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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Supergirl WIP: Stage 2

Yesterday, I posted the flat colors of my work in progress picture of Supergirl. Nothing too fancy really, just started with the basic figure, inked it, and applied some flat colors in Photoshop. Fun, fun stuff (*sarcasm*).

Anyways, here's stage 2 of that drawing. I altered her left hand, because it bothered me to no end, and it just didn't look right. This way, it flows better, and fits with the rules of foreshortening. And I added depth to the colors by adding both shadows and highlights based upon where I want the light source to be. Lately, all I've been doing is cell shading, so its great to get some practice in the style that I started with.

Also, to add just a little bit more of dimension to her, I added a purple-ish reflected light source from underneath her to make her pop against the background that I'm going for. Speaking of backgrounds, I have 2 in mind...both of which I may do. The first, and obvious one, is have her flying through the Metropolis cityscape. I may play with angles and such, or I just may keep it simple with 2 vanishing points. The next I wanted to do is have her flying low against a calm river with a full moon in the background and have the water produce an illuminating effect. This may be more difficult than it sounds, so it all depends. If it turns out to be nothing how I have visioned in my head, I'm just gonna scrap that idea altogether.

Stage 3: Backgrounds.

*Make sure you click on the pic to see it in greater detail.

Without Wax,

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