Jim Lee, the man who re-made the X-Men legend for a new generation, co-founded Image Comics, and currently co-publisher of DC Comics, just got an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil and decided to try them out on two icons: Batman and the Joker. Lee used Procreate, one of our favorite drawing apps, and posted the images and the recordings on Instagram.
Joker time lapsed video. As you can see, I really don't have much methodology other than I like seeing what happens when I lay down one color next to another. What I like about digital work is the ability to keep exploring so I use it as a learning tool. Still prefer working on canvas or paper but painting on a plane is a lot easier with tools like these #thejoker @procreateapp #ipadpro #forgivethemusic
Update: Now with Wonder Woman!
Flew up to Seattle for the day to @emeraldcitycomicon for a panel, a signing and #dccomics Retailer Roadshow presentation for #DCrebirth @gerardway's #DCyounganimal #hannabarbera #scoobydooapocalypse #suicidesquad and so much more. Tired on the flight back home but pulled out the iPadpro and did this to pass the time. Got a lot more traveling in my future so looking to keep learning how to paint, well, at least digitally. #wonderwoman in case it's not obvious
What I love so much about iPad Pro and Apple Pencil is that, as a longtime artist, it's easy to pick up and just start using. It makes the analog to digital leap into little more than a step. The tool gets out of the way and it's just you and what you're creating. And that's incredibly liberating.
When you're at Jim Lee's level, it's also just incredibly cool.
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