Bring on the Super Women!

Well it’s Sunday and officially the end of my superhero week, and I decided to focus on the super women today. I’ve done some silhouette prints of Catwoman and Wonder Woman and I’ll print a version of this picture as soon as I get my printer re-calibrated (reds aren’t printing at the moment which makes poor Lynda Carter look a bit jaundiced!).

I’m also planning on getting a picture done of Harley Quinn before the week is out, but who else should I include? Batgirl? Barb Wire? Barbarella? Who’s your favourite female superhero?

Right I’m off to get my star-spangled knickers on now. Just as soon as I find a phone booth…

Wonder Woman

Retro Catwoman Art Print

P.S. The catwoman print is now available on a t-shirt at www.tigerprints.co.uk!

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Win a Vintage Batman Print

To celebrate the end of Superhero week on my blog I’ve decided to giveaway this Batman print (pictured below) to one lucky reader!  The print was designed by me and is printed onto vintage 1950s book paper making it a beautiful and unique addition to any wall.

Batman print on vintage paper

**Please note the prize is for the print ONLY, and does not include the mount or frame.**

– printed on vintage 1950s book paper.

– The measurements of this print is 17cm x 24cm / approx 7″ x 9.5″

How to Enter:

You can enter in various different ways:

Just be sure to leave a comment below telling me the ways you’ve entered and I’ll randomly select a winner when the competition closes on Friday 29th May.

Bonne chance!

Batman print on vintage paper

Competition rules:

  • Entries close at midnight GMT on Friday 29th May 2015
  • The winner will be randomly selected.
  • The winner will be contacted about their prize, if they have not claimed their prize within 3 months of it being announced we are under no obligation to still offer the prize.
  • The competition is open to entrants aged over 18 Worldwide.

This competition is also listed on: ThePrizeFinder – UK Competitions and Loquax Competitions

Draw Me Wolverine

I’m the best there is at what I do… but what I do isn’t very nice. I’m the Wolverine.

Wolverine Hugh Jackman art / painting

Do people need to be broken, tortured personalities to become superheros?

Apparently so.  While there are a few notable exceptions, (Superman and Thor are both fairly well adjusted superheroes) they are both basically aliens.

Everyone human who becomes a superhero does it because they have either a grudge, a crappy life, or something to prove. A few examples: Batman (murdered parents + too much time on his hands), Spiderman (nerd who gets to make all the bullies pay), Iron Man (bright light thingy instead of a heart  who is a bit of an egocentric megalomaniac), and of course Wolverine: who was experimented on and thinks the world hates him because he’s a mutant.

The pain lets you know you’re still alive

*rolls eyes* Come on Wolvie, lighten up! Sure some people hate you, but at least half the population fancy the pants off you, so why not look for the positives? Chill out and smell the coffee and life probably wouldn’t seem so bad…

I’m coming for blood; no law, no code of conduct. You put me in the right direction, you get the hell out of my way.

Oh for a superhero with a sense of humour! Can anyone think of one? And no, the Joker doesn’t count!

Asgardians Galore

Thor / Chris Hemsworth

Well there’s a man I could look at all day.  Just sayin.

Plus you have to love a superhero who wears a cape. Not enough people wear capes these days. Thor is also a god who fights with a big hammer – you don’t get cooler than that. Thor is my favourite of all superheros ever.

Then there’s Loki.  Think he’s trying to compensate for something with those massive horns?

Loki with his massive horns

Holy Guacamole Batman!

Batman looking thoughtful

It’s officially superhero week this week*, so I’m planning a fabulous time hanging out with pictures of Chris Hemsworth and Robert Downey Jr. looking moody. Batman is definitely the moodiest of all Superheroes so I’ve started with him.

*in my world

Here’s a quick Batman sketch I did on my iPad: him looking moody in front of a full moon, in the dark and in the snow perhaps?   I’ll have to work this up into a full painting and see how it turns out. I love the film noir qualities of modern Batman, but part of me longs to have the Adam West version back: when Batman embraced kitsch and still wore baggy grey tights with shiny purple pants over the top.

Not so much:

It’s not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me

but more:

Let that be a lesson. In future, be more careful from who you accept free lemonade.

Batman looking moody

Robin: “You can’t get away from Batman that easy!”
Batman: “Easily.”
Robin: “Easily.”
Batman: “Good grammar is essential, Robin.”
Robin: “Thank you.”
Batman: “You’re welcome.”

Ah those were the days… I might have to do an Adam West version too. Purple pants and all. After all, if anyone ever needed reminding not to take themselves too seriously it’s definitely Bruce Wayne.

Pow!

Sherlocked on a Sunday Night

 Sherlock Benedict Cumberbatch

I’ve just been sitting here randomly wondering when they’re going to get around to another series of Sherlock. I *know* Cumberbatch is busy and in demand everywhere from Hollywood to the RSC (probably) but come on Beeb, get a wriggle on! 

I’ve been pondering what to paint this week and was planning on having a superhero themed week, trying of paintings of some of my favourites: Thor, Batman, Catwoman etc, but I might have to try a proper painting of Sherlock too.  Here’s a quick 5 minute sketch on my iPad as a quick trial (with and without Union Jack). What do you think fellow Cumberbitches? Any requests…? 

Sketch of Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock

Not bad for a Stuck-Up, Half-Witted, Scruffy Looking Nerf Herder

Laugh it up, Fuzzball!

If you know me via my vintage blog you’ll already be aware that Harrison Ford was my first big crush (along with Gene Kelly – who doesn’t love a man who can dance..?). Han Solo is just quite simply the epitome of cool, which explains why nobody on screen has surpassed him since Star Wars launched back in 1977.

Sure there have been plenty of cool movie characters; From Ferris Bueller to James Bond, to Jack Sparrow and Tyler Durden, not forgetting of course Ford’s other great meal-ticket: Indiana Jones.

They all rock but just not quite as much as Han.

Question is, have I done him justice? My husband thinks he looks like one of the Village People in my rainbow version of the picture. Harsh? Perhaps, but then again perhaps that’ll be just perfect for someone!

Long live scoundrels!

Han Solo Art Painting Star Wars

Leia: “I love you”
Han: “I know.”

Han Solo rainbow painting

“Never tell me the odds!”

Han Solo art

“Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.”

Oh, and I can’t wait to give Indiana Jones a try at some point!