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digistyle
03-19-2002, 04:55 PM
On a recently visit to the local library, I came across a bound version of the DC/Vertigo comic Moonshadow. It is a painted comic, where all the illustrations are done in watercolor and/or acrylic paint. The illustrator, Jon Muth, has a very interesting painting style which had elements that I wanted to try out for myself. I brought the book with me to work today, to take a quick pass at the title character during lunch. I liked the results enough to share them with you and plan on trying more in traditional watercolors. 45 mins, photoshop and a mousie :).

digistyle

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Mar-2002/aftermoonshadow.jpg

KozmikJester
03-19-2002, 05:47 PM
Good Job with the picture! I haven't heard of Moonshadow...I gotta look into that...hmm. Either way, it's good--and interesting like you said--but it's a bit blurry.:clap: :clap: :clap:

bruin70
03-20-2002, 08:59 AM
can you scan a sample of moomshadow?

digistyle
03-20-2002, 06:07 PM
Thanks, KozmikJester. My usual way to work is with low opacity brushes building to higher opacity layers. Unfortunately, I didn't have the time to go further with this because I painting at work. I liked how it was developing so I decided to keep it as is, sort of a midpoint reference.

bruin70, I found a couple of links that'll give you a sample of Muth's work on the book. Here is the cover from Moonstone (http://images.amazon.com/images/P/1563893436.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg). This a link to a page from the comic. (http://www.lambiek.net/muth_jon.htm) A quick search on Jon J. Muth on google.com can help to give you an idea of his versatility and range from comics to fine art to children's books.

digistyle