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Friday, December 24, 2010

AquaSketch by Neil Vokes - 2010

Its that time of year again--just minutes ago I got back from the annual Midnight Madness sale at my LCS All Things Fun, and once again I got a superb, killer sketch by artist Neil Vokes!

This is Neil's fifth Aqua-Family sketch for me, and each year he knocks it out of the park while I'm wandering the store buying stuff ("Ooh, Kyle Baker drawing Deadpool? Cool!"). Having previously done sketches for me of Aquaman, Mera, Black Manta, and Dolphin, I thought this would be a good opportunity to let Aquagirl--the original--be represented in my book.

And it doubly made sense, because Neil draws irresistible women--sexy and cute, alluring but coy, all at the same time. Plus his command of the wash technique to achieve different tones is fantastic, giving these sketches a depth and visual interest that turns them into something much more than a "sketch."

Neil reminded me that there are more members of the Aqua-Family we have yet to get to, so I fully expect to see him at All Things Fun next Christmas, with my sketchbook in hand.

Thanks to Neil for the great piece, and to my pals Ed and Dee of All Things Fun. Merry Christmas!

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