Wednesday, November 15, 2017

the New Yorker: Portrait of Taylor Swift


Blonde, attractive celebrities are hard to draw a likeness of since they tend to be a bit generic.  One missed line and you've gone from drawing Charlize Theron to Margot Robbie.   Luckily, Taylor Swift has a few more signature characteristics - like her bright red lipstick.  

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

the New Yorker: Portrait of Rex Tillerson



A fun assignment, drawn digitally.  This illustration accompanied an article on current US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in the New Yorker.  You can read the article here

Monday, November 06, 2017

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Marvel Comics Inhumans vs X-men Variant Covers

I drew 6 variant covers for Marvel's 2017 cross-over event, "Inhumans Vs X-men".  Editorial was gracious enough to give me complete freedom to design all the elements as I saw fit, so I approached these as if I was making film posters not comic covers.  All in all, a very fun assignment.







Thursday, February 23, 2017

Civil War 2 Variant Covers - Part 2






These comprise the remaining 4 variant covers I drew for Marvel for their Civil War 2 crossover event.  Again, they loosely follow a "boxing poster" theme, with issues 5 and 7 being slightly different in concept.  The cover for issue 5 was inspired by propaganda posters from the 40's and 50's in keeping with the issue's themes of alienation and identity.  

I think the final issue, Issue 8 had my favourite cover of the batch, as I wanted to go out with a bang and go all out on the boxing angle.

These were all drawn in a mix of traditional and digital mediums.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Civil War 2 Variant Covers - Part 1







Last year, I asked to provide variant covers for Marvel's big crossover series, Civil War 2.  The editor suggested I might do them as an homage to classic boxing posters, with Marvel super-heroes squaring off against each other.  I thought it was a great idea, and decided to go all out on the concept, turning each of the covers into a fight poster design, complete with typography and other details.  My wife Claudia Davila, an award winning art director and designer, collaborated with me on the type treatment, and we shared credit on these covers.  I gotta say it was fun seeing both our names on the cover of a Marvel comic.

Here you can see the first 4 covers in the series.  There were 8 covers in all, and below you can see some of the rough sketches and layouts that lead to the final art.  Most of the covers were drawn in a mix of digital and traditional.  In some cases, even the lettering was done by hand and composited.