Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Doctor Strange Variant Cover!






Kidding...

It's actually a private commission piece.




Very much a die-hard fan of the original run drawn by Steve Ditko, there's plenty after him who've done a fine turn, but for me, nobody expressed that otherworldly weirdness any better than Ditko.

Looking thru the Essential Doctor Strange Vol 1 - in glorious black and white - left my jaw dangling in admiration and reminded me how profoundly the guy influenced me; the attention to atmosphere and the character of a place; the bold poses; the dramatic use of light and shade.
And everything belonged on the page, nothing seemed wasted or superfluous. Not an easy thing to do, and studying his work again, i realise I've still got so much more to learn.

6 comments:

jon haward said...

agreed ditko rules on doc strange, your version looks fab ,the art would make a great t-shirt!, you should draw a mini series of the good doc :-)

Gary Crutchley said...

By the Shades of the Seraphim, that is one crackin' piece of art mate.

Mark Buckingham said...

I absolutely adore this!!!! Wish you could be drawing Dr. Strange for real! Wonderful.

Alexander said...

Very nice Shame, great work!!!

shane oakley said...

jon - cheers! i'd say ditko ruled on a lot of the books he did.
i'd LOVE to draw a mini series - not likely, but stranger things have happened...

gary n' buck - many thanx and many manly hugs.

alexander - shame?

Drazen said...

NIce!

Those recent Ditko reprint books have been fantastic