Tried something new this weekend. No pencils, no paper, no ink, just drawing start to finish straight in Photoshop. I think this came out pretty well for my first attempt at fully digital art!
Remember a couple days ago when I said I’d have a special update? Here it is!
I got the OK to post these on my blog, since the magazine has gone to print and is on sale in the UK. I was recently given the opportunity to design characters and create finished illustrations for a British video game magazine geared towards younger readers called Megaton. This is my first real paid freelance assignment, and I’m very excited about it. The client was very happy with the finished illustrations, and I’m hoping for more work in the future. Click images for larger versions.
This week’s CSBG is superheroes and historical figures, and I chose Theodore Roosevelt as Captain America.
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And here’s the final version:
Bully for this super soldier serum!
Special thanks to Andy Ellis for the awesome coloring job on this one.
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Finished up Croc last night, and I’m really happy with how it came out. I did what I could in scanning it on my regular old cheapie home scanner, but it still just doesn’t look quite like it should, given I had to break the image into two parts and then reassemble it. Still, I think this one came out really well!
These are the last of the previous weeks’ Rogues.
First off, the character we started with, Maxie Zeus. He’s one of the lamer Batman villains, and it’s kind of hard to draw him without just drawing Zeus, since his schtick is that he looks and acts like Zeus. I think the image itself was successful, but I don’t know if anyone would look at it and think of the Batman character rather than the Greek god.
Next up was week 2, The Ventriloquist (and Scarface). Another cheezy favorite, again mainly due to his portrayal in the animated series. Tragically, he was one of the casualties of the “new” DC Universe post Infinite Crisis, being shot in the head as part of the master plan of one of the lamest new villains in comics (who may show up in a coming week’s challenge, so no spoiling that one) in an extraordinarily dreary eight(!!!!) part Batman story.
I never finished this, I ended up being really busy that week, and just moved straight onto the Mad Hatter afterwards, but I like where it was going. I should redraw this and make an attempt to do a finished piece out of it. I was going for a bit of a Looney Toons vibe with Scarface, modeling him after Rocky, one of my favorite seldom-used Bugs Bunny villains.
And as a bonus, the original inked sketch of Maxie. I gave him a bit of a shave in the finished piece, as you can see, and I’m still not sure that was the right decision.