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The Infinite Loop Bookmark Illustration This here is a piece I illustrated a while ago for my friends Elsa Charretier & Pierrick Colinet's comic project The Infinite Loop. To know more about the book check out their website here: http://www.bigheadlittlearms.com/#!the-infinite-loop-english/c15gcAlso, I’d like to remind you that they’re looking for a US publisher!

The Infinite Loop Bookmark Illustration 

This here is a piece I illustrated a while ago for my friends Elsa Charretier & Pierrick Colinet's comic project The Infinite Loop. To know more about the book check out their website here: http://www.bigheadlittlearms.com/#!the-infinite-loop-english/c15gc

Also, I’d like to remind you that they’re looking for a US publisher!

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Malta Comics Expo 2014I’ll be a guest at the Malta Comics Expo on October 31 - November 2. Tickets and more details on my attendance can be found here: Malta Comics Expo 2014. In the meantime I’ll be doing a very limited amount of pre-show commissions. Details below:Pre-Show Commissions
Single character
Rendered with greyscale markers
On 11” x 14” paper
€250
Artwork will be delivered at the convention. No exceptions.
Paypal payment required.
More details can be found on my FAQ page.
Please contact me with your character request here m_asrar@hotmail.com

Malta Comics Expo 2014

I’ll be a guest at the Malta Comics Expo on October 31 - November 2. Tickets and more details on my attendance can be found here: Malta Comics Expo 2014. In the meantime I’ll be doing a very limited amount of pre-show commissions. Details below:

Pre-Show Commissions

  • Single character
  • Rendered with greyscale markers
  • On 11” x 14” paper
  • €250
  • Artwork will be delivered at the convention. No exceptions.
  • Paypal payment required.
  • More details can be found on my FAQ page.

Please contact me with your character request here m_asrar@hotmail.com

Thor Blank Cover

Thor Blank Cover

rawan-cat asked: I know u get this a lot of time, but I can't help but to say your art style is pretty amazing

bryninhell asked: Hello, big fan and love your work! I particularly love your Copic marker art pieces and was wondering how you approach using copics?

I have the full range of warm and cool greys on bristol smooth paper. I start off with the basic drawing which I ink with pens very lightly. Then I render the entire grayscales with Copics. I usually go from light to dark unless I plan ahead on areas I can be bold with. It’s a good idea to have an idea of what you want to achieve. Think of lighting and different planes (background, foreground). Then I complete the inks with details. Finally I add white highlights wherever needed with white acrylics, gel pens and so on.

That’s the summary of it.

empaya-comics asked: Dear Mahmud, what are (in your opinion) the top 5 mistakes to avoid, when creating comics? Thank you very much in advance.

Now that is one of the toughest questions I have ever received. There are probably an infinite number of mistakes to avoid but I’ll try to write up the ones that come up to my mind right now.

1- Learn from others but avoid copying from them (literally and figuratively).

2- Never draw anything you don’t know by heart. Finding reference is easier than ever. Use it to your advantage. Assuming you know how to draw anything from memory will lead to mistakes.

3- Comics are all about telling a story in sequential form. Whatever you put on paper should serve that purpose. Forgetting that is a big mistake.

4- Don’t draw your figures without considering their surroundings and perspective.

5- Work according to your allotted time. Know your abilities, limits and capabilities and plan according to the time you are given. Slaving away on an inconsequential things will not go along with your deadlines or editors.

There are probably better answers for this but these are pretty important too, I think. They are probably mistakes I constantly make myself too.

compliments-people asked: You're awesome and an amazing person!

itsreddeadroots asked: Just saying great work hopefully I'll be as good as you are sooner than later

Thanks! The world needs some great art. So keep at it and give it your best shot.

idkwhatyousay asked: Daha önce bu kadar iyi çizen, hem de dc comics veya marvella ilgili şeyler çizen hem de kendi ülkemden birini görmemiştim, harikasın :D cidden çizgi roman mı çiziyosun süper ya ilham verdin bana resmen *-*

Çok teşekkür ederim. Ben yetişirken etrafımdaki bir kaç arkadaşı saymazsak ilham alabileceğim çevremde kimse yoktu. O yüzden ilham verebildiğimi bilmek çok sevindirici bir şey.

Başarılar ve kolaylıklar.

paulsrph asked: Hi Mahmud, Love the cover to All New X-men 34. I notice cyclops is on that cover and none of the others involving the trip to the ultimate universe. So is that an instance of the cover having nothing to do with the contents? Thanks.

As you probably know comic covers these days are produced way ahead of the actual comics themselves. When I got on board for that cover, I didn’t realize Cyclops wouldn’t be part of the team. So I included him in the composition. Unfortunately things like this happen in the distribution model of comics these days.

Superman & Wonder Woman Blank Cover

Superman & Wonder Woman Blank Cover

Spider-Man Blank Cover

Spider-Man Blank Cover