We're doing things a little differently on Fanart Friday this week, after our two-part Halloween celebration, which you can check out here and here. Seeing what fans can do over the last six installments, we'll be taking a look at what professional artists get up to when they aren't on the clock. Just so you know, these works often get published anyways, so we're using fanart on the definition of "art not related to a creator's personal projects."
DISCLAIMER: None of the art presented is the property of myself or Crunchyroll. All characters and series are tm and © their respective creators and corporate owners. All art is the creative property of their respective artists. Any artists who wish to have their work removed from this article may contact me, and appropriate action will be immediately taken.
by Arina Tanemura (Full Moon wo Sagashite, Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne)
There were a bunch of these in celebration of Dragonball, but it's always nice to see a shoujo spin on a very defining shounen series.
by Michael Avon Oeming (Powers, Clerks, Bastard Samurai)
I'd gladly read a Star Wars comic with Oeming art, especially if Brian Michael Bendis was also writing it--or Kevin Smith, for that matter.
by Amanda Conner (Power Girl)
So does the buckle fall off every time she needs her whip?
Sano Toshihide is the lead artist for G.J? Productions visual novels, and often does fanart of Gundam and other classic anime. No, I'm not linking to his "work" art.
by Mike Wieringo (Tellos, The Sensational Spider-Man)
This set of Harry Potter sketches from Mike Wieringo was too awesome to pass up. Sadly, Wieringo passed away in 2007, but you can still see his influence in many artists today.
Turning Mike Krahulik (Gabe) toward tabletop gaming was a long and funny road, but it's led to some beautiful art, like this relaxing piece of draconic god Bahamut from D&D.
by J. Scott Campbell (Gen13, Danger Girl)
No bones about it, J. Scott Campbell is my favorite artist. Here he is punching you in the face with '80s nostalgia.
by Lauren Montgomery (DC Animated Original Features)
We've looked at Lauren Montgomery's fanart in detail before, but be honest: how many of you have "finished sketches" like these all over your sketchbooks and art folders?
by Michael Turner (Witchblade, Superman/Batman)
One of the biggest names in comics tragically passed away in 2008 (what's with great artists and dying young?)--check out more of his work in Fathom and Soulfire.
by Takeshi Miyazawa (Runaways, Ultimate Spider-Man)
Is that Emma Frost? It has to be!
by Takahiro Kimura (Godannar, Code Geass)
This reminds me way too much of Sukeban Deka, even if it's just supposed to be a "generic school battle" image. Charles as a banchou, though? Solid gold.
by Ed McGuinness (Deadpool, Hulk)
Okay Capcom--if you do a new Darkstalkers game, make sure it looks like this.
And that's all for this week! Get ready, though--next week we'll be showing art from you, the readers! For those of you still interested, here's the rules:
1- Put together a piece you're proud of.
2- PM me the link to your work on dA, Pixiv, ConceptArt, or whatever art-hosting site you have by Thursday, November 10--I'm giving you an extra day. No Photobucket! I want a guarantee that the art is yours.
3- I'll choose a handful of submissions to put into November 11's Fanart Friday, and any that aren't used will carry over to future Fanart Fridays.
I know you'll not only get to see art from CR members, but also art from the CR News team, for a Fanart Friday that I'm sure will be a lot of fun! C'mon artists, show me what you've got!