Sunday, August 30, 2009

Painting Ghost Rider

Back in 2006, Tim Leong of Comic Foundry produced a great series of videos detailing my painting process on Mythos: Ghost Rider. Unfortunately, some of the audio is missing from one. I assure you, that is where I had the most intelligent things to say.

I don't paint exactly like this any more, but most of the process is the same. I tend to use more straight gouache these days, and usually begin with a monochromatic underpainting. Also, I paint at standard comic art size now (11" x 17" paper), which makes things a little easier on my eyes.

These videos cover the entire process and go into some depth, so I hope you enjoy them. Thanks again to Tim for putting it all together!





8 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing these videos its really refreshing to see how other artists tackle their pages. I would have never have thought of organizing the script in a binder like that. I tend to do all my general thumbnails directly on the script as well. These were great.
    P.S. Watch out for that 3-d web, haha my jaw dropped when I heard that one oh wells.

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  2. Thanks for sharing, great film clips and fantastic to watch you work.

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  3. Glad you liked them, gentlemen. It wouldn't have been possible without Tim, who instigated the whole thing, seeing it through to completion.

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  4. Awesome vids! My only critique is Tim has a crunchy, squeeky camera.

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  5. aopaul, I seem to remember it being my squeaky chairs, but I could be mistaken. Either way, I'm glad that was the only flaw you could find. Thanks!

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  6. The audio in the second video completely cuts out part way through the video. Do you recall what you were saying?

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    1. Yeah, sorry about that. I'm afraid that was too long ago for me to recall. Judging by what I was painting and the chapter titles, I was probably talking about using Acryla Gouache with a lot of water to build up color slowly. I'm much more tentative when it comes to the figure and faces because those strokes count so much more than everything else. I don't get very bold with the brush until I know exactly what I want.

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