Dake is a nerd.

Monday means it’s time for new Rocketman pages!

Finished that Power Girl picture!

Finished that Power Girl picture!

Working on a Power Girl picture!

Working on a Power Girl picture!

I love seeing the originals before someone colors them, so here’s the “pencils” for the Superman #300 homage I recently finished.

I knew I’d want to do two versions of this, so the quickest way I could think of to get that done was to just do the whole thing in Photoshop. Usually I like to use real pencils and inks for line work, as something done all on the computer usually has that sickly, sterile, digital feel, but I didn’t want to draw one, then trace it to make the other… And I didn’t want to venture out into the cold to get them scanned, so I just went ahead and slapped down some grey and filtered it a little.

Keeping the whole thing digital was handy for keeping the body structures and poses the same, then you’re just changing the clothes. And as fun as making Krypton explode is, it isn’t so fun that you want to turn around and do the exact same thing for the second version. Saves a lot of time, duplicating layers.

Took a swing at covering the cover to one of my favorite comics, Superman #300, art by Curt Swan. I also did a New 52 version, which was pretty fun, too!

Mark Poulton, co-writer of the All Superheroes Must Die project which Gavin Smith is currently working on the art for, approached me about coloring over his pencils for a couple prints that’ll be sold at his LCS.

I got really excited when he said they’d be homages to comic book covers. The first is a nod to Amazing Spider-Man #252, and the second is a nod to GI JOE #23!

Jeez, it’s Monday already!

countpagan:

I DREW THIS A WHILE BACK…ITS THE PHANTOM…AND A MUMMY…DEAL WITH IT…PENCILS BY YOURS TRULY…FANFUCKINGTASTIC COLOURS BY THE AWESOME MICHAEL DAKE …THE DUDES A BEAST…CHECK HIM OUT…CHEERS

countpagan:

I DREW THIS A WHILE BACK…ITS THE PHANTOM…AND A MUMMY…DEAL WITH IT…PENCILS BY YOURS TRULY…FANFUCKINGTASTIC COLOURS BY THE AWESOME MICHAEL DAKE …THE DUDES A BEAST…CHECK HIM OUT…CHEERS