Every week we search high and low for the coolest comic book art not seen in comics. Why is this great art not in comics? Artist often do sketches and commissions at conventions. Many also have their own blogs or Tumblr pages where they post their sketches. It's a way for them to draw for fun or do some experimenting on characters they don't normally get to draw in whatever books they're currently working on.
She might not look icy enough but the simplicity in her white outfit on a white background really draws your focus to her eyes, which speak volumes. It's almost like she's looking into my soul!== TEASER ==
Skottie Young has been a little MIA lately as well. But with his extremely awesome first issue of MAGNETO: NOT A HERO, we can cut him some slack. He's back to doing his daily sketches on his website where, once posted, you can buy the original.
Here's Max from "Where the Wild Things Are."
Eric Powell's The Goon.
David Petersen's Mouse Guard.
Sam Kieth's Maxx.
Remember all those ads for the DC Comics Converse shoes? Turns out there was a comic you can download online. Cameron Stewart did a 2-page "Origin of Catwoman" comic and here's one of the pages. Go to his Tumblr for where you can check out the rest of the comic.
And speaking of Catwoman, at this year's Long Beach Comic Con, I challenged several artist to draw Catwoman...as a Green Lantern. Why a Green Lantern? Because it was something different, something they most likely hadn't done before, just like when I challenged artists to draw Batman with a broom at SDCC.
If you haven't already, there's the video to watch them in action.
You can watch a high res version of the video here. And here are scans of the actual images so you can get a closer look.
That's it for this week. Be sure to check out the next installment of Awesome Art Picks.