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.


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.