Wacky Reference Wednesday, No. 167

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Daredevil #9, Page 10, Panel 1. 2012.
Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on Marvel board, 11 × 17.25″.

Sploosh! Daredevil nails a perfect landing, much to the dismay of an airborne moloid. This panel required some hand reference (as well as a quick look into long-jumping techniques). I've been taking more and more pics with Photobooth, which flips the image as if it were a mirror. This shows the actual scene, as evidenced by my awesome clothing.

Thanks to Daredevil, what used to be my Fantastic Four t-shirt is now my Omega Drive t-shirt. The mugshots above are from my trusty DD Sculptris bust, which makes its way into the digital composite at the bottom of the post. When pasting into the document, I find these 2 lighting situations—an inverted pair—to be the most useful since the lines I need to draw are most often the instances where the planes of a form turn sharply away from the viewer.

Inks and Pencils

I'm a big fan of doing layouts on the Cintiq since their are no limits to my canvas. Each panel resides in a separate layer so they can be resized and repositioned with ease. I toned the background to a different color so I can keep all the layers straight. Sometimes I'll even color-code the panels if things get too crazy. The first thing I always do now is copy and paste the text. This gives me a true sense of how the page will read, as well as how much real estate it's squatting.

Digital Composite and Layouts

The last panel was originally scripted as 3, but I wanted to simultaneously convey a sense of the cavernous space, so I designed an animation of sorts. The monster's eyes needed to track Daredevil as he passed, so I gave him 3, each looking at our hero at a different stage.

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