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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Week 10 - Cammy By Rich Bernatovech

Here's a character I'm not really familiar with and to be honest, I wasn't planning on drawing, lol. But, since I didn't know much about this week's theme on Illustrious Bits of Cammy from Street Fighter, I figured I'd look her up and draw her since it was a challenge and since she was the fans pick for this week. I also have to be honest and say that her costume is almost worse than Psylocke from the X-Men, lol. What woman would wear the outfit she does (and you have to see it from the back to understand that, lol) and be able to fight? Still, she was fun to draw and I did my best not knowing what her personality was like.

Cammy © Capcom

Week 10 - Cammy By Dwayne Biddix

Here is Dwayne Biddix's submission for week 10 of Illustrious Bits! The subject this week is Cammy from Street Fighter and was picked by fans over on our Deviant Art.

Gotta love Dwayne contribution here. Awesome colors and energy! See more of Dwayne's art here.

Cammy © Capcom

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Week 9 - Marrow by Andrew Charipar

Well, I was the first one to post last week and the last this week... ughh.

Here's my sketch of Marrow from the X-Men.  She's a really crazy character who's mutant power is to pull bones out of her body and use them as weapons.  I guess for the big bone she pulled out her whole spine, he he he.


Marrow © Marvel Comics

Friday, January 27, 2012

Week 9 - Marrow by Michelle Sciuto

Here is Michelle's entry for the week. Here is what she said about her piece:

Quick pencil sketch of Marrrow from X-Men colored in Photoshop for :iconillustriousbits:

Great job, Michelle! I love your style!!


Marrow © Marvel Comics

Week 9 - Marrow by Joman Mercado

Let me introduce you to Joman Mercado. He is is an amazing artist that has been on me and Rich's radar for sometime. Here is what he had to say about his piece:

im the second one next to :iconwindriderx23: who submitted this version of her too woohoo :boogie:
btw its my sketch submission for Marrow week on :iconillustriousbits: --- its my first time to be a contributor on a group :D:D and its sounds really cool haha

It turned out lovely, Joman!! I love it! Check out Joman's art at:

Marrow © Marvel Comics

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Week 9 - Marrow By Loki

Here is Loki's contribution to Week 9 of Illustrious Bits!
Loki says that Marrow had one of the most creative mutant abilities ever created. And I agree with him. I also believe his take on her is one of the most creative too!
Check out more of Loki's work here and here.
-Rich B.

Marrow © Marvel Comics

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Week 9 - Marrow by Randy Ostridge

Here is Randy's Marrow for the week. Here is what he had to say about his piece:

This image is for a weekly theme over at the Illustrious Bits sketch group.Marrow is one of the truly tragic characters in the X-Men that can never quite outrun her past. I am out of touch with her character in more recent storylines, but recall her origins and struggles with the X-Men. Pencil on paper, inked with markers, then coloured in Photoshop

Looks great, Randy!


Marrow © Marvel Comics

Week 9 - Marrow by Ross Campbell

Let me introduce you to Ross Campbell. Ross is an extremely talented artist/writer of the hit books Wet Moon, Shadoweyes, The Abandoned, Water Baby, Mountain Girl and is the current artist on Images' Glory.

Ross chose this week's Character of the Week. Here is what he had to say about his piece:

for :iconillustriousbits: Week 9, i picked Marrow of X-Men & the Morlocks!

Marrow © Marvel Comics

Week 9 - Marrow by Danielle Alex St. PIerre

Here is Danielle's submission for this week's character, Marrow. Here is what she had to say about her piece:

Here is my submission for this weeks subject over at :iconillustriousbits: which is Marvel's Marrow (X-Men/Morlocks). The character was drawn and inked traditionally but I added the background digitally. The background is inspired by my friend :icondlxcsccomicartist:... he always adds neat textures to his backgrounds when he inks. :)


Marrow © Marvel Comics

Week 9 - Marrow by Jamie Fay

:iconmooncalfe: chose Marrow, of X-MEN fame, this week. I always liked her and think they started to give her a great storyline and then threw her away.

I decided to do the version of her after she was healed by the Shi'ar and was pretty marrow. Also, so far, I'm the only one who has done this version so far this week. Yay!

Marrow © Marvel Comics

Monday, January 23, 2012

Week 9 - Marrow By Rich Bernatovech

Here is my contribution to Week 9 of Illustrious Bits. This week the character choice was picked by Ross Campbell and is Marrow from the X-Men. I decided to draw her in her original nasty evil look. Special thanks to Jamie for posing for this (just kidding, lol).
-Rich B.

