Last Updated: 1/7/17
Polaridot added to Steven Universe, Wicket Witch added at the bottom.
These are drawings which really don't have anything to do with the LNH, RACC,
RoboMACs or Transformers. All images are copyright Dave Van Domelen
as of the date listed.
A special look at my early art, mostly stuff from before I started working in
sketchpads. This shows one of my oldest superhero ideas reworked from the
time I was 11 until I was 22, plus a look at a much more recent use of the
concept. Now includes a 2007 drawing.
Webcomics Fan ArtStuff from webcomics done by people who I
Something Positive and related Webcomics:
K-Girls (Twisted Kaiju Theater):
- Davan, the Boy Wounder: Fan art of Davan from
Something*Positive, dressed as
- Kestrel: The caped vigilante, occasional partner
of Davan the Boy Wounder, Kestrel seeks to keep stupid people from breeding!
From Queen of Wands. 12/6/05
- Kharisma von Doom: Something Positive
character who got somewhat scarred by self-inflicted stupidity (and a lighter
and hairspray). I decided this was the next logical step for her, and did a
very quick sketch. May 2006 sometime.
- Galron, the Guiron K-Girl: A K-Girl is
essentially a female anthropomorphic daikaiju (giant rubber-suit monster),
inspired by Twisted Kaiju
Theater. This one is based on Gamera villain Guiron. Cuter than the design sketch. 6/9/05
- Kame-ko, the Gamera K-Girl: I decided to evoke
the tusks with curls of hair. She's about to release the big gaea blast
thing from Gamera vs Legion. Design sketch.
- Trudy, the Getter Robo K-Girl: Gertrude Robo,
based on Getter Robo 1. Don't call her Gertie. Changed somewhat from my
rough design sketch. 5/30/06
- Gilly, the Guilala K-Girl: Guilala is a somewhat
obscure kaiju, from a non-Toho movie that was imported to the U.S. as "X From
Outer Space". It was defeat through the use of a plot device element that
looks like bubblebath, hence my idea for a pose. 3/10/08
- Kawaiiju: A "generic" K-Girl made up as
a City of Villains character. 6/3/10 Later Ultra Mode and sort of clothed version. I later
reverse-engineered a kaiju called Kentromachus for her to be based on.
- Sugar, the Spike K-Girl: In "The Secret of My
Excess," Spike the sidekick dragon in My Little Pony became a full-sized
kaiju, thereby inspiring me to design a K-Girl for him. The name is based on
the old Sugar & Spike comic. 12/10/11
- Green Avenger: Main character of the webcomic of the same name. She's
crushing a bundle of six pencils for obscure injoke reasons. I decided to
try inking it all in thicker Sharpie "fine point" linkes, which worked okay
except in the face. 12/7/05
- Lady Groincrush: Former teammate of the
Green Avenger. No superpowers, but she has the willingness and ability to
CRUSH your GROIN. 2/7/06
- Patty: Patty's got a thing for
weird hats, so I put her in one of the weirder hats out there as she prepares
for a dangerous First Contact mission.... 7/29/99 (better scan uploaded
9/18/06) Note: the story is being retold online, and Patty hasn't appeared
yet in the retelling.
- Fusella: The owner of the starship
Galaxion. I did this all in Prismacolor cool grays. 11/30/06
- "Zandarin's Hat": A quick gag strip about
Zandarin's experience with Patty's favorite haberdashers. Inked in Sharpie,
with a little digital fill. 4/30/08
- Tip: A cross-dressing ex-Marine
psychologist, token human from Project Skin Horse (the project being named
after the character in the Velveteen Rabbit). The webcomic by Garrity and
Wells is named simply Skin Horse. 2/12/08.
- Unity as a Jagermonster: A construct
co-worker of Tip's, having discovered the Jagermonster lifestyle from Phil
Foglio's Girl Genius. Hat design sketch. 6/20/08.
- Unity as a Pony: A mission to Equestria ends
about as badly as one might expect. 5/17/11. (Now available as a Rule 64
meets Rule 85 "motivator"
White Lightning Productions:
- Chi-Chi Chan in Bustgunner: Chi-Chi Chan is
the star of an adult webcomic, a former child star whose career ended when
puberty hit with a vengeance. Most of her stories involve anime and manga
parodies, so I decided that the "bouncing bustline" giant robot series
Gunbuster would suit her. Note: I drew her limbs significantly longer than
they should be. July 2006.
- CoffeeCreamer Maid: My own fancharacter
placed in the Magnificant Milkmaid (NSFW) comic universe. While all the
other "magical girl" types there get breasts the size of milk jugs (or
bigger), poor Kimiko gets single serving cups. 11/22/07.
Eric Burns fanart:
Comics Fan Art
Characters from mainly print comics, some overlap obviously.
