Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Face The Question CONTEST!

No, this illustration is not incomplete. The Question is a comic book character whose mask makes him appear faceless.

Which brings me to my first ever CONTEST! Draw a face for the Question over this illustration (just right click, save, alter in Photoshop, Illustrator, Paint, print and pencil over it, draw on your monitor and take a Polaroid...whatever!) and send your result, along with your name and address to bubbashelby@gmail.com. Make sure you title your email with "Face The Question" in the subject line.

Sometime in November I will pick my favorite entry and I will send this signed, original Question ATC card to the winner!

Here's a quickie example - and I'm sure you can do better:

So what're you waiting for - enter now!

P.S. I will not collect, save or transfer your contact information or use it in any other way except to send you the unaltered ATC if you win. However, all entries and your name may end up being shown on this site when the winner is chosen. If you would prefer I didn't use your real name, or would prefer a nickname to be used please indicate in your email.

Good luck, and remember, the Halloween Countdown 2008 starts TOMORROW! Tune in every day in October to see a new Halloween illustration!

UPDATE: In addition to the Question card shown above, the winner will also receive two additional ATC illustrations (which I will decide on later - it'll be a surprise!)

That's three original ATC illustrations for the winner! Woot!

Hell, if I'm feeling generous I may even toss something out to the second and third place winners as well. :D

Monday, September 29, 2008

You Know Who's a Real Hero?

Hiro, from Heroes. That's a hero...

... Also, Bono.

On another note, only two days until the Halloween 2008 Countdown! That'd make this the countdown to the countdown! Woohoo!

Here kitty kitty kitty

I did this one for my daughter, of her favorite stuffed kitty.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

It's coming....IT'S COMING!!!!!!!

Halloween is coming! And I will be taking part this year in the illustrious Halloween Countdown 2008 as hosted by Jon's Random Acts of Geekery, along with a bevy of bitchin' bloggers worldwide.

Every day in October I plan on posting a Halloween themed illustration, counting down to All Hallow's Evening!

So all through October, keep your eyes on Art by Bubba Shelby...if you dare!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

History Shows Again and Again...

...how nature points out the folly of man.

Today's post on ToyRiffic was Godzilla themed, so I figured it'd be fun to do an ATC of the big city-smashing atomic powered lizard here on my art blog.

I haven't drawn Godzilla in a long time, so it was fun to put this one together, and to try to capture his enormity in a 2.5" x 3.5" space.

This card has been sold.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Like a murderous malformed monstrosity, Halloween 2008 is nearly upon us!

In celebration, I've decided that every illustration I post in October will be Halloween themed! Yay!

And as a teaser, I've created this little ATC of Frank. I'm currently reading Frankenstein (the original by Mary Shelley) for the first time in my life so I've got Frank on the brain lately.

You may see more Frankenstein themed pieces in October, but in the meantime help me out by throwing out some Halloween character ideas in the comments section. Horror isn't exactly my scene, and I wouldn't want to run out of ideas by October 12th! ;)

This card has been traded.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

Riddle Me This, Batman:

I remember when word got out that Robin Williams was pegged to play The Riddler in Batman Forever. Then Jim Carrey did something that made him the talk of tinsel-town (probably that bit with him talking out his butt) and he ended up playing a poor imitation of Frank Gorshin.

People are today buzzing about the potential of a future Riddler, with the role possibly going Johnny Depp or David Tennant (who, if anyone is asking, has my vote.)

Only time will tell.

In the meantime, I can draw him all I want!

Or can I ?????????????????????

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I'm a Little Cobblepot...

...short and stout.

Poison Ivy

Just a reminder that I'm always down to make ATC trades with other artists! If you aren't an artist, don't worry, I take toys in trade as well :D

I am also available for commissions!

Eat Me

This was for a trade with Brian Gubicza who does some amazing collage ATCs! He requested Alice (of Wonderland fame) and I'm getting a SWEET Mr. Freeze!

Avengers Assemble!

My daughter had an assignment and was asked who her hero was. Her answer? "Iron Man."

So I gave her this card:

I also drew Captain America, which is still available!

Another Magic Trick

This one is for Wynn...I wasn't happy with the markers the first time I drew it, so I drew it again with better markers!

Pink Poodle - Now With Pink

Added some color to this earlier ATC sketch.

"No I'm Not"

I had to fix the eyes on this earier Heath Joker

The Boy Wonders...

...get it? HAHAHAH!

Batgirl ATC

This card has been sold.


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