Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 96
Young Allies Comics 70th Anniversary Special #1, Page 16 (panel 4 detail).
2009. Ink on Marvel Art Board, 11 x 17.25". Original Art.
It's just me and the gang (of me) posing for this group shot of the Young Allies. I tend to take reference photos for hands more than anything else, so when there's a large group scene of characters interacting, I almost always end up with a ton of pics. It's also very useful for getting the wrinkles in suits just right, though I can fake that pretty well at this point.
I also wanted to mention that next week's Wacky Reference Wednesday will feature the same embarrassing pics of me you've come to expect, but with someone else's art (you can probably guess whose). Furthermore, we're counting down to Wacky Reference Wednesday #100, which takes place on April Fool's Eve! To celebrate, I'm extending it to an entire Wacky Week, for which I'll be posting every day with reference-themed anecdotes from my years as a comic book artist. I can't think of anything more exciting (which is precisely why it's on my blog).