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Jason Momoa as Aquaman Concept Art/ Costume Design

With the news of (I think still unofficial) Jason Momoa being cast as Aquaman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I thought I’d whip up a version of the costume that I think could work in the film.
With the first costume, I was primarily going for “Aquaman as a warlord”. When I heard of the casting of Jason Momoa, I figured they would want him to not only be taken a bit more seriously by those who aren’t familiar with the character, but also show him as a force to be reckoned with. So, I turned his orange scales into Japanese influenced armor plates and gave him other features such as his gorget and bushy beard.
The second design is a more classic take on his costume. I found it difficult, at first, to translate this version simply because it was hard to make it not look like some kind of cheesy Cirque Du Soleil outfit. But, through adding the gauntlets and greaves as well as the gold work, I felt it gave him more of a sense of royalty.

Who knows what designs they have in store for us in these upcoming DC films, but, more than anything, I just hope they do justice to these characters we all know and love.

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Balrog sketch from last night’s livestream session. Definitely want to do more of these

Balrog sketch from last night’s livestream session. Definitely want to do more of these

— 3 days ago with 17 notes

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Scarlet Witch Concept Art/ Alternate Costume Design
(inspired by the Marvel movie universe)

Finally done with these Scarlet Witch designs!
I had the idea of trying to create an alternate costume for her in the Avengers sequel, Age of Ultron. Specifically, I wanted to design a costume that looked closer to her classic get-up.
Whole lotta room for improvement as always but these have been great for practice and they’ve helped me to really push my skills. I look forward to doing more stuff like this.
Of course this is just an example of what I’d like to see in the film. I do enjoy the look that they’ve given her in the photos we’ve seen so far. It’s very different but, at the same time, it works. I’m sure Marvel has all sorts of stuff we haven’t seen up their sleeves, and I can’t wait to see what Whedon does with the Scarlet Witch character as well as Quicksilver.

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#Scarlet Witch  #The Avengers  #age of ultron  #concept art  #Elizabeth Olsen  #avengers  #Marvel Comics  #phase two  #costume design  #wanda maximoff  #james bousema  #artist on tumblr  #marvel  #avengers age of ultron  #mcu 
Count me in with everybody else on the net in loving the new Batgirl design by cameron-stewart and babsdraws !Here’s my extremely late sketch for last week’s sketch dailies

Count me in with everybody else on the net in loving the new Batgirl design by cameron-stewart and babsdraws !
Here’s my extremely late sketch for last week’s sketch dailies

— 1 week ago with 36 notes

#batgirlofburnside  #batgirl  #submission  #cameron stewart  #babs tarr  #sketch dailies  #barbara gordon  #DC comics 
Black Metal CaesarWent and saw Dawn of the Planet of the Apes last night and loved it! I couldn’t help but be reminded of corpse paint whenever the apes donned their battle/hunting make up. Then I imagined an ape fronted black metal band (I would totally listen to that btw. It’d probably have Koba on drums)
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Black Metal Caesar

Went and saw Dawn of the Planet of the Apes last night and loved it! I couldn’t help but be reminded of corpse paint whenever the apes donned their battle/hunting make up. Then I imagined an ape fronted black metal band
(I would totally listen to that btw. It’d probably have Koba on drums)

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— 1 week ago with 77 notes

#caesar  #dawn of the planet of the apes  #andy serkis  #planet of the apes  #koba  #fan art  #blackmetal  #corpse paint  #james bousema  #Black and White  #metal 
The Grim Reaper for Sketch Dailies this weekI thought, “why not make Death a superhero?”I’ll call him Captian R.I.P

The Grim Reaper for Sketch Dailies this week
I thought, “why not make Death a superhero?”

I’ll call him Captian R.I.P

— 1 week ago with 13 notes

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Quick Wonder Woman sketch on my lunch break for today’s sketch dailiesYou don’t wanna mess with Diana
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Quick Wonder Woman sketch on my lunch break for today’s sketch dailies

You don’t wanna mess with Diana

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— 2 weeks ago with 18 notes

#Wonder Woman  #justice league  #sketch dailies  #diana of themyscira  #batman vs superman  #sketch  #james bousema  #DC comics 
Back to working on my Scarlet Witch concept designs. I pretty much have her costume down. I just need to do a couple more poses to really pull it all together. Here’s a version I have of her when she’s not wearing the cape. More to come soon!

