Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 32
In this scene from Mythos: Captain America, Steve Rogers attends a veteran's reunion at his local VFW post. Below are some of the reference photos I used to complete the composition. Sometimes I use a mirror, sometimes a tripod and timer. One thing to watch out for when basing an illustration off of a reflection is to reverse any telling details, such as the the buttons on a coat (men's on the right, ladies on the left).
Months before I painted this, I saw a unique light fixture at a bowling alley in Brooklyn. I try to remember my camera for opportunities like this— I rarely have time to sketch.
In other news, I got my copy of Spectrum 15 in the mail. I was excited to see my entry, a page from Mythos: Fantastic Four, got the full-size treatment. Sweet. Now to gather up my entries for next year. The deadline is January 23.