|BLACK WIDOW. 2016. Ink & watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″.|
Monday, September 26, 2016
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|ATTACK ON TITAN ANTHOLOGY COVER. 2016.|
Gouache and Acryla Gouache on bristol board, 13 × 19″.
This was a rare case in terms of process. Originally intended as a pin-up in a larger anthology, I completed the first iteration in my "comics" style of ink with digital color. After turning it in, my editors asked if I could do a painted version. I said okay. (But only after renegotiating my fee :)
This meant I had to gather a little more reference than the first go-round — from billowing steam to plentiful teeth, I had to find the right photos to base my painting on. I also used the Handy Art Tool to get lighting effects on a head and skull. (Nice demo video here.)
At the bottom of the post, you'll see my original version. While passable, if definitely lacks the punch of the painted version. And, lucky for me, my editors decided to use it as the cover for the whole anthology.
|the original painting scan|
|Photoshop color study|
|pencils over digital sketch|
|blue-line print of pencils|
|inks by my Paw!|
|colored in Photoshop|