- Most of my Akiko stuff is Kitbashes or
T-shirts. But I've done some style-biting drawings too.
- Akiko as Bright Girl: Akiko post-"Training
Master" (i.e. Junior High age) dressed up for Who Wants To Be A
Superhero? auditions. 7/26/07
- Miki Reaps: Miki of Miki Falls as she
might be if Hiro were a Soul Reaper (from Bleach) and she tried to get into
his world. 7/27/07
- Mr. Beeba: From Akiko. Done for a board
avatar, the avatar cropped
this down to just the head and hand. Ink and colored pencils, pose
referenced from Flights of Fancy page 207. 1/1/08
- Bishonen Spuckler Boach: From
Akiko, sort of. Ink and markers, Spuckler head in lower right drawn
from reference. 7/1/08.
Marvel Comics: Other than crossover stuff covered above.
- "NASCAP": In Civil War Frontlines #11, Captain
America was chided for not having a MySpace page, following NASCAR, or
watching YouTube videos. So I made up this new Cap, hand-picked by Tony
Stark, who has a Vibranium-coated NASCAR-styled Dodge Charger and a MySpace page. Design sketch.
- Spider-Bad: A five minute thing thrown together
in Crayola marker and Sharpie for a gag. Spider-Man drawn a la Strongbad of
- Catalymon: Sketched up during the fourth
season of Digimon, scanned much later to scare people with. It's a
hypothetical combined digivolution of two characters who never did that in
- Tetsujin of the Iron Village: Tony Stark in
the Narutoverse. A cursemark is placed on him that will cause all eight of
his Eight Gates to open if he doesn't obey his captor, but he develops a
special set of Chakra armor that seals the curse and later lets him tap his
Gates at will, artificially reproducing jutsu, such as the Rasengan. Think
of it as a sort of Sharingan that takes some lab time to make work. Design sketch. 11/18/07.
- Jeff Mace redesigns Captain America: Done for a
Project Rooftop challenge, to redesign the costume for a canonical Captain
America (NASCap above is a new character, so wouldn't be enterable). I
decided that in 1949, while thinking of retiring, Jeff Mace (aka the Patriot,
the third main wearer of the Captain American uniform) would have tried
making the role more his own by redesigning the suit to incorporate some of
the elements of his Patriot costume and otherwise updating the look. Original design doodle (notice several changes), tight pencils and the version I submitted with a nicer background and no
DC Comics: Again, other than crossovers already shown above.
- Fire Lad: A re-envisioning of Staq Mavlen of the
Legion of Substitute Heroes along more Ditko-ish lines, done for the latest
incarnation of the Legion MUSH. 11/20/04
- Silver Age Stargirl: Just another colored
costume design sketch, an idea for how DC's Stargirl might dress if stuck in
the Silver Age and trying to fit in. October 2007.
- Black Lantern Suicide Squid: An old
standby from Rec.arts.comics, Suicide Squid is a typo run amok. With Suicide
Squad (the original inspiration for Squiddy) getting a "back from the dead"
issue as part of Blackest Night, I was inspired to make Suicide Squid as a
Black Lantern, the ring catching him during one of his many temporary
- Chopper Flames Superman: In discussing
the flaws of the Man of Steel costume, someone on the AllSpark said something
to the effect that at least he wasn't covered in "chopper flames" like
Optimus Prime in the movies. So, of course, I went there. 6/6/13.
TV, movies, or anything I didn't do enough of to put in its own category
My Little Pony: The new Friendship is Magic series is good, and has
inspired a fair amount of art from me.
- Bellum Sara: Mayor Mare in the My Little
Pony: Friendship is Magic has been compared to Mayor Mayor in Powerpuff Girls
a few times, suggesting she's kinda airheaded despite her air of authority.
So, given that there's a "Bella Sera" horse merchandise line, I decided Mayor
Mare needed an assistant. A quick marker drawing done at full page size and
shrunk down to hide the lack of detail. 1/8/11.
- Rodeo: Yes, another pony. This is Adam
Warren's Empowered as a pony. She started out as a "damsel in distress"
character and still has a tendency to end up in bondage, so it was a bit
tricky finding a clean way to reference that in the pony version. I settled
on naming her Rodeo, she just happens to get tangled up in her own lasso a
little more often than she'd like. And yes, Adam Warren is a ponies fan.
Sharpie and Prismacolor, with white gel pen for stars and hightlights.
- Dual DJs: Pony meets superhero, rather than pony
version of superhero. In Avengers Academy #13, Speedball was DJ for the
Academy's prom, so I decided to team him up (in a more TF:A style) with DJ
Pon-3/Vinyl Scratch, the DJ from the My Little Pony episode "Dress for
Success". Again, mix of various Prismacolor products, Sharpies for the
black, and a little bit of white gel pen. Pencils,
which were changed a bit before inking. 5/5/11.
