October 15, 2008

For the MARVEL ZOMBIES


I never read 'Civil War', but flipped through one of the books when I heard the Sinister Six showed up...imagine my disappointment.

11 comments:

Amie Chan said...

I love this diddy that you drew up. Is that Ariel in there? I'm not even gonna assume that's me in the middle, or is it? :P It also looks like Jaime is in there on the left fighting iron man...haha...i love it. Very awesome, enjoying your posts.

Nelson Hernandez said...

Great. Immortalized in a Aiden Casserly Illustration... I think that's supposed to be me Amie... The title says it all, and note the "subtle" clues: Pink Triangle & "graceful" ways I'm attacking the Shocker (not Iron Man, fyi). Thanks Aiden...

Gay Pride!
No on Prop 8...

jehan said...

ROCK. i love this haha. homicidal maniac

Amie said...

of course, i should've noticed the clues...i guess i just exposed my lack of comic knowledge...i don't even know who The Shocker is, but I'm looking it up right now, Master Nelly.

Dada Hyena said...

"Wha--?!" That's CHRYSTAL! Glad you all enjoy (and I'm not slamming Nelson...Lord knows I couldn't fight the Shocker). Yes, Amie, that's Ariel givin' Doc Ock a sock. VIVA LA SINISTER SIX!

Nelson Hernandez said...

its all good... immortalized I say, can't beat that!

chrystal chan said...

i must say aidan, this is hillariouso haha that photo on the bottom w/ the maniac and 7ft pencil : X

Nelson Hernandez said...

I'm curious Aiden, 'cause you've done this before' What comes first, the illustration or the wrinkly paper? how do you do the "newsprint" thing? what is the method to your madness in giving it the "newpaper" look?

- nel

Dada Hyena said...

The whole thing was drawn straight with a Wacom tablet (which I don't usually do), then saved. I made a beige background, put the image on top, then applied a Grain Filter to wash out the color (along with a another beige overlay on top of the text, to keep it from being too black). A piece of crumpled newsprint was scanned, placed on top of the image at about 30% opacity, then the entire thing was washed out again by lowering the Saturation levels. Good God, I never thought I'd actually be sharing computer tips...maybe I'm finally evolving!

Nelson Hernandez said...

Oh I get it now, this is for the WAR post. Gotcha!

Hey, Aidan, the main crit I'd give you on this is that I'd overlap the characters more. Superhero covers are all about the action, and you have them spread out along the edges. And why isn't Jaime lopping off Mysterio's head with Captain America's Shield? You could arrange it so that the composition zig-zags across the picture plane.

Check out this cover to Uncanny X-Men 193:

http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Comics:Uncanny_X-Men_Vol_1_193

- Nelson

Dada Hyena said...

Nice, Nelly! Incidentally, I saw a copy of 'Civil War' in a bookstore, and man...the composition of that scene was WAAAAAY different than how I remembered it! You couldn't even see Doctor Octopus in the comic version!. Remember, kids: always check your reference, because things aren't always how you remember them! (As for Mysterio, I added him because only three members of the new Sinister Six were revealed; Wikipedia says the other three were Vulture, Trapster and Grim Reaper but I don't think that's right).