Sunday, April 5, 2009
Here's another installment of Wolverine Art Appreciation Month — this one based on the infamous Salvador Dalí. I must admit, this series has been a lot of fun to work on, so I'm happy that I can finally share them. I've also heard that some of them are already out, so you may be able to find them at your local comic store.
I began with this digital color study to plan the composition and to receive approval from my editor. That process was more complicated than usual because of the legal complications of using other artists as inspiration. I can't pretend to know what went into the decisions — I only know that I had to do a little more leg work than usual.
For example, I had originally wanted to base the painting on Dalí's Crucifixion. I had a feeling this wasn't going to be approved, so I sent in a very rough sketch. Surprise, surprise, we had to go with something less (potentially) offensive. I'm glad we went with the one we did, though. It's more iconically Dalí.