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Nigthwing Commission by LostonWallace
Nigthwing Commission
Okay, folks.  This is a commission that I did waaaayyyyyy back in 2002, featuring Nightwing, Batman, and Tim Drake/Robin.  While it's not a great representation of my current drawing ability, I do still like parts of this one, so I thought I'd post it.  Hope you enjoy the image!  This was pencilled on 11x17 inch bristol board, and it was inked primarily with a Raphael Kolinsky Red Sable #3 inking brush, using SuperBlack India ink. 
Deadpoolhead by LostonWallace
Since his movie is due out soon, I thought I'd repost this ol' sketch of mine.  I did this on copy paper with a dying Pitt brushpen.  The great thing about dying brushpens and dying magic markers is that they make for some terrific halftones!
2 Darth Vaders by LostonWallace
2 Darth Vaders
Some older Pitt Pen and Sharpie marker sketches of Darth Vader from a while back. Vader is one of the most iconic villains of all time, and he's great fun to draw!  Hope you like seeing these two sketches together. 
Zmaxxy by LostonWallace
On the heals of the Wildcard commission, here's a new commissioned artwork done for my friend, Brett :icontroubleseeker:!  This is Z-MAXXY, one of his creator-owned characters!  I did this with wooden pencils on 11X17 bristol board, and I really enjoyed interpreting the character.  Brett's characters are always interesting to draw!  Thanks, man!  I hope to do more characters for you in the near-future!
Batman at Sundown by LostonWallace
Batman at Sundown
A digital recoloring of one of my classic Batman pen and ink sketches.  Hope you enjoy it!
So I was sitting in my studio this morning, preparing to start a new commission.  Every illustration, drawing, comic panel, etc offers its own unique challenge, and this new commission will certainly be a doozy.  This commission will feature four science heroes from DC Comics 1960s THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD series, a snazzy 1950s helicopter, and a cadre of prehistoric velociraptors! It's another in a series of SUICIDE SQUAD retro covers prepared for my buddy, Bill Cox :iconatlasfan:  I can't say that I've drawn a ton helicopters in my life, but I have drawn them many times before, and I think I can manage with the right reference images to guide me.  Velociraptors though?  No, they won't be a problem at all!  I'm a dinosaur guy, so I love drawing dinosaurs of all types, so I'm good there.  What about the Suicide Squad science heroes?  Well, I won't have any trouble there either.  

As I was beginning the work this morning, I started thinking about all the unique challenges I've faced with just this series of commission covers.  I had to figure out who to draw an overhead view of the Eiffel Tower...with a giant snake wrapped around it.  I had to figure out how to combine that with the historical Hiller Flying Platforms, which were hovering overhead.  I had to find a way to show the massive scale of the snake and Tower, while also trying to keep the heroes large enough in the shot. I also had to fit in a logo and other cover text.  All of this in one cover commission!  A rather daunting task, but I think I managed to pull it all off pretty well.  I was very pleased to present Bill with this cover: 

Suicide Squad Cover Commission by LostonWallaceSuicide Squad Commission Color by LostonWallace

So how do you follow-up a commission like the first one?  Well, the second one featured my more realistic take on the Japanese movie monster, Gorosaurus (from the film, DESTROY ALL MONSTERS), attacking the Arc De Triomphe.  Just to make things tricky, I did another difficult POV shot (this time from slightly below).  I gave the Suicide Squad the historical Bell Rocket Belts (which are on display at the Udvar-Hazy Center Branch of the SMITHSONIAN AIR & SPACE MUSEUM.  I even got in a '50s helicopter:

SUICIDE SQUAD 2 by LostonWallaceSuicide Squad 2 in Color by LostonWallace

I really enjoyed drawing those first two commission for Bill, so I proceeded to get my pal, Steve Downer :iconsdowner: to add digital colors to both of those images, and he did a bang-up job on them!  Crafty Bill wasn't done yet though, he had another great SUICIDE SQUAD commission in mind.  This one would feature the Squad on an island, pitted with the '50s movie monster THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS!  Not only that, but he wanted the heroine, Karin Grace, to be wearing a wetsuit, carrying a bazooka, and he wanted the Beast to be destroying a lighthouse in the midst of everything else.  Bill doesn't ask for much, does he?  :D  I really got into it, and produced this fun little illustration:


Surely all the stops had been pulled out by now. There was nowhere else to go, right?  Flying platforms in Paris, giant snakes, enormous movie monsters from retro cinema.... Could there possibly be a way to top all that??  I didn't think so.  Once again I figured wrong.  Bill came back to me a fourth time with what I thought to be another bold idea.  The Suicide Squad would be fighting deadly microscopic organisms inside a blood vessel in President Eisenhower's brain! It was a tip of the hat to the FANTASTIC VOYAGE movie, which was always a favorite of mine!  So I began to think about this one.  I was going to have to draw the Squad miniaturized in environment suits, fighting bacteria, etc amidst a sea of red blood cells. This concept would require a LOT of detail, so I had to worry about how busy the composition might become, as well as worry about contrast and depth.  I would have to also do this one as a double-page spread. While that meant more room to work, it also meant twice the space to fill, two times the work to do, and double the challenges to meet. Ah, Bill... Heh.   Fans of the film THE FANTASTIC VOYAGE will noticed that I made the ship in the background a sister ship to the CMDF's PROTEUS.  I had to do so much work on this one. Every single object in this two-page spread had to be masked off and cut out individually on the board using frisket and an exact-o knife!  It took a long time to do this one, but I was extremely happy with the results! Finally, I got to draw the Squad members large on the page:

SUICIDE SQUAD COMMISSION #4 by LostonWallaceSuicide Squad 4 Cover Close Detail by LostonWallace

Alright then.  That's my first COMMISSION SHOWCASE from my DA gallery.  I hope to show-off a few more commissions in the future, and I'll be happy to discuss them.  If you have any questions about any of these, please drop me a line in the comments.  Also,  if you'd like to contact me about getting a commission (Christmas time's a comin'!), please drop me a note here on DA.  I use PAYPAL to accept all payments, and prices depend on your descriptions.  The more detailed the work, the more expensive it will be, but I try to keep the prices as reasonable as I can manage. 

Thanks for looking!



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Loston Wallace / Professional
United States
Current Residence: NC
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Favourite style of art: Style isn't important. Only the message is important.
Favourite cartoon character: Bugs Bunny/Fred Flintstone/George Jetson/Thundarr/Herculoids/Space Ghost



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ProjectCornDog Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're a fantastic artist, keep up the great work!
LostonWallace Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Estonius Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016
Happy Date o' Birth!
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4Anime Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016
Happy Birthday =)
Wish you all the best
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BatboyEXE Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016
Happy Birthday! :) :cake: :party:
Dyel75 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
:party::party:HAPPY BIRTHDAY,MASTER!!!!:party::party::cake:
I Hope You Have a Very Nice Day!!!:wave:
Best Wishes And Greetings From Brazil!!!:handshake:
sturkwurk Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
mhunt Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016
Happy Birthday!
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