Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 255

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board, 11 × 17″.

Magneto #1 is out today, featuring the fastest cover I've ever done. It was one of those rare moments when I knew exactly what I wanted to do, sketched it out in less time than it takes to deliver a pizza, and even executed it quickly. Not including my Dad's inks, it took me 5.5 hours (most of which was spent rendering the barb wire, reference below). You can see a preview of the comic (which looks awesome) at CBR.

Layout: 0.5
Digital sketch: 1.25
Pencils: 2.75
Colors: 1
Total: 5.5 hours

I found these among pics of Pamela Anderson's Barb Wire.

inks by my Pops
blue-line print of pencils

pencils over digital sketch
digital sketch

digital layout

with trade dress


  1. And again your creativity flows in the muscle of your awesome art!

  2. How interesting that u r that detailed oriented to photo reference barb wire. But that extra step in the process really makes the cover better!

    1. Of course! The majority of the "wacky reference" I use is just so I know what simple stuff looks like. My computer is filled with pics of the most mundane objects and settings.

  3. Beautiful, beautiful piece! Bravo!


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