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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 markbrooksart@msn.com for info and read about it here-[link]

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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

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Cover for Fearless Defenders #5 for Marvel Comics. Did a Street Fighter homage for this one. Penciled on a cintiq 21UX, inked on Bristol board, and painted in Photoshop CS6.

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This is my variant cover for X-Men #1 coming out in May from Marvel comics. Showing the pencils, digital colors and the original layouts for the cover.

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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.

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This is the step but step for the cover I did for X-Men Legacy #262 featuring Rogue for Marvel Comics. Here's the explanation for each image:

Step 1- I do a very rough sketch in about 15 minutes to submit to Marvel for approval of the concept.

Step 2- For this cover I wanted to get the subtle aspects of her pose so I called my friend Riki and had her pose for some reference photos. This are just for visual reference and not traced.

Step 3- The pencils where I work out the pose and all the little aspects of the costume. Everything after this will be built on this image.

Step 4- I do a very quick color job in photoshop over the pencils to figure out how I am going to render the markers. This keeps me from making mistakes when I get to the marker stage.

Step 5- I print the image out on non-photo blue and ink it using my Pentel brush pen and Copic multiliners on Strathmore drawing paper at 12"X24"

Step 6- The piece is rendered in warm and cool Copic markers using my original color rough as reference. I work light to dark carefully blending the markers as I go so it comes out smooth. I add highlights with white Prismacolor pencil and white acrylic. This step usually takes the longest.

Step 7- The piece is scanned in and colored in Photoshop on my Cintiq 21UX. At this stage I also make any slight adjustments that I find wrong. In this case I noticed her breasts were far too big so I used the free transform tool to tone them down and make them a bit smaller.

From there it's off to Marvel for approval!

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This is a commission done recently for a fan. I videoed myself during the ink and marker rendering stage and made a speed video so you can see the piece from start to finish as well as a video tutorial slowed down that gives a tutorial on rendering her face in marker. If nothing else, I hope you at least find it entertaining.

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