Thursday, January 05, 2006

Bringing in the New Year

Bringing in the New Year Originally uploaded by Gelatomettista2.
[jimlee]

Got so much art backed up that I think 2006 will see a resurgence of never before seen art. Here's the first. A quick Batman and Catwoman did for a friend for the holidays. I like incorporating some pencil work on top of regular black and white art to provide a little texture and also to separate some costume details and toss in a few subtle lighting effects. The obsession with bats comes from the recent run on Batman and Robin...hope you all had a great end of 2005. Mine was very quiet and peaceful; was in Tokyo for the holidays for business and some fun. I have some photos I need to format and will put up laters...

Larger scan of image here.

16 comments:

Vince said...
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Vince said...

I like your Batman because he has a strong personality ! By the way the impressionist rendition of the batcave is really beautiful ! Happy new year !

jrsorrell said...

Nice piece Jim. Good to hear from you too! Obviously you are busy as usual, but I'm glad you are busy with Batman work since he's my fav character.

I'm looking forward to seeing what 2006 brings for us all.

God Bless,
Jeremy

Sweet Rita said...

Great work Jim, as always. Hope you stay well so you can come to NYC in February. Happy New Year!

P.S. I'm the black girl you always see at your signings. LOL!

UrbanBarbarian said...

Must you be so talented? Love the cave indications. Leaving a lot to the eye to finish, etc. More! More!!!

spinkick said...

Hey Jim, we miss you on the blog! You must be busier than us fans will ever understand... :)

anyway, it's great to see you post.

Jon Tsuei said...

Awesome piece again Jim. I really love seeing your artwork in black and white. I'm very much looking forward to the never before seen art, sounds like it'll be an exciting year here on the blog. I'm sure I'm not alone when I say, I can't wait!

Batgirls--itch said...

Ever wished to see Jim without having to deal with the long lines at the comic shows? Now you can, without even having to leave your computer terminal. Check it out this link:

http://download.minidocs.net/download_htm/IsotopeEvening05.htm

Hope everyones' holidays were relaxing because mine wasn't. Keep up the captivating art!

Jon Tsuei said...

Great video, but the url you posted is actually cut off in the default comments window size. Anyone trying to view the video just expand your window a little to the right and you'll see the full address.

That was a great night at the good ol' Isotope!

fotiboss said...

Buon anno Jim.. il tuo tratto è formidabile come sempre!

Cinlach said...

there's such an iconic power to your stuff that even the "static" pieces feel compelling...you were born to draw batman.

patman said...

hi jim! happy new year. great to see you back in the blog. the art in ASB&RTBW #3 was simply fantastic. keep them coming.

Loic said...

Wow Jim, another Killer piece!

Can't wait to meet you (and the Crew) in Paris in 15 days! Maybe, this time, I'll have to chance to have a sketch (6th time I see you and no luck till now . But I won't give up!).

Happy new year to everybody!

DC said...

Happy 2006!

Baron said...

Holy, I love your work so much so inspirational

baron

Carlos Martinez said...

Jim,

Happy New Year, great to see you post something.

Looking forward to catching you at the New York show in Feb.

Peace!