Way back in January Kirby-Vision featured Loston Wallace‘s black and white commision piece, Thing Collage. Loston has now very kindly forwarded two very different colour treatments of the piece which we present for your viewing pleasue. Below you will find Matt Webb‘s rendition which utilises the sort of colour palette widely used on 1960s comic covers. This is followed by Steve Downer who brings his impressive digital skills to the artwork. Great jobs by both artists we’re sure you’ll agree.
Black Bolt courtesy of Loston Wallace.
Galactus and the Silver Surfer courtesy of Loston Wallace.
“Here’s a commission I did a while back. This was fun to do because the client asked me to do something interesting. He wanted me to draw them in a style that was a combination of Jack Kirby meets John Buscema! I did my best to merge the two marvel “house” styles of the Silver Age, and I’ve gotten a lot of positive reaction from this piece. The inking is all brush work, done with a #3 Kolinsky Red Sable Raphael brush. It sure was a joy to do, so I hope you’ll enjoy it!”
Today’s Kirby-goodness comes courtesy of North Carolina based artist, Loston Wallace. First up there’s the Green Goliath himself, which features a mighty colouring job by Steve Downer, followed by a host of sketch-book workouts featuring some favorite grotesques from Tales to Astonish/of Suspense.
Loston is an alumni of the Joe Kubert School of Art and has provided artwork for the role playing industry as well as the DC Comics Licensing Department producing children’s books based on DC’s animated properties. His comic credits include: Klyde & Meriem, Flash Gordon and Lorna, Relic Wrangler. You can find more of Loston’s work at his website and DeviantArt page.