Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 125

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Amazing Spider-Man #638, Page 25, Panel 3-4. 2010.
Ink on Marvel board with digital color, 11 x 17.25".

Again, I think I would make a convincing Mary Jane for the Spider-Man movie reboot. Please direct all inquiries to my agent. As you can see, the photo was taken more for gesture than angle, but I still wasn't completely happy with the final pose. All the other figures were drawn from imagination.



Digital Composite, Photoshop and Sketchup

Layout. Pencil on bristol board, 4 x 6".


  1. "... and I do my little turn on the catwalk."

  2. Great stuff!

    Good to see you at NYCC. Your memory still blows my mind.

    I did a reference post on my blog as well.


  3. Marc, thanks for stopping by the table, and thanks for the link. I'm trying to convince everyone I know to reveal their most embarrassing reference.

  4. I always like seeing these. For how you break down the process. Not so much for how well you've improved as Mary Jane.

    No offense!

    I always feel like Sketch-Up is too labor intensive. How did you pose those figures in the digital composite? I'm guessing that there's an option in the program to do that.

  5. Narco, I'm horribly offended... but I'll survive.

    Sketchup is only good if it saves you time, so I find it most useful for complicated scenes with lots of repetitive objects, or something that needs to be drawn from many different angles. The trick is using other people's models in the 3D warehouse—I rarely build models from scratch.

  6. I love that you use a simple grid 'texture' in sketchup to help with the perspective. That's a trick I'm planning on stealing. Hope you don't mind. ;)

  7. mrlich, that's fine with me as long as I get all the royalties. Feel free to Paypal it to me.


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