Sunday, August 26, 2012

Avenging Spider-Man #10 Cover Process

This is the cover for my second issue of Avenging Spider-Man featuring Spider-Man and the new Captain Marvel. This issue shipped in August.
 Here's the scan of the page from sketchbook of my cover ideas - image is about 4 x 6". Drawn in Light Blue and HB Pencil, Pitt and Copic Pens.
Next, I cleaned up the sketches in Photoshop and prepared for Marvel's Editorial to approve.
 Initial pencils drawn in Light Blue and HB Pencil on 11 x 17 2 Ply Strathmore Bristol Board.
 Here's the final pencils of the cover.
 Rachel Dodson's inks of the cover using Windsor Newton Series 7 #2 Sable Brush and FW Acrylic Ink and Crowquill and Tech pens on Background.
My initial flat stage of coloring - in Photoshop.
 First pass at coloring in Photoshop CS3 using a Wacom Graphics Tablet (circa 2001) at 7 x 10.6 inches and 800dpi in RGB using Channels.
The final colors after turning black line art to color line art.


Friday, August 24, 2012

Sergio Toppi

Sergio Toppi recently passed - do yourselves all a favor and check out his amazing work!

 I love his color work the most - a great mix between Gustav Klimt and Bernie Fuchs.


Saturday, August 11, 2012

The Defenders #9 Cover Process

 Here is my process for creating the cover to Avenging Spider-Man #9 (July 2012) featuring Captain Marvel and Spider-Man. Didn't have much to go off so this is what I did!

Here's the little 1 x2 inch roughs done in my sketchbook ...
 adjusted and colored in Photoshop I sent in to Marvel for approval.
Pencil stage drawn on 13 x 19 inch 2 Ply Bristol Board with HB and Light Blue lead.
Rachel inks over my pencils using a #2 Sable Brush and Acrylic Ink

First pass at colors in Photoshop CS3 using a Wacom Graphics Tablet (circa 2001) at 7 x 10.6 inches and 800dpi in RGB using Channels.
Next stage and  coloring of line art on a separate "Screen" Layer .
Final colors 

Until next time...