Back to working on my Scarlet Witch concept designs. I pretty much have her costume down. I just need to do a couple more poses to really pull it all together. Here’s a version I have of her when she’s not wearing the cape. More to come soon!

— 2 weeks ago with 8 notes

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Happy 4th of July, everybody!I was initially going to do a Captain America piece for today but I haven’t really tackled Black Widow much. So, I decided to go with her in her Russian badass glory. I might post a Cap piece later today though, so stay tuned, be safe, and I hope y’all enjoy your Independence day!'MURICA

Happy 4th of July, everybody!

I was initially going to do a Captain America piece for today but I haven’t really tackled Black Widow much. So, I decided to go with her in her Russian badass glory. I might post a Cap piece later today though, so stay tuned, be safe, and I hope y’all enjoy your Independence day!
'MURICA

— 2 weeks ago with 39 notes

#4th of july  #independence day  #Scarlett Johansson  #Black Widow  #the winter soldier  #captain america  #america fuck yeah  #marvel  #murica 
Skeletor for sketch dailies last weekWORKING ON STUFF! I’ve been real busy with job hunting and commissions so I haven’t been able to post much lately. I have so many pieces waiting to be finished! Hopefully I’ll have more to show you guys soon and I’ll try to have a little piece for July 4th.Until then, cheers to all you followers and stay excellent to each other!

Skeletor for sketch dailies last week

WORKING ON STUFF! I’ve been real busy with job hunting and commissions so I haven’t been able to post much lately. I have so many pieces waiting to be finished! Hopefully I’ll have more to show you guys soon and I’ll try to have a little piece for July 4th.
Until then, cheers to all you followers and stay excellent to each other!

— 3 weeks ago with 7 notes

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Happy Birthday to Ricky Gervais!Here’s him as the Joker for today’s Sketch Dailies

Happy Birthday to Ricky Gervais!

Here’s him as the Joker for today’s Sketch Dailies

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Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con went great! Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth. It was lots I’ fun running the booth with my buddies and I got to meet all sorts of cool new people. And thanks again to sjmillerart for being an awesome booth-mate!
Here are some of the sketches/commissions I did during the con. I’ll have more to post from the con later, but, for now, I’m gonna get some sleepzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…….

— 4 weeks ago with 20 notes

#alvcc  #amazinglasvegascomiccon  #sjmillerart  #jamesbousema  #artist alley  #artists on tumblr  #comic con  #groot  #thor  #wolverine  #banecat  #batman  #sketch dump 
Havin’ a blast at the Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con with my buds pootifulpanda and aegiskitty sporting some badass teen titan cosplays

Havin’ a blast at the Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con with my buds pootifulpanda and aegiskitty sporting some badass teen titan cosplays

— 1 month ago with 24 notes

#comic con  #friends  #cosplay  #aegiskitty  #pootifulpanda  #raven  #starfire  #teen titans  #dc comics 


First day of Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con ! Here’s a map to me and sjmillerart's booth. Feel free to come visit us, chat up the usual geeky stuff, and see if you might like a print/commission or two! Hope to see some of you guys there this weekend!
First day of Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con !
Here’s a map to me and sjmillerart's booth. Feel free to come visit us, chat up the usual geeky stuff, and see if you might like a print/commission or two! Hope to see some of you guys there this weekend!
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WIP Jason Momoa as Aquaman Concept Art

Prepping for the con all this week, but in my free time between that and commissions, I’ve decided to do another conceptual art piece. People seemed to like the ones I did for Wolverine, so I figured I’d give it a shot with the newly cast Aquaman, Jason Momoa.
I’m shooting for the look of not only a king but a strong warrior ( a la Khal Drogo)
Long ways to go, but I’m having fun with it so far

— 1 month ago with 16 notes

#jason momoa  #aquaman  #DC comics  #batman vs superman  #concept art  #james bousema  #wip