Hey there folks! Okay, it’s been a while since I posted a sketch of the day. So here’s a treat, 3 sketches at once! While I was working on some other stuff, I felt the need to draw some comic book art.

That got me to thinking how fascinated I’ve always been with Marvel’s Dr. Strange. Even though I never really followed the character (outside of reading one of those pocket-sized compilation graphic novels at the public library), the scripting of a broken man being given a second chance at life was always a powerful storyline, even to a 7 year old boy like me. It’s a good thing that the 1978 TV movie didn’t completely turn me away from this particular comic book character (for those of you that haven’t seen it, breathe a sigh of relief ).

I also decided to try to update Strange’s costume. It’s the big thing these days isn’t it, to REBOOT everything known to man! However, I have to say that Dr. Strange’s garb is probably the one that needs the most redesigning.

As you can see from the photo, I actually sketched these out on a note pad with a cheap ball-point pen (and uh, some liquid paper). Can you say “old school”? 😉 There’s nothing like being able to feel every nuance of the paper and pen under my fingers. I don’t think any amount of technology will ever simulate it.

Now, I’m hoping that over the next while I can paint these sketches up with a little colour for some flair! So, stay tuned!

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  1. Hi John. Good sketches. Can’t wait for them to be coloured. Yeah, still can’t get the cheesiness of the TV movie outta my head. Especially the hideous purple garb. UGH!
    I also tweeted this entry on Twitter.

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