Cover for the final issue of X-Men Legacy(#275) for Marvel Comics featuring all the major players from the current X-Men universe that I could fit in. Penciled in photoshop on a Cintiq 21UX, printed out in non-photo blue on 100lbs. Bristol board and inked with a Pentel brush pen and Copic multiliners. Digitally painted in photoshop.
Bonus points if you can name them all
And you can still order my new 48 page hard cover artbook by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org for info and read about it here-[link]
This is the cover for X-Men Legacy #269 for Marvel Comics featuring Rogue and Ms. Marvel. Penciled digitally on a Cintiq in photoshop, inked traditionally on Bristol Board with Faber Castell Pitt pens and Pentel brush pen, and then colored on photoshop.
Piggy backing off yesterday's submission, here's the color version of Captain Marvel along with some process photos showing the steps it took to create her. Done in ink, copic markers, and white prismacolor pencil and white acrylic.
See the original black and white version here: [link]
This is the cover for Avengers vs. X-Men: Consequences #4 for which I also did the interior artwork as well. All I kept thinking to myself while drawing this was "I'm going to kill you with this junkyard". Penciled on a cintiq 21UX in photoshop, inked on 100lbs. Bristol board and digitally painted in photoshop.
Commission piece of Carol Danvers aka-Captain Marvel(formerly Ms. Marvel) from Marvel Comics. Done on Canson drawing paper with ink brush pens, warm and cool Copic markers, white prismacolor pencil, and Uni-ball Sigma white pigma pens. Entire thing including the start field was done traditionally.
A part of a Heroes Con 2012 pre-con commission, this Phoenix is Copic markers, white ink, and colored pencil on a sketch cover X-Men #1.
These covers can be really hit or miss in regards to how well they take Copic markers, and even ink. I think it has something to do with the sheen or gloss on the board. And it varies from run to run. In fact, I know artists who flat-out won't do sketch covers as a result. This X-Men #1 blank was honestly great though. Best of the sketch cover stock I've used. I think I was really able to work well with it, having a minimal of problems.
Cover for X-Men Legacy #266 for Marvel Comics. To the left is the 5 layouts I sent to Marvel so they could choose which one they liked best. To the right is the pencils I did digitally on my Cintiq in photoshop and the inks which were done traditionally on Bristol board with a Pentel brush pen and Copic Multiliners. The final cover was colored in photoshop CS2
Well, almost. GROUNDWORKS: The Marvel Art of Mark Brooks is off to the printers and will be available starting at San Diego Comic Con on July 12th-15th. The book is a 48 page full color hardback and contains over 200 sketches, designs, concepts, and full color works much of which has never been seen anywhere else. From the moment my pencil hits the page to the glossy final image, you'l see all the steps it takes to produce my work for Marvel. I've tried to produce a book that's more than just a book of art and created something that shows the momentum of an image and gives the viewer an idea of the foundation of how a piece of art winds up in the pages of your favorite Marvel Comics. Hence the title- GROUNDWORKS.
Not going to San Diego this year? Fear not! I am opening pre-orders right now and we can ship the book anywhere in the world. The book is $25+ shipping and you can get one by simply e-mailing MARKBROOKSART@MSN.COM with the subject line "Groundworks artbook" and we will reply back with order and shipping instructions within 48 hours. And as a BONUS to everyone that pre-orders their copy before July 12th I will include a special edition signed BOOK PLATE. Books will begin shipping immediately after San Diego Comic Con on a first ordered, first shipped basis.
GROUNDWORKS: The Marvel Art of MARK BROOKS Pre-order book plate edition 48pages 9"X12.5" $25
Thanks for looking and I hope to hear from you soon! -Mark