Saturday, August 17, 2013

Rare Catwoman Fan-Made Model Kit! Julie Newmar! 1966 BATMAN Beauty!

ZAP! Here's Julie Newmar as the curvaceous Catwoman, direct from the 1966 BATMAN TV series! This 90s fan-made resin kit was painted up by me, using acrylics and enamels! Click below to enlarge pics! Click here to see other great BATMAN '66 kits!

The "sparkle" effect on her body suit was achieved using kid's "glitter gel!" 
Her hair is a dark brown coat, with a lighter gloss brown coat dry-brushed on! 

I added gloss overcoats to her mask and suit, as well as her eyes...

BAT-BONUS! Click below to see the awesome unassembled kit, in its original pre-painted form!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Batman vs. The Joker! 1975 Albert Bigley Original Comic Art! "BASHH!!!!" DC Comics?!

Another titanic blast from my past! Let's look to 1975, and this huge (around 11 by 17) illo, featuring a super-violent scene of Batman socking it to the evil Joker! In fact, the Caped Crusader slugs the crime clown so mightily, it seems to lift the villain (and his car) right off the ground! And, how about that detailed background, full of innocent gawkers, impotent policemen, and Batman-boosting billboards? What do you expect from a 10-year-old me?! Click to enlarge!

BONUS! Click below to see some of my inspirations for the above dynamic drawing! This line of panoramic puzzles came out in the mid-70s, all spotlighting large horizontal renderings!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Spidey vs. Kraven vs Tigra! 1978 Albert Bigley Art! Marvel Comics?!

In 1978, jocular John Byrne was a new and exciting up-and-coming comics artist, and fans were treated to his version of the (then still) spectacular Spider-Man (and a myriad of other mighty Marvel characters, such as Tigra) in the merry MARVEL TEAM-UP title. Nobody was more thrilled with Byrne's art than a young me, so dig this 1978 cover pencil repro I attempted, at age 13! I tried to add my own sense of shading and effects, possibly intending this for a never-produced painting! Click below to enlarge!

You can tell I had just learned the "shading with the side of the pencil"
technique here! And, say, where is the rest of Spidey's body?!