Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Sketchbook: Entry 4
At the time I was planning this painting and working on sketches I came to the realization that after all the years of working as an illustrator as well as a comic book fan I had never painted any of my favorite heroes. Heroes that had inspired me and made a big impact on my formative years as a young artist. So I drew upon many of my influences at the time, particularly 1930's Art Deco, Sculptors like Paul Manship and golden-age comics. I concentrated on an effective shape of Bat-man's cape, an iconic pose and dramatic lighting on the figure as well as creating a mysterious "atmosphere" in the Gotham City skies.