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Posted by gmanfromheck (41910 posts) - - Show Bio

Each week we gather up the latest and coolest comic art you won't see in comics. The reason you won't see them in comics is because artists often do sketches for fun and commissions. It gives them the opportunity to play around with characters they might not normally get the chance to in the books they're working on. It also gives us the chanced to be wowed by what they can do.

Paolo Rivera must be a busy guy when he goes to conventions. He's constantly posting sketches that he did on his blog each week. Check out his Steve Ditko-inspired Spider-Man.


That's not all from Paolo. Here's a look at Spider-Man from One Moment in Time and a Daredevil commission.


If you're looking for Batman art you can usually count on Dustin Nguyen to provide some. Check out these pics of Batman and Rocketeer posted on his Tumblr.


Daniel HDR has been posting lots of pics of commission sketch cards he's been doing. Thankfully he's been posting them on Instagram and his Tumblr. You can see the penciled versions of most at his Tumblr as well.


Marcus To just completed his HUNTRESS miniseries. He recently posted a sketch of Helena as well as one of Stephanie Brown on his Tumblr.


While the female characters are getting the spotlight, how about taking a look at a couple sketches Peter Nguyen posted on his Tumblr? Check out his Jean Grey and Black Widow.


I keep saying that Michael Walsh is a machine. He usually always posts several sketches each week on his Tumblr and it's always great to see what he's done. Check out his take on Planet of the Apes, the Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith, Marcus Fenix fro Gears of War and Sherlock Holmes vs. Moriarty.


How about Silver Surfer? Over at Comic Twart, creators usually gather and give their interpretations on a character. Check out what's gone up so far.

Here's Francesco Francavilla's version.


Here's Ron Salas' take.


Gene Gonzales posts a variety of stuff on his site. He sometimes posts full sketches and other times we get to seem works in progress. Check out his version of Damian Wayne.


Agnes Garbowska's art always brings a smile to your face. She posted these on her Tumblr this week along with some other pieces.


And our final pieces falls under the "something different" category. Dan McDaid posted this on his blog and called it "Wolverman! Luthortooth! My eyes!"


That's it for this week. Be sure to check out the next installment. We just might have something a little different to add to it.

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#1 Edited by ArtisticNeedham (2679 posts) - - Show Bio

Great pictures. I wanted to post an image Paolo Rivera posted on his site, but all it ways is this:

"SWFUpload has not loaded yet. Sit tight." Then, in the next second the button goes blank. and I'm unable to upload anything. Whats up?

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#2 Posted by AlKusanagi (732 posts) - - Show Bio

Absolutely loving that Nightcrawler!

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#3 Posted by BatteredArmor (6234 posts) - - Show Bio

pretty cool

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#4 Posted by TheWitchingHour (1350 posts) - - Show Bio

Francisco Francavilla's Silver Surfer is beautiful. Id pay good money for that.

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#5 Posted by kamionero (341 posts) - - Show Bio

Peter Nguyen's Black Widow makes me sad about the movie Black Widow. Reminds me of what could have been...

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#6 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (44963 posts) - - Show Bio

Francavilla's Surfer is awesome 

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#7 Posted by RoboShark (2535 posts) - - Show Bio

Wolverman! Luthortooth! awesome!

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#8 Posted by feebadger (1599 posts) - - Show Bio

Man, i love the weekly Awesome Art Picks section. Always keeps me inspired.

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#9 Posted by torchknight (1410 posts) - - Show Bio

I love ghost rider that one.

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#10 Posted by Billy Batson (59584 posts) - - Show Bio

LOL at the last one

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#11 Posted by Decept-O (8078 posts) - - Show Bio

Peter Nguyen and Michael Walsh's works really stand out to me. Naturally I love the POTA piece. Yet again, everything here is incredible, the Silver Surfer, the Ghost Rider sketch card and then the last piece of "Wolverman"..icing on the cake!

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#12 Posted by CitizenJP (779 posts) - - Show Bio

Silver Surfer ftw.

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#13 Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k (5632 posts) - - Show Bio

Once again, this feature lives up to its name.

Francavilla needs to get a chance to draw everything.

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#14 Posted by longbowhunter (9353 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh I need that Rivera Daredevil! Really like the Marcus To Stephanie Robin too.

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#15 Posted by Deranged Midget (18345 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow... amazing stuff all around. Love the piece with Spiderman reminiscing (OMIT)

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#16 Posted by Sobe Cin (602 posts) - - Show Bio

First Spider-Man looks like he really has to go to the bathroom.

