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Friday, December 30, 2011

Week 6 - Death By Rich Bernatovech

Here's my contribution to Illustrious Bits Week 6 - Death, from the Endless. I decided to cute her up a bit and play with the hair a little differently.

Death and the Endless (c) DC Comics

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Don't worry... DEATH is coming...

He he he.

If any of the other contributors are like me... they are all exhausted from the holidays.

But don't worry, postings of this weeks subject, Death of the Endless (DC's Vertigo), are coming...

We kind of expected this this week so we made this subject 2 weeks long to give everyone time to complete a sketch and post. I should have mine done in the next few days and will post as soon as possible.

To all the other creators out there... no rush.  Take your time.  Post when you can and I can't wait to see what comes next...


PS. I have been tweaking the site a little lately so if you stop back and its completely changed... don't panic, just goofing around trying to make it perfect.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Week 5 - Starfire by M. Sciuto

Let me introduce you to another new contributor, Michelle Sciuto!

Here is Michelle's Starfire for Week 5 and what she had to say about her piece:

Starfire colored with Prismacolor markers and pencils.

Stop over to her dA gallery at


Starfire (C) DC Comics

Monday, December 19, 2011

Week 5 - Starfire by Dwayne Biddix

Here is Dwayne Biddix's contribution for Week 5 here at Illustrious Bits. Dwayne did an awesome classic take on Starfire.

Here's what Dwayne said about his piece:

"My drawing of Starfire for :iconillustriousbits: weekly contest.
Hope you like it.

Ps: to all who watched me stream it, thanks to you all."

Great picture, Dwayne!

Starfire © DC Comics

Week 5 - Starfire by Jamie Fay

So, here is my take on the Character of the Week, Starfire.

Well, I just had a commission of Starfire that I love but didn't want to post the same exact art. So, I started looking at what I could do. I actually love her new uniform and saw that I could very easily change my commission into the DCnU version.

Here she is. I hope you like her. Danielle has agreed to color her. Can't wait to see what she does with Kori!

Head over and join the DeviantArt group at! !


Starfire © DC Comics

Week 5 - Starfire By Luciano Vecchio

I'm proud to post the first contribution for Illustrious Bits by Luciano Vecchio. Luciano was my partner in crime on the Drumfish Productions series - SENTINELS. Over the course of the time we worked on the series, I had the pleasure of watching Luciano grow and master his style. His work is unique and full of passion and energy. He went on to work on many other projects including Real Clohe, Cruel Thing, the Interactives and most recently DC Comic's Cartoon Network Action Pack starring Ben 10 and DC Comic's Young Justice.

Please welcome Luciano and check out more of his work on his Deviant Art page and his blog!

Starfire (c) DC Comics

Week 5 - Starfire By Rich Bernatovech

Here is my entry for the fifth week of Illustrious Bits. This week was Starfire from DC Comic's New Teen Titans and Red Hood and the Outlaws. I wasn't really happy with with sketch when I first pencilled it, but after inks and some color, I liked the final version. Starfire is always a fun character to draw. :)

Starfire (c) DC Comics

Week 5 - Starfire by Andrew Charipar

This weeks pick was by me for Starfire.

Originally I was blanking on an idea for this week and Jamie was torn between Spider-Woman and Starfire and I just went with it.

Starfire is a great character who I have drawn a few times before and none were that good so I jumped at the chance to re-draw her.

The effects did not come out like I originally planned but i think it came out well.  Also, usually I do the black and white then add gray wash later but this time I skipped the gray and just kept it b&w.

enjoy and I can't wait to see what everyone else does.


Starfire © DC Comics

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Week 4 - Spider-Woman by Danielle Alexis St. Pierre

Here is Danielle's amazing piece for Week 4.

Here is what Danielle had to say about her piece:

I went with the Jessica Drew version simply because she's the one I am most familiar with.

I decided I also needed to branch out into uncomfortable territory and work on my perspective abilities. I know it's a little wonky since I rushed it (especially the background)... but at least I tired. ;)

She turned out great, Danielle


Spider-Woman © Marvel Comics

Monday, December 12, 2011

Week 4 - Spider-Woman by Lauren Perry

Let me introduce you to another new contributor, Lauren Perry.

Lauren has this to say about her piece:

"Looks like Spider-Woman's in love. =P I feel sorry for the poor little dead flies. They never stood a chance."

Lauren has a great, and cute, cartoony style that i just love.

Head over to and check out her blankees and other art.

