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Closing in on the homestretch of my Next Wave sequentials. Can’t wait to send those over to the people who need to see it — partially coz I wanna hear what they have to say and what I fucked up, mostly because I just want it out of the way already. Plus there’s a monster splash in the last page I wanna get to, but some studies are in order before I get there. Wouldn’t wanna offend his cult (hint hint).
Already thinking about what set of sequentials I should do next. Any ideas? Or maybe a tribute piece in-between. I was playing with the idea of a quick Next Wave vs Thunderbolts piece, but we’ll see.
Speaking of Thunderbolts, I love Ellis’s run. Gargan’s a man-eating bastard, Swordsman’s an incestuous freak, and Penance is just a total wreck. But I went nuts over 120 — where Norman’s screws come loose again. Deodato can do no wrong in that book. Norman Osborne’s awesomeness is so firmly engraved in my mind that I just had to do this intersketch as I was wrapping up a panel with all five agents of H.A.T.E. in a Kevin Maguire-esque down shot.
Left pencils pretty loose coz i knew I was taking it all the way to inks myself anyway. If someone else was going to ink it, I would have made my pencils a lot tighter.
Decided on an upwards light source with a shitload of hatching. I needed the shading exercise, also it just looked cool. Heh. Then I decided to murder it with some toning.
I’ve got a tattoo commission to work on today. It’s gotta have a fairy…person sitting on a beat-up old anchor. Still tossing the idea of making the sprite Bisley or Mucha. Hardcore or Nouveau. We’ll see.
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5 Responses to “I Spoke to the Goblin and He Said “Tattooo…””
June 22nd, 2008 at 4:07 am
Yeah, the 2nd stage looks a lot better. The 3rd stage makes Hobgoblin’s look like they’re glowing in the dark which is spooky come to think of it. I’m inspired to take photos of my Humberto Ramos inspired Green Goblin tonight when it’s dark.
June 22nd, 2008 at 4:27 am
Well… Green Goblin’s eyes actually do glow in the dark. Or so I think, judging by how he’s portrayed in Thunderbolts.
June 23rd, 2008 at 11:01 am
Yes, they actually glow in the dark. You just made it a bit murky. But I really like the low-light effect you did for this piece. That one really got to me.
June 23rd, 2008 at 11:27 am
Got you all teary eyed, dude?
Haha thanks, man.
June 23rd, 2008 at 5:00 pm
Don’t be hatin’ on Gargan. It ain’t his fault.