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Sketchbook Heroes 3 by Bambs79 Sketchbook Heroes 3 :iconbambs79:Bambs79 68 2 Sketchbook Heroes 2 by Bambs79 Sketchbook Heroes 2 :iconbambs79:Bambs79 60 1 Sketchbook Heroes by Bambs79 Sketchbook Heroes :iconbambs79:Bambs79 61 1 Sketchbook Fit Ladies 2 by Bambs79 Sketchbook Fit Ladies 2 :iconbambs79:Bambs79 70 1 Sketchbook Fit Ladies by Bambs79 Sketchbook Fit Ladies :iconbambs79:Bambs79 75 3 Daredevil by Bambs79 Daredevil :iconbambs79:Bambs79 66 5 Fairchild by Bambs79 Fairchild :iconbambs79:Bambs79 84 14 Princess Mononoke by Bambs79 Princess Mononoke :iconbambs79:Bambs79 31 3 Sonya Preliminary Work by Bambs79 Sonya Preliminary Work :iconbambs79:Bambs79 137 5 Sonya by the Pool by Bambs79 Sonya by the Pool :iconbambs79:Bambs79 175 27 Commission Rates by Bambs79 Commission Rates :iconbambs79:Bambs79 52 13 Mel Niebergall by Bambs79 Mel Niebergall :iconbambs79:Bambs79 104 17 Ms.Victory by Bambs79 Ms.Victory :iconbambs79:Bambs79 72 8 Brieareos by Bambs79 Brieareos :iconbambs79:Bambs79 101 9 Sketchbook Anatomy Collection 3 by Bambs79 Sketchbook Anatomy Collection 3 :iconbambs79:Bambs79 111 2 Sketchbook Anatomy Collection 2 by Bambs79 Sketchbook Anatomy Collection 2 :iconbambs79:Bambs79 90 1


Gladiatra Vs. Leopard Lass Variants by argocomics Gladiatra Vs. Leopard Lass Variants :iconargocomics:argocomics 4 2 V'yr Vorsa by nunchaku V'yr Vorsa :iconnunchaku:nunchaku 279 10 Phoenix by MarioChavez Phoenix :iconmariochavez:MarioChavez 436 20 Sorority of Power #12 by argocomics Sorority of Power #12 :iconargocomics:argocomics 10 18 Spidey practice page 1 by JoeyVazquez Spidey practice page 1 :iconjoeyvazquez:JoeyVazquez 184 25 A Pair of Reds, chapter four by Soviet-Superwoman A Pair of Reds, chapter four :iconsoviet-superwoman:Soviet-Superwoman 147 23 IX 003 by synthezoide IX 003 :iconsynthezoide:synthezoide 339 36 Batman 700 cover by INKIST Batman 700 cover :iconinkist:INKIST 1,096 117 Wonder Woman and Psylocke by RandyGreen Wonder Woman and Psylocke :iconrandygreen:RandyGreen 640 35 Hellgirl by RandyGreen Hellgirl :iconrandygreen:RandyGreen 1,367 112 Remnants of a Dead Sky by theopticnerve Remnants of a Dead Sky :icontheopticnerve:theopticnerve 36 20 Lady Thor by MischievousMartian Lady Thor :iconmischievousmartian:MischievousMartian 2,110 90 Lady Captain America by MischievousMartian Lady Captain America :iconmischievousmartian:MischievousMartian 3,151 167 Lady Loki by MischievousMartian Lady Loki :iconmischievousmartian:MischievousMartian 1,544 44 Thugs and gun by DanNortonArt Thugs and gun :icondannortonart:DanNortonArt 53 2


Finished my commission for :iconreddofnonnac: the other day which means I'm able to open up another commission slot. Really pleased with how it turned out, was a good commission to get started back on. Still just doing one at a time for the moment so that I can ease myself back into doing these whilst balancing family and work life.

If anyone's interested please get in touch through DA or email. Have a quick look at the Commission Rates deviation to see what I'm offering and we'll go from there.

Just a quick update to say that this has been taken by :iconjdm022: Cheers buddy!

All the best!

