So this year there were a few drawings I needed to get done as Christmas presents for people. First were a few commissions I did for Bel's best friend from high school. She now has three daughters and each one of them has a specific handsome celebrity-type who has caught their fancy: Doctors 10 & 11 and Harry from One Direction. So she commissioned me to do portraits similar to ones she has seen me produce in the past. (They all picked guys with MASSIVE hair.) And here's how they came out:
The other three were my bright idea for presents for three of my nephews. I thought they might enjoy being featured as the cover drawing on real comic books. I've done some sketches on blank variant covers and have gathered an assortment of them for this purpose. I've even done quicky portraits of people on sketch covers before at conventions. But this time I wanted to take some time and try to make the portraits really tight so that they would really feel like it IS them on the covers of these real books!
I tried to portray each of them as characters they like, but I couldn't find a Flash sketch cover, so Jacob had to be Ironman instead. (Of course, with his new beard that he's very proud of, that worked out well.) Justin has always been a Spidey fan, so that was an easy one to figure. But I'm afraid poor Brandon though felt a bit cheated that he had to be a villain instead of the hero. Still, I knew he was a big fan of the Joker, so I thought it would be OK. The only Batman cover I could get was a Li'l Gotham book, which I felt was most appropriate anyway, since he's the youngest of my nephews. Of course, without color and without distorting his face with an insane smile, it's a bit hard to tell that's who he's supposed to be. Turns out, it would have been better if I could have drawn him as Finn from Adventure Time. He's become a big fan of that series recently, but I'm a bit out of the loop and didn't know.
ANYWAY, here are the results:
Happy Holidays, to all and to all a good night!