Monday, December 19, 2016

Darth Vader 25 Variant Cover

I was honoured to be asked to contribute a variant cover for Marvel's final issue of their Darth Vader comic series.  This was the first time I did a published Star Wars illustration (not counting the endless amounts of unpublished X-wing fighters and Han Solos I drew as a kid).  Marvel was very generous and gave me a lot of freedom with the art.  In keeping with Lucasfilm's policy, I was asked to submit 2 different roughs which you can see below.

The final art was drawn in ink, coloured dyes and wax crayon, and was purchased by Lucasfilm for their Star Wars archives.

Justice League of America: The Silver Age Vol. 2

Yet another in my continuing series of covers for DC's reprint collections, this is for the 2nd volume of JLA stories from the silver age.  DC's art directors suggested that I should feature Wonder Woman prominently, since she was the smallest figure in the previous cover.  Again, I enjoyed the opportunity to draw the "classic" versions of these heroes, especially Martian Manhunter, who is quickly becoming a a favourite to draw.

This was drawn in ink on board, with colours added digitally.  You can check out the initial pencil rough below.