Sunday, August 23, 2015

The Coming of the Sensational Superhero Library Card!

In 2014, I was asked to supply ideas and art for a great local library, in an effort to produce an eye-catching superhero-themed library card! See the images below, and follow along on the step-by-step creation of this memorable piece of art! The card even won an award from the North Carolina Public Library Director's Association, in the "outstanding promotional program" category! Click images to enlarge!

Below seven images: Ya gotta start somewhere! Rough ideas for the card, featuring 
a literature-loving superhero, in all sorts of inky action!





Below: While hashing out a direction for the card, it was decided
a fabulous female heroine was to be added, hence, the below design! 



Below: One idea was for a "flip card" format, with both
heroes spotlighting books and electronic equipment… 



Below: Final pencils for a design that shows both happy heroes, demonstrating their strengths, as well as showing off so many items the library offers patrons, such as books, e-readers, CDs, DVDs, electronic equipment, etc



Below: It was decided the previous graphic was just too busy for a tiny 
card (whose final dimensions would be a tad over a minuscule 3 by 2 inches!)… 
So, back to the drawing board for this simple image, one that still shows off the 
heroes and the library materials...



Below: Tighter pencils for the approved design...



Below: At last! Final finished pencils for the card!



Below: The finished inked image!



Below: The finished color art, complete with text!



Below: It's me, holding the finished card! Now, time to check out a ton of books!



BONUS! Click below to view local news coverage about the colossal card creation!




Tuesday, August 11, 2015

1940s Robin Commissioned Artwork! Batman! DC Comics!

Just finished!

Talk about an offbeat assignment!

A fan asked for not only a large illustration of the 1940s "movie serial" Robin (as portrayed by actor Johnny Duncan, in the 1949 BATMAN AND ROBIN chapter serial), but he also had several unique "sketchcards" done, all to be signed by the actor, at a later date!

A very fun and unexpected art assignment!

Click below to enlarge!