I haven’t been feeling the best–that’s why today’s post is up a little late. Anyway, for today’s post, I decided to go with a “blast from the past”–literally (and for those of you who read my shitty Zero Issue–and my eternal gratitude for doing so!–you’ll know exactly what I am talking about). I started to color this image, but then I stopped. I’ll get back to it however, because the Zero issue story will make an appearance here (with some redrawn panels of course). So while this panel is an older one, it is one that is both something old and something new at the same time.
Unlike what I have been doing lately, this image is 100% executed by traditional means. The image is drawn in the traditional manner–penciled then inked on Bristol board (3-ply), painted in acrylic paints for the gray smoke and dark clouds, then airbrushed with Copic marker (Copic makes a really cool airbrush system), then finally colored with Copic and Prismacolor markers in other areas. The crosshatch work here is a little lost, but that’s because I saved the image in a lower resolution. All in all, I think the image still stands up as a decent image for an older work.
Anyway, I’ll be back (by the way: extra points for anyone who can get the allusion of the title).