Dangerous Detail

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Mythos: X-Men page 6, panel 2 (Danger Room Detail).
2005. Oil on masonite, 16 x 24".


  1. one of my favorite panels Paolo! If you don't mind me asking , where did you get reference for the pool? Your lights and colors look like your painting everything from life.

  2. Thanks, guys!

    Ray, aside from spending a lot of time in the color study stage, I took a great deal of inspiration from the Neutral Buoyancy Lab, NASA's astronaut training pool. I think I also searched for images of pools at night.

  3. Thanks for the info and inspiration Paolo !! I'll be spending more time on my reference gathering and color sketches then.

  4. No prob, Ray. This page will (eventually) be part of a step by step series for oil-painted comics, so I'll probably show a good deal of reference and what I glean from where, including some on-line search strategies.


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