- Ponyzilla: Drawn in early August 2011, after
I'd packed up all my art supplies and before I moved to Nebraska, so I
colored it with some tiny novelty colored pencils I'd forgotten to pack up.
Godzilla as a Friendship is Magic pony. Forgot to give him a cutie mark, but
I doubt anyone'll call him a blank flank. August 2011
- My Little Loper: Drawn shortly after arriving at University of Nebraska -
Kearney, it's their mascot Louie the Loper as a pony-style character. Scanned color work, colors
deleted and replaced with digital flats. September 2011
- Enhorser 1003: My City of Heroes
charcter Enforcer 1003 redone as a pony. Because reasons. 1/17/12
- A Nemesis Plot!: A member of the Nemesis Army
as a pony, displaying his plot. 2/10/12
- Brayniac 5: Hyperintelligent donkey and member
of the Legion of Super-Horses. The design combines Cranky Doodle Donkey with
several different Brainiac 5 versions. Why the exasperated expression?
Well, Pinkie Pie has a descendant on the team.... 3/6/12
- My Little Banespawn: A cute little monster
from City of Heroes reimagined as a denizen of Equestria. 3/9/12
- Zeetha (Girl Genius) as pony: Inspired by the
April 20, 2012 Girl Genius comic,
it's the Skifanderi warrior woman Zeetha as a pony, imparting her wisdom to
- Gamer Luna as Captain Haley: Captain Haley is
one of the Cygnar Warcasters from the Warmachine miniatures game. Gamer Luna
is mostly computer games, but I figured she might have found Warmachine via
the VASSAL mod. 9/7/12
- Ponynoia: Friendship is Mandatory: A take on the
classic Paranoia cover image, with a unicorn pony Troubleshooter. 9/17/12
- Slipstick: My "ponysona", or a version of me in
Equestria. The cutie mark is a slide rule (or "slipstick"), and the object
he's messing with is a cylindrical slide rule, the supercomputer of the
pre-electrical era. One of that size might cost as much as a modest house.
- Comet: The sports mascot of Cottey College
(where I got a job in 2013) is the Comets. I initially thought of doing a
MLP-style Comet the Super-Horse, but someone beat me to that idea and did a
much better job, so I shifted to using the school colors and making up a new
pony. But the yellow marker scanned badly, so I had to replace all the
yellow digitally, and did a background fill while I was at it. 7/22/13
- Comet Rescan: I got a wand-style scanner and
tried it out on this picture. No tweaking required on this one.
- Scud, the Disponable
Assassin: Scud, the Disposable Assassin as a pony. 4/19/15.
- Fluttershy with
Glunkus and Hobo: Glunkus and Hobo are weird OCs from the Neko Atsume app
game. Fluttershy loves them anyway. 1/2/16.
Other Media Sources (some webcomics, comics, TV shows, etc.):
- Crystal Gems in suits: It started with
someone saying Pearl would look best in a suit of the three, so I drew her.
Then I drew Garnet in a zoot suit, and Amethyst in one of Rodney
Dangerfield's golf outfits.
- Pearl in a business suit. 7/24/15.
- Garnet in a zoot suit. 7/25/15.
- Amethyst in a golfing "suit". 7/26/15.
- Journeyman Warcaster Pearl: Pearl in
armor inspired by Alison Jakes's rig, but with Rose Quartz livery. 8/3/15.
- Rhodochrosite: Fluffle-Puff Pony as a Gem.
Rhodochrosite is pink and soft (as gems go). Why here and not in Pony above?
Eh, this section is smaller, needs more stuff. 8/18/15.
- Garnet Lagann: Garnet in Kamina's cape,
giving advice to Steven. Didn't date this one, some time in late August
2015, maybe early September.
- YAG: My first OC gem (but not my Gemsona). YAG is an
artificial gem used for lasers, and I used a YAG laser in grad school (got
zapped by it, even). There's a few other YAG OCs out there, but none are
like mine, so there. 1/8/16.
- Polaridot: People keep drawing Peridot as
Magneto because of her powers, but there's already a green
sometimes-villainous magnetic-powered lady in the same setting: Polaris!
Based on Polaris's original Steranko outfit. 11/7/16.
