After recently experiencing about 20+ hours flights during the past month, I had the chance to catch-up on recent movie releases that I haven't had the time to watch during summer. One of them was Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp, it was a pretty entertaining movie. If you haven't watched it, give it a watch! It's definitely a different tone from Infinity War. At the end of the movie, you can have a chance to watch the End Titles Sequence by the amazing folks from Elastic and their team.
With the Summer going strong and kicking, I hope you had the chance to go to the theaters like most of us. To view some of the summer blockbusters like Captain America: Civil War from the Marvel Universe. Coming from this Universe, it's always interesting to see how artists create/make and just being inspired based on these movies. One series caught our attention and it's from Philippines-based artist Risa Odil, my favourite is the one from Hulk.
Territory, a studio located in London, has been the responsible for something in the latest Marvel Studios' movies that most of the public won't appreciate that much, but for us, as designers, it's a big part of these movies: UI Design. They've done all computer displays in Guardians of the Galaxy and now they've done it to the Avengers: Age of Ultron. Here you can see a whole bunch of their pieces. Unfortunately these are quite small and I just wished they were a lot bigger for us to appreciate it to its full glory.
On of the coolest things in action comics are the showdowns! Different characters, whether with special powers or magnificent weapons, facing each other in a deadly battle. Sanford Greene has done some super cool battle scenes between Marvel characters. Here you can see his pieces. Pretty dope, huh? For more of his work, please visit his portfolio at DeviantART. He'll definitely enjoy it. Cheers! ;)
This is a Case Study based off of the Marvel Villains Series that I just recently completed. The series consists of 8 digital paintings depicting some of the most evil villains in the Marvel Universe. As an avid comic book fan, I wanted to create something that I felt very passionate about and really take my time to try and develop my digital painting skills along the way. The following is a closer look at the process for one of the eight paintings that all began with a pencil drawing.
John Cassaday is a self-taught illustrator from Fort Worth, Texas. His best known for his work at DC Comics and Marvel Comics during the early 2000's, I personally dig a lot his style. You can see more of John's artwork at his Website
I got in touch with Angel Medina comic book art when I was around 10 years old and was reading a Spawn comic. I was stoked with all the details, shading effects and colors. Since then, I remember Angel's artwork whenever I think on a had comic book style. You can see more of Angel's artwroks at his Website.
Whenever I think about the best comic book artists of the last decade, the name Salvador Larroca come into my mind. Larroca is not only a great master of style, but what makes me praise him the most is the fact he got a really good skill on humanizing super-heroes. Check him out! For more comic art pics from Larroca, please access his Comic Art Community Profile.
Jack Kirby, along with Stan Lee are the main responsible for giving birth and concepting many Marvel charachters, such as The Avengers. Jack passed the away in 1994, but his legacy as one of the gods of the comic book art is speechless. There are lots of information regarding Jack at the Jack Kirby's museum website, but you can also found a lot of artworks at his Comic Book Gallery Profile.
Designed by Marko Manev, a comic artist and illustrator out of Macedonia. These posters are an awesome mix of minimalist design with marvel characters that we are all familiar with. The simplicity of each poster is enough to bring you memories of your favorite marvel hero. Check it out!
When Disney bought Marvel we thought we would see some crappy crossovers like Donald Duck as Cyclops or something. But, man, we were sooo wrong. This is better (obviously) than we could have imagined.
Little by little we get to see the buzz on Iron Man 2 getting bigger. If the first movie kicked butt, we are pretty sure that John Fraveau has everything in control to deliver an even better movie.
We've seen a lot of comics illustrations lately, and one thing that really annoyed me is that we didn't have a post on Spidey... so I thought "what the heck" and just did it! And it's Friday, so I'm guessing you guys just wanna chill out and have some fun.
I've probably said it before, but watercolor is definetely one of the greatest techniques of painting there is! It's truly incredible what a good illustration will do with it... so I thought it would be cool to find some watercolor illustrations of Super heroes and villains.
I think I said it before, but I'll say it once more: I totally love illustration series. There are some really cool series themes out there, and I guess is a little bit of my duty to find them and share its awesomeness with you guys! Today, is the Super Heroes and Villains Alphabet! This guy, Ankles, had the really simple, yet awesome idea to illustrate the alphabet of cool characters, and it turn out to be an awesome series.
We've seen some great Marvel super-hero movies already, such as Spider-man, Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk... and one that we'll get to soon see hitting the silver screen is the scandinavian god Thor. Mighty Thor. And he shall kick ass. I've never read any Thor comics, but I gotta admit that this blond dude looks pretty badass, for being the god of thunder. I mean, you gotta be be a tough guy to handle and use thunders to attack your freaggin' enimies or so. Ok, the geek alert has sounded, so I better shut up and let you guys check these awesome illustrations.
During one of my several reseaches for post subjects, I was looking through some comics art... and the things one finds are totally amazing. Amazing fan-art. I really love how some artists just think out of the box and develop whole series of fan-art, like these truly awesome comics characters mugshots. Going through the Marvel universe, and passing through many comics universes, like DC, Watchmen, The Monarch, Doom Patrol and many other, Evan Shaner really stands out in the crowd. His style is really inspiring: simple, but stunning.
Yesterday I had a Marvel overdose. I spent over 2 hours reading all the Marvel Zombies comics, and after that I watched Fantastic Four: the Rise of the Silver Surfer (which pretty much sucked)... but after that I felt so deep inside the Marvel universe that I just had to come up with this post. I'm pretty much a DC fanboy, but lately DC has been doing so bad compared to Marvel in the movies industry that one just starts enjoying Marvel so much, thanks to Iron Man, Hulk, Spider-Man, the upcoming Thor... (let's not mention Wolverine) anyways, Marvel totally rocks!
If you are a fan of comic arts you will definitely love the work of Mitch Breitweiser. Famous for his covers and sequential works for Marvel Comics, and most known for his work on Captain America that are just unbelievable, check it out!