Artist Spotlight: Dashawn Mahone
Dashawn Mahone is the creator of a comic called Valorous Tales, and is also a storyboard artist for Cartoon Network.
From the ‘About’ page on Valarous Tales:
Valorous Tales is a webcomic created by Dashawn Mahone. It originally started on February 14th, 2013. It is a tribute to the RPGs he played when he was younger. His only goal was to create something he would want to read if he were a kid again. Hopefully you enjoy it too!
Make sure to open the full post to check out examples of Mahone’s artwork.
Malone shares a great variety of artwork online; everything from finished promotional pieces, pages from his comic, to rough preparatory work. Let’s take a look at some of this work:
Here is a sampling of pages from Mahone’s Valorous Tales:
Development & Process Art
Let’s not forget that when we look at finished character artwork or comics pages we are seeing the end results from a long and involved process. Malone posts rough production sketches which illustrate the creative process: