Multiverse Nouveau: All Ages Coloring Book onΒ Amazon

Multiverse Nouveau: All Ages Coloring Book on Amazon

A Collection of illustrations by Darran Hight a.k.a. Doctor Multiverse (me), this was a labor of love. For a long time, I’ve wanted to create something unique to share with people and this coloring book seemed to be the best way to begin.

This is something that I was REALLY excited to do! I cannot tell you how much fun this was to do. It was a very positive step for me to take after such a difficult year and a half. At $14.99, for eighteen printed pages, I think it’s a great deal. These are all my characters and illustrations from the past few years… some were physical that I had to digitize, while others were finished pieces that I reformatted for a coloring book platform.

My Pop Art Portrait Project Part Two (Updated 18, Jan)

I’ve been making some great strides in likenesses over the past few weeks. There have also been a few steps backward, but that is all part of the process. They are all in order so you can view my progress and, in some cases, my regression. As a new bonus this new year, I have opened a RedBubble shop that will be slightly different from my TeePublic shop. I feel like Redbubble will be a better fit for my developing art style.

My Pop Art Portrait Project

Recently I’ve been sharing symmetrical portrait illustrations on various mindshare platforms. It is something that I picked up from an artist that I respect named T.N. Perkins. The last two that I’ve done, as of this blog entry, have been Lynda Carter and Carrie Fisher. My goal with these two illustrations were to create a more realistic representation of my subjects. I feel like my attempt with Lynda fell short, but I learned some lessons and applied what I had learned to my rendering of Carrie. I really think that I did a much better job on this last one by not hyper focusing on accuracy and leaning into creating an essence of the woman. The following have been my Pop Art Portrait series so far. I dig doing these and, while I will also be doing other style drawings, I don’t see myself stopping anytime soon.

Old Dreams of Godaikin Revisited

In 1984, was 14 and almost as big a nerd as I am today. Those were heady days indeed. Comics were coming into the mainstream zeitgeist, video games were about to really explode after a lull, and music just kept on improving. The beautiful thing about progress is that if you choose to stay behind, you are free to do so. I have three feet, one planted firmly in the past, one in the present and one in the future. Today, I am speaking of the past.

Back when I was 14 there was a big push to bring Japanese properties, models, and toys to the west. I was all in. Earlier Bandai-America brought a line of robot toys out called “Godaikin”. Looking back, those toys are all boxy-looking, and had very limited possibility. Compared to “Soul of Chogokin” figures, these are… quaint, but back then they were vibrantly dynamic. They dwarfed Jumbo Machinders, what we knew then as Shogun Warriors, in quality and versatility. There were ads for these in magazines like “Epic”, a Marvel imprint, and I would cut those ads out and drool over them. I would also spend hours drawing from them.

Nowadays, all of these are too expensive to purchase on my dime, or lack-thereof. My favorites were always Voltus V, Combatra, and Daltanias… in that order. Will I ever have one of these guys? Probably not, but nothing can replace my priceless memories of daydreaming about these giant robots and making friends with others who loved them as well.

Want more? Check out Toybox DX for more details about this wonderful line of dream-inducing diecast and plastic robots:

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