First, this new color scheme is significantly less labor intensive. The original coloring of this page took several hours, while the new color scheme took about one hour.
Second, I believe this new color scheme is more interesting than the original, in that the original was fairly representational, the colors used more or less corresponding to what they might be in real life, and draws attention away from the form, particularly the inking. The new, more expressive color palette emphasizes the inking. Furthermore, as the person who is actually doing the coloring, this color palette is more interesting to work with than the original one.
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.
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.