I drew Powergirl for last week's Comic Twart theme. First time ever drawing the character. Hope you dig it.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Comic Twart POWERGIRL process
And, for you process junkies, here are the the layers broken up. I drew the line art as minimally as possible because I knew I wanted to do much of the modeling in color to sell the idea I wanted.
The lightning was an effect done over the line layer in Photoshop. Drew it with the pen tool set to a round brush. Nothing fancy. The color layer is what was under the line art. The more I look at the color layer the more I think I need to skip the line art and just paint these things digitally. It's practically there already.
The color was a little rushed as I never have enough time to dedicate to these things. I like to think if I had more time, or was being paid for these and could justify giving them more time, I could push the modeling even more. Really give it depth. Anyway, the color was done by dropping a dark shadow color then with simple selections dropping the highlights and midtones in. Also used a pencil took, and a little brush tool for the tweaks.