Couple pieces

Tanna is out of town this weekend. I’m chillin with the boy-o’s. Here are a few pieces I did.

First is a digital painting over Stephen Segovia’s lines of a Vision commission. Lines are here:
vision_by_sjsegovia_colwell

Second is a quick Archie sketch (Watchmen, not Jughead and Veronica) for Ten Ton studios’ sketch challenge. Can’t enter because it is digital, but I like to draw the prompts sometimes anyway.
Archie

Wolverine vs Hulk

This weekend I did a painting collaboration using David Yardin’s very cool commission he posted on DeviantArt.com back in 2010 (http://davidyardin.deviantart.com/art/Wolverine-Vs-Hulk-169884198). I was taken by the iconic imagery and solid composition and thought I would like to use it as the foundation for a painted work. It was a lot of trial and error, but in the end I learned a lot and found some new tricks I can use in my everyday work. I would love to work more in this painted style though.

Wolverine_Vs_Hulk_by_yardin_colwell

IDW Art Dump

Okay, it’s been a busy few months for me thanks to the constant requests from editor Tom Waltz over at IDW. Started off with an alt cover assignment for Borderlands: Origins #3 with lines by energy master Jose Holder. Followed up by the whole book of Mars Attacks the Real Ghostbusters one-shot with lines again by Jose Holder. After that was the colors for HBO/Cinemax’s tie-in comic for their new show “Banshee”. Mike Henderson did the great toned pages for it. Love his style! Nice big print run on that and now available for free on iTunes and, I think, Comixology. Finishing that and got another cover gig for New Ghostbusters #3 drawn by Danny Cruz while waiting for the second part of Banshee from Mike. Now I’m working on those and have another super-secret IDW project that you’ll hear about as soon as I can. I’m very excited for it. Again with Mr. Holder’s lines.

Borderland: Origins #3
Lines by Jose Holder
Colors by Jeremy Colwell

Borderland Origins #3 Jose Holder and Jeremy Colwell

Banshee
Lines by Mike Henderson
Colors by Jeremy Colwell

Banshee cover Mike Henderson and Jeremy Colwell

Banshee page 15 Mike Henderson and Jeremy Colwell

Banshee page 28 Mike Henderson and Jeremy Colwell

New Ghostbusters #3
Lines by Danny Cruz

Colors by Jeremy ColwellNew Ghostbusters #3 Danny Cruz and Jeremy Colwell

The End is Near!

MightyThor_03_13_coipel_morales_flats_trinitymathews_450_color

In honor of the coming demise of our existence tomorrow, I figured I would color this page featuring the world devourer, Galactus, and his faithful herald, the Silver Surfer. Like lots of my sample pages, I found this one on the Flats for Colorists group.

Pencils by Copiel.
Inks by Morales.
Flats by TrinityMathews.
Colors by Colwell (me).

Thrillbent and other news

Sorry for the long delays between posts. Still trying to come up for air. October was insane. I know in this industry it’s feast or famine, but it’s been down right glutinous how much work I’ve been offered lately. I am not complaining!

Some news to share, the Trekker/Johnny Zombie project has hit Thrillbent.com. Check out the first part here: http://www.thrillbent.com/project/city-of-the-dead-01/ I did the first half and Grace Allison did the second half (from where Mercy grabs the rail when falling). It was planned this way. You’ll see why later. The second part should be posted in two weeks.

Speaking of Trekker, Dark Horse has officially picked it up and Ron Randall and I are gearing up for more Mercy St. Clair stories in Dark Horse Presents (DHP) this coming May. I know we’ll be on the cover of one of our issues at least. Also, got a Trekker Omnibus in the works as well as new material beyond DHP, I think. I did another Trekker pic with Ron for the 2013 ECCC Monsters & Dames charity book. Haven’t heard if it was accepted yet, but last years was and I think this is even better.

IDW seems to be my new freelance home lately. Couldn’t be happier. Great set of guys there to work with. Communication is amazing and they run a tight ship–very professional. I can’t announce or show work yet, but they are the reason I’m not sleeping much in Oct and Nov.

Lots of other little gigs, too. Did a few covers for some indie friends and a few more coming as well as some interiors for a book coming in May I think. I like doing these since they enthusiasm is always so high with that crowd. It’s not a job, it’s a passion.

Sorry again for the lapse in posts. I’ll toss up some art in the next week or so after I put my current deadline to bed.

Last One Out page1 v2

Going back into these now to tighten up some things that bugged me in the first versions. Also, I had originally wanted to do black and white, but since I’m mostly a colorist now, I felt compelled to add color. It just brings a bit more to the piece, like a soundtrack to a movie. There’s still at least one more round of revisions to go before I consider it done enough to submit, but I wanted to share where I’m going with it.