Marrow © Marvel

Week 9 Marrow By Dwayne Biddix

Marrow is this weeks subject here on Illustrious Bits and here is Dwayne Biddix submission. Check out more of his art here.

-Rich B.

Marrow © Marvel

Week 8 - She-Ra By Dimitrius Moore

Here is another awesome submission to this She-Ra themed week on Illustrious Bits. This beautiful rendition of She-Ra was done by Dimitrius Moore, the latest contributor of our group. Here's what Dimitrius had to say about his entry:

"So, here's the first of many submissions to the group . This week's subject is any character from She-Ra, so I decided to do the Princess of Power herself. Honestly, I've only ever caught a few episodes of She-Ra growing up, and obviously it wasn't targeted to me like He-man was. Still, the connection between the two was cool. Drawn on 11x14 Canson bristol paper with Col-Erase light blue pencil/2H Lead Holder/Micron 0.5 Pen/Prismacolor warm/cool gray markers (with brick white/light mocha for the gold accents/hair)".

Check out more of Dimitrius's art here.

-Rich B.

She-Ra © Mattel

Friday, January 20, 2012

Week 8 - Loo Kee By Loki

Loki is a new contributor to Illustrious Bits and Loki's choice for this week's theme was Loo Kee. Since this week's theme was any character from She-Ra, Loki pick this cute character who serves as the TV series narrator on the show. See more of Loki's great work here.
-Rich B.

Loo Kee © Mattel

Week 8 - She-Ra By Danielle Alexis St. Pierre

Here's Danielle Alexis St. Pierre's entry for Illustrious Bits Week 8! Here's what Danielle had to say about her pick for the "any character from She-Ra" theme. "It's been a while since I posted anything to so I decided to do a quick piece today. This week's subject is any character from the She-Ra cartoon and well I went with the Princess of Power herself... mostly because I didn't have a lot of time to look up references of the other characters hehe. I'm not too happy with the inks I did... I rushed them and feel like they look mangled. But it's practice... and practice is a good thing."

See more of Danielle's work here!
-Rich B.

She-Ra © Mattel

Week 8 - Hordak By Randy Ostridge

Here is Randy Ostridge's contribution for Week 8 of Illustrious Bits! Here's what Randy had to say about his choice of character for this week theem e of "any character from She-Ra. "This image is for a weekly theme over at the Illustrious Bits sketch group.Hordak, leader of the Horde, sitting down after another long day of being defeated. You have to respect the perennial bad guys that never see a single victory. They are a resilient group. Sometimes I wonder what keeps them going, with only a list of failed plans to reflect upon. Probably the royalties from all the merchandise.Pencil on paper, then inked with cool gray and black markers."

Check out more of Randy's work here.


Hordak © Mattel

Week 8 - Kowl By Dwayne Biddox

Here is Dwayne Biddix's contribution for Week 8 of Illustrious Bits! Dwayne chose to draw Kowl from She-Ra and says "Yes, this is WAY outside of my usual work. But enjoy!"

I think he did a great job.

Check out more of Dwayne's art here.
-Rich B.

Kowl © Mattel

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Week 8 - She-Ra By Rich Bernatovech

Here's my submission for Week 8 of Illustrious Bits. The subject this week was picked by fans over at Deviant Art and it's any character from the animated series, She-Ra. Since I really don't know much about this series or any of the characters except She-Ra, I decided to draw her. Fun character to draw!

She-Ra © Mattel

Week 8 - Catra by Andrew Charipar

OK, I will admit, I knew NOTHING about She-Ra (other than the name) and knew nothing about the characters in her universe so...

I had to do the good-old google searchin' and found Catra.  She's a villain in the She-Ra universe.  In doing my research, I found the original costume as well as several different re-designs and I did my own version of the character.

I like her, and I think that's why this sketch got done so quickly.  I did the sketch layout yesterday and finished it this evening.  Pretty quick.

Looking forward to seeing what everyone else does.


Catra © Mattel

Week 7 - Catwoman By Michelle Sciuto

This awesome rendition of Catwoman in Neo Victorian style was done by Michelle Sciuto! This pic was drawn and colored in Photoshop. Stop over to her dA gallery at

Catwoman  © DC Comics

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Week 7 - Gotham Sirens (Take 2) By Rich Bernatovech

I wasn't sure I'd get this version done, but this is my original version of what I planned to do for week 7 of Illustrious Bits. I'm not wild about the background though. I actually imagined it a little differently, but this is how it turned out, lol. I hope to get it colored soon and make it into a print to sell at conventions.

