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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Dark Sun cover art!

I've just been approved to post this:) Here's the ink version and a detail of my cover for IDW's new comic Dark Sun #1! (coming in Jan 2011) I also did a full color version, which will be coming soon, so keep an eye out.

Dark Sun is a dark, gritty fantasy world that was originally made famous by the paintings of Gerald Brom for the RPG books. (a spin off of D&D) I'm a big fan of the setting and I think this is my best fantasy art yet.

Here's some nice words from Brom on my Dark Sun art:
"Andy Brase's dynamic and dramatic imagery truly captures the spirit and savagery of Dark Sun." -Brom

This is out in the new "Previews", and due out in stores Jan 2011. So be sure to tell your comic shop to order the book! There is also a cool cover from Wayne Reynolds and interior art by Peter Bergting. On a related note, my good friend Tyler Walpole is providing regular covers for IDW's D&D comic.

Here's a link to IDW's Jan Previews:
IDW comics for Jan 2011

Dark Sun #1: Ink version

Ink Detail

Friday, October 15, 2010

Titans cover: Pencil to Ink

Many people have been asking about the process for my art. I don't really have time right now for a full detailed tutorial. Though here are a few WIP scans and some notes.

First the rough sketch. This is were I nail down the composition. I'm mainly just concerned with shapes, figures, some of the lighting and overall ideas here. I don't worry about details in this stage and try to keep things loose. It's more experimenting and searching at this point.

After I create a comp, I'm happy with, it's on to penciling. I light box the original sketch to better paper (bristol board), so I have a clean start. In the case of the Titans cover I penciled it very tight, figuring out all the details of anatomy and lighting.

Pencil Detail:

The ink stage was just making everything solid and flow together. And here's the final inks, scanned straight off the drawing, without any computer coloring or altering.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Titans Cover art

Here's a recent drawing DC commissioned me to do for a stock cover art image. It's a team of villains, I believe, led by Deathstroke. The guy in the middle/right side has tattoos that come to life.

I didn't use any photo refs on this drawing, though the female character is modeled after my fiancee, Tamara;)

Note to art collectors, the original art will be going up for sale.

Titans: Red Ink Version

Titans: Ink Detail