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WAYWARD variant cover inks by AdamWarren
WAYWARD variant cover inks
Behold, my inks for a variant cover I drew for the first issue of Wayward, the fine Image comic written by my bud :iconzubby: and drawn by the great Steve Cummings. Coincidentally, this is very likely the last piece I'll ever ink with my once-beloved Japanese "maru" pen-tips, as they've proven increasingly temperamental in terms of ink and paper-surface issues. Nowadays, I've switched over to PITT artist pens, which are far, faaaar more reliable and easy to use.

Below, my initial roughs for the cover:

WAYWARD variant cover rough #2 by AdamWarren WAYWARD variant cover rough #1 by AdamWarren
WAYWARD variant cover rough #2 by AdamWarren
WAYWARD variant cover rough #2
My second rough for a variant cover I drew for the first issue of Wayward, the fine Image comic written by my bud :iconzubby: and drawn by the great Steve Cummings.

I would go on to combine this pose with the kanji-based background seen in the first rough:

WAYWARD variant cover rough #1 by AdamWarren
WAYWARD variant cover rough #1 by AdamWarren
WAYWARD variant cover rough #1
My initial rough for a variant cover I did for the first issue of Wayward, the fine Image comic written by my bud :iconzubby: and drawn by the great Steve Cummings. The (presently meaningless) kanji in the BG, here, were "for position only" stand-ins for the final cover's kanji, which would rattle off the names of stations on Tokyo's rail lines.  (Sure beat drawing an actual subway map of the city...)
Pencils for Marvel DOMINO/ SCARLET WITCH page by AdamWarren
Pencils for Marvel DOMINO/ SCARLET WITCH page
Here are my finished pencils for the first page of a 10-page story I wrote and drew for Marvel's team-up anthology A+X back in 2013, featuring the probability-empowered heroines Domino and Scarlet Witch teaming up to deal with an alien* WMD that likewise uses probability as a weapon.

As the story was reproduced straight from my pencils (without any inks), I first did an underdrawing in non-reproducible blue pencil before cranking out the final, ink-imitating drawing stage. Hope you'll pardon the gray band in the center of the page, a sign of the two separate, smaller color scans I had to piece together to construct the final page.

And here's my initial rough for the page, if you care to compare:

Rough for Marvel DOMINO/ SCARLET WITCH page by AdamWarren
Hello, there! I'll soon be heading up to Toronto to attend FanExpo Canada on August 28-31, after missing out on the show last year. General FanExpo info here:

I'll be tabling somewhere in Artist's Alley for all your signing, sketching and saying-hi needs. No panels, no shenanigans, just four days of straight behind-the-table time, guaranteed! If you're missing any Empowered volumes, I should have plenty on hand, as I'm planning to sell backstock from fine local comics emporium The Beguiling at my table, as I did at TCAF a few months back. (If I recall correctly, they had a surprising stash of long out-of-print Dirty Pair: Run from the Future TPBs as well...) 

I'll have a healthy supply of my 2011 sketchbook Empowered: Extra Sketchiness on hand, in case you never snagged a copy. Some images from the 28-page book:
 EMPOWERED+NINJETTE hi-contrast by AdamWarren EMPOWERED's vorppy Emp by AdamWarren Ridd1e's EMPOWERED cosplay by AdamWarren

I'll also be hauling along original art of various sorts, from cheap(ish) roughs to cover art to that one giant clump of Dirty Pair vellum-based inks that no one ever wants to buy, alas. Plus, I'm almost certainly taking on some sweet commissions while I'm there, along the lines of these 2012 pieces:

WONDER WOMAN sketch, from FanExpo by AdamWarren DIRTY PAIR 'PON PON PON' con sketch by AdamWarren  EMPOWERED's 'No-Look VORPP' con sketch by AdamWarren

Side note: A little birdie (that is, Twitter) tells me that a badass Ninjette cosplayer will be attending the show, so keep your eyes peeled for her if you're clawing through the crowded convention floor next week!

  • Listening to: DOUG LOVE MOVIES, HARDCORE HISTORY (podcasts)
  • Reading: EVENING'S EMPIRES (Paul MacAuley)
  • Watching: FARGO
  • Playing: ODIN SPHERE yet again
  • Eating: King's Spicy Kimchi
  • Drinking: Sam Adams Octoberfest

What's your opinion on the ornately verbose speech patterns of EMPOWERED's Caged Demonwolf? 

1,144 deviants said Pour it on, baby! To paraphrase Billy Idol: "Too much Demonwolf is not enough."
660 deviants said As long as the Sin-Sensing Celestial's vocabularily rococo rants are deployed in moderation, I can deal
160 deviants said A little (VERY little) of him goes a long way, as the Blazing-Eyed Devilgoat's ultra-alliterative, thesaurus-abusing dialogue often hurts my brain
65 deviants said Other (clarify in Comments below)


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Adam Warren
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
Current Residence: Out in the boondocks (cue the howling coyotes in the distance)
Favourite genre of music: Whatever just popped up on "shuffle"
Favourite photographer: The Hubble Space Telescope, Jeanloup Sieff
Favourite style of art: Whatever works, baby
Operating System: Windows 7 (with its surprisingly solid speech-recognition software, BTW)
MP3 player of choice: 5th gen Nano (despite the remarkably annoying "Shake" feature, which I finally disabled)
Shell of choice: Adamantium, just like my (robo)dawg Ultron's
Favourite cartoon character: Kei and Yuri, natch
Personal Quote: "Whuuuut?" -Cloud Strife, ever-so-sensitively replying to Tifa



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Illmad Featured By Owner 4 hours ago  Student Digital Artist
I just reacquired a Playstation2 for nostalgia's sake, and the first game I boot up is SSX3, one of my favorite game from childhood/youth.
Now, I already knew of you being here on DA from years past, but just had to check in to thank you for being a part of that experience, and happy to see you still rocking the same art style :)
snitchie Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just wanted to share this quick fanart of Emp I made last weekend.   Empowered Fanart by snitchie   Still new at digital art so alot to learn.  and what is better to use for learning then painting on of my fav comic characters out ther.    Thanks for bringin Emp to us  :)  
NovaGraph Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool to see you posting here again! You were one of my big inspirations for drawing when I was a teenager. More specifically, Dirty Pair: Run from the Future.
Evan-Wright Featured By Owner 6 days ago   General Artist
I bought your books twice because my jerk of a friend made the pages smell of an ashtray, still worth it...
BrineTime Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
Yo Droog, any words you can share with us on the status of Empowered?
NickyVendetta Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
I'm in love with your kunoichi Ninjette :love:
Athrubis Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
Just finished volume 8...your story sure can invoke tears as well as laughs can't it. Eagerly awaiting volume 9 but still...mindf**k... She was awesome
dark-columbia Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
Dear Mister Warren

Are there already any Spooky/Hannah/Maidman cosplays? Haven't found any.
Anyway, we did them :D

You can find them in my gallery, some examples:………

I hope you like them :)

I want to thank you for the story about Hannah and Theresa. It was one of the most touching stories I've read in a long time. I was REALLY in-character when cosplaying Hannah.

We parcitipated with it on the cosplay contest. We mostly played the farewell scene. It's in german unfortunately, but if you're interested, from minute 17 to 20:…
Testament77 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Merry Christmas to you! Merry christmas everybody 
Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014
:iconchristmas-tree1plz:Merry Christmas!:iconchristmas-tree1plz:
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