Comic Cover Reconstructions

Discussion in 'Transformers Comics Discussion' started by kgorman79, May 25, 2016.

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    Only just discovered this thread, and... christ on a bike, these bring back memories!

    One of those memories is, of course, how comics only cost 32p...

    I'm glad I'm not begging me mum to buy me comics, now. 32p was an easier sell... :lol 

    Alas I am no longer the 9 year old who whinged at her for twenty solid minutes in Woolies, to get her to buy me Hot Rod. The begging'd look a bit more sad now I'm nearly 40... :p 

    Awesome work, keep it up!
     
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    Cheers! Glad you enjoyed them :D 

    Yeah, it's mental how much comics cost these days. Still remember picking up Transformers and Action Force every week and still having change from a quid!
     
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    Innit tho! I used to get Transformers, Action Force, MASK and The Real Ghostbusters. You wouldn't get change from a tenner nowadays!

    I got mine from a nice lady at the newsagents, who put them in a big folder in a drawer till me mam picked them up. As a result, whenever I read anything on Comixology, my 9 year old brain goes, "WHAT IS THIS SORCERY?!" :p 
     
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    The one for Bumblebee's Last Stand made me bust out laughing.
     
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    Been totally neglecting this thread. Update on the way soon but first...

    Decided to upgrade my aging iPad yesterday and went for the iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil. What a seriously nice piece of kit.
    Mainly went for the pro as I want to start doing proper drawing and image editing on it

    Asked some folks on twitter last night about apps with psd layer support and Procreate was recommended by @santiagojones (get your ass back on here mate!)
    Pretty nice app, going to have a lot of fun with it.

    Another guy on twitter asked could I do a tutorial for my covers as procreate has a screen recording function. This isn't quite a tutorial but will give you an idea of what goes into making one of these

    Hope this works as I don't really use YouTube, and you may need to turn the volume up a notch as my phone was providing the soundtrack!

     
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    Thanks man!
     
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    In my continuing attempt to keep my website updated i wrote some words tonight!

    You've probably all seen the image already, but this is a little article on the recreation i did of the Autobot Splash page from TFUS issue 1.

    Comic Recreations: Issue 1 Autobot Intro Splash Page

    Autobot Lineup Ark - RESIZED WORKING1.jpg
     
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    * Cross posted from the UKTD Thread *

    Just thinking about how i mentioned that i'd not posted all the covers here that i'd done.

    Let's see if i can remember to do this each week but i'm going to post a couple every friday, starting from the start and in order. If i do any new ones they can slot in when i finish them. And i'll throw in any related stuff too.

    So starting all the way back at issue 1!

    Soundwave being absolutely fucking awesome and shooting Prime in the face (this may be the main reason why i absolutely love Soundwave!)

    [​IMG]Transformers UK Comic 01 - FULL HD by Kevin Gorman, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Transformers UK Comic 01 - FULL HD COMPARISON by Kevin Gorman, on Flickr

    And of course this cover was reused for The Complete Works Part 1 collection:

    [​IMG]Transformers UK Comic The Complete Works Pt.1 - FULL HD by Kevin Gorman, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Transformers UK Comic The Complete Works Pt.1 - FULL HD COMPARISON by Kevin Gorman, on Flickr

    And issue 2 AKA The Penis Rock Issue!

    [​IMG]Transformers UK Comic 02 - FULL HD - theforgedserket edit by Kevin Gorman, on Flickr

    And the slightly more SFW version in the comparison :lol 

    [​IMG]Transformers UK Comic 02 - FULL HD COMPARISON by Kevin Gorman, on Flickr
     
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    Getaway finally has what’s coming to him.
     
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    Defensor is standing too far away in the photo.
     
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    An hour until I escape from work and the weekend starts. Hallelujah! Praise Primus!

    Back to reposting these after my break over the last month.
    So here's 3 to get me back up and posting again.

    Number 37 was the one that made me realise that you can do some cool stuff with photoshop and make some pretty complex images. Done loads more complex stuff since then but this one was the first. Kind of like to polish it up a bit with some of the stuff i've learnt to do since it was made (And file properties tell me that it was made in november '16, jeez that feels like a long time ago!)

    Just noticed that the lasso work on Buster in that one is truly crap :lol  Definitely needs a redo!

    [​IMG]Transformers UK Comic 32 - FULL HD by Kevin Gorman, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Transformers UK Comic 37 - FULL HD by Kevin Gorman, on Flickr

    And two versions of this one.

    1 - "Messed up colours" version

    [​IMG]Transformers UK Comic 38 - WHAT WAS THE COLOURER THINKING VERSION - FULL HD by Kevin Gorman, on Flickr

    2 - "Real Colours" Version

    [​IMG]Transformers UK Comic 38 - FULL HD by Kevin Gorman, on Flickr

    And the originals

    [​IMG]32-37-38 by Kevin Gorman, on Flickr
     
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