Wednesday, April 22, 2009

From The Files: MIRROR'S EDGE

I've gotten a few requests to see some of my prep work for MIRROR'S EDGE, so I thought I'd put up one of the pinup pieces I put together when Wildstorm asked me to try out for the gig. The final version will probably end up as bonus material in an MIRROR'S EDGE collection (if they decide to do one, of course), but here's a peek at the pencils.

I don't normally fill in the shadow areas during the penciling process (takes way too much time and I get smudges everywhere), but I was trying to impress everybody. Seems to have worked. I ended up getting the job.


michael said...


matthew dow smith said...

Thanks, Michael. Glad you like.

Anonymous said...

Matt, Have you thought about trying a Steranko Red Tide approach and skipping the ink. You have a sharpness coming across in the pencils that takes you in a slightly different visual direction.

Larry Shuput

matthew dow smith said...

You know, Larry... you're actually the second person to say that to me today. My friend Tom Nucci suggested the same thing a couple hours ago.

What I'd really love to do is figure out how to work some dry brush in to break up the blocky shapes without loosing the amount of shadows.

Just don't have enough control of the brush, yet. Hopefully soon.


Anonymous said...

Have you tried a rougher grade of paper and tools like the pitt or micron brush markers. I might be mistaken but I think that's what Sean Phillips uses.