Hello Massive Fan! The art is 100% digital thesedays, so no original art whatsoever. This is the number 1 question I get asked, which is nice because it means the art isn’t so obviously digital, and that’s all part of my master plan.
Frank? Hmmmm ¬_¬ In answer to your question, I use *some* reference, but mostly it’s all from the head as I find that is a purer form of storytelling. The reference only usually comes out when I just can’t get a pose right and I need pointers, or if time is short and I can’t waste hours redrawing stuff. As for learning to shade, look at Sin City.
I’m glad I have corrupted you! Yes, the ideal of art being photo-realistic was one I had as a kid until I encountered some of the more wildly dynamic art of 80s Marvel comics (Bill Sienkiewicz was a prime example of this, followed later by Richard Corben, Kyle Baker, Frank Miller and others) which clearly shaped my own art considerably. I have found that the errors in the depiction of an object actually become the style…that is to say that the gaps in understanding how form works is filled with guess-work by the artist, and it’s that very invention that mixes expression with depiction. I hope that makes sense, but if it doesn’t, I am glad u like the art regardless :D
I am indeed attending MCM this month, but due to me having eleventy million pages to draw I won’t have time to do a sketch list for this show :( All I’ll be able to provide is signing for books and the quickest of doodles (providing the line isn’t too long).
I cannot say! I’d like to do more simply because I hate working on characters for short periods and then leaving them just as we get to know each other, but these decisions are not made by me. Glad u like it tho!
No, because it’s not an issue to do with financing, more a case of opportunities and the uncontrollable creative urges that govern my existence. But it *will* be finished.