Friday, 22 June 2012

Bananaman!

After my Desperate Dan sketch earlier, I couldn't resist doing another re-imagining. This time of another old favourite of mine.. Bananaman!



Drawn in Manga Studio... dedicated to original Bananaman artist John Geering (with apologies to legendary artist John Byrne for the use of his classic Superman pose!)

UPDATE: And here's a colour version, done using ProCreate for the iPad. Just for fun ;)




Some UK Classics From The Comics...

Here are a couple of recent digital sketches that I have drawn using Smith Micro's excellent Manga Studio. First up, is my own re-imagining of an all-time favourite comic character of mine, the DANDY's very own DESPERATE DAN!

Darn tootin'!
With the greatest respect to Dudley D. Watkins, creator
of Desperate Dan.

Next up is a sketch that was inspired by a certain trailer I watched yesterday (which looks BRILLIANT by the way)..... quite simply, he IS the law.

"What do you mean, I sound like Dirty Harry?"
I'm really enjoying trying out drawing digitally. Hope you like the pictures!

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Classic Sal Buscema Hulk reproduction

This past week, I've been getting back into sketching a little. I've been using a brilliant iPad app called ProCreate, and this is what I came up with the other day:

Original by Sal Buscema, digital inks & colours
by Simon Williams using ProCreate for iPad

The program allowed me to import Sal's original image, and then ink and colour it on separate layers.. like in Photoshop. I then deleted Sal's original layer... and viola! A Soulman Inc reproduction of the first ever image I ever saw of the big Green guy (from which I became a fan for life!)! 

Hope you all like it!

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Little Hulk STRONG!!!!!

Check this out... a wonderful drawing done for me by my dear friend Kat Nicholson:

"One..... erm, three? Grrrrrrr.... Hulk can't COUNT!"
Artwork by Kat Nicholson.
Not only have I been fortunate to have had most of my professional artwork coloured by the extremely talented Kat, along with her partner in crime Jason Cardy, but most importantly I am honoured and blessed to be able to call them both my dearest and closest friends (along with their lovely new pet rabbit, Digby... my little man-man!). Both are currently working on Panini's THUNDERCATS comic... which is available from all UK newsagents now. Check it out.... you won't be disappointed!

You can check out Kat's DeviantArt page here.