Monday, February 02, 2009

In-Samnee-acs: Batman

This week's winner of the Name a Theme week Contest is Matt W. with "In-Samnee-acs"! This means that all this week I'll be posting sketches of comic characters that come out only after dark.
This entry made it to the top of the pile, not just because of the clever name ( clever because my name sounds the same as the middle of insomniac) but because there are so many great characters who work the night shift that I love to draw.

Let's have a round of applause for Matt, okay?


Dan C said...


Wow. Incredible drawing, Chris... That drybrush effect on Batman's cape is fantastic.

Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

*more clapping*

Alan said...

Dry-brush cape is lovly, agreed.

Nice pic. Such deceptively simple (Rude-esque) ink strokes

Witty title. Theme plays into your talent for great lighting too

Ryan Schrodt said...

Alan stole my comment about the cape. That is simply beautiful. You keep topping yourself with each of these pieces.

Fun theme, Matt. You definitely deserved to win with this one!

Justin said...

Great theme, Matt! And if this is the start, I cannot wait to see what is to come for the rest of the week.

Fred said...

Wow, very impressive piece Chris! Screams of a Mazzuchelli influence to me and he certainly is one of the masters.

Congrats Matt, cool theme!

Brian Jones said...

Awesome theme Matt and Chris it is always a pleasure to see your take on Gotham's protector. Cheers!

Matt W. said...

I'm so stoked to see which characters you decide to highlight this week, Chris! Thanks for the nice little introduction and for choosing my theme. This piece is a prime example of why I really wanted to see you take on this theme, as it exemplifies your astonishing ability to convey shadows and light like no other.

Doctor Fantastic said...

Yaaaaaay! In-Samnee-acs had better include the character Sleepwalker. Or else I call shenanigans.

erica said...

Chris you're off to a fantastic start with this sketch!

This week looks like it's going to be another awesome week!!

Claps for Matt!!!

Anonymous said...

Great batman...sleepwalker would be a good sketch, good call doc!! What about the little known Malibu/Marvel hero Nightman!


Anonymous said...

Great sketch theme idea, great name and great sketch. What a, uh, great start!

Chris Samnee said...

Thanks so much to all of you for leaving such nice comments of late.
I really appreciate all of the suggestions as well, but the sketches that I post here are generally done a week or two in advance so... I'm afraid I can't take any requests once the week has started.

Oh, and Nightman who?;)

Anonymous said...

In-Samnee-acs Unite!