billforster

0

Venom vs. The King of the Jungle – comic book coloring

by

Artist Bill Forster Comic Book Coloring Venom Marvel

I’ve always been a fan of Sam Kieth’s work. From Sandman to The Maxx to The Hollows, his art is so…unique and alive. Nobody draws like him. So I really wanted to color a piece of his work.

Artist Bill Forster Comic Book Coloring Venom MarvelI especially had fun coloring the lion’s head. There’s just so much personality in there.

The background I made to look like parchment because for whatever reason that seemed “jungley” to me. Besides, it worked well with the grassy boarder and added some fun texture.

1

Bloo’s On First

by

I wanted to tell a funny little two page story of Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, but challenge myself my not using a whole lotta words. Only in the last panel for the punchline would I break the quiet. I thought, following a ball around adds some action and gives me the chance to tell the story through the art.

I think the whole thing was worth it just for that center panel of the ball flying over Edwardo’s head. I’m especially proud of that panel. I want to paint it on a wall or get a tattoo of it. Edwardo’s the best!

Comic Artist Bill Forster_Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends_Comic Book ArtHere are the inked pages before coloring!

Comic Artist Bill Forster_Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends_Comic Book Art Comic Artist Bill Forster_Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends_Comic Book Art

0

Got me some color! Comic book coloring that is!

by

Here’s some more comic book coloring I have done. Two are John Byrne pinups. I love coloring his art. I saw the World’s Finest piece and really dug all the fire he had inked. By making the fire completely bright yellow color holds it gives the fire some life and adds that extra sense of heat.

On the Daredevil piece, Stiltman’s extended leg gave me an opportunity to paint in some shiny metal and add some further depth that I think really helped the image pop.

The third is from IDW’s G.I. Joe issue #21. I liked how the second panel is through the eyes of the character in the green glasses so I saturated everything with green. Fun stuff!

Bill Forster Colors DC World's Finest Comic Book Coloring Bill Forster Colors Marvel Daredevil Comic Book Coloring Bill Forster Colors IDW G.I. Joe Comic Book Coloring

0

Green Eyed Monsters – My Little Pony

by

Here’s a 2 page My Little Pony comic story that I made. I threw it up on DeviantArt and it received over 40,000 views and tons of favorites. It even made it to the front “What’s Hot” page, which I was rather proud of. Typically I draw on board and then color digitally. The lettering was done by Hde Ponsonby-Jones. You can check out his blog here at: http://letterpunk.wordpress.com/

I love drawing Rarity because of all the hair and the attitude. It makes storytelling through the art really fun. The snotty little Diamond Tiara and her bratty friend Silver Spoon make for great facial expressions too.

Bill Forster My Little Pony Spike Rarity Diamond Tiara Silver Spoon Comic Book Art

Here are the individual pages before the letters were laid down.

Bill Forster My Little Pony Spike Rarity Diamond Tiara Silver Spoon Comic Book Art Bill Forster My Little Pony Spike Rarity Diamond Tiara Silver Spoon Comic Book Art

0

Cobra Commander in Space

by

As a way to promote my book G.I.Joe Field Manual Vol. 2, …and just because I could, I launched my Cobra Commander action figure into space. Actually it was a little over 100,000 feet into the air.

Bill_Forster_Cobra_Commander_in_Space

I had the crazy idea of launching our dear Cobra Commander with a camera attached so we could see the curvature of the Earth. I got really excited and told my wonderful girlfriend who often is forced to listen to all my crazy, hair-brained ideas. She casually said, “Talk to my brother. He’s an engineer. He’ll know how to send an action figure into space!” Sure enough, he did! In fact, he’s made a number of launches for SCIENCE! So Jeff Wilschke gets ALL the credit. Check out the video:

.

0

So I Got Myself a Blog! – comic book coloring

by

All the cool kids have blogs, why shouldn’t I? Facebook and Twitter don’t really give me the best arena to display my artwork. Therefore, I will be using this here blog to focus on my line art work as well as my coloring work. Also, I will be posting what conventions I’m at and what projects I will be working on. Well, I’m sure you know how this all works.

Anyway, here are some comic book coloring samples I have done:

bill_forster_Art_portfolio_Hellboy_Comic Book Coloring bill_forster_Art_portfolio_Marvel Moonknight_Comic Book Coloring bill_forster_Comic Book Coloring _ Anime Art

Thanks for stopping by! Look for more soon!

0

Sharkticonado! Kup & Hot Rod vs. Sharkticons! – Inspired by Transformers The Movie

by

Originally I intended to draw Kup fighting the Sharticons inspired by the Transformers The Movie scene. But when I showed the pencil sketches around I kept getting asked the same question, “Where’s Hot Rod?” So to rectify Hot Rod’s absence I made a companion piece! This allowed me the real estate to feature a large amount of Sharkticons without shrinking Hot Rod of sticking him behind Kup. You can see the two side-by-side a little further down.

Sharkticons_Kup_Transformers_BillForster

Sharkticons_HotRod_Transformers_BillForster

Here’s a little look at the process of coloring. This is Kup’s colors minus the ink work.kupcolors

Here’s the two prints side by side! Twice the Sharkticons! Sharkticons_HotRod_Kup_Transformers_BillForster.jpg

1 2 3 4