Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Uncanny X-Men #518 Cover - Development of a cover sketch

Ok, so here's my process for developing an approved cover sketch for the Uncanny X-Men 518 cover.

The first drawing is a 4x 5" sketch done in my sketchbook with blue pencil, and a black Pitt pen.

The second drawing is the cleaned up scan ( in Photoshop CS3 with a Wacom Tablet) that is then turned in a blue line drawing that I print out and

The third drawing is worked up over that blue line print out at the same 4 x 5" size

The fourth drawing is the scanned and cleaned (in PS) version

The final color sketch is the result of drawing and coloring in PS and getting the cover proportions dead on. This is the version that is sent off to Marvel for approval. You can see how it turned out from there below!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Uncanny X-Men #518 Cover Pencils and Inks

Here's my pencils and Rachel's inks for this cover. The artwork is done on 13 x 19" Strathmore 500 Series 2 Ply Bristol Board and the tools are the standard ones. As I mentioned before I will post the final colors for this (as soon as I'm happy with them!).


Friday, September 25, 2009

Uncanny X-Men #518 Cover Art

Here's the solicited (not final) colors for the cover. I will post the pencils and inks as well.


Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Spider-Man cover revealed!

This is the cover for the What If House of M/Spider-Man coming out in December. I only did the pencils - it is being computer painted by someone else. However, Rachel is inking it for fun now, I'll post that up when she finishes it up!


Sunday, September 20, 2009

Toronto Commissions now up on the website

I posted up 7 of the commissions from the Toronto show up on the website-


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Remember that Spidey sketch from about a month ago?

Here's a little sneak peek at how I ended up utilizing it! More to come!


Another Toronto Sketch

Hey, I got a bunch of sketches to post up but have been too busy with work to get around to it - however, here is one to hold you over.


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Dark Avengers Uncanny X-Men Exodus #1 (Utopia Part 6) now out

I drew about a 1/3 of the final part of the Dark Avengers Uncanny X-Men crossover and will be posting the artwork and original art list soon. My next issue of Uncanny X-Men will be #518 and out in December. TD

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Fan Expo 2009 Toronto Post Con

I will post more pics, etc, but I'm back a day late and my bag, a day later! Here's a little Spidey action to hold you over!