Monday, May 24, 2010
Some months ago I made this all-digital illustration based on a picture of himself that writer Jason Aaron posted on his message board. Aaron liked the picture and has been using it as his profile picture in the Internet since the last two weeks (which honors me, of course).
The origin of this illustration was a thread about beards. When Aaron posted a picture of him, someone joked about the fact that he could be a character in Scalped (the awesome Vertigo book Aaron writes) and I tried to imagine how would Aaron look if he was indeed a character in his book.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
This illustration combines digital drawing and a mix of digital and watercolor painting for the background. I wanted to oppose the warm colors of the character (his skin, his hair) with a cold palette of blues in the background, symbolizing the wild temper of Norse warriors against the weather of those regions.
Brian Wood is a great writer, and that, combined with the fact that I love history books/comics, made me want to read NORTHLANDERS since the moment I knew this comic existed. I also love the idea that every story-arc is a different tale with different characters, moving from a time and place to another.
[Northlanders created by Brian Wood]