The Wyatt Family! It’s week 4 of Monday Night Draw Halloween sketches and I wanted to draw my favorite from the group of other-worldly wrestling characters. They’re modern and an actual threat…or at least they were for a while until they started losing toward the end of their recent run against top talent. I like their creepiness and their presence. I especially like Luke Harper and really like what he does in the ring. Not that I don’t like Bray Wyatt. I do. I just happen to like Harper a little more. Anyway, a creepy trio with a lot of talent, with a great leader, great presence, and a great look. They seem to be re-debuting soon and I really hope they start becoming a threat again and pick up some significant victories.
Pushed the blacks and shadows a little more in this one. I wanted them to be covered in darkness with only Bray’s lantern as the light source. It was nice to experiment with a different way of inking.
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Papa Shango! Probably my earliest memory of any sort of spooky kind of wrestler would have to be Papa Shango with his creepy music and smoking skull, and chanting as he made his way down to the ring. My other memory is of Shango putting a curse on the Ultimate Warrior and Warrior puking up what looked like creamed corn. But enough of that, Papa Shango is definitely one of my favorite spooky supernatural wrestling gimmicks!
I tried to make him look a little more creepy than the other two sketches I did at the beginning of the month. I added more blacks while inking and made the remaining white in the background coming from his skull’s smoke. I made sure to place the smoke in the background where it would emphasize the character and what I wanted people to focus on.
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Boogeyman and Mankind! It’s October! This is my favorite month and Halloween is my favorite holiday! So I’m going to be doing something a little different for Monday Night Draw sketches. Every week I’ll post up a sketch of one of my favorite horror/spooky WWE wrestlers! I’m only printing a limited run of 10 art prints per sketch. So pick one up while you can!
I’m kicking off this week with double sketches of the Boogeyman and Mankind. Boogeyman because I wanted to draw a character that was very obviously supposed to be scary, plus I thought it would be fun to draw the worms in his mouth. Mankind because I had always wanted to draw some version of Mick Foley. Early Mankind was my introduction to Mick so there’s a bit of a nostalgic reason to drawing him and Mankind is the creepier of Foley’s wrestling personas.
Trying to keep all of these sketches closer to my Nightmare Pro Wrestling cartooning style. Had a lot of fun with these especially Mankind. Really looking forward to finishing up the rest of the sketches for October!
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The Miz spray tan! I was not behind Miz’s new gimmick at first. Frankly, I haven’t been a fan of the Miz in a long time. All that changed when he brought out Damien Sandow as his body double. I’m really enjoying how creative they are being giving his character fun celebrity characteristics. I’m hoping the gimmick lasts and that it goes far but I guess we’ll have to see. This week’s Monday Night Draw is inspired by the photos Dolph Ziggler showed on RAW. I thought it was funny that every pic Ziggler showed and made fun of (one of Miz in a hair dying cap, one of Miz, shaving his chest, and the one of him getting spray tanned by Sandow) are all things every wrestling especially Dolph Ziggler probably does.
I took a little bit of liberty with Miz’s face to make him look more like the Miz. Also felt adding the shades would look a lot more fun. I also didn’t want to pixelate his rear and thought it would be even funnier to have a big censored sign instead. Been crazy busy these last few days. Sorry this one is a little late.
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Brock Lesnar WWE World Heavyweight Champion! Been really busy lately and this is actually last week’s Monday Night Draw. I wasn’t really sure what to draw, to be honest. I didn’t want to draw another Rollins and Ambrose sketch (despite how fun it is to draw Dean Ambrose). When I saw Brock presenting the new WWE championship belt I thought it would be a lot of fun to draw.
I went for a more cartoony style this time around, closer to my Nightmare Pro Wrestling comic book style, just for fun. I wanted to see how far I could push the look of each character and still know who they were. I’m hoping to get a chance next time to try and push things even further.
Hope you enjoy, thanks!
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