More birds, you say? Yes, I thought I’d continue to practice midtowns and halftone dots with out carrion eating friend here. Apologies for the short post, gentle reader, but it’s been a long week.
In my continuing experience with midtowns and color, I have unlisted the aid of some crows. My uncle was kind enough to photograph these crows at the beach.
I used a grey brush pen for the crows on the right, which gives the midtown a watercolor-feel. The crows on the left use a red brush pen that I manipulated as a solid block of color.
Going forward, I plan on using halftone dots in conjunction with other colors. Stay tuned!
Here are the original crows.
The second season of Daredevil hasn’t been bad: there’s actually a Daredevil costume, there’s finally a Punisher that is not a joke, and it’s super violent. However, I think the best part of DD has been the moody, noir lighting. It’s very evocative of the Frank Miller and Klaus Jansen Daredevil, and it adds a necessary gravitas to what could be a very campy super-hero.
And as always, when the visual realm inspires me, I do a little drawin’. This is a profile of Matt Murdock talking to a priest. I was really taken with the sliver of light on the front on Matt’s face that quickly fades into grey then blackness.
This is the priest with whom Matt is speaking. I kept the eyes bright because it gives him a supernatural, laser-eye appearance.
As a commission to an eight-year-old karate aficionado, I did this ink wash piece. I was surprised at how many dogs do martial arts on the internet.
A few months ago, a startup contacted me to illustrate them some designs for their blog. They ended up not using the designs, so I now share this with you!
This is an ink wash and technical pen mash up. What I love about the wash is that it takes on a warm tone even though it’s diluted black ink. It’s great for more subtle shadows, and for a supernatural, ethereal feel.
Greetings friends! Occasionally I’ve mentioned that I am in an MFA program for comics. What may be news is that I have two semesters left! It really whizzed by.
So what have I been doing in this program? My thesis is a comic that I wrote and illustrated. It takes place in the future and the characters are a jerks and mutants. Having hyped up my work, I’d like to share some pages. I’ve only put dialogue on one page, though I have put sound effects in some panels.