Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Well, this WAS supposed to be finished before Comic-con to show there, but as they say, the best laid plans of mice and men....
Anyway, this is something I did as a potrfolio piece, using acrylic paints and colored pencils on illustration board. The original is fairly large (2'x3.5'). It was a lot of fun experimenting with this one. I thought that the Watchmen movie nailed some of the characters and totally missed the point on others. I chose to use movie reference for the a few of the guys, but I did my own versions of Viet and Silk Spectere (based on Gibbon's comic versions) I also chose to mix movie and comic versions of Nite Owl.
And, since I think the Comedian's face turned out the strongest, here's a dteail of it. Click on it to see it at the actuall size it was painted.
So, to get back to talking about Comic-con San Diego 2010, this year was AMAZING.
Friday, July 16, 2010
This is an acrylic painting that I just finished as an illustration for Denver's 303 Magazine. It appears along with a piece of short fiction titled "Exporting Your Demons", written by Ben Simkins. When the issue is printed, I'll post more details and a photo of the double-page spread as it appears in the magazine. That way, the story can be read here on Comic Cove as well. The issue will be in stores next month.
This is probably one of the only illustrations I'll do where the face/ head can't be seen, but the character seen here is not the main focus of the story, but what he's carrying in his soaking wet, paper grocery bags.