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.
Posted by Mike Hawthorne at 6:11 AM
Labels: color, Comic Twart, DC Comics, How to, Power Girl, process, sketchbook
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gulp...fantastical....i mean, that is darn cool. i really like your approach with the colors as well. how you used the lightning as the obvious choice for the light source, but in the wrong hands, with a white suit and a bright, white light source, that could go wrong. but because you used grey tones, or a radiant shade of purple, it works really well.
yes, i'm a process junkie. :)
and i'm biases, i still think amanda c's PG rocks, but you moved up the chart for sure.
just beautiful work, man!
i love that the colour layer stands on its own as a finished illustration.
I believe a wise man said it best when he said...Hellooooo Nurse!
Thanks for all the kind words, guys! I love getting to do full illos in color so this was a treat for me. Don't often have the time to.
H0MINA,HOMINA,HOMINA!....If Power girl really existed I'd become a super criminal just so I can BUSTED by her.
Heh, heh... you said "BUSTed" ;-)
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