Friday, September 30, 2011

Comic's Greatest World: Will to Power #7 cover sketch

Comic's Greatest World:Will to Power#7 cover sketch on EBAY

Here's a cover design I did, one of many, for Dark Horse, back in the mid 1990's, when they were building their own super-hero universe. Pretty sure I was approached by Barbara Kesel (Randall) who was one of the architects, to do some covers, and I obliged. It was a great and exciting time to be a comics fan, though hard on the wallet, with all the books coming from various companies. These characters had promise, and I still wonder why they couldn't find a niche in the super-hero landscape.

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Adventures of Superman #446 color guide

Adventures of Superman#446 cover color guide on ebay!

Another color guide, this one with a cool color scheme, due to Gangbusters costume, against blue and black. As I try to tell folks, it's not how many airbrushed variations you use, it's about the basic color choices, that make for a striking cover. I honestly believe we do better with less, and are more creative trying to get more out of a limited palette, than with an endless number of color variations to choose from.

Superman and all related characters are trademark and copyright DC Comics 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Adventures of Superman #449 cover color guide

Adventures #449 cover color guide Ebay link

Here's another cover color guide, from a really fun period of my time on the Superman books. For starters, this was a story involving Kirby's Guardian character, and the Cadmus labs, and I had just started writing as well as drawing it, a few months earlier. Enjoy!

Adventures of Superman, and all related characters shown
here are trademark and copyright DC Comics 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Wonder Woman sketch/ Ebay auction

Wonder Woman sketch on EBAY link

Playing around in my sketchbook, still trying to get a handle on the copic markers for shading.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Adventures of Superman #482 color guide

Adventures of Superman@482 color guide on EBAY

Hey, this is another color guide I did back in my Superman days, when you had to spell out color combinations with a code, so the color separator could do what is done now in Photoshop!  This cover was done as an homage to a great Neal Adams cover from the 70's, and if memory serves, the color was also meant to follow that of the original.

Monday, September 19, 2011

New Captain Marvel drawing

Captain Marvel sketch on ebay

Here's a fun drawing I did Sunday, to warm up, drawing wise. Always fun to draw the Captain!

Shazam is trademark and copyright 2011 DC Comics

Monday, September 12, 2011

JSA #87 page 14 original art

JSA#87 page 14, original art on EBAY

Here's a nice page, from a few years back, of a JSA story written by Paul Levitz, that had some nice moments for Wildcat, a favorite character of mine. Dave Meikis did a nice job on inks too!

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Sinestro movie prequel art

Since i posted page 14 of this job previously, I thought I'd put the rest up as well. Fun job, tight schedule.

Sinestro  and the pages posted above are  trademark and copyright 2011 by DC Comics.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Adventures of Superman #484 color guide

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Here's another color guide I painted, for the Superman books in the early 90's. These were done to spell out the color formulas for the hand-separated printing plates, before the days of Photoshop for separating colors for the printer.

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Monday, September 5, 2011

Sinestro splash page prelim/finished page comparison

Sinestro splash page prelim on ebay

This prelim was done 6 x 8 1/2, mainly to establish the perspective of the Green Lantern graveyard, because the perspective points would have been unwieldy on a full sized art board! I adjusted a lot, in photoshop, and printed this out in blueline onto 2 ply strathmore drawing paper, to ink. The finished art is below.

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