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    Imagine if your favourite comic book heroes formed a rock band in their down time.. How would they look and what instruments would they play? M… Read More
    Imagine if your favourite comic book heroes formed a rock band in their down time.. How would they look and what instruments would they play? Meet the Avengestars. A personal popart illustration project which revamps your comic book heroes as rock stars! Read Less
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Process
 
01. Sketch, Ink, Shading
First I went back to basics starting with pencil, ink and markers rather than going straight to Photoshop. I have done this before in other projects, but mainly for initial ideas and thumbnail sketches. This time I wanted the sketches to be a lot sharper, so I decided to use a combination of pens and markers to thicken my line work and determine where shadows would be.
 
02. Creating Brushes
From the beginning I wanted the art to have a very distinct ‘paint brush’ look. I had used Photoshop brushes previously in my work, but in keeping with the spirit of ‘going back to basics’ I decided to create my own brushes.
 
03. Vectoring, Base Colours, Shading
Once the line work was complete, I scanned it and created vector outlines, base colours, shading and highlights. I felt this extra step was necessary to ensure everything looked crisp.
 
04. Digital Paint & Texturing
Finally using the brushes I created, I began to paint onto the vectors using blending modes to build up dark and light areas of the piece.
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