Open up your stockings (wholesome Christmas ones, not the sexy ones) for what’s probably the biggest sketch mirror update I’ve ever posted, thanks to two events being on subsequent days. You could almost make an advent calendar out of these. First up, the Gnash Comics day event, which was a lovely little get-together with a great friendly, family atmosphere and full of lovely people. Observe!
An ‘Old One’ from the Power of Five series, the big baddie from Raven’s Gate.
Another Old One, a spider this time. They come in all different shapes and sizes. It should be clarified that they’re evil.
The request for this one was “A Tarantula.” Erm…
Matt from the Power of Five. With gaffer-taped sketchbook and Rotring Art Pen tin. (Oh, and this just in, The Power of Five is allllll over Tumblr. Oh, it turns out that there’s bags of Fan-fiction too. Fancy!)
Cthulhu! Elder God from beyond the stars whose very presence drives people out of their tiny ape minds! As asked for by an innocent, wide-eyed young lad(!) because he’s been playing Munchkin Cthulhu with his family!
Judge Dredd, imposing upshot…
And Judge Dredd again, having a go at a down-shot of him without making it look too helmet-y. Oh, and some Mega City One.
Finally, Scarlett, the fifth Gatekeeper from the fourth Power of Five book, Necropolis, here in cute teenage illustration mode…
And shifting onto the day after at the Plymouth Comic Expo, here’s Scarlett in alternate history, feudal survivor mode from the third book in the series, Night Rise.
Fionna from Adventure Time, with distinctly off-model cat companion ‘Cake’.
Skirting around my portrait artist side after doing one for a regular Devon con attendee (the photo of which didn’t turn out) four people asking for a group portrait is like the locusts descending, but hey, new challenges and all that…
Boba Fett, Star Wars‘ own put-upon everyman character. Complete with Han-Solo-encased-in-Carbonite keyring on his blaster handle.
Zombie-portrait, the clever fellow in question came up with the idea for this one, unbeknownst that Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard has been doing a similar thing for readers at cons for years.
A half-cat, shapeshifting vampire role-playing game character. Any excuse to be weird.
Another portrait, a two-up of convention-goers.
The main character of Fullmetal Alchemist, Edward Elric. This was drawn without reference and with the requester describing what he looked like, so we’ve ended up with a something so far away from the source material that it’s nearly an original.
Judge Dredd returns.
Judge Mortis of the Dark Judges.
Swamp Thing. He’s not in the jungle, he is the jungle.
And finally, as the con was finishing and the sketches were getting increasingly graphic, it’s American comics’ first lady, Batwoman.