Friday, March 27, 2015

Lt. Gay Ellis, Moonbase Commander (UFO) - Conventionless Convention Sketch

Lt. Gay Ellis © Respective copyright holder

Lt. Gay Ellis was a character on the British tv series UFO. And apparently the favorite of young boys. If you haven't checked out the series you can find most if not all the episodes on YouTube. I didn't see the series until about 15 years ago. But I remember the back cover ads for it on comic books. Strangely enough I had a toy UFO Interceptor as a kid. I must have gotten it at Marv's Toy Store in Burbank back in the early 1970s. It was die cast and painted green. The thing was so big and heavy. And it had a giant spring loaded hard plastic missile on the front. Didn't remember that toy or where it was from until I saw the Interceptor on the series years later.


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Army Pin-Up Girl - Conventionless Convention Sketch #15

Artwork © 2015 Gene Gonzales

It's always fun to just be given a basic idea and told to run with it. :)

Ink on 11" x 17" bristol board.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Molotov (Venture Bros.) - Conventionless Convention Sketch #14

Molotov Cocktease © respective copyright holder

If you watch the Venture Bros., you know who she is. :)

Ink on 11" x 17" bristol board.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Ryoko - Conventionless Convention Sketch #13

Ryoko © Respective copyright owner

It's always fun to draw a character I've never drawn before and this is no exception!

Ink on 11" x 17" bristol board.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Devilina (Atlas-Seaboard) - Conventionless Convention Sketch #11

Devilina © respective owner

I think this could be the first time I have drawn a character from the Atlas/Seaboard comic group. I was a fan of several titles when they hit the newsstands back in the 70s. Two of my friends like different titles than me and we would share the books. None of us ever picked up the magazine with Devilina in it though. I never saw it. All I remember about her is the couple of house ads that featured her and the other characters. This was a lot of fun to revisit so don't be surprised if I draw some of the other characters from that short lived publisher.

Ink on 11" x 17" bristol board

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Witch Woman (Ghost Rider) - Conventionless Convention Sketch #10

Witch Woman © Marvel Comics

Witch Woman from the Ghost Rider comics is our CCS today. I've always been more of a DC guy than a Marvel guy so I don't know the obscure Marvel characters like I know the obscure DC characters. Doesn't make them any less fun to draw though! :)

Ink on 11" x 17" bristol board.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Doll Girl - Conventionless Convention Sketch #9

Doll Girl © DC Comics

As a little blast from the Golden Age of comics, Doll Man's better half is presented today!

Ink on 11" x 17" bristol board.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Kinetix (Legion of Super-Heroes) - Conventionless Convention Sketch #8

Kinetix © DC Comics

Kinetix is a Legionnaire I am not very familiar with. I left the Legion books with the reboot after Zero Hour and only have returned whenever I see the Legion I remember. The times I did see her she was wearing a green dress. I'm pretty sure I have done a CCS of her in that uniform. I seem to remember she has magic powers but apparently Kinetix has been revamped a couple of times. Still fun to draw!

Ink on 11" x 17" bristol board.

Dawn Allen (Legion of Super-Heroes) - Conventionless Convention Sketch #7

Dawn Allen © DC Comics

Here is the other half of the Tornado Twins.

Ink on 11" x 17" bristol board.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Don Allen (Legion of Super-Heroes) - Conventionless Convention Sketch #6

Don Allen © DC Comics

Don Allen is another Legion related character who's first appearance was in Adventure Comics #373 (Oct. 1968). He and his twin sister, Dawn, are direct decedents of Barry Allen, The Flash. It was a fun introduction. Back in those days there wasn't too much crossover between the 20th and 30th century DC so stories like this were always fun. The twins original story has changed many times with the DC reboots but this represents a simpler time at the beginning. The costume that the Allen twins wear at the end of the story is a variation of the one worn by Kid Flash.

I will post the other half of the "Tornado Twins" tomorrow.

Ink on 11" x 17" bristol board.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Evolvo Lad and Life Lass (Heroes of Lallor) Conventionless Convention Sketches 4 & 5

Evolvo Lad and Life Lass © DC Comics

Two Heroes of Lallor today! Evolvo Lad has the ability to evolve into a futuristic super-intelligent human or devolve into a super-strong Cro-Magnon. Life Lass has the ability to animate any object.

That wraps up the Heroes of Lallor but it doesn't wrap up our Legion related CCS'. Tomorrow I will have the "Fun Loving Allen - Super Heroes". :)

Ink on 11" x 17" bristol board.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Beast Boy (Heroes of Lallor) - Conventionless Convention Sketch #3

Beast Boy © DC Comics

I do believe the Beast Boy of the Heroes of Lallor came before the Doom Patrol/Teen Titans version but the latter is better known. For a while this Beast Boy went bad but he did redeem himself before he died. Pretty heavy stuff for a DC comic in the early 1960s.

Ink on 11" x 17" bristol board.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Duplicate Boy (Heroes of Lallor) - Conventionless Convention Sketch #2

Duplicate Boy © DC Comics

Another Hero of Lallor from the Legion of Super-Heroes. Duplicate Boy has the ability to duplicate any power, anywhere from Superboy to Shrinking Violet. Violet was also his girl friend during this version of the Legion.

I have also recorded the creation of this piece from start to finish. When I am doing editing it I will be posting it on my YouTube channel. I might be doing more just for fun.

Ink on 11" x 17" bristol board.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Gas Girl (Heroes of Lallor) - Conventionless Convention Sketch #1

Gas Girl & The Heroes of Lallor © DC Comics

The first of the Conventionless Convention Sketches dives back into the early days of the Legion of Super-Heroes. The Heroes of Lallor were another group of super-powered teens that the Legion met during their run in Adventure Comics. And if you are not familiar with them, you will be after the next few days. First up is Gas Girl. A young lady who can convert her body into any kind of gas she wishes. You have to love the innocence of the early days of comics. I don't think the code name Gas Girl would be received without more than a few jokes these days.

Ink on 11" x 17" bristol board.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Warm Up Sketch

Art © 2015 Gene Gonzales

A warm up sketch done in ink and pencil on Strathmore Toned Sketch Paper.