And here is the colored version by Danielle Alexis St. Pierre!!
Gotham Sirens, Catwoman, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy © DC Comics

Week 7 - Killer Croc by Andrew Charipar

Ok, I will be the first to admit, I have fallen behind.

I started this sketch earlier this week and have just not found the "whatever it is" that gets the sketches done.  I still need to add a background and some affects but I don't think it will happen this week soooo... I am going to publish what I have so far.

I took inspiration from several different sources here including the animated version of the character and the video gave version and mixed them together into something I liked.



Killer Croc © DC Comics

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Week 7 - Professor Pyg by Dwayne Biddix

Here is Dwayne's submission of Professor Pyg for the Any Batman Villain Week here at Illustrious Bits! Here is what he had to say about his piece:

Digital art: Dwayne Biddix
Drawn for Illustrious Bits' weekly draw challenge.

Week 7 was ANY Batman villain and my dear friend *Vixenated is SUPER into Professor Pyg so I did this for her as well.

Hope you like it!

Love the blood and the rhyme! very cool, Dwayne!


Professor Pyg © DC Comics

Week 7 - Victor Zsasz by Randy Ostridge

Here is Randy's submission for Any Batman Villain Week - Victor Zsasz! Here is what he had to say about his piece:

This image is for a weekly theme over at the Illustrious Bits sketch group.

Here we have Victor Zsasz, one of Batman's adversaries. I don't do tonal works with pencils very much anymore, but went with that style for this one. I wanted Zsasz to be very lithe and thin, but still look like he could put up a decent fight.

Pencil on paper.

Great job! I love the shading. ;)


Victor Zsasz © DC Comics

Week 7 - Poison Ivy by Jamie Fay

Here is my entry for this week's Character of the Week - Any Batman Villain. I chose the beautiful, Poison Ivy.

As a fan of the character, she is one character I'm fine with being near nude. It makes sense. She is Mother Earth personified.

I went with my take on the Arkham Asylum version of her. It's a very sexy version and very "Mother Earth" sexy.

I hope you guys like her.


Poison Ivy © DC Comics

Monday, January 9, 2012

Week 7 - Gotham Sirens By Rich Bernatovech

So, week 7 of Illustrious Bits is my pick of any Batman villain. I originally hoped to finish a full figure drawing of the Gotham Sirens, but since I've been away for a week, I haven't gotten it done yet. I didn't want to rush it and I actually still might finish before the end of the week. But just in case, lol, I did this quick headshot type version of the Gotham Sirens, so I didn't miss out on my own week. :)

Gotham Sirens, Catwoman, Posion Ivy and Harley Quinn © DC Comics

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Week 6 - Death by Randy Ostridge

Let introduce you tot a new contributor, Randy Ostridge.

Here is what he had to say about his piece:

Here we have Death, from the Sandman. She's a neat take on an ages-old character to be sure.

Lineart in pencil, inks with cool gray and black markers. A little colour adjustment in Photoshop for giggles

I can't wait to see what Randy does in the future. Until then, checkout Randy's stuff at

- Jamie

Death © DC Comics/Vertigo Comics

Week 6 - Death by Michelle Sciuto

Here is Michelle's submission of Death.

Here is what she had to say about her piece:

Quick little pen illustration for :iconillustriousbits:

Wow! That's pretty awesome for a quick pen drawing! Great job!


Death © DC Comics

Friday, January 6, 2012

Week 6 - Death by Andrew Charipar

Not sure what happened here but I am happy.

I was on a roll... Gambit, knocked it out.  Spider-Woman, done and done, Starfire... had her finished 2 weeks in advance... Death...


Not sure why this drawing took almost 3 full weeks to get done, maybe it was back to back holidays with a birthday thrown in for good measure... maybe.  But here she is.

Not exactly what I had originally planned but I think it came out cooool.


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Week 6 - Death by Dwayne Biddix

Here is Dwayne Biddix's contribution for Week 6, Death.

Here's what Dwayne said about his piece:

My drawing of Death for :iconillustriousbits: weekly drawing challenge.
Hope you like it.


Great job, Dwayne! I love how it turned out.


Death © DC Comics/Vertigo Comics

Week 6 - Death by Jamie Fay

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

So, the idea with the skull is that it will be a crystal/diamond skull and the eyes will be glowing a bit. Cool light reflections.

Danielle will be coloring it! Isn't sh
e great?


Death © DC Comics