Tuesday, September 16, 2008

marvel masterpieces 3

(from left to right, top to bottom)
Rogue, Captain America, Marvel Girl, Gambit
Rogue, Rogue, Rogue, Rogue (did i do enough of her?!)

(from left to right, top to bottom)
Jubilee, Wondra, Wondra, Wondra
Elektra, Elektra, Jubilee, Jubilee

(from left to right, top to bottom)
Elektra, Elektra, Elektra, Elektra
Emma Frost, Emma Frost, Emma Frost, Emma Frost

(from left to right, top to bottom)
Shanna, Shanna, Shanna, Emma Frost
Wasp, Wasp, Wasp, Shanna

(from left to right, top to bottom)
Kitty Pryde, Wasp, Nightcrawler
Kitty Pryde, Kitty Pryde, Kitty Pryde
Tigra, Tigra, Tigra

(from left to right, top to bottom)
Spider-Woman, Spider-Woman, Jean Grey
Phoenix, Phoenix, Phoenix
Spider-Woman, Tigra, Tigra

well i promised i would post up all 50 of my marvel masterpieces cards that i did for this current MM3 run. so here they all are in all their glory. while they can't all be my favorite, i do know that drawing on such a tiny medium is really tough for me. i mean i hate drawing on 8.5x11" paper cuz i feel it's too small of a surface and yet i draw on a card that's only like 2.5x3.5" or something like that. that's really tiny. i do feel that on most of them i made good use of the small space. some others, well, let's just say it could've been better. =)
so since i really wasn't looking forward to drawing 50 different marvel characters, i just chose a select few and drew them about 4 to 5 times. i even managed to throw a couple of guys in there! yay progress! i mainly used prisma markers to color them in. on a select few, i used colored pencils. i ended up inking all of them even though i swore i wasn't going to do that. but after pencilling all of them it was just too loose and felt like i was cheating folks out of a finished piece of art. i did opt to do the majority of them in grayscale only because 1) i honestly thought they looked nifty that way and 2) it helped tremendously with time management and looming deadline. if anyone has ever used prisma markers, the "clear blender" marker is actually quite helpful! i'm not sure if i'm using it right but sometimes it produces a real nifty blending effect - others not so much. but u win some and dimsum u lose. =P
i was really happy with the way the Tigra and Shanna ones came out. and even though i did a Rogue in the previous MM2 run, she is my favorite Marvel character so i had to get her in here too. i only posted my favorite ones on deviant. didn't really think anyone wanted to look through like 6 deviations of just marvel cards. at any rate, enjoy the 50!! (sorry, the scans aren't really in a cohesive order. i just kinda grabbed them and put them on the scanner as i picked them up.)
once i get approval for the Artist Proof Cards i just completed, i'll be posting those up too. those look a lot better because i took a lot more time on them considering they were for specific clients. but i hear the approval folks are a bit behind so it may be a few more days before i can post them. luckily, i have very patient customers. yay! ^__^

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