2/21/10

Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths


Well, it sure has been a while. I am very sorry for neglecting the blog for such a long time, but I have been extremely busy with all sorts of things, including a new job and moving to a new place. I am starting to get my schedule under control, so hopefully I can start posting here more regularly.

Here is the cover to Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths, a Warner Brothers animated movie, available on DVD, Blu-ray February 23. The cover was drawn by Phil Bourassa with clean-up by Dusty Abell and colored by me.

I can only recall one other instance in which I colored another artist's work, which was a pin-up for Marvel a very long time ago, so this was a fun new challenge. Luckily, Phil and Dusty are both excellent artists, so my job was a lot easier. While I originally set out to color the drawing in a fairly straightforward cel-shaded style, we wound up going for a somewhat more painterly finish. My challenge was to render in such a way as to not overpower the clean line art. I colored with Photoshop CS4.

The film itself is excellent, so I highly recommend picking up a copy. I believe it is the best of the WB/DC Comics animated DVDs thus far. The official site has lots more info and imagery to enjoy.

As always, thanks for stopping by, and I'll do my best to not keep you waiting so long next time.

Joshua

9 comments:

Scott Forbes said...

Sharp work Josh, the colors look fantastic!

Can't wait to see what you've got in the works.

Hope everything is well,

Scott

sammy! said...

Yay! New update! Been waiting like whole my life...hihi...thank you so much for sharing this Josh! Suuuperrb work!

Saranga said...

great stuff. love the traditional Diana.

Dean Trippe said...

that's really gorgeous coloring, dude. :)

K.G. said...

I THOUGHT you colored that! I told a co-worker that it looked so much like your work... really cool!

Esteban Pedreros said...

I had been looking for an image of this DVD, but I could only find it with the logos and prices and whatnot.

Glad to see you back posting Josh. I believe you about JL: Crisis on 2 Earths being a great movie, but is it better than JL: The New Frontier?

RAWLS said...

Josh my friend... this turned out great!! What a fantastic collaboration of talented folks! Phil posted this as well & I'd thought the colours looked familiar!! haha! Well done man.

Tanoshiboy said...

Man, I love this piece.

bouhaki said...

I used to work at Blockbuster and remember admiring the artwork on the case to this DVD. Can't believe I stumbled upon it so much later!