Friday, October 15, 2010

Photobooth Fridays, No. 1


About two years ago, comics pal Paolo Rivera began a feature on his blog called "Wacky Reference Wednesdays," in which he would post (many times embarassing) photos he'd taken of himself and friends as reference material for his comics and illustration work.

He has since prodded me several times to begin a complimentary 'Reference Wednesday' feature on my own blog, which I resisted, not wanting to steal his blog posting fire.

Well, he finally convinced me. So here now begins the advent of 'Photobooth Fridays', a new feature in which each week I'll post a comedy-saturated reference photo or two highlighting some of the pre-production work that goes into my comic art.

Disclaimer: Not all of the reference pictures I'll post here will be with the 'Photobooth' computer application, I just really like alliteration. Up until recently, most of my reference pictures were taken with my handy digital camera. However, more and more I've been using my laptop to look at references on screen. It saves on paper, and the built in camera allows me to pose for reference shots as though I were looking into a mirror. Alright, without furhter adieu, let the nerdery begin:


Here I'm looking at just posing my hands to match Black Cat's pose above.

...Yup.

And lastly, here's a look at the progression of the page from it's original 3 by 5 thumbnail, to pencils then inks.
The final of which can be seen here.

See you next week!

14 comments:

Paolo Rivera said...

Yes! Phinally!

Raul Allen said...

Awesome, thanks for sharing!

Logan Faerber said...

The top pose of you is awesome.

Aaron Dana said...

You can't even imagine the collection of ridiculous reference photos I have under lock and key- most involving William Chamberland.

Narco said...

Awesome! More reference examples!

Will you be competing with Paolo for the Mary Jane role?

Mr. Joe said...

Well Gwen Stacy's taken. Maybe I can try out for Kingpin.

REAU said...

You guys are so much braver than I am.... I can't wait until next week!

Paolo Boscolo said...

your interpretation of the Black Cat...is second to none!!

XD

Ray Bonilla said...

wait... did you use the photos as reference for the drawings or the drawings as reference for the photos?

Mr. Joe said...

Hah, the photos were reference for the drawings. I was trying to match the initial thumbnail sketch I'd done from my head.

Mr. Joe said...

Also, thanks Paolo

And Reau, join the club!

Ray Bonilla said...

haha, oh i know . i guess my facetiousness didn't come through on that one

Mr. Joe said...

FAIL.

(That's for me, not you)

Octavio E. Rodriguez said...

Great to see your thought process!