Batman is still well under way...and no, I still can't show you anything from it...yet. But for now, here's a sneaky peeky at an IronMan cover I was recently asked to produce. Many thanks to my DC editor Mark Chiarello for allowing me to do this job, us both agreeing that it would do my profile in the States a favour, not having been around in the US market for quite some time.
The above image shows my idea for the cover, an imagined "what if" scenario depicting IM in some 50's inspired armour. Here I had him standing proudly outside a classic 50's style cinema...
...as you can see, I changed my mind, going here with a shot of a Vegas like street. More 50's to my mind. This is the blue line drawing colour test, giving my editor a good idea of how the thing will look when finished.
And here's a peek at the finished piece. My idea was to mimic the style of advertising from that period, before photography had really caught a hold and the great ad painters of the time were still being employed. Guys like Albert Dorne were a great influence for me on this job, an amazing artist, well worth a search.
Now...back to the Batcave!