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Jason Todd was found by Batman breaking into the Batmobile as a kid. When Bruce saw potential in the young boy, he made him his second Robin. Jason was fueled by rage and revenge, which led to his painful death at the hands of the Joker, leaving Bruce distraught. After he was resurrected [because comics logic], he returned to Gotham as the masked vigilante Red Hood, where he takes an ultraviolent approach to dealing with Gotham’s criminals. Red Hood and the Dark Knight have butted heads ever since, debating on whose justice system is working for Gotham better.

If interested, read or watch the DC story arc: “Under the Red Hood”. It’s really good.

Taking a small break from the Robins to do some original content.  It’ll be up in a couple of days.

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As promised, more DC characters have been drawn, now featuring Barbara Gordon aka Batgirl.

I’ve got the 4 Robins already sketched and they’re awaiting proper coloring treatments.  Expect those soon.

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Jinx and Vi have a staring contest.  But Jinx looks like she’s got the upper hand…

One of the more time consuming and experimental projects I’ve done.  I learned two new techniques drawing this: the transparency lock tool to color my line art and the multiplication blending tool to shade/light my drawing.

Anyways, I’m very excited to continue drawing and practicing.  I’m think of doing some serious Bat Family or Wonder Woman stuff…Or some Saga stuff…Or some more League stuff.

These are the best kinds of problems.

Hardware: Wacom Cintiq 13HD
Software: Manga Studio 5

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lying cat leg fix

Saga is currently one of my favorite comic books out there.  Due to a lack of super original wallpapers for it, I decided to take it upon myself to draw one.  I chose Lying Cat because she’s definitely one of my favorite characters from it so far.  But truth be told I like all of them.  Anyways, just wanted to share with you guys something I did so you knew I wasn’t completely gone.

Edit: This was a trace.  I’m not THAT skilled.

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It’s been pretty stressful over here at Georgia Tech.  Chemical Engineering degrees don’t just get themselves.  I’m sorry I’ve broken my promise of videos, comic strips, articles, and pictures every week.  It’s unfortunately too much to handle.  However, I’ll remember to update this blog every once in a while when I make something worth sharing.

Picked up the first two volumes of New 52 Nightwing.  Thought it was pretty neat and drew this quick picture.  Enjoy.

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BOOM! Headshot.  I am digging the way this page is done and the style.  The past four pages have been a roller coaster of quality.  From fully colored to incredibly bland to over artistic to whatever this is.  Well, whatever THIS is is probably the style I’ll be sticking to for a while.  It’s not too time consuming, I think it looks really good, and it’s actually making progress!  Anyways guys, enjoy the page, looking forward to doing more.

Other Notes:

  • continuity is something I’m not really concerning myself with too much right now.  Yes the house looks different from two panel ago, yes the monster looks different from the cover, and yes Gillian’s hair length is changing from page to page.  I am only a man.
  • Stylistically, I’m getting more ambitious, which is a good thing, as long as I don’t abandon quantity too much.  That being said, ‘weekly’ pages are something I’ll try to keep but not promise.



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A little something I spent a little bit more time and energy on after my stressful week.  I’m experimenting more with the shading and line variation and I think it’s paying off really well, especially in color.  Boy, Zaspara sure has come a long way from this:

Zaspara: https://bananascoop.com/2013/09/22/zaspara/

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Cilla is a character from my Black Carnival series.

A couple of notes about this piece


  • I’m experimenting with the shading technique I’ve been trying in the most recent page of the Black Carnival page.  I’m not so sure how I feel about it, it certainly does make the piece pop in a different way.
  • Some weird clothes or bodily disproportions aren’t hidden hints about her character, I’m just way to lazy to fix them and it’s getting late.
  • Cilla might be one of my favorite characters.
  • She likes pink.
  • She does not mess around.
  • She’s largely inspired by Mikasa from Attack on Titan
  • What does that yellow slip of paper say?  Lol I’m not into spoilers.  I definitely had to look it up.  I’ll give you a hint, it’s written in Japanese [I think…].
  • Expect the next few pieces to be drawn in a similar way.

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Meiter is a satyr.  He’s a character in the Black Carnival series.


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Maximillian is a character from my Black Carnival Series

A couple of things worth noting about this post.

  • This is the first image I’ve done in my new program that I’m testing, Manga Studio.  It turns out you can do single ‘panel’ drawings that simply work as canvases.  I’ve decided to start a Black Carnival non-comic related project to begin getting used to the interface so that when I do begin using Manga Studio for comics, I’m not bogged down by not knowing how to color.
  • There is no Black Carnival page this week.  My week was a bit too rough to try to fit in another page.  As a result, I’ve done some rewriting that I think will fit the script much better than I had anticipated.  I hope I can make good on this promise that there will be two pages released next week: a cover page to the next chapter and the first page of the next chapter.
  • I will no longer be doing character descriptions for the art profiles I’m doing because I want to reserve room for changes I want to make and I don’t want to spoil any potential details  pertaining to the story.  As a result, these pictures will largely contain the image itself and the name of the character.
  • And for anyone else paying attention to the comic, there might be a deliverable promise that if I go to no coloring [black and white], I might be able to deliver more pages.  Is this something worth considering or should I continue to do full colored pages?  Let me know in the comments below!


