|Green Lantern / graphite on paper / 2012|
With this new book of graphite illustrations, I now have three different volumes of my work included in Brooklyn Art Library's permanent collection. Patrons can sit down and flip through literally thousands of sketchbooks from artists living at all corners of the globe. My previous submissions were much more lowbrow where I went through and covered the books in a plethora of wild imagery with my trusty markers. This year, I decided to take a more tradition route and do actual sketches with only pencil. In my everyday illustration, I generally do preliminary sketches but don't build them up much, only using it as a guide for my inked linework. Each of the 14 comic characters took about 2-3 hours each to get them where I wanted them using only the medium of a mechanical pencil.
|Thanos / graphite on paper / 2012|
|Daredevil / graphite on paper / 2012|
The Heroes and Villains sketchbook will go on a World Tour before finding a permanent home on the shelves of the Brooklyn Art Library. Cities hosting the tour include Chicago, Portland (Oregon AND Maine,) Philadelphia, Atlanta, Austin, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The book will travel internationally also to Vancouver and Toronto in Canada, Melbourne in Austalia and London, England. Click HERE for the official calendar to see where you can catch the tour LIVE and in person! Can't make it in person? Check out this video of the entire book!