Saturday, January 31, 2015

Burgess’ Servant # 3 (illustrated by Max Rugers)

When Dian Belmont and Annabel Forbes-Whitten arrives at Fawney Rig for the Burgess party they wander the mansion looking at the art hanging in the hallways.

Annabel asks Dian to give her a moment so she can remember her lover from 10 years ago.

Dian explores the mansion and sees a large man carrying a jar filled with blood. He is presumably a cook for the mansion.

This is that servant.

He appears in Sandman Midnight Theatre on page 33 in panel 5.

Max did a great job with this portrait. As always, I love the line work on his face. Max’s approach to this is a lot less disturbing than the character in the published comic, but he managed to give him a bit more humanity, which I really like.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Village Woman # 2 (illustrated by John Carmine)

In “What I’ve Tasted Of Desire,” a story from Endless Nights, Kara tells the story of her relationship with her husband and ultimately the story of her life.

Prior to falling in love with Kara, her husband, the son of the leader of the village, was a bit of a ladies man and all the women from the village loved him and wanted to be his true love, even if it was only for a night.

This woman is one of the many women who thought he was attractive and desired him.

She appears in Endless Nights, in “What I’ve Tasted Of Desire” page 3, panel 1.

I really like this portrait from John. She’s definitely attractive and I imagine she would catch the eye of Kara’s husband. The colors used on this portrait match those from the published comic and the addition of the green really stands out.

Here is one of the women from Kara’s village…

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Granny Goodness’ Minion # 4 (illustrated by Lukas Ketner)

On his quest to recover his stolen ruby, Dream finds himself visiting the Justice League.

He enters the Justice League Tower through the dreams of Scott Free, who is in the middle of having a nightmare remembering his time on Apokolips. In his nightmare, Scott is being put in to the Murder Machine with the help of Granny Goodness’ Minions.

The Minion appears in Sandman # 5, on page 5, in panel 4.

I really like this portrait from Lukas. I like the serious and loyal expression on this man’s face. He seems stern and ready to follow any orders given by Granny Goodness. Lukas added some Kirby Krackle to the background of this portrait, which I think is a very nice tough, paying homage to Jack Kirby who created Granny Goodness and likely her minions.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Serial Killer # 63 (illustrated by Anna Hybsier)

This is another Serial Killer who is in attendance at the Cereal Convention.

He appears in Sandman # 14, on page 32, in panel 8.

This Serial Killer is in the audience as The Corinthian is giving his speech about why his fellow killers take the lives of others. Unbeknownst to him, he is sitting directly in from of Morpheus, the King Of Dreams and witnesses the un-creation of The Corinthian.

Anna’s use of tally marks to indicate the role of the character is perfect. This character is very striking. Anna fully captured the hardness of the character. His evil stare really draws you in.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Demon # 269 (illustrated by Max Rugers)

I will admit, I am inclined to ask Max to draw Demons with each group of characters I give him and I often times have to hold myself back because I like to give him a wide range of characters for him to draw.

This portrait is another perfect example of why I like Max to draw demons.

This character is one of the many demons that attends the challenge between Chronzon and Dream in the Hellfire Club.

He appears in Sandman # 4, on page 17, in panel 11.

This strange demon is barely visible in the published comic and Max did a great job giving this character life and a personality.

Here is Demon # 269…

Monday, January 26, 2015

Man # 202 (illustrated by John Carmine)

In London in June 1920, the news of John Hathaway’s suicide spreads through the city. Young boys are selling newspapers with headlines questioning his mental health and asking questions of the mysteries surrounding his death. The streets are bustling.

This man is standing on the sidewalk watching two boys play in the street.

He appears in Sandman # 1, on page 14, in panel 1.

In the published comic, we cannot see much of this character aside from his hat and hair. John took those two features and created this character. He did a fantastic job accurately capturing the era in which this man lived and I love the details in the background, like the car and the buildings.

Here is Man # 202…

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Dreamer # 15 (illustrated by Lukas Ketner)

In Preludes And Nocturnes, Dream battles John Dee in order to prevent the destruction of the dream world and to regain his stolen ruby.

While the battle ensues, the effects are felt by all those who are sleeping.

This man is one of the many people who is asleep and feels the horrifying effects of Dream’s struggle to regain his stolen ruby. This Dreamer’s sleep is filled with the darkest nightmares.

This Dreamer appears in Sandman # 7, on page 14, in panel 4.

This is a great portrait from Lukas. I really like the line work on this character’s face. It gives him personality and helps define him. I also enjoy how Lukas drew his hair. That may sound a bit odd, but I really like looking at how he used a series of lines to give a very distinct impression of this man’s hairstyle. It’s fun looking at how the individual likes make up a complete portrait.