Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 99
Mythos: Captain America, Page 15 (panel 1 detail). 2008.
Acryla Gouache and gouache on bristol board, 11 x 17".
I had always wanted this panel to be part of a double-page spread, extending out to the left to display the vastness of the Allied Powers' invasion of Normandy, but we had limited space and I had already extended one page (the Avengers spread) into two. Most of the reference for this composition came from the WWII books and various images found on-line. The photos below were mostly taken for general lighting and gesture, so I didn't follow them all too closely. Although one of the maquettes is supposed to be Peter Parker, the features are generic enough to pass for a young Bucky Barnes.