Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 390

TELLOS. 2017. Photoshop, 5400 × 4175 px.

This was my contribution to last year's huge Tellos tribute honoring Mike Wieringo. I only did 2 pages, but a lot of detail went into it. I relied heavily on the artwork throughout this and previous books to get the characters and environment just right. I don't think I took any reference photos for the main figures, but I probably posed in front of the mirror the get the gestures right.

The fortress plan was a quick sketch done in Photoshop, which was then warped into perspective. This is the fastest way to achieve an accurate floor plan, from which you can build an entire scene.

Couldn't fit all the inspirational art! Every page by a different artist!

digital inks

digital pencils

digital layout

Monday, October 1, 2018

Netflix and (Darede)vil?

DAREDEVIL SEASON 3. 2018. Gouache and acrylic on bristol board, 11 × 17″.

I won't be at NYCC this year, but Marvel and Netflix will be giving out this promotional poster for the 3rd season of Daredevil, which debuts October 19th. I hope to get some copies, but can't guarantee that I'll have any to sell.

That being said, you can find the original art with my representative, Splash Page Comic Art, who will be set up in Artist Alley, in rows J and K. There are a ton of great artists who are represented (and will actually be there) so it's definitely worth a visit.

raw scan of original art

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 389

BLACK PANTHER VOL. 7 #4. 2018.
Gouache and acrylic on bristol board, 11 × 17″.

Black Panther #4 is out today, from Ta-Nehisi Coates and Daniel Acuña. Aside from the character sketches and design work, Daniel provided me with a layout sketch for the cover. This allowed me to take on a monthly painted cover gig, something I usually shy away from. This series has been a ton of fun, both to read and be a part of. I hope you'll pick it up!

Reference artwork by Daniel Acuña. 3D models from Anatomy 360

digital color study

digital pencils

layout by Daniel Acuña


Monday, September 24, 2018

Justice League of America!

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA. 2018. Photoshop, 14 × 20″ @ 400 ppi.

At long last, my JLA print is finally seeing the light of day! This is one of the few projects that I actually quit halfway through. It was just taking too long and I wasn't happy with the results. Luckily for me, Sideshow was not only beyond patient, they convinced me to come back, going so far as to help me with some of the painting duties (like Aquaman's scales).

It will be available for pre-order this Friday, September 28. Full details here. I'll do a process post at a later date, but the whole thing was done with Photoshop using mostly Kyle T. Webster's brushes, plus a couple from Greg Rutkowski.