Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 394

PLANET OF THE APES: VISIONARIES. 2018.
Photoshop and Procreate, 2750 × 4175 px.

This is the cover for Planet of the Apes: Visionaries, a graphic novel based on Rod Serling's original screenplay. You can see a preview here. I also have a limited number of signed copies that you can purchase at my online shop.

The painting was done digitally, mostly in Photoshop, with a brief interlude in Procreate while I was on vacation. You can see a time lapse of that segment on my Instagram page.


I use my phone on selfie mode to take reference


digital color study


digital sketch


digital layouts


Man vs. Ape!

by Dana Gould and Chad Lewis

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 393

BLACK PANTHER VOL. 7 #5. 2018.
Gouache and acrylic on bristol board, 11 × 17″.

Out today! Here's the cover of Black Panther #5, my second of the series. Daniel Acuña, the artist on the book, has been providing me with layouts to get things rolling. I used 3D models from Anatomy360 for some lighting details, but ended up not using the red under-lighting because it just complicated things too much. The pic of me was mostly for the expression in the eyes... and yes, that's my very own towel for the flag of Wakanda.


Who knew the Wakandan flag was made of terry cloth?


digital color study


digital pencils


layout by Daniel Acuña


detail of raw scan


painting over digital print


starting to add in some opaque layers

Monday, October 29, 2018

Star Wars: Age of Republic — Obi-Wan Kenobi #1

pencils over digital sketch


STAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC —OBI-WAN KENOBI #1. 2018.
Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Star Wars: Age of Republic — Jango Fett #1

detail of pencils over digital sketch in blue-line


STAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC —JANGO FETT #1. 2018.
Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.