heres the colored version....the FIGHTING PRIDE OF THE PHILIPPINES! The only 8 division world champion. Manny PACMAN Paquiao!
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Alright ladies and Gents, My pinoys and my pinays haha, here is a cleaned up version of mr Paquiao. Tried my best to emulate that Jim Lee inking style here. Up next, a colored version of this. The black and white looks pretty sweet though. Wonder if anyone would buy black and white prints of this, I love the graphic quality to this style.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Alright Guys, After watching Manny Paquiao's win on Saturday i've been wanting to do a sketch. My artist friend's probably recognize the style I chose to do this piece. I decided to try and emulate one of my comic book illustrator influences, Jim Lee! So this is a work in progress, but this black and white looks pretty cool I could see it as a t-shirt. But stay tuned for a full colored version. Hopefully it turns out BA enough that I could actually hang it up somewhere.
Now if you want my opinion on Mr Paquiao keep reading, otherwise I hope you enjoyed this drawing.
After watching the fight on Saturday, I realized not many National Pilipino days are left. Meaning Paquiao, eventhough very impressive, is aging and probably should retire within the next few years.
With that said, there is plenty of gas left in this athletes tank. Watching him fight was great to see. No one ever talks about Paquiao as a defensive boxer because he's mostly known for his brawler in fighter abilities, but watching him turn his should to block strikes from Bradley lefts, and using his left hand to block incoming shots from Bradley's rights was so impressive, it leaves me to believe Paquiao's reflexes are as sharp as ever. He also seems to be boxing with more caution and not so reckless (which some will argue it's because of the Marquez's knockout, or it makes his fights much more boring to watch). I argue however, that his boxing skills have improved with age. Boxing isn't just about brawling there's a lot of strategy involved just like any other sport. I hope he doesnt retire soon because I'm going to miss the National Pilipino day potlucks, but he's definitely have a few good fights left.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Well this was sad and unfortunate news this week. If i still watched WWF maybe I would be in even more shock because the Warrior was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, and made an appearance on Monday night RAW just this past weekend. Before I got into comic books these high flying muscle men, were probably the Super Heroes of my childhood. If you weren't a fan of the hulkster, then you were definitely a fan of this guy. He was one of those wrestlers that never failed to get you amped when you watched him wrestle. Well hope you're wrestling up there Warrior, the professional wrestling world isn't the same without you. Here's a painting I did today as a tribute to the ULTIMATE WARRIOR.
Friday, April 4, 2014
Just had to post this again because I came back from seeing the new Captain America movie. Marvel/disney did not disappoint. I'm actually looking forward to Gaurdians of the Galaxy eventhough I know nothing of it. Maybe thanos will pop up.. WHO KNOWS!!! but go out and see the new CAP AM movie.