Friday, September 16, 2011

"Sailor Moon Day" event poster

Here's the finished image for an event poster/print for Sailor Moon Day at Florida Super Comics that I'll be signing and numbering. I had something more ambitious in mind but time restraints and frustration with the illustration board's unforeseen negative response to the watercolors forced me to simplify things. The finished print is on a 13 X 19 inch glossy page and they will be limited to 50.

And due to several requests, here is the image without the poster text:

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Avengers blank variant cover with a Scarlett Johansson pencil portrait drawing

Its a little bit of a stretch when I don't even bother to change her hair to darker tones to call it a Black Widow piece, but I'm doing just that. I spent a hell of a lot of time getting the skin as smooth as possible without having to smudge/blend. I like to think I have enough control over my drawing to not have to rely on shortcuts and gimmicks.

2 self-criticisms:
  1. I decided after spending countless hours on the face that I was just going to rough in the hair just enough for it to be acceptable. Yes, I was mentally done and just phoned-in the hair.
  2. The shadow under her eye looks a little bit more like a bruise than a shadow. But I'm thinking somewhere along the way she probably asked for it.

Additionally, all of the Avengers blank covers have a subtle outline of an "A" in a light grey tone that is large as life on the front. It was a challenge to try and disguise it with the drawing, but if you look closely at the enlargement you can see it in a few spots.

I'm gonna take a break from these covers to work on an event poster design. Hopefully I'll have the time to get it done in time (crossing fingers and toes).

Click on the image for an enlargement.