Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Cosmic Boy and Ferro Lad - Legion of Super-Heroes

Another pair of Legionnaires in uniforms that were only since once or just a few times.

Ferro Lad © DC Comics

Cosmic Boy © DC Comics

Ink and watercolor on Strathmore 11" x 17" watercolor paper.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Wildfire - Legion of Super-Heroes

Wildfire © DC Comics

Another Legion commission! I can't get enough of them! Today is Wildfire! I thought Wildfire was one of the coolest looking characters when I first saw him in Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes 205. He didn't do much but that visor was cool. It wasn't until I got the elusive issue 201 and the even more elusive first appearance in issue 195 (you have no idea how difficult it was to find that comic back then) that I got to see him in action. Good times!

And if you are interested, I also recorded the inking process and uploaded it to my YouTube channel. Click on over for the better resolution.

Ink and watercolor on 11" x 17" Strathmore water color paper.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Tyroc - Legion of Super-Heroes

Tyroc © DC Comics

This is my take on the Legion animated version.

Ink and watercolor on Strathmore watercolor paper

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Devlin O'Ryan - Legion of Super-Heroes

Devlin O'Ryan © DC Comics

This just might turn into a Legion art blog. Not that I mind. :)

Today we have Mr. Devlin O'Ryan. Devlin was introduced during the "Five Years Later" era and he was able to reflect any physical or energy attack. Handy power!

Ink and watercolor on 11" x 17" watercolor paper.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Last Batch of Legionnaires


Element Lad

Karate Kid

This is the last of this batch of Legionnaires. I'm gonna miss them. All the pieces have been a blast to do. Exploring costumes that were never used or only seen in a very limited fashion. Which just reminded me of some costumes that Legion artist Jim Sherman did in one of the Legion treasury books. Some of those never saw action outside of that book. Maybe that will be a future batch?

Ink and watercolor on 11" x 17" watercolor paper.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Dr. Strange

Dr. Strange © Marvel Comics

A recent commission done with ink and watercolor on 9" x 12" watercolor paper.

Friday, November 20, 2015

More Legionnaires! (Legion of Super-Heroes)



Timber Wolf

All characters © DC Comics

Ink and watercolor on 11" x 17" watercolor paper

Warm-Up Sketch - iPad Pro/Apple Pencil/Procreate

Phase © DC Comics

This warm up sketch was created on my iPad Pro using Procreate art app and using the apps recording feature. This was recorded in 1080p so if you watch it on YouTube you can used the higher resolution setting.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Web - Conventionless Convention Commission

The Web © Archie Comics

This is the first time I have drawn any of the Archie Comics super heroes. WooHoo!

Ink on 11" x 17" bristol board.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Inking Timber Wolf (timelapse)

Just for fun I recorded the inking stage of the Timber Wolf commission I am creating. This was recorded with my iPhone 6s Plus and titles done in iMovie. Don't blink, it's pretty fast. :)

Timber Wolf © DC Comics

Friday, November 13, 2015

Conventionless Convention Commissions - Fall 2015

All character © their individual owners

CONVENTIONLESS CONVENTION COMMISSION (CCC)! It's just like a regular con sketch that I would do for you at a convention, except no crowds, no convention hall food, no hotel bill, and no travel. And the price is the same as a show sketch. You only have to pay extra for shipping. Still cheaper than going to a show. If you have been waiting to get a black and white, inked single character sketch from me, now is the time to get it. This time around I am offering some other options as well. If not for yourself, maybe you want a gift for that special someone? The holidays are just around the corner!

Here are the CCC options...


  •  9" x 12" Inked head shot: $50.00

  •  11" x 17" Inked single character: $75.00

  •  11" x 17" Inked with some color single character: $125.00

I will not be doing multiple characters on a single board. Shipping is $15.00. No matter how many sketches you get! Buy 1: Shipping is $15.00! Buy 20, shipping is $15.00! This shipping cost is for the US only, sorry. If you are outside the US, please contact me for shipping costs.

I have not set a specific amount of requests that I will take. I will just see what the requests are and see what I can handle. I am planning to begin them on November 16th and complete them by Dec. 16th. Any background elements will be at my discretion. Finished art will be mailed each Thursday or Friday.

Payment is PayPal only. (No e-checks, please).

