Charmander: A Pretty Pyromaniacal Pokémon

Charmander On Grass


This is the first drawing i have ever done entirely on a drawing tablet. Normally i draw by hand, then scan in the drawing and finally draw and colourize on top of the scanned drawing using the drawing tablet. I thought I’d make an exception and give it a go by using only the tablet. I thought of drawing a Pokémon because they are small and simple and that would help me develop my skill as i go on to bigger and more detailed subjects. Well, anyway this is what i came up with. It’s not perfect but it’s getting there.

Thanks for reading.


It’s Time For Some Carnage!

Carnage (2012) By Ratan Phamber


Here it is my latest drawing. This is my second attempt at drawing with a graphics tablet. I decided to go all out on a Wacom Bamboo Pen tablet and see if i can advance my skills (however much i really have) into the Digital World. I have always been drawing, sketching and doodling since i was a kid but i have always wanted to do digital art, like the ones you see that are made for games and movies (mostly games). Who knows maybe one day i can be a concept artist for a games company. Any way while i dream about that along with a dinosaur playing with a squishy ball, i thought I’d show you this Carnage drawing i have made.

Carnage is a character from the Spiderman franchise. The human form known as Cletus Kasady was always an outcast but at the same time believed that true freedom was to do anything and everything you want, including murder. He became Carnage via an offspring from the asexual alien life-form known as Venom. Once the Venom offspring entered Cletus’s bloodstream, he became Carnage. Even Spiderman was no match for him. Spiderman had to team up with Venom to defeat him, of course not completely.

The drawing began with a sketch, in fact it was quite a rough sketch if you ask me, but then i scanned it in and began colorizing it, starting with the base and working my way up to the details, such as the eyes, teeth and flames. I find it funny that at one point in time i was sort of afraid of using the tablet thinking i would be no good on it. But i shows even you (YES YOU…ok and you little monkey) can surprise yourself. But you have to try, you have to fight fear. Fear may be a strong word to use here but however large or small, it seems that it is always fear that stops us in our tracks, and if we can endure and surpass it, then we have the ability to become whatever we want, because fear will not stop us from acquiring our goal. Below shows how the sketch started off and you’ll immediately notice how i didn’t have much to work with but the basic structure that was there was all that i needed. This and my imagination. I have also added a variation i made of Carnage below.


Carnage (2001) By Ratan PhamberCarnage (2012) Within Darkness By Ratan Phamber


The variant i have made is my favourite version of it. Although much of the detail has been consumed by the darkness, it also comes with some positives, such as showing the scariness of carnage itself. The darkness connotes a sort of fear of Carnage. It also suggests that if Carnage ever got to you then you too will be consumed by it (both fear and Carnage). The scary deadly look was what i was going for and it seems it is what i got. All-in-all it took me about 5 hours to complete this. Hopefully i can become both faster and more skilled as time goes on.

I have much to learn, but learn i will at every step. Let me know what you think by commenting, liking (if you like it) and of course TwitFacing. Thanks for looking and reading.



Thus…It Began!

Wolverine (2000)

Ahh something creative…a skill…how swell. Besides all that sarcasm, this is indeed a drawing i have done. However this isn’t just any drawing. This is the earliest drawing i could find where i realized i had a small amount of talent when it came to holding a pencil. This was done in 2000 (woohoo we made it!). That means that i did this drawing when i was 13 years old. All those days sitting there after school staring at the screen watching Art Attack and i had some part of it inside me. I took this skill and although like many, was prevented by certain family members to not pursue this as a career thinking it would be a dead end, i left it as a hobby. Luckily it never left me. This is indeed Wolverine from the X-Men, getting blasted by heavy shooting, it’s always good to see a self healing hero get blasted into bits only to come back and say “Here’s Johnny!” Or something like that. Marvel and DC Comics grew on me from a very young age and comics were always there to help; with an aspiration to one day draw as good as the awesome artists do in these comics. Yeppers, although this picture isn’t totally soaked, it is however watermarked, like all my others will be. I’m not pointing any fingers. But i didn’t say anything about toes mwahahahahaha!

If i am to be anything of a good artist then i have much work to do. But at least i can say that this was something i did when i was 13. If only Neil Buchanan had received my letter with a drawing in it. But then i doubt a letter with a personally made stamp with a drawing of the queens head on it would have managed to get past Royal Mail. One of the workers probably saw it and said “awww” and then scrunched it up and threw it in the trash can.

Well i hope you like and remember, if i can do it so can you…even YOU! Afterall we are both different and the same.