Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 89

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Marvel Illustrated: The Iliad #6 Cover
acrylic and gouache on bristol board
11 x 17"
(original art)
(hardcover collection)

Here I am posing as Patroclus... posing as Achilles. Is your mind blown?

This cover, the sixth in the series, was eventually used as the cover to the collection, both hardcover and trade paperback, including a quaint, digest-sized edition. The costumes and shields of the background soldiers were largely based on The Complete Costume History, a huge book that I've used only once, but is so cool to look through.

digital color study

preliminary drawing


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Design out of the FlyBird's Box.