Wednesday, May 7, 2014

"Son of Batman" background painting



Background paintings of Gotham City from the "Son of Batman" DTV movie (available in stores 5/6/14).

I kind of wish I extended the art on the second background so that "Newton St." (named after underrated Batman artist Don Newton) wasn't cropped off to read: "Newto". It's hard to read from the angle, but the other street is named "Aparo" (named after another Batman artist).

™Warner Bros. Animation.

"Son of Batman" background painting



Background paintings of Gotham City from the "Son of Batman" DTV movie.
™Warner Bros. Animation.

"Son of Batman" background painting




Background paintings of Gotham Coliseum from the "Son of Batman" DTV movie (available in stores 5/6/14)


"Son of Batman" background painting



Background paintings of Gotham's amusement park from the "Son of Batman" DTV movie both in better days and in it's current state.

™Warner Bros. Animation.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

"Batman: The Dark Knight Returns" Colorscripts

Whenever possible, I tried to tie in the color for "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns" with what Lynn Varley did in the original graphic novel. Occasionally I would deviate for dramatic reasons or if there was a scene in the movie that wasn't in the original graphic novel. In the case of the taxi cab scene, it was a little of both. The characters Joanie and Silk were off panel in the book so their colors had to be established. Also, we thought that the lighting in the back of the cab should give a sense of dread and have a claustrophobic feeling. There was a scene in front of a bar in "Mean Streets" that everything was bathed in red, so I thought that would give the right mood. I figured that the taxi driver would have had his foot on the brake and that the red of the brake light was reflecting into the cab's interior. I know, not likely, but it does look pretty cool, right?

"The Dark Knight Returns" ™ DC Comics and Warner Bros Animation

"Batman: The Dark Knight Returns" Colorscripts

Colorscripts I did for for "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns"

"The Dark Knight Returns" ™ DC Comics and Warner Bros Animation

"Batman: The Dark Knight Returns" Colorscripts

Colorscripts I did for for "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns"

"The Dark Knight Returns" ™ DC Comics and Warner Bros Animation