The Phenakistocope was invented by Joseph Plateau in 1841.
I couldn’t help but imagine something like this! Happy 75th Anniversary, Spirou. :)
This was drawn today in Flash (over an animation project I did for fun), and signed in Photoshop.
Two of the most famous comic-book characters in the world, born just 3 days apart, and what better way to celebrate than have both appear together! :)
Here is the first traditional American costumed superhero, Superman (created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster), carrying with him one of French Belgium’s most beloved bande dessinée (French term for comic-book or comic-strip) characters, the adventurous bellboy Spirou (created by Robert “Rob-Vel” Velter)! The characters debuted on Action Comics #1 (National Allied Publications, now DC Comics; April 18, 1938) and Le Journal de Spirou #1 (Dupuis Publishing; April 21, 1938), respectively. I started on this on the evening of April 17, finished after midnight (April 18), just in time for Superman’s Anniversary. Done on tablet in Photoshop, and in a slightly higher resolution than what I’ve worked with lately!
BTW, I apologize if Superman looks disproportionate. (It’s difficult to draw from scratch with my Bamboo tablet!) LOL! Still, this is the first time in years that I drew the traditional Superman, and I like how it came out, in spite of the flaws. (And this is the first time I actually drew Spirou!)
As I’m one third Irish (I’m also German and Puerto Rican, BTW), I’ve always wanted to do a St. Patrick’s Day-themed doodle! But at the same time, 40 years ago today, one of my all-time favorite films was released in Japan: Godzilla Vs. Megalon (Toho; 1973)! Besides being my personal favorite Godzilla film, it was also the first film I was ever taken to see in theaters.
So why not do a crossover art? Here’s Lily Merriweather, dressed in green, and wearing a 4-leaf clover brooch in place of her regular flower brooch. She’s riding piggyback on Dengeking, as Rekira watches in interest. This is basically a reenactment of the closing scene of the aforementioned film. :)
The line at the right, incidentally, says, “Don’t cry, we’ll try harder, too!” (My translation of the closing sentence, “Naku na, bokura mo ganbarou!”, in “With Godzilla And Jet Jaguar, Punch, Punch, Punch!” - the closing theme song for Godzilla Vs. Megalon, sung by my all-time favorite Japanese singer, Masato Shimon.)
Yes, you can tell I’ve been reading the Escher Girls art blog! I swore I would never have my female characters drawn in such poses… unless it was done as a joke! So doing it in that manner has crossed my mind. :)
And I thought that Valentine’s Day would be a good choice on which to present this drawing, featuring Verena/Mysti-Girl from Rekira, which I did this morning (February 14 - Valentine’s Day) on tablet in Photoshop!
Have a good one!
I’ve been very amused and impressed by the cartoon series Adventure Time (Frederator/Cartoon Network; 2010) and the new Bravest Warriors (Cartoon Hangover; 2012), both created by the very talented Pendleton “Pen” Ward, who conceived both as pilots years before! The shows have such a cute and funny style to them. So I was eventually inspired to do my own Super Sentai-style superhero team, the Dynamic Heralds (from Rekira) in the same style as that of Ward’s, as a kind of “thank you” to him. :)
I have plans of doing more drawings of the Heralds in this style soon.
This was done on tablet in Flash.
Just finished a quick art piece for New Year’s Eve! On tablet in Photoshop. The pic will say the rest. :)
Just a little something I quickly whipped up on Flash tonight for fun. I did this in celebration of tomorrow’s date! I was compelled to, as stuff like this has fascinated me for the longest time. :)