Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Mighty Avengers!


Sorry for the long delay in between posts, folks. To make up for it, here's a drawing of that old-school Marvel super-team, the Avengers. I think this particular lineup only existed for a couple of issues (Hulk was never much of a team player), but it remains a personal favourite. You really can't go wrong with any group that includes the "fin-head" Iron Man.

This drawing is actually a companion piece to a drawing I did years ago, of a group of DC heroes. I pencilled it months ago, but didn't have time to finish it up until recently. The final art was painted in markers and ink, and you can check out the original pencil sketch for it below:

14 comments:

Gerry said...

thats just beautifull, what a great line up too !

MilkManX said...

Oh very nice!

Dan C said...

Brilliant as always, Mike. Great version of the classic Avengers lineup. Also wanted to congratulate you on your article in Illo magazine. I (finally) received my copy the other day and was thrilled to see so many familiar drawings - as well as several drawings I'd never seen before - on papier. (they look even better "in person" than on a computer screen). Enjoyed reading your interview, too. Those guys at Illo sure know how to put together a magazine.
Keep up the good work!

damon said...

love it

so cool

Justin Vandemark said...

These classic Marvel designs are so refreshingly simple compared to the modern day versions, especially Iron Man. You nailed this. Wonderful image!

allison said...

nice drawings!

Jason Chalker said...

Nice. I love your super hero stuff.

Tim Baron said...

Beautiful work!

Michael Cho said...

Thanks, everyone.

Dan: much thanks. That Illo interview was actually done over a year ago, so some of those drawings are pretty familiar. I really couldn't include a lot of 'unseen' stuff, since most of it was being saved for a book or was under non-disclosure agreements.

Paul Conrad said...

Beautiful work Michael! I'd love to see one shot of this team drawn by you... think I'll ask Santa.

Toyebot said...

THIS is the best! Just awesome!

jason quinones said...

both versions look REALLY AMAZING! love the shading and subtle textures in the pencil version though.

awesome job as always man!!

Michael Cho said...

Paul: thanks, Paul. I had no idea Santa was a comics editor :)

Toyebot: thanks!

Jason: thanks, Jason. I often find that my pencil art looks very different than the final just because my final work isn't very linear at all.

Cap A said...

Hi Michael,

I'm a Belgian fan of comics, and I just finished a "tour" on your blog, where I saw some outstanding pieces. This one with the Avengers is simply WOW. I'd like to know if your original is for sale? Would you also be so kind to contact me through email (dleonar1@kcc.com), because I'd like to discuss the possibility of a commission with you. Thanks in advance. Best, DOM