Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Spider-man

Very quick sketch in Photoshop-


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19 comments:

Dave said...

Nice work!

Anonymous said...

Steve,

I am curious what is your approach in photoshop to create such images? Do you use the burn/dodge tools, what kind of brush selection, etc...

--Brad

Paul Neal said...

That's a "quick" sketch! It bloody brilliant.

How long did it take? Just how quick was it?

Fabio... said...

wow...

Dylan said...

looks brilliant. What brush is that, looks a bit like the chalk one from painter.

Steve Epting said...

Paul - I'd guess maybe 15-20 minutes. There's really nothing to the actual painting - it's basically 2 colors on a neutral gray background. Most of the time was getting the shape of the head and eyes right - and drawing the webs of course.

Brad and Dylan - the brush is a standard Photoshop brush that is similar to the chalk one in Painter. I did modify the settings some however. As for dodge and burn - I almost never use them. I use the burn occasionally for very specific things that need to be darkened, but it's very subtle and it's always set on about 5% so I can't go overboard with it. Always use color for shadows and highlights.

Dave and Fabio - Thanks!

RobSchwager said...

your "quick sketches" make me wanna just go ahead and quit this silly business, ya talented bastard....

Ken Case said...

Steve
Great Spidey. I've been working on some Spider related photoshop stuff to if you'd care to give it a gander. I'd love to get a comment from anyone just to know that anyone has ever looked at my blog. I'm a bit nervous about showing my stuff, but I feel like it's now or never.

Anyway, love what you and Brubaker are doing with Captain America. It's great stuff. I anxiously await each new issue.

http://kencase.blogspot.com/

thedanofsteel said...

Wow - I am definitely a fan of the Romita era eyed Spidey :D It just looks so apt for the character when it's done right like this.

Anonymous said...

Steve,
Another process question for you. Are you drawing this in pencil first then scanning it in? Also is this with a wacom tablet, or just a plain old mouse?

--Brad

Steve Epting said...

All of the speedpaints (with the exception of Hellboy) were done entirely in Photoshop. When I do the cover paintings however, I do scan in pencilled art (sometimes with ink wash) as seen here - http://steveepting.blogspot.com/2007/08/captain-america-32-cover_22.html

And yes, I'm using a wacom intuous tablet.

Some day I'll get around to posting a step by step here on the blog.

Steve Epting said...

Oh, and I agree Dan. Romita's Spidey will always be Spider-Man to me (with Ditko and Andru rounding out the top three).

rory said...

Wow! It looks great, and to see it was only 15 20 minutes....wow!

Paul Neal said...

Steve I'm a huge fan. Would you mind checking out my blog. Love to know what you think.

http://paulnealsradarcomics.blogspot.com

raphael said...

That's as good a Spider-Man as Alex Ross in my opinion.

S.S.Christo said...

The thought that immediately came to mind when I saw this was "Is that Spider-Man's senior yearbook photo?". I think it's the pose and the background that triggered that odd thought of mine.

Steve Epting said...

Paul, great blog you've got there. You are working with some amazing artists!

Lee said...

Fantastic work Steve, enjoying your Blog!

Ben said...

Amazing! (No pun intended) I know you're on Cap, and I have no desire for you to not be on Cap, but this makes me want to see you do a Spidey arc.

Or even one-shot.

. . . Can Spidey hang out with Cap?