From 2013. Sketch cover commission of Deadpool as WWE wrestler Fandango. #tbt #deadpool #fandango #wwe #markers #marvelcomics #wrestling #blanksketchcover #art #illustration
Here’s the penciling/inking process of the cover!
First, I can never draw the same thing well twice, and I plan better small, so I take that little thumbnail you saw earlier and I blow it up to the size I want to draw it at, and tape it to the board, and lightbox the image.
I do this in chunks instead penciling it all and inking it all…I find I can go way more complex that way, and it’s cleaner, and it gives me less of a headache because I can concentrate on one thing at a time.
This was a tough image to draw, mostly because I was drawing a bunch of famous buildings and it’s always hard to figure out how to get to that level of it being recognizable, without going overboard.
And in this particular drawing, I wanted the buildings to seem like depictions and to feel very flat. These days that’s really hard for me to do, because I’ve gone so many years trying to train myself not to do that.
But here, it’s supposed to be an illustration within an illustration…the buildings are like the sun’s rays, but more a depiction of the sun’s rays, much like either art deco or a really religious painting.
I’m learning that it’s a good way to go, to draw lots of little windows by just drawing stripes one way, and then going over it with a white gel pen the other way. This time I was crunched for time, so I did the white stripes digitally.
Godzilla 2014. This was a challenge because midway through the work, I through watercolor and color pencil on top of the markers. I didn’t want to destroy the marker rendering, so I had to be careful with layering all the media.
Markers, watercolor, and color pencil on 9”x12” vellum Bristol board.
Unexpected turn: I embellished Godzilla with watercolor. Since alcohol and water won’t mix. I get the undertones to stay present and the vibrancy of the watercolor to shine. Have to dull down the greens of his skin to more gray.
Now to drop in those dark values to give this pie some “oomph”. #godzilla #monster #kaiju #markers #shinhanart #touchtwinmarkers #watercolor #watercolour #mixmedia #art #illustration #painting #wip
Almost done laying in the blue grays. Now to build color. #godzilla #art #illustration #wip #monster #markers #touchtwinmarkers #shinhanart #kaiju
More progress. #godzilla #markers #monster #kaiju #touchtwinmarkers #shinhanart #art #illustration #wip
Started this at my #thegreatallentowncomiccon marker demo. People all seemed to dig the demo and artwork. If you missed out, there might be another one….. ;) #markers #touchtwinmarkers #shinhanart #godzilla #wip #art #illustration
Tomorrow July 12th I will make my return to #thegreatallentowncomiccon !! I will host a panel on how to use @touchtwin markers at 4:30! FREE MARKER giveaway! Must stay for the whole panel. Will also have prints and blank sketch covers available for commissions. See you there! #comics #commission #comicon #art
"Killer of the Cave", Basil Gogos.