Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 399

BLACK PANTHER VOL. 7 #8. 2018.
Gouache on illustration board, 11 × 17″.

Out today! Full details here. I had wanted to do something special of No. 400, but I'm running out of time (it's next week, after all). Still hope to have a giveaway this year, though! Will post when I've ironed out all the details. Thanks for reading!


Lotta stuff went into this one!


Photoshop color study


Photoshop pencils


Photoshop layouts


detail of raw scan

Monday, January 14, 2019

Marvels Annotated No. 1 Variant Cover

detail of raw scan


MARVELS ANNOTATED #1 VARIANT COVER. 2018.
Gouache and Acryla Gouache on illustration board, 11 × 17″.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 398

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

In stores today! Full credits here. With these Star Wars covers, one of my main concerns is getting things to be "screen accurate." That usually entails plucking photos from many different sources, almost none of them from the actual screen. The best reference is usually from statues, particularly from Sideshow. It's rare that I don't have at least 1 photo from them for any cover. There are also a ton of 3D models at Sketchfab, especially useful for weapons and accessories.


a bounty of statues, promo photos, and 3D models


inks by my Pops!


blue-line print of pencils


pencils over blue-line sketch


digital color study and pencils


digital layouts


detail of pencils over digital sketch in blue-line

Monday, January 7, 2019

Star Wars: Age of Republic — Padmé Amidala #1

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

In stores March 6. Full details at Marvel.com.


pencils over digital sketch