Dean Ambrose vs Cesaro! A fun edition of Raw this week following the Battleground pay-per-view. A lot of exciting things happened to move story lines forward but I was excited to see Ambrose go up against Cesaro (who is no longer with Heyman) and I couldn’t help but be interested in who would win the match and how would it be done. Looks like WWE is establishing Ambrose as the crazy anti-hero even further by having him hit Cesaro with the chair to end the match. I really like these two guys and I’m eager to see where they go.
I wanted to do a cool action battle pose between the two in this week’s sketch. I also wanted it to look a little more realistic while still keeping them both in my style. I found myself really getting into drawing this sketch and even added some extra details. I’ve said it so many times but I’ll say it again, Dean Ambrose is the most fun to draw because of his crazy, over the top expressions.
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Lana vs Zeb Colter! I’m slowing becoming more of a fan of Rusev but it might be because he reminds me of my younger brother. I’m not particularly excited about his match against Swagger but it still looks like it could be a good match. I still can’t get behind Zeb and Swagger in this feud like the crowd seems to be. Like the WNS Podcast guys pointed out, Zeb and Swagger is pretty much the American version of Rusev and Lana….minus eye candy Lana. Don’t get me wrong I still like Zeb despite all the anti mexican/hispanic stuff he says (me being Hispanic) I think he’s entertaining and hilarious.
My approach to this week’s Monday Night Draw was to draw the thing I thought would be the most unlikely thing for me to draw. Just to keep things fresh and give myself a challenge. I ended up going with the Lana, Rusev, Swagger, and Zeb confrontation. Hope you enjoy!
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The Dragulas! I’m creating some new monsters for the next Nightmare Pro Wrestling story arc and here are three of my favorites. A trio of Vampires: Moe, Moxie, and Slick! They’re moving up to the main roster so be on the lookout for them to play a big part in the next NPW comics. I’m really proud of the design of the characters and how well their silhouettes turned out. I’m really looking forward to drawing them more as they create mischief within Nightmare Pro Wrestling. Check back often as I plan to post up some more character designs!
AJ Lee Returns! A lot of wrestlers returned on this week’s Monday Night Raw. Seems like after the news that Daniel Bryan might be out longer than expected they blew the WWE magical wrestler conch shell and quickly summoned back AJ Lee, Jericho, and The Miz (a maybe on The Miz?). I picked AJ as the sketch for this week as I’ve been wanting to draw her for a while. Plus I don’t usually draw women and wanted to get some good practice/studying. I was a little worried at first that I wouldn’t be able to catch her likeness but she turned out way better than expected. The only problem I ran into was keeping her looking feminine while still looking fit. I remedied that by not putting so many lines on her muscles, especially on her abs. AJ has crazy abs but I had to down play them a bit for the sketch. Hope you all enjoy the sketch.
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Goldust and Stardust! Another interesting Raw this week. A lot of things happened to build up the Money in the Bank special event as well as the growing feud between Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins. We got another cool promo from the Wyatt Family (I love that Harper is becoming a part of their promos), and I started to get a little worried. Not of what would happen during the matches or who would qualify for the last spot in the Money in The Bank but what was I going to draw for this week’s Monday Night Draw sketch?!?? I was already on the verge of doing another Wyatt Family sketch with an idea of one developing with Reigns, or Ambrose and Rollins but I’ve done a lot of Wyatt/Shield sketches and wanted to do something different. Then it happened!
Goldust came out to the ring to face Rybaxel with his “new” tag team partner, STARDUST! Cody Rhodes is now all painted up like his brother with his own variation of the Goldust character, Stardust. I’m not sure if I’m a 100% on board yet, I need to see more, but his look and actions in the ring had me interested enough for me to want to sketch him and Goldust in this week’s Monday Night Draw.
I wanted an interesting composition with this sketch and focused on making them a little more realistic while still keeping their design fun and still threw in a little of my cartoony style when it came down to proportions and likeness. I added in some texture to the background which really adds to the overall appeal of the images, creating a subtle focus on the characters while also giving more interest to the background. Really happy with this week’s Monday Night Draw.
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