This is beautiful, sir! Your choices on what to blow out and what to color hold are brilliant. My favorite bit though has to be where you break up shadow and light on that spider gal's back. I know it's just a little thing but it really sells that swirl in the foreground as a light source.
Thanks Chris, it also helps to push her back a tad. I originally had a another light band on her legs closer to her feet but it pulled her to forward. Plus this one was need for catalogue and all they had were the pencils so i did a quick paint job off of those and then when the inks came in married the two. Just bought the first two issue of Thor Great stuff by the whole team.
hey Glad you find it interesting, I love seeing these comparison shots. I should throw up some Johnny's pencils for the ones that I have copies of the pencils. This one I was a tad heavier on then usual but passed it by Johnny and Klaus and they were cool with it so let it go.
it was really nice of them! and yes, it would be really interesting to see more processes! usually, I'm not into it, but what's interesting -to me- with your work upon Romita's is that the final piece seems extremely different from the original, yet it respects it, and I find it quite interesting!
Thanks I always believe that you have to own it a bit, put a bit of yourself into the work otherwise and usually just a tad static. Also what you think makes the art look its best when it is colored. The art looks great in Black and White but the minute you start to add color and rendering to it and changes it.
I think this one ,cus I never saw you color like this before.Your other works looks a lot more rendered than this one. And I really dig this kind of simplicity. When I first saw it I was like -wow,so much energy. Usually your colors looks like under the lines, but this time they are like on top and under the lines, so work becomes so much full of verity. I like your other works very much but this one especially
btw. DO you paint/draw your own stuff? would be nice to see
hmm good points, the thing with this cover was it had to go out for the catalogue but all they had was the pencils so I did a digital paint job on it. When the inks came in I spent some time marrying the painted version with the line art.
Yes I do paint and draw there is one small painting that is all mine in the gallery of a young boy. When I start a new book I usually do lots of sketching of the characters to get in the mood. Will have to post some of that some time. It is just not as polished as the finished piece's