Posts Tagged ‘green’

Green Horror – Killer Cactus

April 14, 2011

This is my first entry to repaneled.

It comes from ‘Green Terror’, a great little horror story in which a jealous, murderous cactus kills pretty much everyone; two men (one moustached so had it coming) an innocent woman and even the itself!

Need I say more.

I started with a rough sketch then scanned it in and went over the lines with a blue brush tool in photoshop. The intention was to change the colour of the lines then digitally paint and colour it in a similar fashion to the original panel. However things took on a life of their own and I found myself doing something sligtly different and abstract. The great part was it didn’t take me that long to do (as opposed to a cover) as I worked straight off the sketch.

I wanted to get a kind of 1950’s feel with the colours and think I got it. I mean i’m never going to really know because I’ve never been to the 50’s. All I know is what i’ve seen in books or on TV…and seen in thrift shops.

Josh

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The Dead Will Rise

June 20, 2010

On the 25th of June 2009 Michael Jackson died. Around the same time the Blackest Night event was going on in the DC comics universe.

All these dead superheroes were being resurrected left right and centre. I figured the only logical step for me was to combine the two.

Why not MJ? He was a hero to quite a lot of people in a way, if you just saw on the news the way people were flocking to pay their respects. Shrines had been set up all over central London, there was one I remembered in particular outside the Lyric Theatre in the West End where ‘Thriller’ the Michael Jackson musical was running.

I guess it was the obvious thing to use him in his Thriller outfit since the Black Lanterns are a bunch of zombies, well intergalactic zombies with superpowers that don’t die to be exact.

I started drawing on the 26th of June and had finished it by the 28th. I then forgot about it completely for just over half a year. I got round to inking and finishing it yesterday. I guess it serves as a sort of tribute to him. Better late than never, and in time for the 1st anniversary of his death.

Black Lantern Jackson…

RISE!

Josh