Some person drawing stuff - CK Russell's art blog
virtualcara:

Rocket Raccoon consketch, a commission.
5x7 inches, brushpen and marker. 

Reblog in celebration of Guardians of the Galaxy, now in theatres!

virtualcara:

Rocket Raccoon consketch, a commission.

5x7 inches, brushpen and marker. 

Reblog in celebration of Guardians of the Galaxy, now in theatres!

Batgirl (Steph) and Robin (Tim). 
5x7 consketch, brushpen and marker on cardstock. 

Batgirl (Steph) and Robin (Tim). 

5x7 consketch, brushpen and marker on cardstock. 

Black Bat (Cass) and Robin (Damian). I’m really sad they didn’t interact in the comics more, I feel Cassandra more than anyone could see right through Damian’s gruff. 
5x7 consketch, brushpen and marker on cardstock. 

Black Bat (Cass) and Robin (Damian). I’m really sad they didn’t interact in the comics more, I feel Cassandra more than anyone could see right through Damian’s gruff. 

5x7 consketch, brushpen and marker on cardstock. 

Suggestion box OPEN

Hey folks!

I’m working on original artwork for upcoming cons. and to keep the queue fed. If there’s a character (under-represented on Tumblr or not) that you think I should be drawing or needs a visibility boost, feel free to drop me a message or comment with a suggestion!

I’m also accepting commissions (info here), if you’d like something for yourself. 

Batgirl (Cass) getting a lesson on the Batusi from Robin (Stephanie).
5x7 consketch, brushpen and marker on cardstock. 

Batgirl (Cass) getting a lesson on the Batusi from Robin (Stephanie).

5x7 consketch, brushpen and marker on cardstock. 

A HUGE Teen Wolf poster commission, featuring most of the cast from season 1 (Jackson left out by request and Danny left out because I’m an idiot). 
11x17 inches; ink, marker, paint and color pencil on bristol. Like it and want one for your own? I’m available for commissions! :D

A HUGE Teen Wolf poster commission, featuring most of the cast from season 1 (Jackson left out by request and Danny left out because I’m an idiot). 

11x17 inches; ink, marker, paint and color pencil on bristol. Like it and want one for your own? I’m available for commissions! :D

Leela! 
Sketchcard, 2.5x3.5 inches, ink marker and paint on bristol. 

Leela! 

Sketchcard, 2.5x3.5 inches, ink marker and paint on bristol. 

A pair of Teen Wolf commissions done at Animaritime 2014!

8x11 inches, brush pen and marker. If you like these and want one of your own, I’m available for more commissions!

Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers!
Sketchcard, 2.5x3.5 inches, ink marker and paint on bristol. 

Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers!

Sketchcard, 2.5x3.5 inches, ink marker and paint on bristol. 

Sailor Scouts! Sailor Moon was a huge impact on me in my formative years. I’m happy to see it’s coming back and a new generation will be able to see it.

Sailor Moon on 5x7 with ballpoint pen and marker, Sailors Mars, Mercury, Venus and Jupiter on 8.5x11 with ballpoint pen and marker. 

Please never post on comic forums, especially please don't respond to people critiquing your work. I have seen some marvel writers get "in the trenches" with the average joe forum posters and it really turns me off from their work. I feel like a writer should do his "talking" through his work or his personal social media like you do- not in responding to some forum poster who has some weird issue with the work. Anyway, love your work!
Anonymous

elfgrove:

brianmichaelbendis:

I cannot agree more. you will never see me do that.

 I have told many of my peers that those message board forums are not our place. those conversations are not for us. but many people, especially those who grew up with message boards as part of their life, have a hard time realizing that there is no winning an argument in that arena and that the work has to speak for itself.

 the same people ask me how I get more work done than they do the number one reason is because I don’t obsessively lurk on message boards :-).

 of course I host a forum and even then I stay out of most of the conversations that are actually about my work. I can count on both hands careers that were destroyed by ill advised Internet activity like that

Emphasizing: “I have told many of my peers that those message board forums are not our place. those conversations are not for us.