- Niriko: A character from the webcomic Nahast: Lands of Strife, done for an art
contest held by the creator, Alejandro Melchor. 10/23/04
- Bun on a Bombarde: Pau-Henoa of the "Amy
Unbounded" Universe (who may be findable here if link-rot doesn't
get to me) playing a Bombarde, a realllly loud wind instrument. Pau-Henoa,
aka The Mad Bun, is just the sort to try playing a Bombarde while wearing
- Duchess Dire: The token female of the Black
Widows, the villain group from the 1980s cartoon Spiral Zone. I mostly based
her on the comicbook adaptation's design, since there's no real online
resources other than a head shot and pictures of the toy. Prismacolor
markers and pencils. 5/29/10
- Marah the Jedi Padawan: So, my nieces got into Star Wars in a big way in
2012, including getting Jedi costumes for Christmas that year. On top of
that, my older niece Marah learned how to climb up a narrow hallway by
bracing her feet against opposite walls. So I combined these two to make her
7th birthday present, a picture of an older Marah as a Padawan sliding down
from a position of concealment to ambush a clanker. February 2013.
- Rough layout - Ran this past my sister before
going any further. Then documented the steps along the way.
- Matted - My sister is likely going to get it a
nice frame, but I was reluctant to mail something with a glass sheet.
- (I have a photo of Marah holding the pic, but I'm reluctant to post
photos of minor relatives.)
- Woody II: In the 2014 comic "Q2: The Return of Quantum & Woody," the new
Woody didn't end up drawn as the writer intended. So I tried my hand at it,
refining the design as Priest offered feedback on my attempts. November
Results of "name a character and I'll draw it" Livejournal meme
December 26, 2008
True MiscellanyStuff I haven't moved into other sections
yet, and may never.
Back to the main drawings page.
- Thunderfist: Drawn three days before my 18th
birthday, I realized after I was done how horribly Freudian the costume was,
and tried to fix it with a belt. Didn't really help. Still, one of my early
attempts at multi-figure composition. 7/15/88
- Osprey: One of my late-college Hardsuit
designs, and the first one I inked with a tech pen instead of a quill.
- Iron Eagle: Basic concept by John "Elvis"
Marcotte, I did this drawing on commission ($5, woo). 4/7/92
- Spectrum: Champions character of a friend.
Last thing I drew before graduating from college. Not to be confused with
the Superguy character. 5/7/92
- Gauntlet: An attempt at taking the
then-current costume trend and making something that didn't look ugly out
of it. I think it worked. 5/19/92
- Paladin: Fifth incarnation of a character I've
been kicking around since 1985. 7/13/92
- Myrmidon: Originally supposed to have a light
sabre, but I realized after inking it that I'd put the blade
going the wrong way. So I turned it into a staff/baton. 1/8/93
- Myrmidon 1989: Original version of the
character. Before I started doing breakdowns in my art. 3/28/89
- Vector: Another iteration of my "telekinetic
martial artist" character, based on a costume design I was fiddling with for
a CCMUX character (but that was not used for CCMUX). 3/23/04
- Fennec: A PC from the silly Champions campaign I
ran in my final semester of college back in 1992, redrawn for the player
after I got in contact with him again after a decade. Character created by
Josef Ricketts. 10/11/04
- High School Art: I took a drawing and painting course my Junior year of
high school (1986-7), turning out three finished pieces. A pencil drawing of
an ear of corn, and the two below. Dunno what happened to the corn, but the
other two lasted until it was time for me to clean out my old bedroom in
2007, at which point it was junk pickup for 'em. Dad took photos before they
were carted off, though. Both were way too big to take on the plane with me,
and not really worth mailing and continuing to store.
- Demon Mask pastel: Taken from a National
Geographic reference photo, I was forbidden to use black for shadows except
on the bone parts.
- Doctor Who and Sea Devil oil: Adapted from a
Doctor Who Magazine photo of the Third Doctor facing down a Sea Devil, done
in oil paints.
- Helium Atom: My concept of how an atom
might look, done to help out a colleague's research project (comparing
drawings of scientists to drawings of students). Not to scale, the electron
cloud should really be 100,000 times bigger than the nucleus, give or take.
And I can't prove protons are green, I just like it that way. 5/1/08
- Jimmaku "Jimmy" Nishimura: My character in a
Scion: Hero campaign, he's a scion of Set and the world's best street racer.
Visuals based on Kamina from Gurren Lagann. Character sheet.
- Ampere of the Omega Guardians: Done for the
June 2012 AllSpark Art Challenge, "Superhero Summer Fun." AllSpark
challenge? Yeah, the specific challenge was to use one of the superheroes
made by an AllSparker, most of whom are in the Omega Guardians or affiliated
to them. Ampere's summer isn't so fun on humid days. Done in a Teen Titans
cartoon style. Ampere created by Wingus. 6/5/12.
- Unnamed Mermaid: I misremembered a request
someone made on Tumblr for a butch mermaid as a request for a buff mermaid,
and decided to draw a tuna mermaid with muscles. She doesn't have a name,
nor is she actually a superhero, but I like how this turned out, even if
she's a bit femme. 7/31/16.
- Wicket: A riff on the musical Wicked, but
with a bad pun. 12/9/16.