Friday, August 24, 2012

Birthday Card

Well, to pad my blog a little bit (it was either this or a "On the Easel" posting ;-), I thought I'd post this.  I try to do personalized birthday cards for friends (time permitting).  In this case, I had what I thought was a pretty amusing visual.  The copy... well, I'm not completely happy with it, but thought it was passable.  Oh, well.

I ruled out the panels with a .5mm pen and then used brush-and-ink for the drawing.  I colored it with watercolor over top.  

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This was done with pen/brush and ink and watercolor on 8-1/2" x 11" Strathmore 300 Bristol Board.



  1. i'll be 40 at the end of this year so i can kind relate to this. John, are you planning on doing Rom spaceknight revamp as far as these marvel universe handbook entries go?

    1. Hey David/Shlomo, :-)

      I'll be 42 in a couple weeks (September 9th) so I practically have one-and-a-half feet in the grave already. I'm sure it's all downhill from here... ;-)

      Alas, someone already beat me to ROM's entry in the Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe Blog:

      For that blog, I am currently working on getting 10 of the Celestials drawn/inked/colored, so there will be plenty of posts over the next few weeks. Or, at least I sure hope so... :-D

    2. yeah i saw that i wasn't pleased with it. especially the way the artist did the Rom ghost image. i used some clip art from Sal Buscema to digitally repanel that bio page for Rom: