Monday, January 21, 2008

Cerebus: thumbnails


It's been a while since I've done a commission, and this one has been a long time in the making. I just finished the colors last night, so we'll go step by step this week until we get to the final piece.

I was asked to use the cast of characters you see above from Dave Sim's Cerebus in a composition similar to Da Vinci's Last Supper (also shown above, in case you'd like to compare and contrast:). I cropped the composition quite a bit but I think you still get the gist.

Trying to do something on par with the Last Supper was a bit daunting to say the least so, instead of just copying poses and whatnot, I decided to lighten the tone a bit by having Cerebus hording all of the food and drink and letting out a huge burp in the middle of dinner. Classy, right?

Anyway, check back tomorrow for the finished pencils.

4 comments:

Raphael said...

That looks incredibly fun. Awesome job.

Also noticed your upcoming gig on Daredevil with Parks and Brubaker. Congrats! I can't wait to see it.

Justin said...

Yes Congrats... *expletives all around* April will not come soon enough! So happy.

Luke said...

Hells Yeah! I hope this leads to more work at Marvel.

Chris Samnee said...

Thanks Raphael, Justin and Luke.
I havin' a really great time with this one. Can't wait to share somethin' with you all.