A lot of people asked me what I was going to do with my time after I was finished doing 100 Batman drawings on my iPad. The obvious answer: spend 3 months animating over a baby picture of myself as a music video for Dog Is Blue naturally!
Of course, it goes against everything I believe in to not slip a Batman cameo in there, so see if you can spot this little Easter egg as the video plays:
A series of Batman drawings that doesn’t feature the Batusi is a crime against Bat-humanity. I figured it was a simple, but fitting end to the 100 day challenge.
What’s next? Well, first there’s the awesome celebratory Batman-themed concert on Dec. 3 in Toronto. After that, I’m not so sure…these drawings were meant to brush the dust off and get back in the art game. I’ll definitely keep sketching on the ol’ iPad, but I’d like to do some physical mixed-media work too.
Stay tuned and thanks for following me over these last few months! ~ Paul
I had this drawing almost completely done late last night then somehow managed to erase the entire thing. I started again at 2am. Thankfully, there are parts of this one that I actually like better than the first draft, but it’s safe to say my face looked like Batman’s for a few minutes there…
It’s also safe to say that Batman’s probably not winning whatever game they’re playing (though it doesn’t look like Superman’s doing any better).
This either looks like a cave-dwelling Batman (he does have a Bat-cave…) or a poorly thought-out attempt at drawing Batman looking at his reflection in a muddy puddle (that’s a fun thing to say…muddy puddle).
Brushing up on old talents and learning new tricks with my pal, the mutha@%ing Batman, one new drawing at a time.
The Goal: to post 100 Batman drawings.
The Reason: Getting off my ass. It’s been too long since I sketched on a regular basis. iPad apps like Sketchbook Pro make it very easy and convenient to rehabilitate a once-heralded drawing ability. They are going to be ugly and embarrassing at the start, but it’s all a shameless exercise in growth.
Why Batman?: 1) Batman is awesome. 2) I grew up drawing superheroes, so it feels like a natural jumping on point. Drawing something like Batman ad nauseam takes away the often paralyzing search for subject matter and just let’s me cut loose.
The Rules: I'll post 6 drawings a week. Crime rests on Sunday. Re-colours and slight variations don’t count—-they all have to be from scratch. The good, the bad & the ugly will all be documented here. The worse the drawings are the more I’ll want to bury the post with better ones.