Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 107


Amazing Spider-Man #641, Cover. 2010.
Watercolor and gouache on Illustration Board, 11 x 17".



Lately, I've been printing my color studies right next to my reference photos so everything is in the same place. As I've mentioned before, I often paint on the printout in order to match my colors in context. The female models come from stock photography I found on-line after a search for "wind-swept hair." I probably could have done without the extra reference, but I'm sure it informed my decisions in some way.

11 comments:

  1. Thanks for showing your process like this. I love seeing these, and the Blue Spidey is killer!

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  2. love your facial expression! really makes me feel the emotions! haha

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  3. I love this cover. Great work.

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  4. It lacks authenticity. You should have photoshopped your pics together so you were actually hugging yourself, then used that as a reference.








    JOKING. :p

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  5. Thanks, pointpusher!

    Anonymous, I can't seem to help empathizing with my characters—even when I don't need the reference.

    Thanks, Brian!

    Chris, maybe I'll do that for next Wednesday's pics...

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  6. Paolo, surely you know dozens of lovely women who'd willingly fall into your manly arms to help you with a reference photo or two? If not, then it would be a great chat up line in your local supermarket/bar/nightclub. Beautiful painting, Sir.

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  7. Again, beautiful painting. Thank god you didn´t do Mary Jane´s arms exactly like yours. It would be a little disturbing.

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  9. this is amazing, and it makes me ache with sadness. poor spidey!

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  10. ow. my. gowd.

    I thought you were going to show us this. but I was hoping till the very end to see a pratty girl.

    :D

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  11. Cliff, I've only used that line once... with limited success.

    Thanks, guys. Glad you liked the cover. I did have to tone down MJ's arms a tad—she's a supermodel, not a superhero.

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