Archive for December 2009

Green Lantern – Kyle Rayner

December 20, 2009

In honor of DC Comics not killing off Kyle Rayner, I decided to draw another fan pic of him! (See issues #42 & #43 of GL Corps) Being that he’s my all-time, favorite comic book character, I realized I hadn’t ever drawn him in his current costume.

I pencilled this & then colorized it in Photoshop. The most challenging part was colorizing the black part of his costume. Overall, this was a very fun pic to work on!

You can also check out the pic I did of a male Star Sapphire at my deviantART gallery. I’ve posted tons of stuff there. Enjoy!

-Chayne

Green Lantern Lives!!!

December 17, 2009

WARNING!!!

MASSIVE SPOILER AHEAD!!!

Ok, so last month I was all pissed that DC comics killed off my all-time, favorite character, Kyle Rayner. Well, I just finished reading Green Lantern Corp #43 and, to my great relief, Kyle LIVES!!!

In the beginning of the issue Kyle lay dead on the planet of Oa after having defeated several attacking Black Lanterns. His power ring flew off his finger and proceeded on it’s way to space sector 2266. Two GL Corps members, Guy Gardner and Soranik Natu, rushed to his body. His death was too much for both of them to bear and Guy’s rage  allowed a Red Lantern ring to posses him. Natu, a surgeon and Kyle’s lover, attempted to revive him while Guy went on a rampage.

As Natu worked to bring her beloved back, a Black Lantern ring flew in and attempted to turn him into a zombie… But before it could command him to “rise”, an Indigo Lantern, with the power to destroy black rings, along with the rest of the GL Corps, jumped in to save the day!

Meanwhile, in another sector, Star Sapphire Miri, a Violet Lantern who had helped Kyle and Natu on a previous adventure, was informed by her ring that Kyle’s life was about to be extinguished. She immediately sped to his aid. Using Natu and Kyle’s love for each other, she used the power of the Star Sapphires to bring Kyle back to life!

Kyle and Natu embraced and then suddenly his power ring returned to restore him back to the Green Lantern Corps! The surrounding GL Corps members then informed Kyle of Guy’s current status as a Red Lantern and they decided to go help their friend.

And, oh yeah, on the very last page, Mogo, the planetary Green Lantern, showed up, for who knows what. Then it was “to be continued”!

Whew! What an issue! I can’t believe how much shit happened in this! It totally made up for what I thought was Kyle’s demise in the end of last issue. I was glad to see the GL’s finally kick some ass!

It was a very intense issue! When that Black Lantern ring slid onto Kyle’s hand, I was like “Oh, NO, you just didn’t!” I loved how the other hero Lanterns all rallied to help Natu bring Kyle back.

I usually don’t care much for Guy Gardner, but seeing he got as pissed as I did over Kyle’s death, I was like, “Hell, yes! Destroy those damned Black Lanterns, dude!” Now that Kyle’s okay, I’m sure he’ll be able to save Guy in the next issue.

The art by Patrick Gleason was top notch this issue. The splash page featuring Kyle’s return to the GL Corps was very sexy! And the script by Peter J. Tomasi was great. Like I said, it kept me in suspense the whole time! I was actually overcome with joy when Kyle came back. I guess it’s because of how much I love the character, but Mr. Tomasi really made me FEEL with this particular story arc!

After I finished the issue, all I could think was, “Thank you DC, for not killing off my all-time, favorite comic book character!” Yes, Kyle Rayner, Green Lantern LIVES!!!

-Chayne


Some Hot Pirate Action

December 3, 2009

Avast! I’ve been having fun creating some illustrations of hot, sexy fantasy men. After watching the Pirates of the Caribbean movies one day, I felt like drawing a sexy pirate. I came up with the basic body on my own and referenced some of my Jack Sparrow & Will Turner action figures to come up with his outfit. I guess he forgot his shirt back on his ship. (The guys I draw tend to do that a lot! lol)

I also have a gallery up on deviantART if you wanna browse some of my other projects. I uploaded this image there and my bf Russ has some photography stuff there as well.

Drink up me hearties, yo ho!

-Chayne