Welcome to my sketch blog!

I am a cartoonist, illustrator, designer, and painter. I'd like to say a professional one, but I'm still working on that. Welcome to Step One of that process: my own personal sketch blog! Its purpose: to keep me drawing, and hopefully, to provide art for others to enjoy. Please feel free to leave comments- I appreciate any critiquing of my work. Just try not to completely tear me a new one. Also, I do commissioned projects! If interested, contact me at tonyaros1@gmail.com. As you can see I draw comic characters a lot, but I also paint and draw just about anything so hit me with your ideas!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Fantastic Fashion Redesign

Here's my entry to Project Rooftop's Fantastic Four redesign contest

I was really inspired by the suits worn by the characters in "Fantastic Voyage", and I felt that they fit with the science-adventurer feel of the Fantastic Four.

For Johnny I wanted to make him look volatile, a literal "hot head'.  His suit features vented sections over his shoulders, elbows, thighs, and knees, which allow his heat to escape, and also hearkens back to his classic look. 

Reed's the field team leader on their scientific expeditions, and he always makes sure to bring a backpack full of gadgets. 

I wanted to give Sue a 60s kind of look, feminine but practical. 

Ben was one of my favorite designs.  I drew inspiration from space suits worn by chimp astronauts- I kid you not.  I came across a bit of a predicament:  the other members of the squad had their "4" insignia and blue armbands, but I wanted Ben to be sleeveless.  But I figured "What the hell.  He wouldn't care to paint on his arm."  I kind of like how it looks.  

As always, let me know what you guys think!  Meanwhile, keep checking out Project Rooftop- hopefully I make Honorable Mention!  Fingers crossed