This Week's Theme:

This Week's Theme: Holidays!

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Friday, November 25, 2011

KETCHUP: halloween

sorry guys been busy. I got a few more ketchup i'll finish up tonite.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Minions of Apokalips: Desaad

Wow, my first Armagetto Fabulous post. I'd like to start by thanking everyone for letting me be a part of this blog. I've been enjoying your work from the beginning, and am excited to now be apart of it.

For this weeks theme I choice Desaad. I have a very limited knowledge about the DC universe, so after a little research I stumbled upon Desaad. I liked the idea of him being Darkseid's master torturer, and tried to capture that attitude in the drawing.

However, seeing how I was asked to join during ketchup week I thought I would take my pick of past themes, and play a little catch up myself. Below is one of my favorite TNG episodes.

Hope you enjoy,

Monday, November 21, 2011

Minions of Apokalips: Big Barda by Mike McMahon

Even though Barda fights for good these days, she was born on Apokalips and trained as part of Granny Goodness' Furies until she defected.

Minions of Apokalips: Simyan and Mokkari

These two schlubs largely stood around with a clipboard and watched as Superman, Jimmy Olson, and the Newsboy legion fought off a bunch of monsters.

Minions of Apokolips: Takion, by Josh Purple

As I was searching through the Inhabitants of New Genesis, I found Takion fighting (what must be) Godzilla :) , so I picked Takion.  Guess I made him a bit happy and goofy :D .

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Minions of Apokolips: Glorious Godfrey by Justin Zyduck

Of all the Fourth World villains, I find Glorious Godfrey the most fascinating. I mean, take a look at this page and all the wonderful richness it suggests. A salesman disguised as a televangelist, Godfrey isn't a total sham. He does believe in anti-life (or at least he tells Darkseid he does; I choose to believe that he's telling the truth), but only to a point. To him it's really just a marketing campaign for Darkseid. It's like if you were an adman for Apple, and you sincerely believed that Apple products are the computing solution for every man, woman, and child on Earth -- and then Darkseid comes in and is like, "You shortsighted fool, don't you realize? APPLE IS LIFE ITSELF!"

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Obsure Myth: Pele by Mark Hurst

Sorry this is a few days late... and not more then some line work. OK, so I did a search for some sort of myth that I have not heard of which turned to be a little more difficult than I imagined. Any way, I came across a myth about a Hawaiian Goddess called Pele. She intrigued me because her travels from her homeland to the Hawaiian Islands is the story behind the creation of volcanoes in the Pacific Ring of Fire. One of the things I decided to depict on this was a part of the myth of all of Pele's lovers who wronged her and supposedly were covered in molten lava as punishment.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Obscure Myth: Enyo - The Goddess of War by Mike McMahon

I dunno just how obscure she is, but I know that I've never heard of her before. Enyo is the Greek Goddess of War and is the sister of, you guessed it, Ares and is the daughter of Zeus and Hera. She was known for destroying cities and being bloodthirsty in battle.

Obscure Myth: Krampus by Rich Flood

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Obscure Myth: Far Darrig by Eric Schuster

Far Darrig, aka The Red Man, is an Irish fairy who specializes in malicious pranks.  He was a shapeshifter, but his red coat and cap remain constant.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Thor by Beth Davis

Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans, right?

I want to finish this-So for now let's just pretend Thor is running toward Destroyer, about to deal the killing blow. Thor is fun to draw. More (hopefully) soon...

Monday, November 7, 2011

Ketchup: COUPLES, Scott Pilgrim + Knives Chau (and why I didn't like the movie)

I'm gonna rant a little bit here.  I'll try to avoid being spoiler-y about he books but I'm going in assuming peeps have seen the movie.

Scott Pilgrim was my favorite comic for a long time.  I was on board from the beginning, and I say that not to brag that I was there first, but to make the point that I was/am a SUPER FAN.  When I heard the movie was not only going forward but was being directed by Edgar Wright, I thought it was positioned to be the bestest comic book movie ever, SRSLY.  I wasn't expecting it to be note for note the same because it's stupid to expect every nuance from the 1200 page story to fit into 2 hours, but I figured it'd get the spirit of the story at least.  I'm definitely PRO comic book movie (even the not so great ones) because its a great way to get comic creators more paid and who among us isn't for that?

I thought SCOTT PILGRIM vs THE WORLD was bad though, and NOT because "it was different from the book!"  It really wasn't THAT different, at least superficially.  It hit the big story beats, sure.  It did a fine job of keeping a lot of the funny jokes and silly hipster spirit but at its core it completely whiffed on the point of the story: Scott Pilgrim is a douchebag in sore need of some growing up.

My biggest problem is how much the movie let Scott off the hook for his dick behavior.  Sure the characters roll their eyes at Scott a lot (ditto the book), but as the books progressed forward and you learned more about Scott's romantic history (with Kim, Envy, and Lisa, whose roles were reduced to non-existent in the movie) and how he wasn't just an endearing but absentminded doofus, he was actually kind of horrible.  The books beautifully show everything bottoming out in slow motion, because of his stubborn refusal to acknowledge that he's being self centered even though he does genuinely care about those around him.  Whether he ends up with Ramona or ANYONE not was not the point.  The fighting the evil exes, that ALSO was not the point.

The movie kind of chucks all that out the window.  Michael Cera plays Michael Cera, lovable awkward doofus, and ends with the message that TRUE LOVE CONQUERS ALL blaring with bright colors and indie rock.  It ends up being a personal victory without any of the interesting personal struggle.

The reason I picked Scott and Knives is because it's the difference in the book and the movie in a nutshell.  Scott cheats on Knives and Ramona with each other.  Knives in the book is shown to be immature (for sure), but she's also 17 and struggling with a lot of sadness/longing/frustration with this older jerk who played her emotionally and then unceremoniously dumped her when she stopped being the most interesting thing to him this very minute.  In the movie she's just this cute/annoying groupie who ends up being as feasible a love interest as Ramona in the end.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Spider-Man Villains: Electro by Justin Zyduck

I've noticed that modern-age artists often think it's a good idea to get rid of Electro's starfish-mask. But like--there's dozens of superheroes and supervillains with electric/lightning bolt motifs on their costumes...but there's only ONE DUDE with a mask like that. Why would you fight it?

Tried to recapture the same face Ditko first drew on the character. The black around the eyes is something I saw in the Spider-Man Manga and always really liked.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Ketchup Week: TNG Poster - A Fistful of Datas by Mike McMahon

Couldn't pass up a chance to do another Next Generation poster.

Ketchup: Spiderman Villains, Rhino by Josh Lynch

When mark chose this theme a while back I chose the sinister six so that I could draw a bunch of my favorite spiderman villains.  However, Rhino was not in the original 6 line up.  And I love drawing rhino.  So here is rhino.  I also have been doodling other spiderman villains all week over here

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween: Slime Pit Zombies Color Dun by Rob Ayotte and Greg Reekers

So this is actually another version because I realized I jumped the gun and stuff wasn't dun. anyways thanks again to Greg for help'n me out with the background. Peace Y'all