Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Alpha Flight #52 cover art

Here's the cover for the very next issue.  This time I was handling pencils, inks and colors, most likely from a sketch by Carl Potts.  We used to call these "poster shots", no specific situation or setting, just a generic shot of the heroes.  I was really relieved when I saw how the colors printed.  I tried to get some modeling into the figures with flat color and white highlights but with the old coloring system we wouldn't actually see the colors until they were printed.




9 comments:

  1. Wow Kevin, this stuff is great. Keep the art coming. BTW, was there a particular reason why you signed the piece "Kevin Nowlan" in the pencils and on the inked version it changed to just "Nolwan"?

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  2. I didn't even notice that. I was probably just being lazy.

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  3. I love the Guardian's right forearm. Also, is Aurora striking a Gil Kane homage pose? All great stuff.

    You never like your Wolverines, Kevin. Yet, they're always great.

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  4. That Guardian shot looks almost exactly like a drawing of Superman you've done since that. Not that it is improper, just reminds me of a Superman pose.

    Fun stuff!!

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  5. Another my special one. I loved this cover really much.In Italy your Punisher "Garbage"(David Ross pencil) was printed on black & white, i remember i was astonished, because artist like you, Hughes
    or Davis/ Farmer are so complete on b/w that
    you don't need colour.You are better without color.IMHO.

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  6. I've seen the pen and ink in person. But seeing the pencils is a real treat. Thanks for posting this!!!!

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  7. All your work is simply amazing. I consider myself an old fan of yours, and having the chance to take a look at your work in porgress is certainly a privilege. I have a spanish TPB edition of "The Gehenna Stone Affair"...any chance to see some of those covers here? Man, those were GREAT...

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  8. I posted cover art for Wolverine 12 and 13. Use the "Search Blog" feature in the upper left corner and you'll see them. Just type in "Wolverine".

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  9. Nice piece. And yeah, the colors came out great. It was tough back then to get the seps guys doing any rendering correctly. Turned out great.

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