Wednesday, July 18, 2007

By the Cover

Here are my a peek at my latest covers. First up, my farewell cover to New X-men. Issue 43 will be my last issue, so I wanted to see what I could pull off on the last cover. And, I just wouldn't be me if I didn't go out like I came in...with redesigns. I wanted to look like a team visually so I took the costumes of 2 of my favorite incarnations, New Mutants and Generation X, mixed them up and...well you're looking at it.Cable/Deadpool. Honestly, it seems that I've only been drawing Deadpool for awhile. But in this, he travels back in time to the Kirby era FF. So, why not put his ass in the ugly Fantasticar having himself a nice bath. I wanted to give this one an old feel, similar to the last one with Bucky. So, I did my best to ink this is a more classic style and use very muted colors. I think the effect works here.
And Marvel Adventures Ironman. These don't involve any deep description. They are just for fun's sake. It's like doing a poster for a cartoon on this book and that's fun.

I do learn alot, on all of these covers that I've been doing lately and have been pushing myself to try new things. From trying out new ideas with how to incorporate texture in the piece, or teach myself how to pull of an explosion in space, I try to learn something. I also like breaking the box on almost every cover here. Each one feels completely different, as they should because of the tone in each individual book.

And, thanks to everyone for all the replies recently! Keep them coming in, it's always a great inspiration.

23 comments:

daniel said...

love the cable/deadpool. funny pic. when did you change your sig? what was the thought process behind that? just trying something new? i like.

also, i still can't get over the great pic you did under "childish." it's fun seeing you as a kid, sitting on a stack of books, drawing away...you ol' southpaw.

RISK 4-EVER

Dani Serrano said...

awesome pieces!!

do you accept commissions??

best wishes,

dani

Chrispy said...

whatever man, it makes me sick that you inked and colored all of these, NASTY! Way to branch out and challenge thineself, lol....THINE, anyway, hotness BOYEEEE!

Joel B said...

Hey Skottie, i am really enjoyed the almost daily update here rather than the once a months. I think that pushing your art to new limits is a fantastic thing and i eagerly await more of your stuff.

As an aspiring comic book artist I am really looking forward to this weeks Around Comics Podcast. Its the only I listen to and having you and Norton on there makes it even better.

COMIKXGUY said...

STUPID FRESH MY MAN!

Scott Hume said...

Fantastic work as always man, Im really diggin the Deadpool cover, I love those muted colors, so any hints on what you have on deck after New X-Men?

BigG said...

Tight man. Feelin the first and the last the most. I think the second one is good to, just not my style. And with that said, I think you hit the style you were looking for on that one. Nice job bro.

eugene commodore said...

I admire the way your pushing yourself artisticley Skottie

Roc said...

hot as hell man. the x-men cover is crazy!

Podmark said...

I don't know if you can answer this Skottie but here goes anyway. Will those new uniforms on the New X-Men cover actually be used in the book, or are they just for the cover? I think alot of people, including me, will be very dissappointed if they're just for the cover.

Anyway totally awesome work on all the covers and your work in general. I'll be honest I wasn't huge on your work before but now I totally love it.

Chris Battle said...

Love the New X-men cover; Takes me back to the 80's! Any idea if your run will be collected in a TPB?

Andrew G said...

what?! you're leaving New X-Men!? but your New X-Men look so damn good! And that cover with redesigned GenX-like uniforms looks amaazing. I friggin love GenerationX.

trialsze said...

Stuff really looks tight. Love the throw back feel of the X-men and Deadpool cover.

Hate that you are leaving the book. You and Yost make a great team. Do you know what the next project is that you will be working on? Guess I can stop getting New X-men now.

PEPE said...

Amazing work Sir!!
It was a pleasure meeting you at hereos!!

Clownface said...

Can't wait to see what you will doing next, this seems to be quite exciting !!!
By the way your work on New X-Men is unbelievable, I'm totally loving it !!!
I'm french, so sorry if I made some grammatical mistake or if I mispell a word.

Anonymous said...

That cover for New X-men 43 is BEAUTIFUL! Could there be a way for me to buy the original art? I've got a couple of great Paco Medina NXM covers, and I would LOVE to add this to my collection!

NXM is my favorite series, and I have enjoyed your art immensely, Scottie.

-- Neil (not Neal) Adams --

Skottie Young said...

Hey Neil,

thanks a lot. Actually, the day after I finished the cover, it sold. Chris Yost, the writer on New X-men called me right up and asked if he could buy it. It's his first piece of original art. But, i have almost everything from New X-men left and will be for sale.

thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Hey Skottie!
Thanks for responding so quickly! It doesn't surprise me that such an exceptional piece of art is already sold. And to Chris Yost, no less! If I've got to lose out on a piece of NXM art, it's very cool that it was to him. :)

I'd love to buy some of your original art sometime. Your work has so much life in it! Again, thanks so much for the reply!

-- Neil --

Kyle said...

You're awesome. That's it. Awesome. You inspire me to draw more, which is absurd, since I draw every single day. Please never stop putting your art online for people to see.

John Walters said...

You're off New X-Men? Well that sucks. After listening to you on Around Comics I was going to pick up the book.

Can you say where you're going next?

Jakester0182 said...

I have always been a big fan of your work, and I love seeing you try so many new styles, Love it love it love it!!! The explosion in space behind Iron Man...Awesome!

Dapper Dan said...

Love that Ironman. Kudos!

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