Catching up on a lot of long overdue commissions. This is a painted recreation of Jack Kirby's Tales of Suspense #80 cover. I try to stay as faithful to the original source material as possible, so it's always a challenge deciding what to keep and what to change. I kept the Red Skull very close to the original cover as Kirby's figure was as dynamic as one could get, but redrew Cap with accurate, more realistic anatomy that falls more in line with my style. Really happy with the final amalgam.
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Super interpretation Joe.............................those pointy Kirby knees and elbows can be challenging, your decisions on what to keep and what to adapt to better suit your style were all perfectly made!!!
The DVD was outstanding for me. I'm trying to learn how to paint, and I'm a " show me " kind of learner. So watching you approach something step by step, and also seeing how long it took is a huge plus for me.
Looking back at the original cover, it appears there’s a contrast in realism between the figures (brought in by the inker?). Your version makes it more apparent. Red Skull should forever be a little...off.