Daredevil #26. 2013. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera)
on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.
This may have already hit shelves, but if you somehow missed the issue, I highly recommend you rectify that situation. Mark Waid ties up a lot of loose ends in the issue and leaves us clamoring for more. And the art, as always, is perfection. Here's a preview. I provided the variant cover, so this one may be a bit harder to find.
The figure of Daredevil was mostly drawn from imagination, with the occasional glance at my hand. (The nice thing about sketching digitally is that I can reflect the art so that I'm always drawing my left hand from life.) Aside from my folder of rooftop pics, the only other reference I used was provided by Marvel: a character model for Iron Man's newest suit by Carlo Pagulayan.
|Black and yellow, black and yellow...|
|inks by my Paw|
I colored DD's grappling line magenta so that the radar portion could be easily selected. I also digitally "inked" DD's outline for the same reason. As you can see from the final image, I removed the contrail from Iron Man's repulsors — purely for aesthetic reasons.
|pencils over digital sketch|
The perspective grid was created digitally using my template. It's color coded, which is especially helpful for 3 vanishing points. I isolated the grid below to show it more clearly (I also changed the ground plane to a checkerboard pattern). As you can see in the digital composite, I cover the bleed with a gray border. This keeps me focused on what matters while ensuring that all the important shapes won't be trimmed off. I always draw with the trade dress, but because it's a variant, I needn't have worried about the Marvel Now! banner across the bottom .
|digital perspective grid|