Sunday, December 20, 2015
Here is a recent commission re-creation of the splash page to Batman 500 alongside the original page itself. I was super pumped to work on Batman back then, if not about having to draw Azbats. I really hated drawing that costume, mostly because I wanted to draw The Batman, not his replacement. Plus, how could he even walk across the floor without getting tangled on all those fins? But there was a lot of bad costume design going on in those days, but the good was that issue sold well over a million copies.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
I finally got out to do a quick plein air over at the "Secret Spot" during this great warm-snap in December. It felt so good to get out of the home studio and feel nature's last warm breath. I also used some Arches Oil paper that I got as a birthday gift--which was the last day I actually got out and painted. This paper is great and I love the surface! This was really an exercise in warm vs cool greys with some spots of colors. Of course after a half hour in the sun went away, only to return after we packed up to leave--Mother Nature sure can be mean.