Tuesday, November 03, 2009


JimSmash Reader UNKIEDEV writes for Forbidden Planet's blog. I'd hire him for JimSmash, but I don't employ those who write better than me (hence my ongoing staff of one).

Check out his "How to Draw Batman" and "How to Draw Spider-Man".

Here's some excerpts from his "How to Draw Batman":

STEP 1. Preparing

One needs to be in the right frame of mind in order to draw this caped crusader, this flying-mouse of the underworld, this mythic man that, were he to look into his eyes, would make Chuck Norris implode like that baboon in “The Fly.”

Take your deepest and darkest fears, memories and anxieties, and visualize them as a human head. Imagine that head laughing at you, always laughing, as it guns down your parents in a seedy alleyway in a bad part of the city. Now imagine that your pencil is a fist, and that the paper IS that laughing face of crime. Realize that you and your pencil may be the only thing stopping that face/paper from killing again.

NOW you’re ready to draw Batman.

...STEP 5. Finishing Touches.

...Now for the coup de grĂ¢ce! Get a Bachelors Degree in Architecture and draw tons of fully realized buildings for him to brood on.

DONE! Now do that millions of times in slightly different poses and make yourself your own bootleg animated Batman feature film! For inspiration, just steal from the comics that precede you like everybody else....

Ha! Check em out HERE and HERE.

1 comment:

Phillip said...

LOL great stuff!