Thursday, March 31, 2011

So Speaks Galactus!

"No living Thing dares ignore my Call. For I am that which has always been, since this Universe was birthed from the Ashes of the Last. I am the Hunger that dooms Worlds. I am he who is beyond such frail Concepts as good and evil. I am Galactus."

Coloured in PhotoShop

Original wash drawing

Kelly Tindall, 2011
9"x12" on Bristol

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Tim Sale, 2011


Another intimidating subject this week.....Jack Kirby.

A daunting task, to say the least, but I knew right away there was only one way I could go with favorite Kirby drawing, ever.  So without further ado, and with my sincerest apologies to The King......

Rich Hennemann.  9 x 12, ink and watercolor on bristol.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Chernabog & Prince John

Chernabog from Fantasia, and Prince John & Sir Hiss from Robin Hood. While Captain Hook is my favorite Disney villain, I really like these guys too. Had to give them some love too.

Chernabog- marker on 9x12 bristol, colored in Photoshop.

Prince John- pencil and marker on 9x12 bristol.


The original Disney villain. He appears in "Steamboat Mickey". I love the Ub Iwerks era so, this was the first guy who came to mind. Also gave me a chance to draw Mickey, which I love doing.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Welcome to the Jungle

Can't say that I've ever thought of a Disney villain as a favorite, but here's Clayton from Tarzan, one of my favorite Disney movies.

9 x 12 - Ink on Bristol


Fantastic character design. How can you not love a witch who turns into a dragon?

Coloured in PhotoShop

original inkwash

Kelly Tindall, 2011
9"x12" on cardstock

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

"I'll get you, Pan!"

Captain Hook. I wasn't happy with the black & white so I colored it. I loves me some prismacolor!

Prismacolor and marker on 9x12 bristol.

Thursday, March 24, 2011


I pushed the subject (favorite Disney villain) a bit this week...but I have no real affection for any particular Disney classic....and Pixar is part of Disney.

Plus, Star Wars reference!  Yeah, baby!

This is 9 x 12, inks and watercolor on bristol, and was done while watching TS2 with my son (who, incidentally, has been running around the house for days claiming to be Buzz Lightyear.)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Makes Me Blue

Thanks to Marko for the suggestion.

Prismacolor and marker on a 9"x12" bristol.

Blues - 100 Bullets Style

This week's theme of "Blues" was more abstract than I was ready for, and I struggled coming up with concepts. After the first few I tried fleshing out did not meet my satisfaction, and with time running out on yet another Sunday, in the end I just created this character sketch of Gabe, the Blues playing trumpeter in my favorite story arc from Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso's Vertigo Comics series 100 Bullets.

Ink on Bristol, 9 x 12 (actual image area much smaller)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Blue Holiday

In honor of Billie Holiday. Gouache, watercolors, and ink on Canson watercolor paper.

Long December


Rich Hennemann - 9 x 12 - Ink and watercolor on bristol.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Blind Willie

In honor of NB - Blind Willie McTell recording in an Atlanta hotel room. 1940

Monday, March 14, 2011

The Old Guitarist

Tim Sale, 2011

John Lee Hooker

This week's theme is 'the blues'. I'm not a fan of the blues, but I am a fan of smoky bars and sad songs.

John Lee Hooker
Kelly Tindall, 2011
Bristol board, 9"x12"

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Sunday, March 13, 2011


In just under the wire.

I saw the movie, but have never read the book. But this is what came to me when I thought about it. My execution wasn't where I would like it to be, as I just kept noodling with the piece since I really don't know what I'm doing with ink and brush. But it's still fun to play around with, and brings me back to being a kid when it didn't matter how it came out -- only that you had fun doing it.

9x12 - Ink on Bristol

Wild Rumpus!

Pen on a 9x12 bristol.
I had so many ideas for this one, and other things kept getting in the way until all of a sudden it was Sunday. I'm a bigger fan of the movie than the book, so I tried creating a hybrid look. Maybe I'll still do my other ideas, because this was a lot of fun!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Hide and Seek....

Couldn't help myself, had to do another.......

9 x 12, ink & watercolor on bristol, by Rich Hennemann

Friday, March 11, 2011

An Alternate Tale of Where the Wild Things Are


The End

Quick pencil sketch! I might color it if I have time. This book is a favorite in our house. My son always reads the last page on his own.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Okay, so I stole this idea from a piece of Monsters Inc. concept art. Sue me.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

And He Sailed Back Over a Year.....

One of my favorite books of all love of which was rediscovered when I began reading it to my son.

By Rich Hennemann
9 x 12, Ink and Watercolor on bristol. 

Where the Wild Things Are

Or Max & les MaxiMonstres, as they called it here in Quebec. Here's my piece for the week.

Coloured in Photoshop

 The original drawing

Kelly Tindall, 2011
9"x12" on cardstock.

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Where the Wild Things Are

Our subject for this week......Maurice Sendak's masterpiece.......Where the Wild Things Are!

Good Grief!

Highlighting Charles Schulz's influence on the humor of Calvin & Hobbes.

By Nick Bedford, 9 x 12 on watercolor paper.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Sock Hobbes

It's supposed to be a sock monkey version of Hobbes. I tried limiting myself to 1 hour (took just a bit longer). Don't know if I'm happy with the end result, but it was fun doing. Pen and markers, with prismacolor on a 9x12 bristol.

Raiders of the Lost Hobbes

love me some Calvin & Hobbes. I had quite a few ideas for this, but this seemed the most fun, and we've already had plenty of the growing up theme, so I wanted to do something along with Calvin's imagination.

this took me about an hour? I'm not quite sure, I wasn't really keeping track of time, just wanted to do both Calvin and Indy justice. I'm sure I could spend more time getting Calvin to look just right.

This was done in photoshop.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Kraken is Out to Get Me!!!

Not the first time I've used a Rockwell painting as the basis for a sketch, and it probably won't be the last. But this idea came to me fairly early on because, with his boundless imagination, Calvin would never admit to being scared of heights. So this is what I envisioned by filtering Rockwell's Diving Board through the lens of Calvin & Hobbes.

I had a lot of fun with this, and hope you all enjoy it.

9x12, ink on Bristol - Jared

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Real to Me

I sketched this quickly today in Photoshop while the youngest was napping.

"The days are just packed!"

Forever Young

I doodled for a bit, trying to come up with my own unique take on these iconic characters, something completely different....and I just couldn't.  This is who they are to me, and how I always want them.

By Rich Hennemann - 9 x 12, Ink and Watercolor on Bristol.