Friday, December 17, 2010

The making of ...

So, I've been asked to participate in The Hero Initiative, non-profit organization dedicated to raise money for creators in need. I gladly accepted, of course.
I got an issue of JLA with blank cover to illustrate, which will be sold on auction. Choosing which character I'll draw took seconds, but deciding what situation to depict took awhile. Didn't wanna get too pretentious, yet wanted something with a catch. Finally, came up with this ...
Now, drawing on the actual cover was quite tricky. You have all the printed pages underneath it and staples in the middle, the paper is rather smooth (I got used to the rough boards DC provides) and there's a stage-fright of not screwing it up, because you can't just throw it away and take another one. So, the pencil drawing was quite rude. And difficult to scan ...
With the paper being smooth, I decided to ink with markers. No pens or brushes.
If it was an actual job, this is what it would look like - scanned as line art.
Again, with paper being smooth, gray marker would be really messy, so I've dropped it. And I've chickened out on casting Batman's shadow on the bricks behind him, but played a little bit with gray tones in Photoshop. For my amusement and your viewing pleasure. : )

12 comments:

Vic Malhotra said...

Thanks for the process. I love how this came out. That final version with the PS grey tone looks awesome. If you don't mind me asking, how big was the rough sketch?

talaja said...

dobro, kaj ; koji sad od ovih svih je tvoj?

Marko said...

Sjajno.

Stipe said...

Prva liga.

Skicoslav said...

Još sam se čudio otkud ta mehanička, gotovo vektorska linija. Kad ono, svemogući marker! Ludnica!

dzuka said...

fala, momci! : )
@ vic - thanks! the sketch is about 15x18 cm.

fab said...

SUPER!!!

Irena said...

zgodan foto-strip o nastanku crteža :-)

Bob said...

A baš si mogo sjenu stavit! I fino napraviš rub od cigli onak milerovski u negativu na sjeni. Al' dobro, ajde...

talaja said...

čekaj... ma jel to betmen?

Mimi Cortazar said...

Cool sismis :)

hrvoje said...

odlican