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Journal Entry: Sat Dec 27, 2014, 10:16 PM
TinyCo logoSo a couple of months ago I started working for a San Francisco game company called TinyCo, makers of the excellent Family Guy: The Quest For Stuff (iOS/Android).  And while I love the game and play it obsessively (just got Jesus and Gene Simmons as playable characters this week!!), that's not actually the project I'm working on. Fact is, I'm DYING to tell you all about it, but I can't.  Not yet, at any rate, but soon. Can't wait to share all the art for it.  Stay tuned!



So now I've got a Facebook Artist page-- www.facebook.com/pages/David-N… --have you checked it out? 

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X-Tinction Agenda #1 Cover by DNA-1
X-Tinction Agenda #1 Cover
Just announced!!  My all-time favorite X-Men storyline--X-TINCTION AGENDA--returns as part of Marvel's upcoming Secret Wars mega event!  And as if that wasn't cool enough, it's written by Arrow's Marc Guggenheim​, whose work I absolutely adore. My excitement here is legit, you guys--Jim Lee​'s work on X-Tinction Agenda is specifically what got me interested in comics--and art--in the first place.  It literally changed the course of my life, so to be able to pay homage to that now means a great deal to me.  Could not possibly be more psyched.

www.newsarama.com/23675-arrow-…


More recent Marvel:


Inhuman Annual #1 Cover by DNA-1Deadpool #36 Cover by DNA-1All-New Ultimates #10 Cover by DNA-1
Scarlet Spiders #1 Cover by DNA-1Scarlet Spiders #2 Cover by DNA-1All-New Ultimates #1 Cover by DNA-1
Full Marvel Comics Gallery:  dna-1.deviantart.com/gallery/2…
www.newsarama.com/23544-marvel…
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Inhuman Annual #1 Cover by DNA-1
Inhuman Annual #1 Cover
My first Marvel cover of 2015-- INHUMAN ANNUAL#1.  Just revealed in the solicitations for comics shipping in May: www.newsarama.com/23544-marvel…
Story by Charles Soule with interior art by Ryan Stegman.

I'm a giant fan of AGENTS OF SHIELD, so it was a lot of fun for me to directly link the comic book Inhumans to the visual language of circles and ovals established on the show. Also, this was my first shot at drawing every single one of these characters, classic Inhumans and new ones alike.
The white glow seeping into the cracks is my favorite part. :)

More recent Marvel:


X-Tinction Agenda #1 Cover by DNA-1Deadpool #36 Cover by DNA-1
Scarlet Spiders #1 Cover by DNA-1Scarlet Spiders #2 Cover by DNA-1DEADPOOL Annual #2 Cover by DNA-1All-New Ultimates #1 Cover by DNA-1
Full Marvel Comics Gallery:  dna-1.deviantart.com/gallery/2…
www.newsarama.com/23544-marvel…
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Scarlet Spiders #3 Cover by DNA-1
Scarlet Spiders #3 Cover
My final cover of 2014-- SCARLET SPIDERS #3.  This is part of the Edge of Spider-Verse mega event and concludes the story Ben Reilly, Kaine, and Jessica Drew as they confront genetic psychopath Jennix.  And yes, if it wasn't obvious from the cover, one of the three WILL NOT be making it out alive.  Story by Mike Costa with interior art by Paco Diaz.

Artistically, this is probably the boldest 'concept' cover I've ever done.  I wanted to make something iconic, like the Death of Superman cover, and hit on the idea of using EKG readouts as webbing.  I think it makes a strong statement.


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More Spider- stuff:
Scarlet Spiders #1 Cover by DNA-1Scarlet Spiders #2 Cover by DNA-1DEADPOOL Annual #2 Cover by DNA-1
All-New Ultimates #1 Cover by DNA-1
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More recent Marvel:


Deadpool #36 Cover by DNA-1All-New Ultimates #10 Cover by DNA-1

Full Marvel Comics Gallery:  dna-1.deviantart.com/gallery/2…
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All-New Ultimates #12 Cover by DNA-1
All-New Ultimates #12 Cover
Oh noes!  It's the final issue of All-New Ultimates, but at least we're going out with a bang. 

