pen drawing of an adult and baby marmot
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After I did the Superman, I decided to do my favourite, Batman! I really enjoyed working on this one.. Probably he is mysterious Caped Crusaders and have more character than Man of Steel. “Gothic” Gotham as the night backdrop with Batman’s sidekick, Robin. And his infamous nemesis, The Joker.
Work on with Gotham skyline was time consuming than working on Metropolis. I try to make Gotham building look nothing like Superman’s location. I always think Gotham look similar to Pittsburgh and New York City with the neo-gothic and Edwardian architectures. While Metropolis filled with futuristic Art-Deco-style buildings, a cross between Miami and Los Angeles.
Same medium as I did with Superman, Pentel pocketbrush, and Copic markers.
Superman illustration in my moleskine… Metropolis skyline as the sun is setting as the backdrop, along with Lois Lane, Daily Planet newspaper, Kryptonite, and Lex Luthor. This was done with one of the best brush pen I ever own, “Pentel Pocketbrush” this little fabulous pen can be refillable and it works well on the moleskine sketchbook!
For the rest of the medium all the colouring were done with Copic Markers.
Marcel Proust. One of my favorite writers, whose books I brought with me (not all 7 books, because in my time it was not possible to find them all, not translated), so some I got here, in English. I had one sentence of his, I copied from the book, hanging on the wall of my studio for years, thinking, it is so perfect for painting, it is painting in words, one day I will paint it. About morning in the mountains, red highlights on the horses backs and gold on the helmets, and fog, and hope, long sentence, like most of his. Unfortunately I don’t know French, to read it in original, to be able to understand and enjoy fully. Twenty something years later I still didn’t paint it.
I used ink for this drawing. And it has a faint shimmer in some spots, which scanner didn’t pick up.
“UK Sugar” Cafe sketching)
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