Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 393

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

BLACK PANTHER VOL. 7 #5. 2018.
Gouache and acrylic on bristol board, 11 × 17″.

Out today! Here's the cover of Black Panther #5, my second of the series. Daniel Acuña, the artist on the book, has been providing me with layouts to get things rolling. I used 3D models from Anatomy360 for some lighting details, but ended up not using the red under-lighting because it just complicated things too much. The pic of me was mostly for the expression in the eyes... and yes, that's my very own towel for the flag of Wakanda.

Who knew the Wakandan flag was made of terry cloth?

digital color study

digital pencils

layout by Daniel Acuña

detail of raw scan

painting over digital print

starting to add in some opaque layers


  1. I honestly feel Alex Ross has some competition when it comes to this art style.


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