Welcome aboard, Lauren.


Spider-Woman © Marvel Comics

Week 4 - Spider-Woman by Andrew Charipar

HA! Fooled you.

I went with the Julia Carpenter version of Spider-Woman for week 4. Why might you as, especailly since the Jessica Drew version is soooo much more popular?

Easy... Black and White, baby.

I loooove the simplicity of the Black and White costume (plus I HATE my coloring latley and chose this version so I did not have to color it... keeping the trend going!).

Anyway, Great pick Jamie!

Spider-Woman © Marvel Comics

Week 4 - Spider-Woman By Rich Bernatovech

Another fun choice to draw this week. Here is my contribution to Week 4 of Illustrious Bits! I really enjoyed drawing her and love her costume design and colors. I was hoping to do a full figure of her this week, but didn't have time. The background didn't quite turn out the way I planned either, lol. Still, I had fun working on this.

Spider-Woman (c) Marvel Comics

Week 4 - Spider-Woman by Dwayne Biddix

Here is Dwayne's take on Spider-Woman! He is a new contributor and you can find his great art on dA:

Here is what Dwayne said about his piece:

"A drawing for :iconillustriousbits: for their Spider-Woman drawing challenge.
Hope you like it!

Drawn and inked in Manga Studios EX and colored and lettered in Photoshop CS3.


Spider-Woman © Marvel Comics

Week 4 - Spider-Woman by Jamie Fay

Here is my piece for the 4th week - Spider-Woman

I chose Spider-Woman because she is fun to draw and has a timeless costume. She hasn't had any major changes to her suit since being created in the 70's. That says something for her creators.

I'm also lucky to have this piece have an awesome colorist coloring it. Simon Gough, ,will be coloring her.

Also, so you know, I was kinda inspired by the rose scene in American Beauty when sketching this out. Of course, I had to make her clothed and put in the spider theme, but that was my original inspiration.


Spider-Woman © Marvel Comics

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Week 3 - Gambit by Danielle Alexis St. Pierre

Here is Danielle's take on Gambit.

Here is what Danielle had to say about the Ragin' Cajun:

I absolutely love Gambit. He's been one of my favorite Marvel characters since I was a little girl watching the 90s X-Men animated series.

One of the great things about being part of this blog is the fact that I am making myself take some time to draw. It's been so much fun. :)

Gambit © Marvel Comics

Week 3 - Gambit by Matt Skipworth

Here is Matt Skipworth's piece of Gambit. Matt is a new artist contributing, starting this week. I really love his style. Wait until you see his women. In the meantime, head over to his dA page, , and check out his awesome art.

Welcome Aboard, Matty!


Gambit © Marvel Comics

Monday, December 5, 2011

Week 3 - Gambit by Jamie Fay

Here is my piece for the 3rd week of :iconillustriousbits: - Gambit.

I drew him in his new costume. I like it a lot. also i chose to do a close-up on him, focusing on his charming side lol. I also had a lot of fun drawing his hair. eyes and hair are my favorite things to draw and I think they both turned out great on gambit.

Head over to and join up on our Deviant Group as well. :D


Gambit © Marvel Comics

Week 3 - Gambit by Andrew Charipar

Leave it to Rich to recommend a "guy" for week 3 and ruin the party, he he he.

This is my Gambit sketch for week 3. This is actually the third sketch I did with the first 2 sucking.

Actually, this one might go up on eBay next week and who ever gets it will see my first attempt on the back, ughh.


Gambit © Marvel Comics

Week 3 - Gambit By Rich Bernatovech

Here is my contribution for Week 3 of Illustrious Bits! This week's pick was chosen by me and I picked Gambit for two reason. First, because we hadn't drawn a male character yet. And two, because I had wanted to do a print of Gambit for next years convention season. What you see here is my lineart and hopefully I'll have a colored version to show soon (hence why there are no faces on the playing cards, they'll be added digitally).

Now with colors by the amazing Danille Alexis St. Pierre

Gambit © Marvel Comics

Friday, December 2, 2011

Week 2 - Zatanna by Harold Jennett

This one was a quick sketch by Harold Jennett.

Dude, I LOVE the style, thanks again.

Check Harold out here at his Deviant Site.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Week 2 - Zatanna by Danielle Alexis St. Pierre

Here is Danielle's Zatanna for Week 2!

Here is what Danielle said about this weeks character:

"I've never drawn her before so I decided to just have fun with it.

I chose the old outfit simply for the fishnets."

