Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 330

LINK. 2017. Gouache & Acryla Gouache on paper, 9 × 12″.

I've been spending a little too much time on these commissions as of late, but the result is a more painterly style. This latest batch has been done in gouache and usually clock in around 6 hours. Previously, these portraits were done mostly in watercolor and took 3-4 hours.

I've also been playing with lighting thanks to the Handy app on my phone and tablet. Cast shadows have never been easier!

(shhh... I used the female head)

raw scan

Friday, January 13, 2017

Gwen Stacy (NYCC 2016 Pre-Commission)

GWEN STACY (after Romita). 2016.
Ink & watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″.

high-res raw scan

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 329

Acryla Gouache, Photoshop on bristol board, 11 × 17″.

Marvel asked me to do a style guide pin-up of a certain popular character and I was more than happy to oblige. The only stipulation (besides "make it look cool") was that the figure had to be on a separate layer from the background. That being the case, I painted the main figure in gouache and the buildings in Photoshop using Kyle T. Webster's brushes (mostly the gouache set, and a few mods of my own).

Come at me, bro!

I wanted the figure in direct sunlight, so I took my handy mannequin outside to get the right light. I had to take a couple different pics to get the effects I wanted. I've also been working on a pair of legs in Sculptris that I lit in Photoshop for highlight information.

I have no idea where this will end up, but keep an eye out for it... and please let me know if you see it out in the wild!

raw scan of gouache painting

digital drawing with guides

digital color study

digital sketches

digital background

wip screen shot

Monday, January 9, 2017

Jessica Jones

Watercolor & Acryla Gouache on paper, 11 × 17″.

I don't think I ever posted the final version of this piece from last year. It was done for the San Francisco Comic Con, but didn't end up getting used. (Plus Krysten Ritter ended up not attending.)  But all is not lost! I've still got some prints available in the shop.

You may remember seeing this in progress from a previous Wacky Reference Wednesday.

detail of raw scan


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