Monday, February 28, 2011

X-MEN: First Pin-Up


And probably last of its kind, at least for a while.

Above is a commission I did for a nice young man by the name of Simon who messaged me a while ago, asking if I'd be willing to do a commission for him in return for him sending me an original piece of art. That piece of art was from one of my all-time favorites, Mr. Michael Allred! I agreed and got to work on an X-Men ensemble piece. That was over a year ago.

Extracurricular drawing is hard! And this was a huge group scene! Wah! All in all, Simon was very patient with me, and I think is pleased with the final result as well.

Here's a detail at all of the individual X-Men in the piece


Upon completion, he suggested it might be cool to make an animated gif showcasing the evolution of the piece from sketch to finish. I thought to myself, "good call."

(click to see the full image)

5 comments:

Philip A. Buck said...

ooo very nice, sir! Thank you for sharing!

Narciso said...

Man, this is very nice. Great idea on Simon's part for recording your steps!

Bruce O. Hughes said...

The grit & texture you add to a piece is so amazing especially since it contrasts the gentle curve of all of your lines. Well done as always!

Octavio E. Rodriguez said...

Awesome!!

Mr. Joe said...

Thanks everyone!