Saturday, May 18, 2013

Superman Unchained variant cover by me

I was asked to contribute a special cover for the first issue of Superman Unchained, and I quickly sketched out some ideas for Mark Chiarello at DC Comics to choose from.

The first thumbnail was chosen, though they wanted the image flopped from left to right. Also, Cat Grant was left out because she was kind of squeezed in there in the sketch.

I enlarged the thumbnail up to 11 x17 inches, and then refined it via the light-box onto 2 ply Strathmore paper stock. Inked with a Hunt #102 pen tip as well as a Pitt brush pen for thicker lines using Pelikan yellow label black drawing ink.
 As I was on another tight deadline at the time, I somehow got this done on a Saturday evening with no trouble. As with all drawings, there are things I'd like to fix, but it's as good as it can be, in the time allowed:) That's the motto for anyone working with fixed deadlines. Always try to do better next time, and be happy you made the deadline.

Superman and all related characters are trademark and copyright 2013 by DC Entertainment


Diane Darcy said...

I love the Lois and Clark one on the bottom right hand corner!

Kid said...

Actually, they're all good. DC were spoilt for choice.

Tim said...

I would love to see a "how to" book or dvd detailing your process. Preferably, the process of creating a few pieces of Captain Marvel art.

Chad W. Beckerman said...

Are you selling any Superman art or sketches?. Your work is and has been an inspiration to me. I would love to own one.

Chad W.. Beckerman
Creative Director
Abrams Comic Arts

Unknown said...

That is fantastic work for the time frame you had to work with! in fact that would probably take me a week and it might not due justice! congratulations on the variant! i loved the issue for what it's worth!

George said...

what do you charge for sketches Jerry? Are you taking commissions right now?

George said...

email me if you have time to do commissions Mr Ordway!

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