Journey into Mystery #651
Thanks, thanks, thanks, these two really need some rest and the needed to spare some time in peace, together
If I was inclined toward phone games, this would be on my list. It’s quite cool. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lonelyfew.blendoku
You and me both, Blonde Phantom. You and me both.
(From Blonde Phantom #16, Winter 1947/1948. Art by Syd Shores.)
Reference is as much a constant companion as any other tool in my possession.
Here’s an assortment from the shelf above my worktable; it is not exactly a comprehensive representation of the breadth of material I use, but it was handy.
I think all of the Japanese titles I picked up from various visits to Kinokuniya over a many-year period; some are out of print but may be available used. I couldn’t begin to say how to search for them, so please don’t ask. Some of these books I’ve ruined with use (the perfectbound Foreshortening book in particular just fell apart), and other spines I’ve barely cracked. It’s good to refresh once in a while anyway.
I feel I should also point out that photoreference is most useful in ameliorating a pose or composition one has already figured out in advance. Using an image as your starting point invariably leads to stiff, awkward, obviously referenced drawing. -S
The show’s actually at the end of August and no, as per usual, I won’t be sketching. But I’ll sign anything, there will be things to look at, and Kathryn and I are hoping to have an extremely limited edition hand built book available. (There, I said it out loud… it will have to happen) -S
Marvel owns the characters, costumes, ideas and art, rejected or not; legally speaking, I have no opinion on the matter. However, it seems unlikely that there would be any objection. Personally? I’d be curious to see what the results were! -S