"I know how to make some smiles, puddin’…"
Harley Quinn doodle. why haven’t I drawn this adorable villain ;v;
"Whodathunk?! The kid has a mean right hook!"
POW! Right in tha kisser! Ha!
An old friend and recent frequent collaborator on my work with Comic Oasis, Vincent has a great enthusiasm. We’re both local to Las Vegas and while I have been absent in the growing comic art community (to the point where I’ve been said to not truly exists at all), Vincent’s growing participation in the art scene in and out of Vegas has been great to see, and in some way keeps me connected to the things I’ve been excluding myself from.
With any luck I’ll get to share some of that Comic Oasis stuff within the next year.
Funny stuff @ highlyfunnystuff.tumblr.com
Just in case you guys are wondering why I’ve been mixing up the sketches lately… doing super heroes, darker images, fun animals, etc etc… …. I like the challenge.
Not just of doing superheroes which I am clearly not cut for in the same way Marvel or DC artists are….. but of going back and forth from dark to light, from serious to light hearted.
It’s so easy to get into a rhythm and keep doing the same type of thing over and over…even if you do get better at that thing over time.
I love being able to go from one world to the other whenever I feel like it.
I know it might throw people off , and I won’t get as many “likes” as I could, but, man.. does it feel good to do things you like, and push yourself to go beyond what you think you can do!
It’s definitely a learning experience, and humbling as well to realize how limited I am as an artist.
ON the other end, it’s exhilarating to find out how much more there is to discover.
I have such an incredible amount of admiration and respect for ANYONE who simply tries his best at something he’s not necessarily good at.
I wish I had been a little more brave when I was a student.
The Dark Knight
The Killing Joke (1988)
Art by Brian Bolland
Story by Alan Moore
Best Cosplay Ever (This Week): Babs Tarr Inspiration Edition
By Betty Felon
This week, we’re looking at cosplay inspired by the work of illustrator Babs Tarr. Best known in fandom circles for her Bosozoku Sailor Scouts piece, Tarr’s art frequently incorporates a combination of femininity and toughness in both her original work and redesigns of licensed characters, creating a world where magical women and girl gangs are one in the same. With the onslaught of cosplayers creating their own takes on classic characters and pulling inspiration from fan redesigns, it’s not surprising that Tarr’s provocative style and whimsical aesthetic have caught the eye of stylish fans and inspired many cosplayers to incorporate her designs into their costumes. We spoke to Tarr about her work and about the cosplay that her work has inspired.