Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 127

Fantastic 60s. 2010. Gouache and
acrylic on bristol board, 11 x 17".


Three out of Fantastic Four ain't bad. Here I am portraying everyone but Sue Storm, who (fortunately) was modeled after the lovely Danielle (whose birthday happens to be today—happy birthday!).





It was really humid that day; I changed into shorts as soon as I could.


Auxiliary reference. Nice Oakleys. Skull from Anatomy Tools.


Underpainting. Gouache and watercolor.


Layout. Pencil on bristol board, 4 x 6".
Digital Color Study. Photoshop over pencil rough.

9 comments:

  1. Superb image. Your composition and style are phenominal. Love it.

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  2. Awesome art as always! Its very cool to see your process stuff! One question, though, why do you use watercolour first, before the gouache?

    Keep up the awesome work man!

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  3. Thanks, guys!

    Miguel, I use both in the underpainting, mainly because I have a burnt sienna watercolor tube and a burnt umber gouache tube. The general idea, however, is to keep the foundation very thin, so the paint is watered down quite a bit for both mediums.

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  4. Bernie Fuchs visit you at night Paolo? Or was it Coby Whitmore ?




    in all seriousness, I fell over in awe when I saw this ...

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  5. It was Andy Virgil and Robert Meyers, actually. But regardless, I'm always a little creeped out when dead illustrators visit me at night.

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  6. I have a question regarding color studies: Do you print out your digital color sketch? Or do you keep a PS window open?

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  7. Narco, I usually print them out, but this one was so simple, I didn't bother. Sometimes I paint over the prints as well, which helps me match color. I've also been using my iPad to view color studies and reference as well. Helps keep things organized.

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  8. Thanks for the answer paolo, keep up the awesome work! :D

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