I was featured over on Coveredblog.blogspot.com today. I re-imagined a cover for a Batman comic(actually I based mine off of the cover for the trade paperback graphic novel, but same difference). Here is what was featured over there today(If you click on the image it will take you to the post about this on the Covered website), I also have included a cover of mine that was featured on Rejectedbycovered.blogspot.com about a week ago. Here are both of the images, click on them to be taken to their corresponding websites::
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Wow, I have been loading this website with Batman related art recently. I love Batman and have since I was able to pick up a comic and read it, so that is my excuse. Not to mention the fact that every time I turn around someone is talking about The Dark Knight Rises. Even so I feel that it’s time to slow down my Bat roll a bit… I’ve got something very different that I’m working on for Illustration Friday this week and hopefully that should bring some balance back to this site.
This weeks If word was Influence. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do for this topic at first and decided to give it a couple days to brainstorm (for once). That didn’t last because this idea came to me only about a half an hour later. I was talking with one of my co-workers about The Dark Knight Rises and what we think of the movie so far, during the conversation I realized that Batman has been a huge part of my life since I was young and my Dad took me to see Tim Burton’s Batman. This is a bit of a self portrait because of that I guess. Anyway, here is my weeks submission for Illustration Friday:
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Back to talking about Batman though, I am a little worried with what I’ve been seeing leaked online of Nolan’s third film. Bane weighs less than I do (Tim Hardy is only 200lbs), the Bat-copter looks like a horrible idea and Catwoman has no mask??? It just looks to me like a lot of things that Nolan would have never went with in the first two films, hopefully Nolan proves me wrong and the film is fantastic. I sure hope so.
I don’t always include my sketches, but for this one I decided to because I didn’t change too much from sketch to finished product. Below is the sketch that I scribbled up before I started working on the finished product:
This weeks “IF” word was “Swell”, and here is what I turned out(in order to see the comic correctly you will want to click on it to view in its correct size):
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I decided to do something a little different this week. This was actually the second idea that I came up with, the first was to do a acrylic or digital painting of the Swell Bubble Gum factory. The Swell Bubble Gum factory was just recently torn down, but had been a huge part of my childhood. I thought this worked a lot better for Illustration Friday however. I still think I might go back to that idea at some point though.
I was originally going to make this comic full color, but after I finished up the line work I looked over at my shelf of comics and my eye went straight to my collection of Daniel Clowes books. Right away I knew that I wanted to do a limited color pallet in the style of some of his work.
In other news I was featured on two websites this past week. The first is here at Wolves by strangers. Wolves by strangers is an awesome website that is exactly what it sounds like, strangers drawing wolves and submitting them. I’m pretty sure that mine is the first Party Wolf that they have seen.
The second site that I was featured on this past week was Rejectedbycovered.blogspot.com, you can check it out here. I was a little bummed out because one of my submissions to Covered had been rejected. Thanks to Rejectedbycovered.blogspot.com however, my cover still gets to hit the internet! I don’t mind being rejected all that bad however, because another cover of mine wasn’t and will be featured two Fridays from now.