Friday, August 15, 2014

Grim Grinning Ghosts

Another Comic Con piece! I've had this idea floating around in my head for a while; Mickey, Donald, and Goofy as the three hitchhiking ghosts of the Haunted Mansion.

Come visit me at Salt Lake Comic Con September 4-6, Booth Green 23!

Also, happy belated 45th birthday to the Haunted Mansion!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Aye, the Force is strong with this one.

 After many hours of work, I finally finished another piece for Salt Lake Comic Con this September! Introducing Jedi Merida! Because you know that deep down, you really wanted to see it. And just for fun, I posted my process.
SKETCHING. Nothing is more important than starting off with a sketch. I usually trace over my line work in photoshop to help preserve the original idea I had. 
After completing the basic line work, I started some basic painting, mainly to see where I want the color palette to go and what looks best. I also played with lighting.

After settling on a color palette, I refined the painting and added some more details, i.e. the family crest, blush on the face, etc. I also changed up my lighting and refined that. 

After some more tweaking and finally deciding that it was too much to paint a tartan design on a time crunch, the piece is completed!