Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day

This is a cross-post with Muddy Colors — An Illustration Collective

MYTHOS: CAPTAIN AMERICA, Page 10, Panel 1. 2008.
Gouache and acrylic on bristol board, 11 × 17″.

It's Memorial Day here in the States, so I thought I'd share some artwork that pays homage to those who have fallen in the service of our country. Although I was not much of a Captain America fan growing up, I've since had the privilege of working on two stories that turned me into one. The first, Mythos: Captain America, was written by Paul Jenkins. The second, Young Allies, was written by Roger Stern. Both stories had their share of action, but the heart of each was the loss of friends in the midst of bigger battles.

It's a bit overwhelming to visit a vast, military cemetery, even if you don't have a personal connection to those laid to rest. Drawing one can't begin to approach a family's sense of loss for a loved one, but it does, at the very least, force you to deliberate over the life that each gravestone represents.


YOUNG ALLIES, Page 1. 2009. Ink on bristol board (with digital color), 11 × 17.

YOUNG ALLIES, Page 6. 2009. Ink on bristol board (with digital color), 11 × 17.

YOUNG ALLIES, Page 21. 2009. Ink on bristol board (with digital color), 11 × 17.

YOUNG ALLIES, Page 22. 2009. Ink on bristol board (with digital color), 11 × 17.

MYTHOS: CAPTAIN AMERICA, Page 22, Panel 3. 2008.
Gouache and acrylic on bristol board, 11 × 17.

4 comments:

  1. The scene where u drew Bucky Cap in the cemetary looks fantastic! I like how u started with mostly black and white with only a little red to show,the shield!

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  2. MYTHOS: Captain America, Page 22, Panel 3 is one my favorite panels that you have done. It evokes a lot of emotion and truly captures how Steve Rogers honors his past and fallen comrades.

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