This’ll be fun – for me at least.
We’ll start off with the SOTD from last week: Moon Knight.
Next, we’ll begin cleanup in Adobe Illustrator. Since I want to register a few more hits for this particular post, cleanup and finished images are available after the jump.
If I have the good sense to erase most of my errant lines, clean us is relatively easy. If I don’t, it takes forever. It is also during the clean up phase that I begin to figure out what I do and don’t like about the pose. And since I’m open to happy accidents, erasing a line here or there usually works in my favor.
Here in figure 2 you’ll see the tweaking process about halfway through. I’ve already decided on a background, so it’s complete. The cape is going to get its own layer so it’s gone for now.
Now, here’s where all my time went. I had already dropped in a fair amount of shadows when I decided that I HATED the feet. I mean really, how do you make someone appear knock-kneed AND bowlegged at the same time?
Suck. Suck. Suck.
Should have gone the Liefeld route and drawn him standing in smoke, or I could have gone the Full Liefeld and added shoulder pads, a giant gun and a sword, and cross hatched the background. I might have also made one of his eyes glow.
Time for some re-edits, which means that I printed out what I had, and sketched a new body over it. This time I got the legs where I wanted them, scanned in the new drawing and cleaned it up all over again.
If its worth doing right, do it at least twice is my motto.
That done, I finally finished clean up and added a couple of details. Overall, I like it….otherwise I’d be doing it still.