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Onsolought is a character from The Black Carnival series.

Onsolought is a shapeshifting shadow.  He/She/It is head of The Eclipse, the most enigmatic section of The Black Carnival.  A normally shy and rarely seen figure, Onsolought only shows when absolutely necessary.  Onsolought takes the forms of animals, channeling and enhancing their natural shape and beauty with an array of pulsating white light.  The Eclipse would normally be an incredibly dangerous section of the Black Carnival but Onsolought has been able to maintain the excess of dark energy and magics that its employees and entertainers possess.   Carnival goers visit The Eclipse to test their brains and hearts against the dense atmosphere and visual & mental overstimulation.  Onsolought watches over this process carefully, ensuring the dangerous employees don’t get too ‘liberal’ with their magics.  This way, carnival goers enjoy the test of will while some of the carnival’s most dangerous figures are allowed to ‘release’ pent up magic.

Not much else is known about Onsolought.  As the most secluded head of the Black Carnival, he shares no friendship with any of the other heads.  He is often passive and holds no opinions on any and all matters.  Old Ben, the previous owner of the Black Carnival, has said that if there were disaster to strike the carnival, he wouldn’t know if Onsolought would help them or watch them all fall in lack of interest.

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Mistress Valora is a character from the Black Carnival series.

Valora is half Harpy-half Siren.  The Siren half of her makes her gorgeous and elegant, while the Harpy half of her makes her vicious and unforgiving.  She is the Head of Customer Services and Satisfaction of the Black Carnival, which includes the Carnival entrance.  Her responsibilities include keeping the customers happy and ensuring they’re properly acclimated for the sights they are soon to see.  In the darker shade of her job, she is in charge of ‘correction’ and ‘rehabilitation’ of rowdy customers and disturbers of the peace.  Valora runs majority of her operations from the Carnival brothel that she owns, The Howling Siren.  From there she commands a lethal flock of Harpies, Sirens, and Succubi.  She runs the brothel with her reanimated deceased sister, Delilah, and her head of security, Marraine.

Valora will go to great lengths to find the people who cross her.  She is a mother eagle, who watches her nest with lethal intention.

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If you’ve been visiting the blog lately, I’ve posted a number of pictures I’ve drawn all relating to original characters I created for a series I’ve titled The Black Carnival.  The Black Carnival is a series I’ve created and is a story about a carnival whose employees, acts, and managers are mythical creatures and beings, masquerading to blend in society.  I’ve created some character concepts of the main characters.  The descriptions I’ve included in the times I’ve posted these images have been vague, because I’ve recently been trying to get the outline and manuscript in order.

Above we have the lead of our story, Gillian Eliza Reily Akers.  Gillian, pronounced Gilly-an, is a timid and educated girl, who excelled at combative sports and fencing.  Gillian grew up a normal life  with her overprotective and conservative father and her wild and spontaneous mother.  She’s a spitting image of her father in both personality and appearance and often questions if she inherited anything from her extraverted and perplexing mother.  When tragedy strikes Gillian, she learns more about secrets her mother hid from her, which leads Gillian on an adventure to the Black Carnival where her mother’s mysterious legacy changes her life forever.

It’s at the Black Carnival where she meets a number of new friends and enemies, some of which I’ve listed below!


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Original character from The Black Carnival Series

More art here

More articles coming! So much is happening! Too much!

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More original drawings for my Black Carnival graphic novel, more to come.

As always, visit Fig-TV for more art!

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More concept art, let me know what you think!

Visit more art at http://fig-tv.com/

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The protagonist of my original series The Black Carnival.

Sorry I’ve been slacking on the blogging lately.  It’s taking a normal amount of adjustment since restarting school again!

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I’ve drawn Catwoman in the past, but I decided to take this approach a bit more cartoony.  Enjoy


visit more art at http://fig-tv.com/

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Banana Scoop has a new contributor!  Her name is Rachel and she’ll be posting several times a month.  Not only does she have a lot of opinions on movies, books, video games, she’s also got something Banana Scoop hasn’t had yet: a female perspective on things.  Read more about her joining in the Weekly Newsletter posted later today!

Rachel chose to have a coffee mug as her avatar.  I initially went with a more mature looking coffee cup, but she recommended a softer side, so I added some more innocent features to her.  I had a lot of fun playing with the spilt coffee above, despite if it’s a little bit superfluous   Regardless, I hope she likes her new avatar!

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Now what in the hey is this image about?  Does that say Banana Scoop Staff: Ben?  We don’t have a Ben on our team here do we?  Not yet we do!  We have a special announcement to make to you guys at 3:00 EST, so be sure to come back in three hours for the number of changes we’re making to this website!

Approximately 3 Hours

Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

Wacom Bamboo Create

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