Sunday, August 06, 2006


Some art I did for a Captain Marvel Superhero Jam over at The Drawing Board.

I inked this with a brush pen, and coloured it in Photoshop using the Colour Halftone filter to give it an authentic retro comicbook feel. I also shifted the colours slightly and lightened the pure black to give it an aged look.


Blogger J. Nowland said...

Wow..... I love the colouring you did on this... Makes me realise I need to learn how to colour... well at least in the lines... Start small I guess... anyways.. great job.... PEACE!

3:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your art work is such an inspiration for other artists like myself.. congratulations! loved the videos
Best wishes from Portugal

4:06 AM  
Blogger TC said...

This I like, Chris! Can you recommend a specific brush pen? I've been wanting to try one out.

4:39 AM  
Blogger Frank Zieglar said...

That retro/old look came out pretty well.

great pic!

5:35 AM  
Blogger ken said...

cool drawing

10:46 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks. I'm glad you all like this piece.

It's funny how things work out. On my first attempt at this drawing I ruined it because I was overanalyisng the design and structure too much. Almost giving up I decided to give it one last try and just draw on autopilot, trusting my gut instincts, and what I ended up with was a quick spontaneous piece which I'm really happy with.

Travis- I'm using the Tombow Dual brush. They should be available worldwide in arts and craft stores.

3:53 PM  
Blogger TC said...

Thanks, Chris!

7:24 PM  
Blogger Samuli S. said...

I love the smug expression - a true hero!

On the vintage point I have to say that characters from that period tend to be a lot more stiff... I guess there are things better not imitated.

Love your stuff by the way, especially the tutorials!

6:13 PM  
Blogger Dominic Bugatto said...


2:59 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

samuli- Thanks. I agree with your observations. I only decided to go retro with it after I'd pencilled it.

Dominic- Thanks, man.

11:46 AM  
Blogger K.B. said...

Really Nice. I saw this and thought it was reminicent of a peice i did awhile ago of Shazam. Check my blog to see it.

12:01 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

kevin- Heh, great minds think alike.

Cool blog!

12:29 PM  

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