Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Avengers Assemble!!

Wow! Was this piece fun! Recently in the past 2 years or so I have been discovering lots of cool new artists. This is one of them. Mahmud Asrar is an artist from Turkey who is rocking out comics right now. Bursting onto the scene as artist on Dynamo 5 over at Image, he has recently been doing stuff over at Marvel and DC.
This piece is from a recent issue of Avengers: The Initiative. Anything with Thor in it rocks, and the dynamics of this page just kicked ass. So i had to ink it.
I just recently upgraded my studio with a new Asus laptop and a Brother printer/scanner. The beauty of the printer is that I can scan at full 11x17, and with photoshop, I can take pencil scans, convert them to bluelines, and then print them on comic board. I can then ink them without having the actual pencils, and scan them again. Fuckin awesome,eh?
So I had to try it out on Mahmud's piece. Inked with a brush and Hunt 102 crowquill nib in some spots. Add a little white out for effects, and there ya go!

More cool stuff a-coming!

Iron Man coming atcha!

Nothing is more iconic of Marvel's silver age than a pic of Iron Man blasting some commies! Kirby and Heck did it with fucking style! Here's my shot at it. Done as a commission piece for my buddy Jason. He's going to Emerald City ComicCon next weekend and plans to have the pic autographed by none other than Stan "The Man" Lee himself. I dunno whether to be excited or scared pissless. We'll find out when he gets back.

Done on 9x14 bristol board with pencils, and Pitt artist pens. I used a brush for the blast effects on the ground.