This is a follow-up story about an illustration that Paul Shipper tweeted a few days ago. It's pretty cool, so we wanted to share a bit more details about this piece that "never made it to the drawing board"... And it gives us a great opportunity to introduce Paul to those who aren't familiar with him or his work.
Paul, can you tell us a bit about the Avengers piece?
The illustration was commissioned for ComiCONN and was intended for the convention programme cover... Superheroes of my choice? ...hmmm, had to be the Avengers!
Where did SketchBook Pro fit in your process?
The illustration came together really well, sketched out ideas, researched, then designed in Photoshop and illustrated using SketchBook Pro on the iPad. Originally just for mock up purposes... I use the app to create comprehensives for my clients mostly, its a fast way of sketching and coloring and playing for me to get the look I am after for each project.
In the case of the Avengers piece, the organizer loved the mock-up so much he decided to make it into posters for the show! He just fell in love with my iPad version and it never made it to the drawing board... they ran with the SBP artwork. Which just shows you how great the work can be straight from the app!
The Avengers piece has since proven to be very popular with fans of my work… which made me splash out and get a New iPad so I can work at higher res… the Avengers one was created in an evening on a 1st Gen iPad.