Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A Quick Batman


I was laid out pretty badly the last couple weeks with a nasty flu, so I haven't had much new stuff to post on my blog, but here's a quick Batman sketch I drew up tonight. I painted this really fast in gouache and ink, and did some corrections in photoshop to even out the tones before posting. For those who are interested, you can compare it against the uncorrected scan below.

Keep in mind that I am lousy at drawing Batman, so if you see me at a convention, please don't ask me to draw him. You'll only make me sad.

15 comments:

damon said...

i like it

think it looks Rad

rico said...

You pulled off a great Batman here! I still LOVE the Batgirl you did for me too!

alan said...

And yet THIS drawing of Bats is a beauty. I reckon the cowl and ears are the toughy, and all that dramatic cape-drapery.

The brush-work on this are lovely. Interesting to see it pre-scan too.

Danny said...

Michael,

I think I love you!

Oh, I love the Batman too, but love you more!!!

In all seriousness, although with a computer, you can 'clean' a lot of things up, I never get tired of seeing your original paintings.

Jason Chalker said...

I don't know what the hell you're talking about Cho. You must still be feverish. That Batman is awesome.

Glad you're feeling better!

Johnny B said...

Keep in mind that I am lousy at drawing Batman...You are too modest, sir.

Michael Cho said...

You're all very kind, folks. The main reason I think my Batman is bad is because of David Mazzucchelli. After he did his "Year One" Batman, I really saw no need for me to ever draw him -- Maz's Batman was perfect.

Rico: hey Rico! I still remember that Batgirl piece for waaaay back. That was fun to draw.

Danny: glad you liked it, buddy. See you at TCAF!

Paul Conrad said...

I love your lousy Batman, in fact if I ever see you at a convention I'm gonna make a point to request one too!

RLS said...

You're crazy. Your Batman rocks.
However, I'd rather ask you for a Mary Marvel drawing instead.

Tim Baron said...

I like this Batman. Darwyn Cooke would be proud.

Michael Cho said...

Paul: thanks, buddy. But I'd only do a trade with you :)

RLS: You and I both know you draw a better Batman than me, Ron.

Tim: thanks, Tim. It's actually based on Cooke's Batman design, despite my poor rendition of it.

Brian Churilla said...

Looks pretty sweet to me. You are the awesome. How's life in baby land?

Jordan said...

Michael, I don't have any idea what you're talking about...This Batman is so great! It's like Cooke mixed with Mazzucchelli.

Michael Cho said...

Brian: Hey, Brian. Baby-land is a place of constant joy and constant worry. Right now, our little girl has had like 3 colds in a row this month, so its been a bit stressfull, but otherwise, it's all very rewarding.

Jordan: thanks, Jordan.

Anonymous said...

Don't be so hard on yourself! This is a great Batman sketch. Better than most of the crap I see being published.

Nick H