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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Daredevil Character Study. 2011.
Ink and blue pencil on Marvel board, 17.25 × 11″.

Marvel has an early Christmas present for Daredevil readers in the form a 3-page preview (plus cover) of issue #7, due out in December. Pictured above is my "battle-ravaged" study for our eponymous crusader. This type of sketch is indispensable for keeping clothes torn in just the right place—it's tough enough trying to remember on which side Matt Murdock parts his hair. Can you remember without looking?

Daredevil #7, Page 9, Panel 7. 2011.
Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on Marvel board, 11 × 17.25″.

The featured pages are inked by Joe Rivera (my Paw) and colored by Javier Rodriguez (not my Paw). The entire issue takes place during a blizzard, so I opted to add wind and snow digitally. To facilitate that process, I darkened the pages slightly, and exported the layer as a separate file.

We wrapped up the issue this week, so I'm off to do more covers, Daredevil #10 and The Twelve #12. They're both pretty time-intensive, so I'll be working on them for all of next week, if not more. After that, it's on to DD #9, the cover for which I'll post on Monday. Have a great weekend!


  1. I saw on one of your studio tour videos that you had one of those 12" articulated dolls. Do you find the folds in the clothes at all helpful for reference or does the doll serve some other purpose?

    Thanks for sharing so much of your process!

  2. Yep, that's precisely what I use it for—whenever I'm too lazy to put on a costume and photograph myself. I've also had him for a very long time. He even went to Rome with me. My college roommate called him "Captain Catastrophe."

  3. Thanks for the response and all the art process you share.


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