Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 418

THE WALKING DEAD #44 VARIANT COVER. 2022.
Gouache & acrylic on illustration board (w/ digital edits), 11 × 17″.

Here's the second of 6 connecting covers for The Walking Dead Deluxe (details here). These were all penciled together in a giant Photoshop file and printed out individually onto Strathmore illustration board (with my Epson P400). I tried my best to make them connect in real life, but it required about an hour of Photoshop editing to make it work. I also made a rookie-level mistake that would come to haunt me toward the end of the project. I'll detail that once we get to #47.


Captain Catastrophe strikes again!

digital pencils

digital layouts


Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 417

 

This already came out in July, but it was the first of 6 connecting covers. You can get all the details at Image Comics. Once the last issue is out (#48), I'll have some signed sets to sell in my shop.


THE WALKING DEAD #43 VARIANT COVER. 2022.
Gouache & acrylic on illustration board (w/ digital edits), 11 × 17″.


digital underpainting


Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Panthro!

 

PANTHRO. 2022. Ink & watercolor on illustration board, 4 × 6″.

I won't be at San Diego Comic-Con this year, but my art rep, Splash Page Comic Art, will be at Booth 4400 (just like old times). This recent Panthro piece (YouTube live stream) will be up for auction to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Even if you won't be attending, you can still bid on the original artwork here. Thanks!


Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 416



Here's yet another peek at the reference behind the Justice League: Classic poster. There was just so much that went into it, I've been breaking it down figure by figure. Since, the Atom didn't have an analogue in the modern version, I had to acquire some new reference. The Light probes and action figure were more of a general reference for the entire scene, which is why he's missing some of the highlights in the final rendering. I figured that Wonder Woman (behind him) would've blocked most of the rim lighting.