My "Where's Waldo?"-inspired cover
includes literally every character--major and minor--who ever appeared in the series(!).  It might look simple, but this was *really hard* to draw, and I have a whole new respect for the artist behind Waldo.  Just the research alone took hours.  Then I had to carefully place each character in context, doing something appropriately heroic or villainous. 

See that little dead guy in the bottom right corner?  That's me after drawing this.

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More All-New Ultimates:


All-New Ultimates #1 Cover by DNA-1All-New Ultimates #10 Cover by DNA-1All-New Ulitmates #2 Cover by DNA-1All-New Ultimates #11 Cover by DNA-1

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More recent Marvel:
Scarlet Spiders #1 Cover by DNA-1DEADPOOL Annual #2 Cover by DNA-1

Full Marvel Comics Gallery:  dna-1.deviantart.com/gallery/2…
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APM Tutorial--Steampunk by DNA-1
APM Tutorial--Steampunk
And here's what the final artwork looks like.  Learn exactly how I did it in ADVANCED PHOTOSHOP MAGAZINE Issue #129, which is just about to come out in the US.  (UPDATE 1-11:  It's out!)

Full cover and full step-by-step tutorial by me, covering Steampunk character design and digital painting!  Print version's already out in the UK and about to ship in the US (I keep checking Barnes & Noble, but nothing yet!), but why wait--you can get a copy sent to you right now via this handy link:
www.imagineshop.co.uk/magazine…

OR buy online through iTunes, Amazon, Barnes & Noble etc. at the link below. 
www.greatdigitalmags.com/view/…

Hope it's helpful for you!

Print Edition Cover:
Advanced Photoshop Magazine #129 Cover by DNA-1

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More tutorials:

Advanced Photoshop Magazine #126 Cover by DNA-1
ADVANCED PHOTOSHOP MAGAZINE Issue 126--Comic Book Art
www.imagineshop.co.uk/magazine…

OR buy online through iTunes, Amazon, Barnes & Noble etc. at the link below. 
www.greatdigitalmags.com/view/…

2D Artist Magazine Cover by DNA-1
2D ARTIST MAGAZINE tutorial covering penciling, inking, and coloring for comics.  Available here:  shop.3dtotal.com/mastering-com…
Or free promo here:  www.3dtotal.com/index_tutorial…
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David Nakayama
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Hello there! I'm a San Francisco-based illustrator and concept artist currently working for TinyCo, where I'm the Art Lead on an unannounced title I can't wait to tell you about! I enjoy working in both digitally painted and comic book styles, and in my spare time, I freelance for Marvel Comics, Advanced Photoshop Magazine, and others.
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:iconthelastinterceptor:
TheLastInterceptor Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing gallery! I love the variety of your work :)
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:iconalaxr274:
Alaxr274 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Remember Everwraith from the Big Hero 6 comics? Here is my version of Everwraith: fav.me/d8ms942
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:icongreatc0lddistance:
GreatC0ldDistance Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Really cool art and great use of colours!
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:icondna-1:
DNA-1 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! 😀
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:iconalaxr274:
Alaxr274 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Check out my Big Hero 6 fan fiction: alaxr274.deviantart.com/galler…
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:iconfluffypenguin999:
fluffypenguin999 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Student Artist
Brilliant art!
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:iconellyadams:
EllyAdams Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015   Interface Designer
You're amazing. 
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:iconalaxr274:
Alaxr274 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Tell me, is the original comic book versions of the Big Hero 6 gonna appear again in Marvel comics some time in the near future?
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:icondna-1:
DNA-1 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I wish!
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:iconflyingpensil:
Flyingpensil Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Student General Artist
love your art! :D (Big Grin)
do you have an on-going comic now? i would love to read if you have.
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:icondna-1:
DNA-1 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!  No ongoing comics, I'm afraid.  Most of my time goes toward a mobile game we're making here at TinyCo (can't wait to tell you guys what it is!), and I also do comic book covers as often as possible.  :)
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:iconflyingpensil:
Flyingpensil Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Student General Artist
i hope someday you will draw comics :D (Big Grin)
good luck on your mobile game!
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:iconplayer-designer:
Player-Designer Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Hi, love your War Commander art! ;)
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:iconalaxr274:
Alaxr274 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Look what I made, it's called Big Hero 6 Unlimited: fav.me/d86gefm
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:icondna-1:
DNA-1 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
So fun! :)
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