Wolalina COLOR Picture

Original Lines - Yusuf Idris

Color - David Delanty

Oh wow, jumping into the time machine with this one. Here's an image I did for a compilation book back in 2008. Now, the time has worn heavy on the image, but I'm glad it did. I remember having some difficulties pulling this one together, and that was back when I was still learning various tricks of painting and color.

I get an Email tonight telling me that the compilation is finished, and that I may now post it Online. While you guys have been getting a hefty helping of my current style, here's a chronological throwback.

And I just could not upload the image as was. You guys have been getting images flush with color and vibrant tones, I couldn't just let this standard daytime scheme sit alone amongst them, it needed that extra zing. So tonight I took the opportunity presented to not just showcase it, but revisit it. Try to bring it into 2010. I remember how much I loved doing this one, but I could plainly see that my habits from 2008 were quite prominent. I pulled the color even further, gave more pop to the main character, really dumped some strong reds on those drapes to border the character, and added even further minute details I wouldn't have gotten two years ago. So yeah, it's not the genuine deal, it's still an older piece. But I did try to make it look, you know, reminiscent. Not OLD.

Here's some details on the book I'd like to share:

Orang Utan Comics is the publisher for the Wolalina comics that are about a lady, who is a former secret agent for the M.Y.T.H. (Mythological & Young Terran Heroes) agency, where people from ancient mythologies actually exist and they work together with humans to stop evil organizations from across the universe. Now she works as a time-traveling private detective to find people who have mysteriously disappeared in the past.

There are going to be 5 bi-monthly comics in color with 40 sequential/comic pages in each comic and Wolalina: The 52 Weeks Gallery is a 52 pages long pin-up gallery book to show where is Wolalina during each week in her busiest year that has 2 Eisner award winners, a Russ Manning award winner and tons of artists, who have drawn comic books like 52, 2000 A.D., Action Comics, Army of Darkness: Ashes 2 Ashes, Astro Boy Movie Prequel, Authority, Back to Brooklyn, Batgirl, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Cable & Deadpool, Caliber, Captain Planet & the Planeteers, Castlevania: The Belmont Legacy, Crecy, Criminal, Darkness, Dark Tower: The Gunslinger, Deathlok: The Demolisher, Dynamo 5, Elmer, Emma Frost, Excalibur, Fables, Fallen Angel, Fantastic Four, Fathom, Fear Agent, Forgotten Realms, Galaxy Rangers, G.I. Joe, Gravel, Grimm Fairy Tales, Hack/Slash, Hellblazer, He-Man & the Masters of the Universe: Icons of Evil, Immortal Iron Fist, Incognito, Incredible Hulk, Jungle Girl, Justice League of America, Lady Death: Dark Horizons, Lockjaw & the Pet Avengers, The Losers, Marvel Adventures: the Avengers, Marvel Zombies, Micronauts, Nightwing, Noble Causes, Northlanders, Nova, Peter Parker: Spider-Man, Power Rangers, The Punisher MAX, The Real Ghostbusters, Red Sonja, Robotech, She-Hulk, Silver Surfer, Sleeper, Spawn, The Star Trek Manga, Star Wars, Street Fighter, Supergirl, Superman/Batman, Tales of T.M.N.T., Teen Titans, Texas Chainsaw: Massacre: The Grind, Thunderbolts, Thundercats, Tomb Raider, Transformers, Uncanny X-Men, Voltron: Defender of the Universe, War of Kings: Warriors, Wetworks, WildCats, Witchblade, Wonder Woman, X-Factor, X-Force, Y: The Last Man and many more.

Here is the Wolalina site with a youtube trailer and links to the the first Wolalina comic with a cover drawn by Adriana Melo (Amazing Spider-Man, Ms. Marvel) and colored by Dominic Marco (Grimm Fairy Tales, Hack/Slash):


Your local comic shop owners can also order the first Wolalina comic from here:


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