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Originals and Coloring Pages

I just made a few videos for the YouTube channel which I will be able to embed into my posts so stay tuned.

As for coloring pages, I actually get them from the original inked drawings I make for my prints. Recently, however, my business partner and I think we should concentrate on more original and unusual stuff for the originals I sell at cons. Since Dev Fare is coming up and Vanquish Studio will be there, I NEED IDEAS! Anyway, a dark manga called Black Butler seems a good choice and Attack on Titan is a challenge to draw in chibi style. So I’m going to try and create those characters. I also think I should do a One-Piece, One-Punch Man, and Naruto. That brings the total to five new originals (and possibly coloring pages). Any other ideas? Please leave a comment.

In the mean time, I drew this as a tattoo for a friend. He never did it. That’s okay, you can still enjoy the art. Next up is a matching Skeletor! I may do a series on old television shows like the Thundercats. Hmmm. . . .

he-man-coloring-page
he-man-coloring-page


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New Coloring Page Release!

I previously posted that Vanquish Studio will be at Dev Fare this year! What exactly IS Dev Fare? It is a FREE Fan Culture Convention held at Arizona State University/ West Campus (west valley, for those here in the metropolitan Phoenix area). This year it will be on Saturday, March 23rd, from 10 am until 6 pm.

It is unique in that it is hosted by the Society of West ASU Gamers which is an organization run entirely by students. It is NOT sponsored by big corporations. These people do it for the fun. This year will be the third year they have hosted the convention. Dev Fare 2019 has a vendor hall, panels, a video game tournament, and a costume contest, just to name a few things! The event is family friendly, has free admittance, and also has free parking.

You can’t go wrong. So if you are looking for something to do, check it out.

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Vanquish Studio will be debuting the new Baby Groot! We sold out, YES SOLD OUT, of the original Groot (which I don’t think is nearly as adorable as this one). So, of course, we have to make a new one for 2019 and restock!

I decided to release the black and white as a new coloring page. Scroll down and click the link to download it. The colored version will be available at Dev Fare!

Baby Groot Coloring page
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New Coloring Page Release!

Venom is a Living Symbiote! And now a NEW Coloring Page…

I really didn’t read too much of the Spider-Man comics when I first got into comics. Actually, I was more of an Image Comics kinda gal since I was interested in coloring, inking, and pencilling – the art. However, one cannot deny that a good storyline, careful pacing of plotlines, and development of interesting, dynamic characters goes a long way. The comics I was reading didn’t have that. Sorry Image. So I started reading more cerebral comics like the Watchmen and reading other independent comics and mangas.

I must confess, however that I DID read some Spiderman comics when Venom was introduced. The thought of an alien creature attaching itself to a human was fascinating.

Of course, like all good ideas it was used TO DEATH! Marvel actually introduced offspring, yes children, of the original Venom: Scream, Phage, Riot, Lasher, and Agony. Seriously? Then they did another story with his five children called “The Planet of the Symbiotes” (around the mid 90’s). They also, as if we didn’t have enough symbiotes at this point, did a comic called Along Came a Spider which introduced the symbiote anti-hero Hybrid. I’m not against making a dollar with a good story, I just think you CAN use an idea too much. I still like the original Venom and I think he was a fantastic villain for the Spiderverse and made an equally awesome anti-hero.

On that note, I went to the movie theater last year to check out Tom Hardy’s depiction of Eddie Brock AND Venom. I understand the actor was the voice of the symbiote and had recorded those parts in the mornings before filming so he could act against them as the human. I liked the movie only the human villain, played by Riz Ahmed (he’s the genius inventor Dr. Carlton Drake who discovered the alien symbiotes and is head of the Life Foundation)I found to be rather ordinary and not too threatening. He was a sleazeball but not necessarily as dangerous as he needed to be. The other escaped symbiote Riot, who becomes bonded with Dr. Drake at the end of the movie, could have been stronger and more diabolical as well. I think you have to have a clever, devious, strong villain in order to really appreciate the hero’s/heroine’s efforts. Hmmmm, thats just me I guess. Well, I still like Venom and I thought he would make an awesome coloring page. Click the link below the thumbnail to download the latest addition to the Vanquish Studio library!

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Have You Been Practicing?

I’ve been working on drawing the female head, more specifically, faces. And remember? I needed to work on the jawline, eyes, nose, and lips. Check out my pre-assessment from a few days ago. I self-critiqued myself when it comes to drawing the female head and face. Yes! I’m working on it and yes, I’ll post the results soon.

 


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More Coloring Pages

A few years back, in 2014, they did a reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. I did a set of the turtles for the 2014 (or maybe it was 2015) movie with Megan Fox and all the comic conventions I went to those subsequent years. I understand that the movie didn’t really do that well which may explain why it took so long to sell these! Sometimes the CGI just can’t overcompensate for a poor story. Anyway, I revived my original inks and made them into a set of, you guessed it, COLORING PAGES!