Zatanna © DC Comics

Monday, November 28, 2011

Week 2 - Zatanna by Jamie Fay

Here is my Zatanna for Week 2.

I went with the DCnU version, with some redeisgn elements as well. I really am proud of the way the magic powers came out.

I was gonna draw her in her older costume, which i've only drawn a few times, but I thought I could make her new costume look good, and I think I succeeded, at least a bit lol

I'll update with a colored version if I get one. I did with Wonder Woman.

Zatanna © DC Comics


Updated: Colored version by Illustrious Bits' Danielle Alexis St. Pierre. Great job Danielle. I love it.

Week 2 - Zatanna By Rich Bernatovech

Here's my sketch for week 2 of Illustrious Bits! I loved drawing Zatanna. I miss the top hat and coat on her in the Nu DC universe. She needs them!!


Zatanna © DC Comics

Week 2 - Zatanna by Andrew Charipar

Zatanna was my choice of sketches for week 2.

I choose Zatanna for two reasons. One, I'm a sucker for a girl in fishnet... and second, I owed a Zatanna sketch to some one and what better way to get it off my list than to make it this weeks subject. Ta-da.

I've drawn Zatanna several times before... sometimes the sketches some out ok... others sucked. This one came out pretty good.

Looking forward to what everyone comes up with...


Zatanna © DC Comics

Week 1 - Wonder Woman By Rey Arzeno

Here is Rey Arzeno's contribution to Illustrious Bits. Rey decided to draw the new Wonder Woman, wanted to draw her in her design with the pants. Check out Rey's Deviant Art page here.

Wonder Woman © DC Comics

Week 1 - Wonder Woman by Danielle Alexis St. Pierre


This great piece is from Danielle Alexis St. Pierre, check her out at her Deviant Art site here.

"The first week is Wonder Woman and I chose to the Lynda Carter/TV Show version.

I grew up watching re-runs of the show and just loved her.This piece was drawn with a 2H lead, on Bristol board and then inked with the Pitt pens I just bought.

I don't know when I'll color it... but I'd like to... maybe even turn it into a print. "

Wonder Woman © DC Comics

Friday, November 25, 2011

Week 1 - Wonder Woman by Harold Jennett III

Welcome our very first Guest Contributor... Artist extrodinaire, Harold Jennett III.

I first met Harold at one of the Comic Geek Speak Super Shows a few years ago and he is a great guy and a fantastic artist.

Harold started his first comic works in 2006 when he created MIMES with Wayne Cordova. Harold moved into the world of web comics with the Geek Syndicate Web Comic. He has currently begun work on an upcoming as-yet-to-be-announced graphic novel with Steeven Orr.

Check out his website here, his web-strip here and his deviant art site here.

Thanks again Harold... I look forward to seeing more of Harold's work with his web-strip and all his upcoming projects.

Wonder Woman © DC Comics

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Week 1 - Wonder Woman by Rich Bernatovech

Here's my sketch of Wonder Woman for this first week on Illustrious Bits (I feel a little naughty saying that name out loud, lol).
Wonder Woman © DC Comics

Monday, November 21, 2011

Week 1 - Wonder Woman by Andrew Charipar

I've drawn Wonder Woman before and have always tried to balance her power with the beauty. This time I went for the "warrior" part of her character.

I also tweaked the costume a little... took a few liberties just for the heck of it.


Wonder Woman © DC Comics

Week 1 - Wonder Woman by Jamie Fay

Well, it's time to start showcasing out first week's sketch - Wonder Woman.

Wonder Woman was my choice for the week. I chose her because I've been wanting to draw her new costume and this gave me a reason to finally do it. The cool thing is, I already have an amazing colorist waiting to color this once I post it to my deviantART gallery. I'll update with the colored version once it's complete. Well, here is my drawing of Diana and I can't wait to see everyone else's take on her.

- Jamie

Wonder Woman © DC Comics

Thursday, November 10, 2011


A NEW sketch blog venture brought to you by the minds of creative geniuses Rich Bernatovech, Jamie Fay and Andrew Charipar. Starting the week of November 21, 2011 we will begin posting sketches done by all three artist based on a subject that will change every week. The first week subject is… Wonder Woman!

In the next few weeks we will be picking future subjects and opening up membership via invitation to other artist, so we plan to grow…

Come back each week for new sketches and from time to time we will take suggestions from our fans for an up coming weeks subject. Let us know what you think and keep checking back…

More to come.