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Art Advice 2.0 from Joe Madureira

Joe Madureira has continued voicing his art advice with details on what gear he uses, his influences, and skills needed for working in the game or comic industry.

Art Advice 2.0

Now for the specific art questions I do get very often:

1-I use a technical pencil with HB lead 99% of the time. Staedler, Koo-in-oor, Prismacolor Turquoise, it’s all good. Take your pick. I use them all. Sometimes I work on paper that’s a little different ( smoother or more coarse ) and I may move up or down to an H or a B lead if needed. But I find H and 2H digs into the paper and is too hard to erase ( Which sadly I do a lot of ) and B is too soft ( smudges like a mofo.) B is fantastic for going back over lines, darkening , and adding weight to your lines. Basically, ‘inking’ with a pencil. **Just keep a sheet of scrap paper under your hand or you will smudge the shit out of your drawing!!!**

HB suits my needs 99% of the time. Really no need to switch it out, just adjust your pressure. Harder or lighter. Usuall…

Red Monika pencils from SDCC 2012 sketch

Today Joe posted the pencils to his San Diego Comic Con sketch of Red Monika he drew last year. Hopefully he'll have another killer sketch for this years comic con which takes place July 18–21.

Art Advice from Joe Madureira

Today there was a very special post from Joe Madureira on his facebook page for artists. He has received endless questions over the years about what he uses to draw, what inspires him, career advice... etc, even myself, not being affiliated directly with Joe Madureira have also received these questions through email from Joe Mad fans for the last decade wanting to learn from the man himself or for him to critique their work. It's a lengthy post but if you're an artist these are very inspiring insights on how to be successful in the industry.


Do you really want to be an artist? Or a successful working professional?
Believe it or not there is a difference. I’m not usually a soapbox type guy, I don’t like instructing people, and I think I’m a terrible teacher. But hey, it’s Friday and I’m in a strange mood. So here goes:

I’ve noticed that a good number of my fans happen to be aspiring artists themselves. This is for all you guys. I get asked constantly: “Where should I go…

Savage Wolverine page pencils

Joe posted an alternate draft of a Savage Wolverine page. Check it out!

Looser shot of that wolvie cover. Sometimes I feel like I over-render and lose the energy!…
— Joe Madureira (@JoeMadx) April 26, 2013

New Savage Wolverine Page

Joe Madureira released a new savage wolverine page for our pleasure. Check it out!

Savage Wolverine Cover + Sketch

Joe Madureira posted a Savage Wolverine cover (not sure if it's for the first issue or not) as well as a concept sketch for it. The cover looks amaaazzing!
His thoughts on the cover "This Savage Wolverine cover is an homage to Paul Smith, Frank Miller and all the classic ninja ass-kicker issues!"

Guardians of the Galaxy #2 Joe Madureira Variant Cover Pencils

Joe has released the pencils for his Guardians of the Galaxy variant cover for issue number two.

The issue is being released April 24th.

Sneak Peek at Savage Wolverine

Comic Book Resources had their weekly Axel in Charge column in which there were some amazing new pages from Joe Madureira's Savage Wolverine run with Zeb Wells.
"Will the Savage Wolverine title be featuring a new creative team with each new arc or is a regular creator team in place once Zeb Wells/Joe Madureira finish their upcoming Spidey/Wolverine/Elektra storyline for the book?"

Alonso: “Savage Wolverine” will be home to top-flight creative teams telling no-holds-barred stories. We think you’ll be excited by our line-up. I sure am.

Guardians of the Galaxy Variant Cover

Joe Madureira is up to his old ways supplying his artistic talent towards a variant cover. This time it's for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy #2. Check it out!