Above is one of two sketches I did when Marvel asked me to draw a 'Secret Avengers' cover for them for their 'Avengers Art Appreciation Month' starting in April. It's meant to be an homage to Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's 'La Goulue' litho.
Here's the second:
Though Marvel had asked me specifically to do a Lautrec homage for my cover, I was very taken with this piece by Jules Cheret, 'Bal du Moulin Rouge'. I decided it was worth a sketch, but in the end Marvel decided to stick with my Lautrec homage.
Here's a side-by-side comparison of the piece from pencils to inks, to finished colors:
And of course, what's a Photobooth Friday without the obligatory, ever-embarassing reference photo?
Happy Friday, every body!