieces; to push myself to do backgrounds more consistently. It is one of my weaker skills and it’s something I’ll need to be able to do more when I return to working on my creator-owned comic.
I should be able to put in some real time colouring this, leading into the weekend as I still hope to get a new Stranger Than Friendship comic posted by the end of November.
As I mentioned at the top, I missed this past week’s post, but I’ll have a significant update after this coming weekend. I’ll have a lot of things to discuss. On the docket we have: