Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 406


FANTASTIC FOUR: LIFE STORY #1 VARIANT COVER. 2021.
Gouache and Acryla Gouache on illustration board, 13 × 19″.

I haven't had a chance to do a Wacky Reference Wednesday in a while, but I finally made some time (out of thin air, no less)! The original pencil sketch (pictured way down below) is actually from the Fantastic Four 50th anniversary back in 2011. We ended up doing a different cover with a 1960s feel, but I had always wanted to paint this one as well.

The issue is out in stores today! You can read more about it at marvel.com.


digital underpainting


rough pencils


digital color study


layout sketch from 2010


original painting, scanned in pieces


Monday, May 17, 2021

FF: Life Story No. 1


FANTASTIC FOUR: LIFE STORY #1 VARIANT COVER. 2021.
Gouache and Acryla Gouache on illustration board, 13 × 19″.

Out this Wednesday, May 19th! Full details here. Will try to post the reference soon, but things are busy at the moment.







Monday, May 10, 2021

Bloodshot for Hero Initiative

BLOODSHOT SKETCH COVER. 2020.

Acryla Gouache on sketch cover, 7.5 × 10″.


This original Bloodshot art is up for auction to benefit Hero Initiative. Bidding ends tomorrow!

Monday, April 5, 2021

Witchblade Auction

 

WITCHBLADE (detail). 2008.

Gouache and Acryla Gouache on bristol board, 8 × 18″.


Here’s another auction to benefit Hero Initiative. (The previous one, an Iron Man 3 poster, raised $4,150!!!) This 8x18” original Witchblade pin-up was done in 2008 with gouache and Acryla Gouache on bristol board. 










Monday, March 8, 2021

King in Black No. 4 Spoiler Variant

 

KING IN BLACK #4 VARIANT. 2021.
Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.


inks by my Pops!


pencils over digital sketch


digital layout



detail of pencils

Monday, January 25, 2021

Thor: Infinity War


THOR. 2018. Ink & watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″.

This is an oldie, but I never posted this one to the blog! I need to get back in the habit of regular posting, even if it's not that much new work. I recorded a short time lapse as well. Hope you enjoy!



detail for raw scan


digital pencils


Thursday, January 21, 2021

Golden Age Captain America

GOLDEN AGE CAPTAIN AMERICA OMNIBUS. 2020.
Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.

Finally, some new work! This will be the cover to the Golden Age Captain America Omnibus, in stores June 30th, 2021. Inks by Joe Rivera (my Pops!). The aircraft I featured on the cover is the Waco CG-4A, a glider used during the D-Day invasion (with mixed results). The landscape is that of the Normandy coast, specifically Étretat. Almost everything else is imaginary :)




Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Star Wars Portraits

DARTH VADER (Rebels). 2018. Ink & watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″.

I don't think I ever posted these to the blog, so... here ya go. I've got quite a few that I never cleaned up for posting, so I hope to do that over the next few months. As always, you can see my entire gallery of commissions and pin-ups here. And if you didn't know, Mifune turned down the role of Obi-Wan. I still want to do a version of this with his samurai top knot. (You can see a time lapse of the underpainting on my YouTube channel.)

 

MIFUNE AS OBI-WAN. 2018. Gouache & Acryla Gouache on paper, 9 × 12″.