Thursday, August 28, 2014
I'm really enjoying Rick Remender's work on Captain America, so as soon I knew the Falcon was becoming the new Cap, I thought I could draw an illustration about that. I did it just for the fun of trying some different coloring techniques, although I always end up with kind of the same result.
I also made an animated gif (click to enlarge) showing five steps of the whole process. As you can see here, during the coloring/texturing step I made some changes to the original wings, which I didn't quite like.
There is a fun fact related to this illustration: three of the seven people who saw it before I posted it here, first misread the text as "Captain Africa", and asked me if I had done it on purpose. Which I didn't, by the way. Weird.
[Captain America, created by Joe Simon and Jack Kriby, is a property of Marvel Comics]
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Another tribute to another comic I like: Usagi Yojimbo, by the great Stan Sakai.
My love for samurai stories comes, mainly, from Akira Kurosawa films, so that's why I decided to use actor Toshiro Mifune (who stars in many of Kurosawa's films) as the model for Usagi's body.
[Usagi Yojimbo created by Stan Sakai]
Saturday, August 2, 2014
I'm gonna continue posting tributes to some characters or comics I like. This time it had to be Saga, the awesome sci-fi epic written by Brian K. Vaughan with art by Fiona Staples. I love this book so much.
This fake cover was made with a combination of pencil and Photoshop. I used photo-reference for the robot and his horse, although we'd better call it painting-reference. I love Velázquez' work, and have always wanted to do something inspired in this portrait of Count-Duke of Olivares, so here it is.
Oh, and yes, I was listening to Queen when drawing this.
[Saga and all its characters are copyright by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples]