NLB Call No.: 741.5092 ROS -[ART]
ISBN: 0375714626

One word.


As the title says, this fully illustrated book details Alex Ross’ hand-painted gouache renditions of familiar superheroes like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash etc. The best part for me was near the end of the book, where there are photos and steps explaining how he starts off with live models, photos, to sketch, painting (black and grey tones first, before applying colours!) and final rendition.

Seems he doesn’t use a computer. Which might explain why his illustrations appear (to me) as having a sense of beautiful nostalgia.

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