Though my schedule is crammed full of comic book work, I managed to sneak a few more commissions in this week. My recent Orion Vs. Darkseid piece must have caught the eye of the client who requested I draw a Jack Kirby-style Orion. I tried to push the Kirby look a little more this time -- using more of his patented "squiggles." I wasn't completely happy with the pose in my initial pencil sketch, thinking it a little stiff -- so when I transfered it to bristol, I reworked the legs.
I think this gives the figure a stronger line of motion, and makes for a better drawing -- judge for yourself -- the inked version is shown below, followed by the full color finished piece.
I'd drawn Golden Age comic book hero Doctor Mid-Nite for a previous client -- but this this time I was asked to add a new element. Doc now has a sidekick based on the original (pre-Barbara Gordon) Bat Girl - dropping the (few) Bat-elements of her costume. From initial sketch to finished piece, I moved Mid-Nite Girl (?) over a bit, so the figures weren't touching. I'm quite pleased with Doc's jaunty running pose!