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Krishna M. Sadasivam creates custom comics and illustrations for organizations, magazines and companies. A champion of comics advocacy, Krishna speaks, blogs, and writes articles on illustration and sequential arts techniques and the importance of the comics medium in both education and brand awareness. His clients have included Microsoft, Mashable, Ultramatics, The Smithsonian Museum of Art, The Chai Company, Other World Computing and EE Times. Krishna's work has been featured on many notable websites, including TechCrunch, Gizmodo and CNET. His portfolio can be found at krishnadraws.com.

The Mask of Red Death


Combined a few entries from Drawlloween into one composition. This particular one addresses Mask, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, and Skull.

Mask of Red Death

Ratfink Tribute


I’ve always encouraged new artists to practice by drawing in other artists’ styles. There’s a lot you can learn from doing this. Above I drew Ratfink – a character I drew upon request. I hope I did the character some justice.

Ratfink

Drawlloween Day 1: Ghost


I’m participating in Drawlloween this year, where the goal is to draw 31 horror / monster themed creations. Given my hectic course load, carving out time for this event will be a challenge. I’ll do my best to keep up, but I make no promises. Pencils: Inks:

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The Red Skull


Captain America’s arch-nemesis was the subject for tonight’s “unwind” drawing time.

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Vincent Price


Vincent Price is my favorite actor in the horror genre. Who can forget his over-the-top performances in Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Pit and the Pendulum” or “The Fall of the House of Usher”. -Krishna

Vincent Price

Hulk PSA


It was a good night to Hulk out. Here’s my take on the Green Giant.

Hulk Out

Giant Size PC Weenies comic cover #3


Below is my process for putting together a comic book cover, inspired by the Bronze Age Marvel Comics trade dress. Using a custom brush in Manga Studio, I prepped the pencils. Inks were added in Manga Studio as well. Colors were added using Photoshop, after importing the art into a Marvel Comics trade dress template that I made some time ago. And here’s a “distressed” version.

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Roadkill’s General Mayhem


I’ll put this out to the universe. I want to contribute vehicle illustrations in some capacity to the new Roadkill magazine. The Youtube video series and inaugural issue, featuring General Mayhem – a ’68 Charger, inspired this particular sketch. -Krishna

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More Silhouette Studies


References are good to guide your design, but don’t be slave to them. Use them to inform your design, but don’t forget about shapes and proportion.

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Lee Cherolis Portrait


This is my warm-down sketch for the evening – a portrait of Lee Cherolis – artist of Little Guardians, an epic fantasy story webcomic that’s already on its fifth chapter. Give it a read! -Krishna

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Robot 88


Years ago, I had a site called drawmearobot.com – where I would attempt to draw a new robot on the site. Later, the site was revamped to focus on artist tools and workflows. Alas, that incarnation of the site is now dormant as well.

Robot 88

Brunette


With a very late start to the art desk, after a long day at work – the only energy I had left was to finish the sketch of a brunette that I started working on last night.

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Trading Card design: Gigangorah


I’ve put this together as a sample for a project demo for my Concept Design class. The students will be taking their character design and incorporating it into a trading card. The trading card will be printed on 11″ x 17″ paper.

The Terror Trading Card

Client work: A Kind Lawyer web design


I wear many hats as a designer. Recently I completed a site revamp for a local client of mine, using WordPress and integrating / tweaking a custom third party theme. Below are the Before and After views of the site. The site is now live, and here’s a screenshot of how it looks now.

A Kind Lawyer

Rusty Punchbuggy


I found a VW Beetle with a jet engine attached on its back, and immediately knew I had to capture it on paper. -Krishna

Rusty Punchbuggy

Gigangorah


I finished up this piece to use as part of a coloring demo for my Concept Design course tomorrow afternoon. I started with flat colors, then worked in highlights / shadows, after which I applied a few subtle textures. I find it best to treat coloring in stages; it helps to work with a limited color palette too. -Krishna

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