A few of the close-up designs are attached below.
I’m counting down the days until Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters! So I’m using the next few days to launch an on-going series of prints. Superhero Elementary–Picture Day. Complete with laser and non-laser versions of all my comic book favorites. I’ll have a print shop opening in the next couple of weeks.
First up: Thor! Had to work on one of my favorite comic characters first. When I was 9 my grandparents bought me a box of old silver age comics at a garage sale. A bunch of Kirby-era Thor issues that I spent countless hours studying the art. I still have them and they are VERY well-read.
I’m counting down the days until The Avengers hits theatre screens in the U.S. It looks like I have to wait until Sunday to go and see it. That’s okay, I’m going to use the next 7 days to post some Avengers inspired sketches I’ve worked on. I’ve been trying a new style that is a bit more relaxed and fluid. Skipping the Illustrator process and going direct to Photoshop.
The first submission is a big old sketch of the Hulk. He is still one of my favorite comic heroes to this day. The Incredible Hulk television show was one of my favorites when I was four. I loved to watch him smash stuff, and he also scared me to the point of hiding behind sofas and chairs when he was changing.
Here he is, jumping up ready to “Hulk Smash” something…
Finished up working on the Red Skull with the cosmic cube. Worked mostly in Illustrator and then switched over to Photoshop to build up a stronger intensity. I’ve been working with a very subdued and earth tone palate lately. It was a good change. I wasn’t completely happy with where Captain America ended. I revised a few things and then made a new composite featuring the two. Much happier. I’ll sleep a little better tonight.