Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 348

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

2017. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.

For images with a lot of specific details, I usually have a mood board filled with pics I plucked from Google Image Search. This can even include other artists, as evidenced by the the Stuart Immonen drawing of Chewbacca below (he's the best). Oh, and this variant cover hits shelves today.

All the digital sketching was done in Photoshop CC with Kyle T. Webster's Animator Pencil, while the colors were done with a variety of his painting brushes. Total working time (minus my Dad's inks) below:

digital layouts: 1.5 h
digital roughs: 4.5 h
pencils: 7 h
digital color: 5.5 h

total: 18.5 hours

a little short for a Storm Trooper

flats by Aladdin Collar

inks by Joe Rivera

blue-line print of pencils

pencils over digital sketch

digital sketch
(Kevin Wada cover as a template)

digital layouts


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