Much of what I do here at WildStorm involves a fair share of digital work, so with this I really just wanted to go back to basics and do a pencil drawing.
I have to admit that most of my love for the DC Universe comes from the genius of Bruce Timm. Darkseid is a character I always found visually striking but it really took the Superman Animated series for me to become interested in him.
This is my first attempt at drawing Darkseid, and I was trying to go a bit away from the stoic, "arms crossed" pose he's frequently shown in. I was basically just trying to show him as a lumbering piece of living granite that had just turned his eyes toward a very unlucky enemy.
It's always educational drawing a character for the first time, and even now I feel like I have a clearer understanding of how to better approach him next time.
Hope you all enjoy!