marvin luna

illustrator / designer
Grayscale study for The Reluctant Prophet > a graphic novel based on thr Old Testament account of Jonah. This in progress project is looking for a publishing home. marvinluna.com

Grayscale study for The Reluctant Prophet > a graphic novel based on thr Old Testament account of Jonah. This in progress project is looking for a publishing home. marvinluna.com

The Prophet Jonah’s new profile pic… Maybe not, it is though a grayscale study for an in progress graphic novel based on the Old Testament account. The Reluctant Prophet is looking for a publisher to call home. Check out more here > marvinluna.com. @mlunaID

The Prophet Jonah’s new profile pic… Maybe not, it is though a grayscale study for an in progress graphic novel based on the Old Testament account. The Reluctant Prophet is looking for a publisher to call home. Check out more here > marvinluna.com. @mlunaID

Evening swag > Georges Prosper Remi > Hergé

Evening swag > Georges Prosper Remi > Hergé

This is where art is made:

Jeff Lemire - Joe Kubert - Travis Charest - Alex Maleev - Esad Ribic - Daniel ClowesJack Kirby - George Perez - Alex Ross

(Source: xcyclopswasrightx, via in-sequence)

Happy Kirby Day (Aug/28/1917 - Feb/6/ 1994)

marvinluna:

I’ve been reading through “Studio Space: The World’s Greatest Comic Illustrators at Work”. Below is a great thought by Tim Sale on illustrating detail.  It captures some conclusions I’ve come to about detailed illustration within the comic medium, like using line work as a way to communicate something personal and using line to only show what is NEEDED. Sale also mentions how Alex Toth rocks, that’s always nice.   

"When I was younger I was as susceptible as any other to the seductiveness of detail, but eventually you realize that so often it is just covering up bad drawing. Detail can be used effectively, though it almost never is.

You can learn so much from Alex Toth, the play between black and white, the simple economy of line, and just the right touch here and there.

The ability to make something look real has nothing to do with what I consider is important in art. There needs to be a communication, a sharing of yourself or a point of view. If it is just showing off, then I’m not interested in that.”

mazzucchelli

mazzucchelli

Progress.

Progress.

inspiringoddsnsods:

Two pages from “White Devil…Yellow Devil!” from Star Spangled War Stories #164 written by Robert Kanigher and incredibly drawn by Alex Toth…

(via jasonlatour)

Grayscale rendering for The Reluctant Prophet, a graphic novel based on the Old Testament account of Jonah. Figuring out lighting and value before I transition into digital color. see more here and here. This book project is a work in progress and is currently looking for a publishing home. 

Grayscale rendering for The Reluctant Prophet, a graphic novel based on the Old Testament account of Jonah. Figuring out lighting and value before I transition into digital color. see more here and here. This book project is a work in progress and is currently looking for a publishing home. 

Another day of work with this guy ^ .

Another day of work with this guy ^ .