If you are interested, send me an email to gene_gonzales(at)mac(dot)com. Please use "Conventionless Convention Commission" in the subject line and let me know what you would like. That address and subject line are very important. It helps me sort the requests from other emails. That email address is also my PayPal account, but check with me before sending money, please. I do reserve the right to turn down requests that I don't feel comfortable drawing. If you have any questions, please email me.

Please tell your friends, family, and local politicians. Tweet it on Twitter, Tumble it on Tumblr, Pin it on Pinterest, Face it on Facebook...Okay, that one didn't sound right, but you get the idea. Please get the word out any way you can. Thanks! :)

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Well, they are called "The LEGION of Super-Heroes"...

How about a few more Legionnaires? 

Shadow Lass

Chameleon Boy

Colossal Boy

Polar Boy

Sun Boy

Ultra Boy

All characters are © DC Comics

Artwork © 2015 Gene Gonzales

All pieces were done in ink and watercolor on 11" x 17" Strathmore watercolor paper.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

More Legion of Super-Heroes

I am in the middle of some color Legionnaire commissions. Here are two of the recent ones.

Duo Damsel © DC Comics

Mon-El © DC Comics

Sorry about the images. My scanner has never done a decent job with the subtlety of watercolors so I just took quick photos of the images.

I've had a few emails asking about doing a round of commissions for the holidays. I am hoping to announce something along those lines in the next few weeks. I've had a couple work projects going and then I had a big series of jobs drop in my lap that need to be done. Plus I still have a few more Legion paintings that I took on just before the extra, extra work happened. When I have a better idea of my time I will announce something here and on Twitter. Which feeds my Facebook page as well.

Ink and watercolor on 11" x 17" watercolor paper.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Legion of Super-Heroes

I just finished this group of Legionnaires and thought I would share. All are done in ink and watercolor on watercolor paper.

Chemical King

Dream Girl (in her PJs)

Invisible Kid II

Princess Projectra

All characters © DC Comics

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Superboy starring The Legion of Super-Heroes #212 - Retro Variant Cover

Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes © DC Comics

This was a project I wanted to do for years. I thought it would be fun to do variant covers where the back-up story was featured on the cover. The production error on the original cover for Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroess was the inspiration. The two titles on the cover are flopped. It should have read "Last Fight for a Legionnaire" (the lead story) Plus "Death Stroke at Dawn" (the back up). But someone messed up the order.

So I took the back up story of Night Girl and Shadow Lass (with Cosmic Boy) and made it the cover feature. This entire piece was done by hand, logos, lettering and all in ink on 11" x 17" bristol board. I had so much fun with this I imagine I will do some more in the near future.

Below is the original cover by Mike Grell.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Black Canary and Widows

Here are a few finished commissions.

Black Canary © DC Comics

Black Widow © Marvel Entertainment

Black Widow © Marvel Entertainment

All three are inked on 11" x 17" bristol board

Sunday, June 28, 2015

HeroesCon 2015 - Final

Here are the last of the pieces done for or at HeroesCon. If I didn't include yours it just means I neglected/forgot to take a picture at the show or scan it in advance. If you have a picture/scan of the art that you would like me to share send it to me. Enjoy!




Starfire & Robin

Supergirl riding comet (Crisis Era)

Supergirl evening gown (Adventure Comics 402)




All characters © their respective owners

Saturday, June 27, 2015

HeroesCon 2015 - Part 3

I will be finishing up the presentation of the pieces done for HeroesCon over the weekend. Didn't mean to drag it out. I came home to an incredible amount of work that has to be done by Monday morning. Here are some photos taken of pieces I did at the show. Not of scan quality but still fun to share. I hope enjoy!

Lady Quark © DC Comics

Iron Man © Marvel Comics

Kitty Pryde and Lockheed  © Marvel Comics
(dancing the day away)

Mirage © Marvel Comics

More this weekend. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

HeroesCon 2015 - Part 2

Here is another batch from HeroesCon.

Battlestar Galactica

Lady Loki

The Silk Specter
Moon Knight

All characters © their respective owners

Monday, June 22, 2015

HeroesCon 2015 - Part 1

HeroesCon was a blast as usual and it's time to share some of the pieces I did. First up, it is always a good day when I get to draw some Legion or L.E.G.I.O.N. related commissions...

Captain Comet




Saturn Queen

Shadow Kid


All characters © DC Comics

All were done in ink on 11" x 17" bristol board