Comeuppance

Comeuppance

For this week’s Illustration Friday. topic: “Revenge”

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Mark Celis’ Online Illustration Portfolio

I guess it’s now LONG-past time that I set-up a one-stop link for an online “portfolio” of my illustrations. So: below are some of the best (in my opinion) of the past few years, displayed from the latest to the earliest, covering mostly the last five years. I hope you enjoy them.

“Sue Solare” for the 2013 National Paper Doll Convention

Face Detail for the above Illustration. This is a digital painting in Photoshop using a photo of an actress named Lauren Ambrose as reference, seen side-by-side for comparison.

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Hit-Girl” from “Kick Ass” and “Kick Ass 2

“Hellboy” from “Hellboy” and “Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Laura Kinney (X 23)” Marvel Comics’ female version of their character “Wolverine”.

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“Storm (Ororo)” from Marvel Comics’ “X-Men”.

A “Space-Babe” Practice for “Sue Solare” above.

Spider-Man after Todd McFarlane.

Batman

A Classic Supergirl

“Hank” interpretation of an original character for a Weekly Sketch Group challenge at Penciljack.com.

“American Woman” a sort of re-imagining of a “Wonder Woman” type character.

“Captain America” inspired by the recent movies.

“Green Lantern” inspired by the recent movie.

“Superman!”

“Paradigm” an original character of mine.

A Stylized Portrait of a good friend and neighbor of mine

A “Skrull “ for a Weekly Sketch Group challenge at Penciljack.com featuring the Villains of the “Fantastic Four”.

“Whiplash” an original character of mine.

I’m first and foremost a “cat” person, but I like dogs a lot, too.

“Flying Batman” a re-imagining of mine for Batman’s suit, with folding “wings”.

“‘NEW’ Batman” Another rendering of a re-design of mine for Batman’s suit.

“Dr. Manhattan” inspired by the movie “The Watchmen”.

“Corona” an original character of mine.

Another one of MANY “Space Gals” I’ve Illustrated over the past few years

“Elinore” one of the feature characters in Ralph Bakshi‘s classic animated movie “Wizards”

This “Space Girl” was during a period when I was emulating the great Chris Sanders. I leave it to you whether I succeeded.

A “Space Girl” taken from my sketch, then rendered in vector format in Adobe Illustrator

A character I created named “Trailer Trish”. Aliens always seem to be dropping in on the backwoods people.

“Bronze Bot” a photo-collage combined with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop elements to create a mechanoid in the “Steampunk” style.

“Cuddle Bear” Another piece started as a sketch, then rendered in Illustrator. I entered the name “Cuddle Bear” into a translation website to get the Kanji characters. I wanted a “J-Pop” feel to this piece.

“Robo-Ex” This piece was started as a simple Illustrator animation, which I later rendered-out, adding special lighting effects in Photoshop. Inspired by the online sci-fi comic series: “Varla Dayne”.

“‘Buck’ Celis” This self-portrait as myself as a “Buck Rogers” type was for a self-promtional flyer, advertising the design and graphics services of “Captain Quickdraw”.

Some Cute Aminals

For several years now, I’ve been concentrating on figurative work (to put it in fancy terms); “Superheroes” to be less pretentious. Last year, I’d done some “cute” animals as a sort of break, and later on, towards the end of the year, I’d done some more.


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Old Stuff 10 “Trailer Trish & the Varmints Frum Spayce” (from: 11-13-2010)

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This is only the second drawing I did after having NOT drawn for four months, wherein I usually draw in a more “cartoony” style until I get my skills and confidence back up. The gent holding the dead possum is actually my neighbor, and it was actually something he DID, which inspired the very FIRST drawing in four months.

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I was just using up the empty remaining sketchbook-page space (to save money), and drew an alien on the same page as this drawing of Trish. Then the caption occurred to me as a way of making it all fit together.

Another drawings of Trailer Trish’s aliens. He’s holding another of my interpretations of the infamous “probe”.

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I did a few drawings trying to nail down the design of Trailer Trish’s aliens. These are two of the best. The left one is holding my interpretation of the infamous “probe”.

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I did the drawing of Trish separate, but on the same page as this Alien, then conceived of the scenario that combined them into the same scene. If it isn’t clear, the alien is supposed to be buzzing on some of Trish’s moonshine.

Old Stuff 01 “Fleischer-Like Superman”(from 12-19-2009)

So…….it’s only been about 6 months since my last (and first………and only) post. And to accompany the facelift I’ve given it, I’ll begin to implement my original paln: catching up with old work, until I synch with my new stuff here. So here’s the first:

I was re-watching “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” (the one about Chuck Barris’ life as a CIA hit-man), and was struck by one shot of George Clooney. I got caught up trying to emphasize his block-like jaw, ……and that led me to Superman.

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Here’s colors. I really started just to put flat colors in just to see how it would look, but as usually happens when i get in PhotoShop, I get carried away. I wound up trying to evoke something of the old Fleischer Studios’ Superman with the coloring.

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So………I guess that makes this a semi-annual event for me (or is it “demi”? “Hemi”?)