My Mary Jane *"JACKPOT" Print that debuted earlier this year at the C2E2 convention! Originally drawn and inked on large toothy sketch paper with PITT pens and shaded using copic sketch markers. Some watered down "spattered" india ink as well! The toned scan was then colored by me in Photoshop using a technique mostly using "Gradient Maps" to manipulate the shaded areas into color.
(* A classic line from the comic book when MJ first meets Peter Parker!)
A great news that I couldn't talk about and now is all there to know: Mr. Alex Ross will be doing the first main Guardians 3000 covers YES ALEX ROSS!!! Shit, what a great news!
I'll be working as the variant cover artist for the first six issues and thereafter I'll be working as the main cover artist too.
By the way, what a lovely comment from the amazing writer Dan Abnett:
"I love his work. He did a fantastic job on the 10-pager. There's enormous dynamism and energy in what he does, which I think is terrific. The characters all seem very likable. They all seem very appealing. Even though it's a bleak future, I don't want it to be a depressing book. I want it to be energized and full of vitality and vigor, and the idea of that despite everything they are friends and are doing everything they can.
I think Gerardo has got exactly the right style to do that, and some of the design work that he's done is extremely exciting. I couldn't ask for a better artist, really. I think his work looks great, and that cover was amazing."
Thank you very much Dan.
You can read the full Dan's interview along with the Alex cover #1 layouts here:
I wanted to try more dynamic poses, and who's better than Spidey for that? Um, I guess Mr. Fantastic...erm.
But this is not any Spiderman mind you, this Spidey is from the cartoon "Spiderman Unlimited". Needless to say, it was awesome. The art style incorporated black tones, and the premise was interesting.
From Wikipedia: "While covering the launch of John Jameson's one man mission to Counter-Earth (another Earth located on the far side of the Sun), Spider-Man attempts to stop his two symbiote adversaries Venom and Carnage from boarding the shuttlecraft. Blamed for Jameson losing contact with our Earth, Spider-Man becomes a target of persecution by the media and the public. Believed to be dead after saving a person's life in a fire, Peter Parker uses the ruse to embark on a mission to retrieve John Jameson on Counter-Earth, using nanotechnology borrowed from Reed Richards to design a new suit that incorporates stealth technology and sonic weaponry. Making his way to the planet, Spider-Man learns that Jameson has fallen in with a band of freedom fighters opposed to the High Evolutionary whose Beastials, hybrids of animal and humanoid attributes, are the dominant species whilst humans are the second-class minority. With Jameson reluctant to return until all of the Beastials are defeated, Spider-Man elects to remain on Counter-Earth, blending in as best as he can as Peter Parker, and fighting High Evolutionary and his Knights of Wundagore alongside the rebels as Spider-Man. It is soon discovered that Venom and Carnage are also on Counter-Earth, and are following orders from a being known as the Synoptic. This series also shows the animated version of John Jameson's Man-Wolf form, as well as superhero versions of mainstream villains the Green Goblin and the Vulture."
Turn arounds for a Spider-Man redesign. This was a commission and the requester had very specific ideas of what he wanted to see. Overall I think this a very strong concept. The changes to the classic suit are subtle improvements I think.
allthough im not into the superhero genre all that much, ... i like my comics about supernatural and stuff like that, but there are a few characters that i find to be visually fun to draw, venom being one of tham, so here is my version, i like venom bulky old school, i prefer it to the more human movie version so my venom is a friggin machine lol
so if venom is a hulking beast carnages strenghts lie in the diferent forming of the symbiote, he is fast and sleak but armed with symbiotic blades, now venom imho has this massive fave and jaws that make me think that bad boy can bite thru steel, carnage on the other hand i see like those deep sea fishes that live in abyss, ones with needle sharp teeth , he is more buglike, and just for the fun of it i made the pattern of blacks to sorta mimis spidermans suit, if this was a movie it would be cool to clearly distinguish venom and carnage
one massive and strong , other fast and slicey
This is based on an awesome cover of spiderman( J Scott Campbell I think is the artist...freakishly good artist!)....just trying to recreate Mary Jane, then added a bunch of lighting effects and my own art into the piece... practice
I loved some of those carney ass sitcoms from back in the day so I thought I'd make one.
When a fight with Spider-man and Doctor Octopus broke out at a chemical factory unfortunately it didn't end well for the Doc and he died. Afterwards Spidey vowed to to take care of the Docs younger son. Part Spidey wasn't in know about. Jr acts exactly like his old man.
just a quick manipulation of the new spidey in cartoon from,credit to cheeks for the original spectacualr spiderman drawing,still one of my fave spiderman cartoons till this day cant wait till the amazing spiderman comes out next year
from the "legend of the spider clan" new comic...that stile just rox! something like Gorillaz, american-manga kind of it kicks ass! and busts nuts! i love spider man anyway, old or new, just get rid of mary jane and marry black cat for the universe sakes!! ¬¬
This, ladies and gentlemen, is my all time favorite version of ANY Spidey costume. When Marvel did their ill-fated "Mangaverse" the only good thing to come out of it was Karre Andrews and Scottie Young's Manga Spider-Man; otherwise known as "Spider-Man and the Legend of the Spider Clan". Karre Andrews blew me away with the Asian take on the ol' Web-head while Scottie's art really captured the Manga feel while not giving too much of his American heritage and artistic upbringing away. In short, it kicked MUCH ass!
Anyway, this here, is MY version of Andrews' original design. I have been dying to draw this character for a LONG time but for some reason or another, just haven't. Then, on one of the coolest days of the year, I actually met Scottie Young (on the same friggin' day I met Middleton and the Aspen staff *again*!!!!) To make a long and fanboy-riddled story short, I walked away with an awesome sketch of Spidey and a fresh inpiration. And....here you go!
Now, the ONLY thing in this pic that was drawn is Spidey. The piece of the statue, the water, the city, and the moon are all computer generated (as with most of my pathetic backgrounds). I'm not all that pleased with the water, but, other than the fact that I didn't have a ref of New York at night so I'm not sure on the exact placement of the Tower Memorials, I LOVED how the city turned out!! Not to mention the fact that I'm totally content--even thrilled--with the coloring on Spidey.
Well, that should be enough rambling for the morning. Please enjoy and comment.
My submission for Project: Rooftop's Spider-Man: Webhead 2.0 contest, which I rushed to finish last night only to have them extend the deadline this morning. Ha!
I'm sure I'd have done something different if I had more time, but I'm actually kinda keen on this. I think it was a bit of a boone to not be a huge Spider-Man fan, which means I had the general Spidey vibe in my head without getting caught up in the existing costume tropes you usually see on him.