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Superman Unfinished

by Michael Betz
(Las Vegas)


This was to be part of my super hero collection, but alas, it fell by the wayside.

I used my usual mechanical pencil with Kodak colored pencils. The Kodak pencils give such a vibrant deep color, and covers the texture of the paper well without damaging the paper.


***Note from Kerry:
Hi Michael,
You realize everyone will beg you to finish this, don't you? It looks great!

Thanks for the tip about the Kodak pencils, it's always good to know which materials an artist has a preference for. It also saves a lot of inconvenience when we know which ones to buy.

How have you been keeping? I haven't seen much cheekiness from you lately which leads me to believe you're not feeling on top of the world.

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Batman And Friend

by Michael Betz
(Las Vegas)

Batman And Friend

Batman And Friend

Batman is my hero...I wanna be just like him when I grow up...lol.

I drew this with (of course) a mechanical pencil and then colored it using colored pencils.

***Note from Kerry:
Michael, you are the dude! Great drawing, it's so well done.

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Batman Palmed

by Michael Betz
(Las Vegas)


As I have said many times, I am a huge Batman fan. I wanna be just like him when I grow up!

I did this one when I was incarcerated so my access to tools was extremely limited. I used a regular #2 school pencil and a rolled up piece of paper for the blending stump.

Never let lack of utensils stop you from drawing, I'll draw anything, anywhere.


***Note from Kerry:
Gee Michael, your drawing is fantastic! When I look into it there is so much to see and interpret, it is fascinating. (You certainly had some demons to contend with!) Love the touch of color too. Great job.

I appreciate your encouraging words to those reading your page, it is true, you don't need much to complete a drawing ... anywhere, anyhow, anytime.

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Wonder Woman

by Michael Betz
(Las Vegas)

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman

I grew up as a huge Super Hero fan. What boy didn't, right?

This is one of the few that I did add color to. I used a mechanical pencil, with blending stumps, and colored pencils.


***Note from Kerry:
Wow Michael, you've done a splendid job of drawing Wonder Woman.

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Jokers Revenge

by Michael Betz
(Las Vegas)

The Joker's Revenge

The Joker's Revenge

I am such a huge Batman fan...so I had to do one of Batman's worse nemesis....The Joker, The Clown Prince Of Crime. As all of my drawings, it was done with a mechanical pencil, and shaders.......

***Note from Kerry:
This is way cool, Michael! Good work.

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The Black Cat

by Michael Betz
(Las Vegas)


I am not too familiar with this character, but I thought her look and stances were awesome....so of course, I had to draw her.

I used my ever faithful mechanical pencil (but I used a lighter lead, and it kept breaking on me....grrrrr), and I used a combination of PrismaColor and Kodak colored pencils.


***Note from Kerry:
Hi Michael,
I haven't heard of this character either but your drawing is awesome, as usual. I'm pleased I'm not the only one addicted to a mechanical pencil!!

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Spiderman On Hold

by Michael Betz
(Las Vegas)


I go in for my shoulder surgery tomorrow... I have two pieces that I am currently working on. They are not going to get finished today and it may be awhile before I am able to finish them...
So, I am posting what I have done so far... it will be a day of celebration when I get to finish these...
First up is Spiderman...
I did this one because of the intense perspective in the composition... I felt it would be a challenge.....
So far I have used a 2B mechanical, a 2H, an HB, a kneaded eraser, and a typewriter eraser...yes Kerry, this time an actual hard abrasive brushed end typewriter eraser... I picked this trick up from J.D. Hillberry and it is awesome for close tight highlights.... and able to lift the graphite out all the way back down to the white of the paper....oh, plus a few sizes of tortillons......


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Note from Kerry:
Hi Michael,
Just looking at your incomplete drawing gave me a 'wow' moment. This drawing is going to be fantastic when it's finished and your boys will be fighting over it!

I see your fav artist Lee Hammond also uses a typewriter rubber - the real one, too. It's in her Big Book of Drawing that Lori mentioned earlier.

Wishing you all the very best with your op...

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Spidey Moon

by Michael Betz
(Las Vegas)


I drew this as part of my Super Hero Series of imvu Wall Hangings. I used pretty much all my usual tools, mechanical pencil, tortillons, a regular #2 pencil, pink eraser and kneaded eraser. It took me I would say maybe 2 hours.


***Note from Kerry:
Michael, for someone who declares he has no patience, your work kinda refutes that fact. Your drawing will please many Spiderman fans, it's good.

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Batman Unfinished

by Michael Betz
(Las Vegas)


Next in my Incomplete collection, is the movie poster for Batman Forever. I started this and then went on to other projects...it never got finished.

I like to keep some of my unfinished drawings unfinished....it reminds me of what imaptience will get you.....


***Note from Kerry:
Gee Michael, this is outstanding, it has a certain 'unfinished' charm too. I am so pleased you shared this one, thanks!

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Hercules Unfinished

by Michael Betz
(Las Vegas)


Next in my "Incomplete" collection is a DVD cover I started years ago of the Disney movie Hercules.

I pretty much finished the drawing itself, just never finished the coloring before the DVD had to go back.

Maybe this one might get finished, I had actually started this for my daughter Jayme.

I used my mechanical pencil and just regular Crayola colored pencils.


***Note from Kerry:
Hey Michael, it's "perfecto"! It really is finished, as you say, so there's plenty to admire about it. If you think of it, when you do finish it, we can add it to this page. I'm happy to wait for that day!

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Elektra

by Michael Betz
(Las Vegas)

Elektra

Elektra


I am on imvu and I develop a few 3D items for use in a virtual world. I started a line of hand drawn art in frames to hang on your virtual walls. Part of that line is a Super Hero series.

This was also done with a mechanical pencil (surprise, surprise), I didn't really do any shading in this one, I kept it fairly rough, why? Well, good question, one that I don't really have an answer to, it just seemed like the thing to do at the time...hehe.


***Note from Kerry:
Hi Michael
Your Elektra is very cool and well done!

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