Spider-Art #183


Today’s Spider-(Girl) Art of the Day is from … um, me?  Don’t look at me like that — Brad made me do it!

To see this in various stages of production with a little commentary, click “READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY” below.  Of course, be sure to head over to my deviantART page to see more of my stuff.

MAKE MINE MAYDAY!

-Gerard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on the images to embiggen. 

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Pencil Breakdowns. Notice that the costume details, foreground building details, and Moon details are incomplete.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ink Detail. I’m using a Sakura Pigma Brush pen for most of the linework and a Sakura Pigma Micron 05 pen or the web details. The black fills are done with a Copic Black 100 marker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Inks in Progress. You can see the detail that I added to Mayday’s costume, the foreground building, and The Moon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Completed Inks. I fudged up the right eye a bit, so I mark down that I need to fix it in Photoshop. Next stop, the scanner!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Completed Scan. I cleaned up the specks and fixed that damned eye. Time to color!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Color Flats. At this stage, I’ve dumped in some flat colors to cover all of the base tones. There are no color shadows yet, and a few small details are missing. (Incidentally, this is where a lot of amateur colorists stop. This is not a finished piece yet!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Colors in Progress. I’ve added in the color shadows on the figure, the mask, and the buildings. Also, because I’m a corporate shill, I added the Starbucks logo to the cup using an image I found on Google and the warp tools (to make it appear to be curving with the cup … that’s a tutorial in itself!).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Colors in Progress. Unsatisfied with the look of the sky and the foreground building, I added textures to give them some life. I also added a color overlay to give everything a bluish, darkened tint — it IS night, after all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Completed Colors. I added the glow of the lights and The Moon, a crucial final step. I’m done!

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