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I think I probably put my back into this one a little too much. I ended up doing countless roughs trying to figure out the best composition, villain, pose…you name it. I couldn’t decide! The details are what got me too…I had printed out some reference and while paying attention to some of the smaller details I messed up on easily one of the biggest; the shield.
My brain was caught between the obvious reference elements and seeing the Captain America movie and in the movie he uses the round shield for a large part of it. BUT…the shield in the reference was from the early 40s that Simon and Kirby had come up with. Since I don’t use whiteout on my commissions I would have had to redo the entire thing. I talked it over with the client because I believe it’s important to keep people abreast of the situation. Own your mistakes and move on, right? Anyway, he said while he was happy with the piece I could do it over if I wanted too.
Sometimes you have to know when to throw in the towel and call it good. I liked how it turned out for the most part.
But it’s still gonna bug me to no end. I’m just glad the client was happy with the results…warts and all.
It’s not exactly for Marvel but for a parody site called GUTTERS . From the looks of it they’re big on poking fun at the comic industry and its creators. A talented friend of mine, RUS WOOTON, hooked me up with the gig. It went pretty smooth until I realized the 7pm deadline was EST and not PST. For some reason or another that was not evident from the word go. Luckily I had planned on hitting my PST deadline with no problem but then I felt bad that the other guys down the line got screwed.
Sorry gents. You’ll also notice a difference between the art above and the finished art. I chose to go with a night shot of Spiderman but then it was colored for day. I guess they were sticking to the idea that “comedy” is always bright and cheery.
Oh well, it was a fun challenge.
And now back to inking Braun…only 64 pages to go!