Wednesday, July 22, 2009

X-Men Details


Mythos: X-Men, page 23, panel 4

Having been soundly defeated by Magneto, the team flees the scene as a news helicopter trains a spotlight on them.

The second half of this book took place at night, so I began most of the pages with blue underpaintings. I let some of it show through in certain places, particularly the shadow under cyclops' right boot cuff.

4 comments:

  1. hawt damn this is intense, angels wings are so well done ...

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  2. Thanks! Haven't painted with my hog bristles in quite a while.

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  3. hello,

    X men mythos and the doom cover are my favorite , the oil period ( I have a panel from X men mythos)
    I d like to know which kind of medium you used and if you applied a varnish ? , and I think you take a picture instead scan ?
    I wish one day you paint again with oil and why not a step by step ?

    greg (from France)

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  4. Gregox, each page was different when it came to mediums. Initially, I used a lot of Liquin because it dried so quickly, then I tried a mixture of linseed oil, turpentine, and damar varnish. By the time I was painting X-Men, I was using straight linseed oil, if any medium at all.

    I generally used retouch varnish at the end (and sometimes in between painting sessions), which can be used relatively quickly (as opposed to Damar, for example, which requires 6 months drying time before application).

    With X-Men, Marvel scanned the initial pages for me, but I ended up doing the rest at home. For a book like Spectacular Spider-Man #14, I took photographs of each panel and digitally composed them.

    I'd love to do a step-by-step, but I'll have to look through my archives first. I only took progress pics for some of the pages.

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