I've been digging Tony's weekly posts of awesome art picks (and loving the Phil Noto insertions) but it always feels like there isn't enough there (to meanyway, I'm addicted to comic art and artists and want to be a professional illustrator). Other sites, which I won't mention, do similar things
So here's my idea and someone please tell me if this is already or has been covered/done:
Us Comic Viner's post our own art picks. Hopefully this will take off. I think it would be really great and I'm sure we'd all discover artist's we've never heard of before, which is always good.
I'm even going to suggest a format/formula of doing this, and it goes a little something like this...
For this heading pick a piece that either has been released in recent weeks (be it online or even in this week's comics)
Mine would have to be the Daredevil #1 cover by Javier Rodriguez. Simply a great cover for a great issue. Words are used very cleverly here, as you can see.
People can post covers or panel work or one off pieces on someone's blog, etc. Just make sure it's pretty current.
For this pick an image you regard as classic or that you've always remembered for one reason or another . It could be from the 60's or last month. Completely up to you, but try and describe why it's so great
Many to choose, this time I'll pick Jim Lee's epic spread from X-men #1. For as long as I can remember, I can remember remembering this pic. Folow me? No?
Favorite Artist Pick
Pick an image by one of your favorite artists
Frank Quitley is by far my favorite artist and I was even lucky enough to meet him a few months ago. Such a talent and inspiration. Hard to choose just one pic but this one happens to be staring me in the face right now. It's been my phone wallpaper for months now
Shout Out Pick
If at all possible post a pic by an up and coming artist, a little known artist or even someone you know
Declan Shalvey is an irish comic book artist currently working on Thunderbolts. He's pretty much amazing. He's part of the Eclectic Mick's blog which features daily posts by other irish artists working in the comic book industry too
Do you like X-Force? Cos I love X-force and this piece is a visual treat to behold
So let me know what you think of this idea. I'm hoping to make a post every week so hopefully this will take off. Try not to post something that's already here unless it's really really really really awesome!