Friday, September 10, 2010

Him again?

I’m going to have to keep this one brief because I’m pretty busy. But I wanted to go into the weekend with another sketch. Adam’s friend Mike Gagnon was Baltimore with him and asked for a Nova sketch in his sketchbook. After Adam’s and Craig’s (still not done yet) sketchbooks, I didn’t think my heart could take it and there were only a few hours left in the convention at that point. I worried I might rush it and that wouldn’t be good. So Mike agreed to let me do a standalone sketch at home and mail it to him. It’s probably only half-way there as I type this but Mike was nice enough to allow me to post the scan early.

I enjoyed this one though the pose wasn't particularly original. As I told Adam, I like drawing Nova's leg stripes and when he flies all you see are speedlines. That left arm is a little horsey, too. (You can imagine the jokes Christian is making right now.) I chalk that up to the angle of my desk. And my laziness. Add proportions to the list of things I need to work on.

That said, doing this sketch gave me a reason to draw and with all the moving around I've been doing at work, it's difficult to get in the mood or even find the time. So I was grateful for the opportunity. It was a lot of fun playing with the grey-tone markers too.

I hope you like it and I hope you have a great weekend.

(Craig, don't worry. You’re not getting a Nova. :) )


Josh said...

Great drawing Matt! That arm looks alright to me. The new costume's not bad, but I think I can see what you've been saying about the old costume over the new. Some superheroes really don't need a costume change.

Warren said...

I agree with the old costume being better. And I also think the arm looks pretty good. Nice drawing! :)

Rowan's Dad said...

I love it Matt...'horsey' arm and all :)
seriously, came out great. Glad my sketch request actually ended up serving a good purpose for you. After a tiring first week back in the classroom, this was a great spirit lifter.
Mike G

PJ said...

looks fine!

Adam Hutch said...

Looks great Matt. Nice mixture of a super hero pose and him getting ready to take off.

todd said...

oh, i dig all over that nova, matt! wonderful job!
great pose and, as adam said, ready to rocket into space! love it!
and yeah, being the ultimate traditionalist that i am, i love the original costume so much more. that new helmet makes my eyes hurt!

Brian said...

Horsey, you say?

Neigh, says I.


Leanne said...

LOVE it, Matt! Always great to see more Nova art from you! I digs it!

Heywood Jablomie said...

man great stuff with this one and the question piece!

i love the old costume as well. not a fan of the new helmet but at times i do find the new suit kinda neat, mostly when they have the energy coming out of what i like to refer to as his exhaust ports. heh