I’ve seen a number of creators talk about how they feel “bullied” because they can’t talk back against criticism without being made out to be the villain. Some pretty famous and influential creators within their spheres. These are the folk who don’t understand that they’re not powerless Peter Parkers anymore. They’ve become Spider-Men, whether they like it or not, and with great power comes responsibility. As the creator, as the person with the official platform from which to speak, you have the loudest voice. No member of fandom is really ever going to be able to speak over you, because by virtue of your position people will take your word and opinion over that of some fan (no matter how popular the blogger is). You’re throwing rotten fruit down from the office balcony when you “fight back” and everyone can hear your voice coming from overhead. You sound and look official and have the benefit of that height. The frequency with which someone from the protesting sidewalk is going to be able to throw hard enough to hit you with that rotten tomato is never going to equal the number you hit and silence when you just casually dump a crate of tomatoes over the railing. And all the while, more people are passing on the street outside of the protestors and they assume the worst of the people on the ground level first, not the person in the office suite.

inserting yourelf into fan discussion is a dangerous nd frequently ill advised practice, especially if you are inserting yourself to tell fans they are ot interpretiing reading something the right way, your work should stand on it’s own, if as a creator you want to add information or debunk, it should always be done with note to the effect that X didn’t make it to final product and you understand that readings of the wirk as pres, ented is valid criticism or at least understandable, even if you don’t agree with it, fandom space is fandom space, and those conversations are typically not meant for you or your voice, you have the official platform and thusly the loudest voice already, no one in fandom is actually capable of speaking over you

I don’t normally reblog anything or add to discussion on this tumblr (because reasons) but I feel like this needs to be spread far and wide, especially with elfgrove’s addition.

I am FREQUENTLY asked “why don’t aren’t you doing work for XYZ”, and the answer boils down to “when I was a teenager, a creator at XYZ spent a considerable amount of time bullying a friend of mine for their interpretation of the creator’s work”. I independently came to the same interpretation, and while I have never interacted with that creator, I read those interactions and I felt comics is a place that would actively harm me if they found out I had an opinion contrary to the one the creator intended. It’s over a decade later and this feeling hasn’t entirely gone away, especially since I can’t go more than a couple weeks without seeing another creator doing similar and lauded for it, whether it’s comics or games (my other industry).

The things you say publicly as a creator in defence or retaliation of your own work is not read only the people you’re directing it at.  And it’s poisoning the next generation by showing fans that:

a) This is an acceptable way to conduct myself when I am a creator

and

b) This is how I will be treated if I speak out against something that is racist/sexist/LGBTQIAAphobic/abelist/abusive/generally toxic or offensive

Jean Kirstein, and Marco Bodt from Attack on Titan. You got someone watching over you, Jean! But possibly not to help you out…
Photoshop all the way!

Jean Kirstein, and Marco Bodt from Attack on Titan. You got someone watching over you, Jean! But possibly not to help you out…

Photoshop all the way!

Animaritime (Fredericton New Brunswick, June 27-29) is nearly upon us once again! I’ll be in Artist’s Alley at table B10 with a plethora of goodies, posters, original art, comics and consketch commissions to go. Come visit me!

Animaritime (Fredericton New Brunswick, June 27-29) is nearly upon us once again! I’ll be in Artist’s Alley at table B10 with a plethora of goodies, posters, original art, comics and consketch commissions to go. Come visit me!

Peej! My other favourite blonde Kryptonian. 
Sketchcard, 2.5x3.5 inches, ink & marker on bristol. 

Peej! My other favourite blonde Kryptonian. 

Sketchcard, 2.5x3.5 inches, ink & marker on bristol. 

Kamala Kahn, Ms Marvel!  A request for a new bookmark design. 
Ink for lineart, Photoshop for color.

Kamala Kahn, Ms Marvel!  A request for a new bookmark design. 

Ink for lineart, Photoshop for color.