Thursday, August 30, 2007
New X-Men 42 Teaser [UPDATED]
This week has been insane. I have no extra time to dedicate towards warm ups are anything that is no work. So, since I've had nothing to update with since the weekend, i thought I would pick some panels out of my latest issue of New X-Men and give you guys a peek.
As you can see, I switched up my game this time around. I decided that I wanted to take these last 2 issues and play around a little. So, I pulled out the brush and started inking away. Everything in the previous issues were very tight and clean, and I wanted to give these 2 books a loose, organic feel. Now that I look back, I wish I would have done the Magik arc like this. Hind sight is 20/20 right.
I almost wanted to try and bring back the feeling of the New Mutants master Bill Sienkiewicz and just make it feel like the lines are moving all over the paper. I just used brush and ink and some white out pen. I truly just drew like I normally do and then let my hand go crazy in the finishes. I didn't care if lines touched, or closed, or even looked straight. I loved doing, and I guess I'll find out from you guys if it worked or not.
But I can't forget the final touch that makes it what it is. The colors by Jean. He followed my lead with the inks that I laid down and just went to town with the digital brush. I think the colors keep that messy vibe and really add alot of energy.
[UPDATE] Holy shit! This is fucking great! From a cover that is only a month old, someone decided they liked the characters, and my designs enough to bring them to life. I never thought that I would think costumes are so cool. It just goes to show that if you stroke my ego, you are no longer a geek for wearing a costume, you are THE SHIT!!!!!!