Friday, September 12, 2014

On the Easel - September 12, 2014 - Dark Knight and Batman

On the Easel

Dark Knight #4 Page Recreation 
& Batman #251 Cover Replica

I realized it has been a while since I posted an "On the Easel".  I always like to see what people are in the middle of working on, so I figured I'd inflict some of that on y'all as well.  Also, it breaks up some of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Redux Edition posts.  :-)

And this one's a two-fer, showing two different projects I am working on at the moment...

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First, I am currently painting a page recreation of the Batman Vs. Superman finale from "The Dark Knight Returns" #4 for a friend of mine for his birthday/Christmas present.  It is being painted with Casein (sort of like acrylic with a milk-protein based binder) on a 15" x 22" piece of Strathmore illustration board, with the image area being 12" x 16".  The under-painting is about 85% done and I'm hoping to have it finished in the next couple-a-few weeks.

Partially hidden behind the Dark Knight page, is a Cover Replica I'm working on for my pal (and probably Superman's, too), Jim, from Jimmy Jams Comics and Games, here in Winona, MN.  The replica is another Neal Adams cover, this time for "Batman #251".  It is being painted with acrylic on Stonehenge paper, which is mounted on a 20" x 30" piece of hard board.  I just started on that a couple days ago, but as it is something I generally work on during something I laughably call "spare time", it may be a month or more before you see the finished result posted.