Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Supergirl: Lost Daughter of Krypton 20

I keep getting the best presents this season. I was very thankful that I was allowed to borrow my friend's tablet once again as my poor little pen has been lost to the nethers and as of current has not been replaced.

So anyway, here we have Kara and the Amateur. And there's a background (woah!) because I had so much time on my hands after having drawn the characters. It's nice to have time to think about these! (This is ironic, by the way, since I had the script for the least amount of time out of any of the episodes I've done)

I tried out about five different poses for these two, from various different angles and various different closenesses...Anything else didn't show enough or was entirely too complicated for my wee little brain.

The Amateur's costume was interesting to figure out. He had about five different costumes. I made it green because it's the easiest color to mistake for having something to do with Christmas when wearing tights (had he been in anything poofy, it would have been red). I asked Blinkie about his costume and she said he should have a mask. So I gave him one. XD That mask went through three different variations.

The music stage I figured could have some silly snow and note theme to it. I attempted a candy-cane thing on the eighth note, but I was having pressure sensitivity problems with the pen. Hm...I should have made the backdrop a darker color, or a more subdued color. It's meant to be a backdrop, so logically it wouldn't detract from who was in front of it so much. Oh well. XD

As for the rest of the background - I hate drawing architecture with a passion. And it's luckily a background image, so I can get away with impressionistic type things. I didn't have much patience with the people, so they became formless blobs. I put a layer of grey over the background here (which I should have done something similar for the backdrop, like I said) because there was way too much in the background otherwise.

So yeah. That's all this time!

Superman: Last Son of Krypton Issue 48

Commentary here. To all, Happy Holidays.


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

the assassin's cover

you can see and hear more about my process and inspiration for the new cover here.