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Krishna M. Sadasivam creates custom comics and illustrations for organizations, magazines and companies. A champion of comics advocacy, Krishna speaks, blogs, and writes articles on illustration and sequential arts techniques and the importance of the comics medium in both education and brand awareness. His clients have included Microsoft, Mashable, Ultramatics, The Smithsonian Museum of Art, The Chai Company, Other World Computing and EE Times. Krishna's work has been featured on many notable websites, including TechCrunch, Gizmodo and CNET. His portfolio can be found at krishnadraws.com.

Art Process: Abandoned Home


Another lighting study using an initial digital pencil sketch to work out the layout, focal point and overall composition. Below is the final image. Black and white contrast check was up to snuff so I’m pleased overall with how this turned out. -Krishna

Moonlight Mailbox

Art Process: Space Terror


Design is an iterative process. It should be malleable. It should be fluid. Below is a composition, with three different “takes”. Initially, I started the first version as a quick painting demo in class. I wanted to go back and ink it. The results, in my view, were too stiff and the poses were devoid of energy. I really didn’t like this version at all, but I liked the overall composition from the initial painted version. Not satisfied, I scrapped version 1 completely. I restarted the illustration from scratch, exaggerating the character’s bodies and pushing their poses. As a result, […]

Space Terror

Art: Truck Driver


Unusual vehicles fascinate me. Below is a freehand sketch, drawn using a photograph as a guide. It took just a few speed lines and a little dust to give it some energy and movement. -Krishna

truckdriver

Process: Value Study


A quick value study exercise for the evening. I sketched the image and then used the lasso tool to layer shapes to give the sketch some form. I wanted to make this more of a value study than a finished piece.

old_lady_final

Art Process: Hellboy and Friends


Artists need to cleanse their palette every now and then. As a fan of Mignola’s use of shape and negative space, I wanted to incorporate those elements in this Hellboy piece. This might be the only time you’ll see Hellboy “cross over” with Luke Cage and Howard the Duck. Pencils: Inks for Hellboy:

Hellboy and Friends

Art: Temple at Night


Abandoned or desolate environments fascinate me because of the questions that come forth (“What happened here? Who lived here? Why did they leave?”) and the mystery of discovering something unknown or forbidden. -Krishna

Temple Night