Friday, January 3, 2014

Serenity #4: Kaylee

Here is another painting I did for Dark Horse Comics', 'Serenity: Leaves on the Wind'. This one features Kaylee for the cover of issue #4. Only a few more to go!


  1. Great piece Dan! It is always bittersweet to see anything from Firefly. I guess I had better pick up the comics to get my fill.

    On a different but related note, when I was working on Stargate Worlds, I had the chance to go meet many of the actors in the various Stargate series at Comicon. I had lunch with Richard Dean Anderson (MacGyver!) and other's from the cast. The most memorable person though was Jewel Staite. She was working on Stargate Atlantis at the time. I think it is the only time I have been 'star struck.' Both I and my wife commented how beautiful she was in person. Yep.

    1. Cool! I had no idea you worked on that. I had dinner with R.D. Anderson a few years ago, and was starstruck too.

      I was actually having a lot of trouble capturing Kaylee's likeness on this piece, and Jewel was nice enough to take and email a pic of herself making that expression.

      It's funny how we hold celebrities to unusual standards of beauty, and nitpick the tiniest flaws. Yet when you see a celebrity in person, you're -literally- stunned by how beautiful they are.

      I saw a super model walking in NYC once, and no joke, every person in front of my school stopped what they were doing, and watched her as she approached from nearly a block away, and then passed in front of us. Even from that distance, there was some sort of spell about her that made people notice.

  2. I saw Stephen Baldwin at the airport and he, um, well, he had tats and said hi. Not so starstruck. But I know the feeling. People mistake me for a supermodel all the time. I think it would be fun to work on something like this, I liked the series Dan. Lot of pressure for likeness and stuff?

    1. Yeah... the likenesses are tough. When you're doing sequential art, there is leniency. When you're doing a realistic cover, not so much. Their faces need to be spot on, which really restricts your compositions to the reference available.

  3. That girl's got a heck of a wrench. I want her working on my plumbing.

  4. Oh wow! That is great! I would have picked these up anyway because of it being Firefly, but am even more interested now.


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