Thursday, April 29, 2010

BLACK AND WHITE PAGE



Cleaned up the panel borders, lines and structures, and added all the details that needed to be there.

This is what I ftp'd to Marvel and then colorist Lovern Kindzierski added his expert coloring to the book.
Check out the issue of What If? to see the final color version.

BREAKDOWN TWO




Here's the second attempt which worked much better as a whole. I always try to keep the whole book in a single context, one page looks like it belongs with the other. The changes will then make more of an impact and it won't take the reader out of the story.

This image, like the previous one was sketched on a Cintiq. I added color as visual notes so that the editor and colorist can tell what all the scribbled are about.

BREAKDOWN ONE



A series of process images from last year's What If DD/Elektra I worked on.
First up is the first prelim I did for myself, just to work out the flow and movements I wanted to convey.
I wanted it to be chaotic but also showcase distinct fight movements. My initial idea was to have the panels be actual shoji screen dividers being ripped and slashed apart as the two fought .

Problem was I only had three pages. One was reserved for a "calm before the storm" moment I worked out with writer Karl Bollers and the third was taken up by the large homage Miller/Jansen climatic panel.

I felt that this second page would be too far away from the storytelling language that framed the sequence so I stepped back and went with this second layout.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

SKETCH



Different medium, different subject matter, same angle.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Friday, April 9, 2010