Clown Prince of Crime Warm-ups
Before these drawings I had only ever drawn the Joker once, couple doodles based on his design from Batman: The Animated Series years ago. I decided I wanted to draw him again and actually get comfortable drawing him.
So, the first two Jokers are pretty much based on screen caps I took from B:TAS. By the 4th Joker (all in red), I added a couple little things I liked from his design in Justice League Unlimited.
I happened to be inking that one at work when a co-worker asked if they could get a sketch like the first one for $20. I agreed. Aaaaaand, I went over board. As you can see by that fully inked Joker portrait. The co-worker ended up paying me more since he was really pleased with the piece.
And then we have the last Joker portrait. Still, tweaking his design. I feel as though I might have added too much detail now. Oh well, it’s a work in progress.
- Ricardo Arenas-Garcia