Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 126

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Amazing Spider-Man #641, Page 10. 2010.
Ink with digital color on Marvel board, 11 x 17.25.

I don't get to do these kinds of scenes nearly as often as I'd like, but that's probably a good thing—no stories would get told. As for the reference component, I thought it was worth showing for how much I didn't use. Although a multi-figure composition with several panels, only 3 photos were taken, the rest drawn from imagination (and years of practice). The reason is fairly simple: most of the shots are close-ups, and none of the full-figures are grounded. Reference is most useful for interaction, whether it be a figure and the floor or two hands touching. As evidenced by the last photo, it's also great for extreme foreshortening.


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