Monday, November 26, 2012

Hear The 2007 Al Bigley Radio Interviews!

Click below to hear my 2007 radio interviews for Canada's CJAD station! Helmed by the great Peter Anthony Holder, listen in as he asks me about my career, my "how to" book, advice for beginning commercial artists, and so much more!

Want to hear more terrific audio from Peter Anthony Holder? Just click here!

Friday, November 2, 2012

1940s "Golden Age" Batman Sketch! DC Comics!

For this one, I was inspired by images from the first BATMAN stories, published in the late 1930s! Batman was first presented as a sleek, lithe, and "bare-bones" kinda character then, with a simple costume that was soon to evolve...

Below: The first apearance of "The Bat-Man," in a 1939 issue of DETECTIVE COMICS!

I also wanted a simple stance for the character, based on the panel above, so I stared doodling, as you can see in the sketches below:

Below: The final pencils, ready for transfer to the board! I looked at the simple style of Batman's "hood," the odd angle of the ears, the early utility belt, incorporating all...

Below: The final inks, with the border and shadows added to the background...I wanted to use some kind of logo in the composition, and chose a modified 1966 BATMAN TV show logo! It was simple, stark, bold, and had the most drama!