The All New Spirit of Vengeance!
So, people I follow had been posting panels and designs from the first issue so of course I didn’t buy this until last week. Robbie and Gabe Reyes from the new Ghost Rider, to break up my incidental girl week, and gave me a pretty challenging sketch. They were easy enough but that titanfucker of a Ghost Rider helmet was a bitch. After I inked it I thought it looked like the Colossal Titan, so I kinda failed a little. The proportions are all over the place. It’s written by felipesmithart with art by traddmoore
But Robbie and Gabe are adorable as fuck. Robbie’s such a good brother and he tries so damn hard. He can’t help but want to do the best for his cherry, paraplegic younger brother. Characters have insulted him by calling him a “‘tard”, his mental age so far seems younger than what I guess he is, but as of issue 2 we’ve just seen Gabe’s love of comics and mac and cheese, so he’s okay in my book.
Seriously, I think they’re killing it on the art and I’m interested in seeing this new interpretation of him. I’ve only seen the first movie so I have no attachment to the character, but I’m all about different races being depicted as heroes. So far I like how it isn’t like Robbie was bestowed or took the mantel from someone else. I’m guessing by issue 6 we’ll learn if he also has a pact with Satan for his abilities or what happened to turn him into the Ghost Rider. I also wonder if we’ll see him lighting up roads on a bike in addition the car, but the car is sick so I don’t need a bike.
I’m honestly excited for the next issue. I mostly buy non-supes comics, just slice of life types of things or other types of action and adventure comics. But Ms Marvel and Ghost Rider are solid trade purchases for me. I’m also looking forward to the third Young Avengers trade, also Pretty Deadly and Sex Criminals. So many good comics, and I have a million comics in my room to read. If comics are some how not a cause of my death I’m doing it wrong.
You guys like music right? Totes right. Well, last week adamwarrock put out some Marvel Now themed tracks, Marvelous (Ms. Marvel) and Spirit of Vengeance (Ghost Rider) are pretty amazing. You should check ‘em out, they’re free to download. The others are good too, I just illustrations for these two comics, so you know… ah, before I forget, I did a seekrit Instabutts Exclusive post of some of the pencils. Technically, the sketches go up here finalized for public viewing first, but I was so damn proud of the sketch that I took a little preview to post before I inked it. You can seen how I sketched the full skull before I sketched in the figures.
I think this sketch would look pretty good colored, at least to separate the background head from Robbie and Gabe a bit. I have a lot of these I want to do some digital colors on and practice digital coloring, one of these days I’ll get around to doing that. Until then, keep your drawing hand strong and I’ll be back tomorrow.