Monday, November 10, 2008

Heroes/Graphic Spidey

Some of you may have noticed, I have been busy drawing lately!I really needed to get back to drawing and flesh out my portfolio after a year of painting. I thought a good way to challenge myself would be to try and complete 1 simple piece of art a day in my free time. I'm not sure how long I can last with it, but I made it a week! For now I'm following the theme of 'Heroes', representing a new Hero character every day (and, yes, counting the Obama and Generic Samurai days even if they're debatable)

If I get to December with any consistency, I'll switch to a new theme then.

Will I make it that far? Only time can tell, but I thought a little interactivity would help...

For now I'm just picking my favorites, but for the last week of November, I want some suggestions. The first seven people to comment the name of a hero character on my blogger, livejournal, or deviantart, I'll use those characters for the last seven days of the month. It can be from any medium, just follow this definition:

"a male or female character, (fictional or historical) that, in the face of danger and adversity or from a position of weakness, display courage and the will for self-sacrifice – that is, heroism – for some greater good, originally of martial courage or excellence but extended to more general moral excellence."

Get to commentin'!

.....All that being said, I had to "cheat" today... I was really busy, so I'm posting something drawn about a year ago, but new to the blog at least! See ya tomorrow! ~

Joey Mason Graphic Spec Spider-Man

This is a 'graphic' version of Spider-Man I created for The Spectacular Spider-Man. You can catch him whiz by in the show main titles!

This came about because the director, Victor Cook, wanted to use a few shots with a graphic look, to fit with the hip, flashy feel of the theme song... sort of like the end credits on The Incredibles. I also did some graphic backgrounds which I'll post another day.

I feel very fortunate to get the chance to do this design-- it's a little weird for a show painter to contribute something like this, but Vic fought for me and Sean was cool with the idea. My goal was to create something very flat and gestural, while honoring the incredible design Sean came up with for the show... his take on Spidey was an instant classic, and definitely the best Spidey to hit the networks!

This design is also a bit of history for me; other than a game I had worked on last year, this was my first full leap into the line-less look! This design took me quite a while to pare down to the essentials, but it quickly got me hooked on the style that I'm playing with now.

Joey Mason-Graphic Spider-Man Poses


Jason said...

must. have. as. wallpaper. can't. resist.


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Brendon Neumar said...

sweet spidey!