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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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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

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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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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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Advanced Photoshop Magazine #129 Cover by DNA-1
Advanced Photoshop Magazine #129 Cover
Super excited!  ADVANCED PHOTOSHOP MAGAZINE Issue #129 is just about to come out in the US, with a cover and full step-by-step tutorial by me, covering Steampunk character design and digital painting!  I love to work in two pretty distinct styles, and back in Issue #126, I took readers through the process of creating art in a comic book style.  This issue covers my other favorite techniques-- semi-realistic digital painting and texturing.

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 digital copy (straight from Imagine UK's bookshop) right now, if you're interested:
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!

Final art:
APM Tutorial--Steampunk 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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All-New Ultimates #11 Cover by DNA-1
All-New Ultimates #11 Cover
In stores now--Taskmaster tears down the house in this pen-ultimate issue of the series. 

Artistically, I'm just playing with the juxtaposition of graphic and rendered elements in the composition, sort of synthesizing everything I've learned while doing the previous ten covers.  I like having detailed and flat elements right next to each other--it just looks cool, and it seems like a direction I'll probably explore a lot more going forward.


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More All-New Ultimates:


All-New Ultimates #1 Cover by DNA-1All-New Ulitmates #2 Cover by DNA-1All-New Ultimates #10 Cover by DNA-1All-New Ultimates #9 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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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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: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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:iconf1r3m0th:
F1r3m0th Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Professional Writer
I literally went :squee: when I got my deadpool comics today and say you were the cover artist on all of them.
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:iconsjedi:
sjedi Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for becoming a member of Red Monika Revisited by sjedi  FieryRedheads!
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:icondna-1:
DNA-1 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
You bet.  Thanks for the invite. :)
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:iconsjedi:
sjedi Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
glad to do it!
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:iconkarantheartist:
Karantheartist Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Student Artist
big hero 6= 0_0 BAYMAX FTW!
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:icondna-1:
DNA-1 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Heck yeah!!
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:iconcodikey:
CodiKey Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
When I lived in Hawaii a few years ago, I had a band teacher named Mr. Nakayama. He was a cool guy. :D
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:icondna-1:
DNA-1 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hm... I wonder if we're related somehow.  How many Nakayama familes could possible be in Hawaii?!
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JayKLegendary Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Stan Lee!
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DNA-1 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Excelsior!
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Cesar-Hernandez Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I watched Big Hero 6 yesterday (had been too busy before). Loved it!

And who made it into the "thanks" section in the credits, along with Mr. Claremont? :D :D :D

Congratulations!
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DNA-1 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I know, right?! :D  Can't believe they did that, but so classy.  Did you see the Big Hero #1 cover Easter egg?  Next time you see the movie, Tadashi's reading the issue while lounging in bed at one point.  Squee!!
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