- On your first Wolvie, I love how much of the figure is actually in shadow, with those subtle highlights giving the depth. On your second one, you really knocked me out. I realize it's just "a quick sketch," and the fact that I immediately recognized Hugh Jackman before reading your caption is what kills me. I have not yet unlocked the secret knowledge of how to get a drawing to capture the likeness of real people yet, and people who can do it so effortlessly amaze me.
- Wolverine getting a bit of refreshment from a cold Coca-Cola? Awesome idea. I immediately wished I had thought of that.
- I've seen the movie, so I do recognize the scene you've portrayed. My crits would be that in The Last
Stand, he managed to keep at least a little bit of his flesh on... And even if you saw him "skeletonized" like this, you'd have to see his claws alongside the bones in his forearms. That said, it's an interesting idea. I'm sure I wouldn't have been brave enough to try to portray the way he looks in that scene.
- Very unique and well-done version of Wolverine. I especially love the closeup of his head. The way you handled his mask (especially the slightly overhanging nose) is terrific.
- 1) Nice, burly-looking Wolvie. He appears to be in a fairly good mood, but I suppose we shouldn't be surprised that he'd be enjoying himself in a good barroom brawl. 2) My favorite part of your second drawing is Wolvie using his forearms to block the swords. He's gotta be one of the few people who not only have confidence it'll work, but have a high enough tolerance for pain that it'd probably just make him more angry.
Marcelo Di Chiara
- I've really enjoyed all of your versions of Wolverine, and really enjoyed your second one. So solid. I'm glad you made an AoA version too; I like the way you've got his claws intersecting with his stub. The fourth version (man, you're way more productive than I) is my favorite. It's a great pose and I really admire the way you can make such a solid-looking hand with a single shadow.
- What can I say? Though your version of Wolverine is a little less hairy than I prefer, who am I to question someone who gets paid to draw him?
I really enjoy your style. Also, the face on your page 3 picture is one of my favorites of the bunch.
- I love it. Your execution of the picture works really well with the less-than-typical subject matter. I love his swirly eyes and the fact that he's smoking his cigar while suited-up and fighting.
- Nice work. I always enjoy seeing comicbook characters drawn in different styles and I think yours works really well. His head and torso reminds me of an old locomotive or something, which is a great metaphor for the ol' canucklehead.
- Nice piece; I really like all the little textures in it. I'm also always jealous of artists who know how to work extra colors into the skin tones.
- Haha, a bit on the gruesome side, but very beautifully done.
- I think yours was possibly my favorite of them all. You've managed to make him look almost huggable like a teddy bear, yet still menacing. I love the proportions, and the hair sticking out of his shirt collar is a nice touch.
- Very impressive. In addition to being a cool drawing of Wolverine, yours also contains a wealth of drawing knowledge. The more I analyze it, the more I realize how much I need to learn about faces. Though it looks relatively simple at first glance, yours kept my studying it for the longest in attempt to learn some of your secrets.
- I love it. I'm always a sucker for that old-school mask design and your colors are really nice too.
- I dig the way you've done a thinner Wolverine. And I, too, enjoy your "crummy coloring job."
- Brilliant stuff. I especially like the out-of-costume one. Your drawings immediately made me want to see an entire Wolverine story depicted in this style. Yours was yet another of the entries that really knocks me down a few pegs just to see how much there is to learn.
- Nice work. Reminds me a bit of the movie version, with the shorter hair, but with more of a "brawler" face. As soon as I looked at it, I started picturing it in color. Be sure to post it if you decide to do so.
- The neck scarf seems a little too "pretty" for Wolverine, but still an interesting take. I like your second one. He really seems to be in a berserker rage or something. The facial expression, combined with the way he looks to be "coiled" with his legs drawn up a bit... looks like he's about to snap and pounce. Your third one ended up being one of my favorites of the bunch. I actually laughed out loud at the thought of a big jungle cat angrily pawing at the cigar smoke. Great work.
- This is really one of the most unique takes on Wolverine I've ever seen. Plus, I love the subtle little textures you've got in his costume. Just terrific.
- Very nice rendering. No claws required; this one is still instantly recognizable.
- Your first one immediately made me think of "Curse of Monkey Island," which I intend as a compliment. It looks like a single frame from a cool animation and makes me really want to watch it in motion.
The relaxed eyes in the second one, along with the stogie and booze really make him look like a deadbeat... But hey, he can't be in a feral rage all the time, I suppose.
- I like the proportions, especially on the arms, and the realy understated coloring works well in my opinion.
- I can't see any of yours, for some reason... Just a "broken" image icon.
- Wow, I love it! One of my favorites. This is another one that I'd love to see in motion. I can picture it in my head.
- I already have a folder of your black & white work on my harddrive for studying, and this one was quick to join them. The stuff you do with just black never ceases to amaze me. I only hope someday to have but a fraction of the grasp on shadow that you have.
- Nice, unique take. Nice curves, very clean work, and the coloring suits it perfectly.
- This one LITERALLY gave me a chuckle. I wouldn't say it if it wasn't true. It's just so fun. I enjoyed the lighthearted look at Wolverine. Nice one.
- My reaction: "Oh, cool, I like the less-beefy and less-hairy version, and the heavy use of shadow is very-WHAT THE... Is he wearing pants?" After reading your comment, I suppose it's good that the image has been cropped for our protection. I like your treatment of the claws, too.
- So, so tough. Love it. Looks like he'd stay calm even if a bomb landed on his head, then brush off his jacket and get to work.
- Some nice work, and it's good to see him relaxing for a change. Also, I really like how you drew the smoke from the cigar. I can never get smoke to look right, so I'm a bit jealous when I see someone who can.
- Wow. I love how that headshot manages to channel a bit of the softer, cartoony elements and yet still inject them with some intense, gritty feel. I'm not sure I've seen anything quite like it before. Also, I think your second one would be really cool as a high-detail, hand-painted sculpture or action figure. I'd buy it.
- Dang, you're another guy who really wows me with his grasp on faces. I dunno how you do it. My first reaction to this picture is that he's lying in a pool of water and blood... Perhaps even dead? Either way, it brought an emotional reaction.
- Yes, you should buckle down. I'd like to see a finished one.
- Now that is a crazed Wolverine. Even got his teeth into the business. Nice energy.
PHEW, that was a lot of comments. But it was enjoyable. This really was a great bunch of drawings. I say "was" a great bunch, because now I'm going to spoil it... with this!