Sunday, August 19, 2007
I've been excited about this being solicited so I could post it here. For skottieyoung.com regulars you know that I've really pushing myself in different directions lately, and it all started with the Cable & Deadpool covers. Each one has been a chance to learn something new and have some fun. I think I've said this before, but this is my favorite of my C&DP covers. I just allowed myself to scribble a little and really just have fun.
You can see here the steps that I took to get to the end at the top. A quick thumbnail, about 3 inches tall. Then I do a quick photoshop comp to get an idea if I'm going to be able to take somewhere. I only spent about 10 min or so just to see I can get a feel for it. Obviously from the end, the color comp didn't make it through all that much but it did allow me to send off and get approval. Then I blow that image up and print it out in very light blue ink. On the full size print out I start sketching the more refined version of my thumb. You can see here I was pretty lucky and was able to keep it almost exactly without having to redraw too much. I still don't spend too much time trying to keep it clean. I don't need, or want it clean. Then I pull out my brush and start inking. Every line is put down pretty quickly just to keep a feeling of energy in the final. Now my line art is done and it's time to scan, and start throwing some color around. I just really go to town until I think it's done, or the deadline tells me I'm done.
Honestly, I don't shit about Dr. Strange, but I loved drawing him. I think it's an odd mix with DP's guns and this wizard type character. But at the end of the day, I'm happy with this one. I think my next one will be fully painted. Don't hold me too it just in case I fuck it up, but I'm going to try it out.