Bambs :airborne:
  • Listening to: Zelda Soundtrack
  • Reading: The Power of Your Subconscious Mind
  • Watching: Blue Planet II
  • Playing: With my children
  • Eating: Slimming World Burger
  • Drinking: Fizzy Blackcurrant


Sketchbook Heroes 2
In one of my earlier posts I mentioned that I've been following Matteo Scalera lately to see how he does things and this page (with the exception of top right) is the result. Spot the one that's obviously Hellboy!
Sketchbook Heroes
This page is based entirely on other comic artists work. Sometimes when you're struggling to get your mojo back it's quite an eye opener to breakdown how some of your artistic heroes do things and actually helps you get creative again. And quite often you'll find yourself changing them slightly anyway!
Sketchbook Fit Ladies 2
More from the sketchbook. This page is predominantly based on other artists work with only a couple from my brain. Been checking a lot of other artists out lately. Just found Black Science by Image Comics with the art drawn by Matteo Scalera which is freaking awesome. 
Sketchbook Fit Ladies
Busy working on my latest commission so until I finish that I thought I'd put up some more sketchbook practice/warmup sketches. This page is a whole mix bag! Most of it is from reference pics but some are from looking at other comic artists and some from the old grey cells themselves!


Rob Banbury
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United Kingdom
Thirty something English country gentleman espoused to the beautiful :iconbecks80: ;P Pretty chilled out, I love wildlife and the natural world, birds especially. Enjoy drawing comic book style artwork, really interested in the study of anatomy and musculature. Perfectionist by nature (Virgo - 'nuff said) and always trying to improve my artwork.

Current Residence: England
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Large
Print preference: Digital
Favourite genre of music: Acoustic
Favourite photographer: Me
Favourite style of art: Comic
Operating System: Mac
MP3 player of choice: iPod (a really old one!)
Shell of choice: Michelle (he he he)
Wallpaper of choice: None
Skin of choice: Freckles
Favourite cartoon character: Daffy Duck & Marvin the Martian
Personal Quote: Enjoy Not Destroy



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Blackmoon347 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017
your reference photos for really muscular women are a lifesaver! I couldn't find any poses or references these have been so helpful 
PhantomIced Featured By Owner May 22, 2017
Great gallery here, i'll learn much from here. Thanks!!
Vanqvisher Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, dude, your work is spectacular. Great studies!
thomasfrend Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Utterly fantastic work!
Chakra-manipulation Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey Rob!

I just found your art and i really love the amount of figure studies you do.

I was wondering though if you mind if i download some of these and collate them into a large sheet. 
My group has a convention coming up where we do commissions on the floor for people, and i've been wanting to piece together a reference board with different poses, hands and anatomical perspectives for our artists to have on hand if they're unsure about the proper proportions, or how to draw a particular pose.
We're a small art community of friends that just love art, but not all of us are at the same level, which is why i wanted to have a reference board, for those who aren't as adept as others.
The bits i was hoping to use were :
Sketchbook arms and Hands
Sketchbook Studies: Hands
All-arm Clock
Sketchbook figure studies 1

I'd love to have your permission to use them


Bambs79 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello Aaron. Yeah, no probs, glad to be of help. Thanks for asking. Hope the group goes well! Cheers! :w00t: :thanks:
Chakra-manipulation Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks heaps!
King-of-the-Aegis Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016
Hi Rob. Your work is and has remained an inspiration over the years. I read somewhere that you were considering making a book on muscle anatomy. Is it finished and if so where can I buy it? Also are you opposed to making critiques on other aspiring artist works?
Bambs79 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello buddy, thanks for the kind comments, glad you like what you see. I would very much love to do a book on muscle and comic book anatomy, it's just finding the time. I work a typical 9:00 - 5.30 and all my illustration stuff is done in my spare time. I also have a family so spare time is even sparer! :D BUT, it is definitely a project I'm working on and when it's done you shall definitely know about it! 

In the meantime, I'd definitely recommend 'copying' some of your favourite comic artists as practice. When I say copying I don't mean exactly like for like. What I like to do is try and break down the figure and see/learn how they've done it. I find it really helps with things like foreshortening.

I'm happy to critique work mate, no problem. I checked out your gallery and your memorised figure sketch is really good. Especially for a pose that's so tricky!

Thanks again for the kind comment, cheers! :thanks:
lostpapers Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015
Thanks for sharing those anatomy figure practice drawings. They are really interesting!
ntholden Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Professional General Artist
You anatomy studies are excellent. Thanks for sharing.
Your finished artwork is boss also.:D (Big Grin) 
Pandatarius Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Student General Artist
Your muscle anatomy tutorials are the best I have seen! Very insightful and of great help. :D
ruffscorp Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Professional Filmographer
your anatomy drawings are amazing!!
Bambs79 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks buddy, glad you like them and that you find them useful, cheers! :thanks:
ruffscorp Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Professional Filmographer
my pleasure!!
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