Monday, June 08, 2009

But what of Batman?

What of Batman indeed. Well, I'm still under orders to keep silent about most features regarding my prestigious Batman project, suffice to say that as you can see from the middle panel above I've started getting my head around jumping style ships and working solely in pencil again. Yes folks, it's that time I hinted at months ago, time for a book just in pencil.

When I've worked in pencil before, without adding ink, I've gone some way to make it look inked ish. The Batman and Robin origin story I did some years back (recently republished in "Robin:The Teen Wonder") was my first attempt at telling a story using only pencil, but in this case the pages were scanned in high contrast and then coloured by Digital Chameleon. This Batbook demands a slightly different approach. More on that later as I start to experiment over the coming weeks. I'll also be starting work on designing the main characters, obviously this includes The Batman himself. I'll be posting what I can as I do it, again with DC say so.

The images above are more peeks at my present Dredd, now only days away from completion. I'm going to miss drawing all the BigMeg madness!

The page below is from the Robin origin story, and is my scan of the original page.


10 comments:

antonio said...

Just Beautiful art!!!

And wishing you the best on this Batman project of yours!!

JESUS ANTONIO

Enrique said...

hi mr taylor, do you use A4 or letter sized sheets, or bigger? :)

Dylan said...

Wow two beautiful pages there Dave! Your Mega City one is incredible. Good to meet you at Bristol too btw.

Salvo said...

hi dave, that dredd page is outstanding. love your style. good luck with batman.

Darren said...

Each time I see new stuff from you, it gets better and better. Best of luck.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Love that Dredd page, great colours on there !!

D.TAYLOR said...

Much appreciated guys, thanks.

Enrique...I use board sized about 17 by 11 and a half inches.

Dylan...good to meet you too. Shame we didn't have more time to chat...maybe next time.

I should add that the Dredd image is not a page but a selection of images, mostly cropped so as to not give any spoilers. I should have said.

NP said...

Dave, great to see you giving the Batman a good seeing-to again!

Darren said...

The opening episode of this weeks Dredd strip was awesomeness too. You sure Draw a craggy Dredd. Just as he should be!

D.TAYLOR said...

Cheers NP and Darren.