Im sorry to keep bugging you, but do you prefer doing panels or cover art? I personally think my talents would be better for covers because replicating the same image more than once is very difficult for me.
I usually prefer cover art but both are so different that comparing would be very difficult. I love to be the first person to talk to a reader about a book, and it’s always a challenge to try to be efficient in composition as well as in color and to think about something original which may bring the attention to a book, but I also love actually telling the story and try to bring the text the right kind of mood, and also to give the something to remember. I try with interiors to be like a colorist. When you work on colors, the lineart comes first and you never should crush it. With the script, it’s the same. Story comes first, no matter how good you are. it’s about telling story.
Hello! I just found your blog and love your art :) I had question though, how on earth did you get into being a comicbook artist? It's something I've thought about, and seems like something I'd like to do but I have no idea where to start or how to get started.
I think that the first step to be a comic book artist is basically to start drawing comics. publishers want to see how you tell stories. You can be the best illustrator in the world, that wont make you a sequential artist because pretty picture are a plus but the main thing is really about serving a story.
every comic book artist has a story. there’s no straight way to break into this market. I graduated from an art school in France and wrote several stories. I met a small publisher in a comic convention and had my firt graphic novel published. The rest just followed. I worked a lot and had a bit of good circonstances.
Good luck to you :)
Second row of the Blank covers marathon. Give me year before mentionning blank cover commission ever again.
Yesterday was the blank covers marathon. Let me be clear, the paper of the blanks is usually totally not adaptated to watercolors, which is a pain since this is basically what I do. While I admit that some titles were almost okay, the paper for Justice League 1 rejects even the alcohol markers.