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.
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.
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.
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.
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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]
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
This is the cover for Fearless Defenders #2 for Marvel Comics. This issue is the debut of Dani Moonstar into the team so I wanted to do something that announces her arrival and is very eye catching as well so I thought an action figure package would be a cool idea and create a cool illusion for the cover. I wanted to go very realistic with the action figure part so I tried to make it look as convincing as possible. If I did my job you might find some people in the comments who didn't read the description and think it's an actual figurine in its package. The other characters on the cover are Valkyrie and Misty Knight. Penciled and inked on Bristol board and digitally painted in photoshop.
This is the Deadpool variant cover for Uncanny Avengers #1 they're calling the 'Call Me Maybe variant' coming out in October from Marvel Comics. Penciled in photoshop on a Cintiq, inked on Bristol board and then painted in photoshop. People often ask why I pencil digitally but ink traditionally because they think it would be easier to do both digitally. I do it this way so I can have an original piece of art to sell. A sizable portion of a comic artist's income comes from original art sells and working completely digitally would cut my livelihood considerably. Hope that makes sense.
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