Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Spandex Seven

My editor over at Titan, Martin Eden, writes, draws and publishes his own comic Spandex. To promote the release of #2, he gathered together an impressive months-worth of artists to portray the Spandex characters in a Japanese influenced daily showcase. 

He asked me to take part a few months ago and I created a little homage to this Seven Samurai movie poster.  Here's a quick look at the process/layers. 
The main figure of Liberty in the foreground. Drawn with black indian ink and a brush (first time I'd inked in months) for the linework, with a grey then yellow overlay using these Winsor & Newton coloured Inks.

I had drawn some of the other characters in the above picture, but tried inking them with pen and didn't like it. These are the redraws on a separate sheet, again using the W & N Black Indian Ink with a solution of the same ink inside a refillable brush pen. 

The final image composed together, text added, and the colours adjusted. 

A few other artist friends had seen the above piece, really liked the galley concept and decided to get in on the event so check out Andrew Croskery's, David Withers, Jay Faulkner's pieces. Local artist Bridgeen Gillespie also has a piece on show and you can view the whole gallery here

Speaking of local artists, after our last monthly comic creators meetup at the Garrick last Thursday, Paddy Brown has set up a blog over at http://belfastcomics.blogspot.com/. Add it to your blog list to keep up with the Belfast comics scene. 

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