Sunday, September 20, 2009

Old Man Logan


If you don't like this painting, then boy do I feel sorry for you, because this entire blogging week is devoted to it (yes, even Wednesday).

The cover, a variant edition of Wolverine: Old Man Logan Giant-Size # 1 (phew), will be on shelves later this week. It was a last minute assignment that was originally just going to be a pin-up, but turned into a full-fledged cover. I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out, but, as you'll soon see, I think it could have been better.

12 comments:

  1. How did you fit that horse in your apartment!? Guess im buying a Wolverine comic

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  2. Whoa! That painting rocks! Love it!

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  3. Bandage pony ahoy! Nice job on creating an iconic take on this version of the character.

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  4. http://swtaylor.blogspot.com/Tuesday, September 22, 2009

    Hey Paolo. The Beat linked to your blog and I am thrilled because it gives me the opportunity to tell you how much I loved your work on Amazing Spider-Man #577. The first issue of Spider-Man that I have picked up in quite awhile, thanks to your work. I'm also excited to see the Young Allies stuff and will be picking that up today.
    My name is Steve and if you have the least amount of interest you can check out my work here: http://swtaylor.blogspot.com/

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  5. I liked the first image in the post! I wish you had gotten to develop that one!

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  6. I discovered your blog not long after you posted this series. Recently I made an account, and so I wanted to come back to comment on this.

    I was wondering, how exactly is the saddle/blanket apparatus staying on the horse, and for that matter, how is Logan himself staying on? I realize that you do not claim any expertise concerning horses, and also that realism is not exactly the highest priority for this piece. So I will take this opportunity to inform you a little on horses... The knowledge certainly couldn't hurt!

    It seems that your horse's tack is missing a girth/cinch . A person could ride with just an unsecured blanket, but it would likely be more harm than help, particularly if the horse was to rear, as Logan's horse is doing. For that matter, when a horse you are riding is rearing, you should lean forward, so that you do not unbalance the horse. If you lean back, then the horse is in danger of falling backwards. There is more, but I will leave at that.

    Aside from all of that, I really like the picture. The texture of the blanket is spot on (even before seeing your references, I recognized it). The horse's face is well rendered, as is the bridle - beautiful. And of course the figure is very well done, too.

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  7. Indigo Dawn, thank you for the insightful comments. I do try to do as much research as possible, within the bounds of aesthetic and time constraints. I had never seen a horse blanket before, so I found some reference on-line, but I was also trying to stay "on model," according to the horse's designs in the book, which I followed fairly closely.

    As for Logan's pose, I have no excuse—I just thought it looked cool. Thanks!

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