What's all this, then?

Since I'm not 100% sure what I'm going to do with this blog right now, I've decided to post some of the strange doodles and drawings I've kept in boxes, folders, and cabinets these past 30 years. A lot of these things were done while on the phone, or while testing pens, or out of sheer boredom. There won't be any rhyme or reason to these drawings. I'm just grabbing stuff from off the piles, scanning it, and adding it here. Think of it as a game of cartoon Russian roulette. The neat thing about the drawings is that each one has it's own history and background story. There will be plenty of bonus posts and topical additions as the mood strikes. Forewarned is forearmed.

All artwork copyrighted 2007/2008/2009/2010 Martin A. Devine.

Please do not link to or use images or content without permission from the so-called "artist". (So there.)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Batman Paintings

My wife asked me to do a couple Batman drawings for the seven year old son of a guy she works with. He already had a Batman theme for his bedroom, and he liked the Animated Batman more than the darker movie Batman. I decided to do the illustrations as paintings. I haven't set a brush to canvas in ages, so it did take some time to shake off the rust. Luckily, I found canvases on sale at the local art supply store. I stayed close to the Bruce Timm style Batman.

First, a close-up of the Batman. I'm very happy with this one.

Next, Batman fixing to throw a Batarang. There's some wonky stuff going on there, but the kid loves it.

They're not masterpieces, but they're not bad for being out of practice since the 80s.

(Gesso and acrylic paints on pre-stretched canvas)


GreenCapt said...

Marty they're both really cool but especially the profile shot!

Stephen Reid said...


Post more!

Rob Jackson said...

Pretty :)
I just bought some paints today, like you I haven't used them since art school. I'll let you know what a mess i make :)