Monday, April 09, 2007

Ink Havok

[Eddy]

"Jim Lee's in Artist's Alley!" Jim Lee's in Artist's Alley!" Now, it's one thing to suddenly find Jim signing at the DC Comics booth unannounced, but discovering him in Artist's Alley meant something else for one fan: Jim was sketching.

And this time, it wasn't your usual backing board-sized head sketches either, but nice, larger than 11" x 17", pieces. And they were free too. How could you beat that?

The next question you gotta ask yourself though, is which character to ask for? This fan happened to have Jim's first Uncanny X-Men issue, #248, on him and asked for Havok. He's a great choice for con sketches too, because he's got that simple, black and white costume and those crazy, concentric circle powers of his.

Here, Jim did his usual pencil and ink work, but then he flicked some white-out here and there, smudged his fingers a little bit and even streaked the ink with a napkin to create those cool effects.

At the end of it all, not only did the fan walk away with a great con sketch, but everyone got to watch it come to life right in front of them too!

9 comments:

WOOD said...

wow!

Raphael said...

that is really cool. it would be awesome to see some more videos of any of you guys creating some of your work. hopefully, jim will be drawing sketches in chicago this summer!

meek? said...

FREE?! haha... no ways!!

Jim's Havok is the best Havok hands down. He singlehandedly makes that headgear look so believable and cool. I dig how he made him the focal point of all the covers he ever had Havok featured on.

The Australian Outback X-Men was the illest team. Well... if you replace British Betsy w/ Asian Betsy... and trade Longshot and Dazzler for Gambit and Polaris, that is. ;D

Peace...

Fabrizio said...

YEAH YEAH YEAH Eddy!
Your boss is damn gifted!!

:-D

Ciao Fab

Michael said...

YES, I totally agree with Raphael...The videos you guys post are simply the coolest things I have seen on the internet, and provide me with TONS of inspiration. Please post more!

Donnie said...

I used to draw all the time but since I got married it's sorta fallen by the wayside. But lately, since I discovered this blog, pieces like this have inspired me to clean of the old drawing table! Jim's my fave, but all you guys are a real inspiration to me. Thanks!

Andrea said...

Jim is the best!

Kate Willaert said...

I did up a quick color version for a friend to use as an avatar. ^_^

Richard said...

Holy Crap!