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#17 Posted by fenrirfear93 (11 posts) - - Show Bio

the last one was a shock to me 0.0

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#18 Posted by Zomboid (754 posts) - - Show Bio

Love Dustin Nguyen's first Batman pic.

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#19 Posted by kennybaese (1241 posts) - - Show Bio

Good stufff as always. Wolverman image is goofy as all hell.

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#20 Posted by Gambit1024 (10217 posts) - - Show Bio

Dat Surfer O_O

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#21 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6958 posts) - - Show Bio

Nguyen's Rocketeer and Francavilla's Silver Surfer just made my day :)

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#22 Posted by Renchamp (5660 posts) - - Show Bio

@ArtisticNeedham: It just takes a second for the button to be ready to follow your orders. After it goes blank it will pop back up and then it is ready to use. I see it all the time.

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#23 Posted by Omega Ray Jay (8416 posts) - - Show Bio

Love the Nightcrawler & Ghost Rider ones

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#24 Posted by Dark_Phoenix00x (130 posts) - - Show Bio

Phoenix and SilverSurfer are amazing

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#25 Posted by ArtisticNeedham (2679 posts) - - Show Bio

@Renchamp: thanks.

here goes another try then. Still didn't work. Had to use the URL.

I LOVE seeing his process. I love seeing rough art and other's processes. So cool.

These are from his blog: http://paolorivera.blogspot.com/

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#26 Posted by HigorM (7921 posts) - - Show Bio


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#27 Posted by ravisher (732 posts) - - Show Bio

bishop brings me back

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#28 Posted by NXH (1031 posts) - - Show Bio

Er huh. Cool. =]

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#29 Posted by cattlebattle (15302 posts) - - Show Bio

The surfer standing on the meteor is freaking epic

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#30 Posted by tonis (6561 posts) - - Show Bio

that expression on Spidey from Paolo takes me back to the Spidey Super Stories on the Electric Company :)

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#31 Posted by feargalr (1245 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome as usual

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#32 Posted by Tyrisis (33 posts) - - Show Bio

@cattlebattle said:

The surfer standing on the meteor is freaking epic


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#33 Posted by barryallen (34 posts) - - Show Bio

I pick a picture from these every time to have as my phone's background! Damien this week

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#34 Posted by The Impersonator (7955 posts) - - Show Bio

@Billy Batson said:

LOL at the last one

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#35 Posted by halfpastwhenever (144 posts) - - Show Bio

Black widow... Wow

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#36 Posted by maxicere (998 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheWitchingHour said:

Francisco Francavilla's Silver Surfer is beautiful. Id pay good money for that.

Yeah!! It's amazing

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#37 Posted by Primmaster64 (21668 posts) - - Show Bio

Wolverman? LOL

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#38 Posted by sdunham818 (101 posts) - - Show Bio

Good God this weeks art is great, well played sir!

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#39 Posted by 2chimcha3 (2302 posts) - - Show Bio

Love the Silver Surfers and Hulks

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#40 Posted by Video_Martian (5650 posts) - - Show Bio

Chibi Rocketeer! and Silver Surfer! <3

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#41 Posted by Mjdemon (52 posts) - - Show Bio

Silver Surfer is epic. Would love that Pic.

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#42 Posted by CombatSpoon86 (962 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm digging Wolverman and Luthortooth.

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#43 Posted by Miss_Garrick (1763 posts) - - Show Bio

Lots of good pieces here!

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#44 Posted by intothetempest (301 posts) - - Show Bio

I would absolutely LOVE to have that Black Widow on my wall, just a massive one on a canvas

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#45 Posted by 0blivion_ (690 posts) - - Show Bio

Bishop one was good and the last one 'Wolverman' lol

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#47 Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale (10191 posts) - - Show Bio

Very Nice.

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#48 Posted by venomyak (1542 posts) - - Show Bio

Huntress and Stephanie look good.

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#49 Posted by batkevin74 (13954 posts) - - Show Bio

I really like the Wolverman, because I'm the one who commissioned it from Dan McDaid! Nice job Dan, thanks!

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#50 Posted by Eyz (3187 posts) - - Show Bio

Brilliant work all around :)

My favorite of the bunch is without a doubt that Rocketeer from Nguyen :)

Though that Steph is looking lovely as well^^