Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Celestials (One Above All)

CELESTIALS - One Above All

Here is the entry in the Marvel Handbook.

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The "One Above All" is the ruler of the Celestials (not to be confused with "One Above All" which is referring to either Stan Lee or Jack Kirby, depending on who you ask :-).  

Oddly, I don't think I've ever seen Jack Kirby draw "The One Above All".  He's referred to in the original "Eternals" series, but he stayed up in the Celestial's mothership and was never actually seen.  Still, a cool looking character.

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STEP ONE:  I pencilled the image on a 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" piece of cardstock with a .5mm mechanical pencil with 2B lead. 

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STEP TWO:  The inks are done with a .3mm Copic Marker for the outlines, with a brush and ink to add a little more line weight.  I then scanned it into Photoshop and cleaned the line work up a bit.

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STEP THREE:  Once cleaned up in Photoshop, I copied the layer and set it to MULTIPLY to color it.

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This was done with pen-and-ink on 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" cardstock and colored in Photoshop.



  1. wow!! your take on celestials and for sure your other artworks are awesome!! :D can you draw any of this Philippine heroes?..... and also can i post your pics in the page i have?.

    thanks!! you re truly awesome!!! :D O_of

    1. Thank you for the kind words--flattery is ALWAYS appreciated! :-D Please feel free to re-post my pictures from my Blog. All I ask is that you please let people know it was me and post a link to my Blog, if possible. Shameless promotion, I know... :-)

      As for drawing any Philippine heroes, unfortunately I have several projects I am working on, so I don't know what I can squeeze in at the moment. However, I did take a look at the link you posted and some of them are definitely interesting, visually. I shall keep them in mind, though.

      Thanks for posting! :-)