Tuesday, April 1, 2008

He does his part! do you do yours?

"Freedom Prevails!"

Talk about making a purse out of a friggin' sow's ear... I didn't even want to post this picture, I disliked it so much. It was a sloppy mess- just sketched out, roughly, and not inked before scanning in. I thought it would make a decent "here's what I'm NOT doing" kind of post, because I never took it any farther than that quick sketch. It was still like that this evening, when I pulled it up in Photoshop. As I started adjusting the color levels (it was just a b/w sketch, but it's the easiest way to make the lines visible), the background started warping and discoloring. That was fine, I was just going to delete it when I was done. However, when I started coloring, I chose more muted colors, thinking it might look good as a 'retro' kind of picture. That's when I realized that I wasn't coloring the sketch, I was coloring a propaganda poster.

I should've known it was going too smoothly. It took about 15 minutes, if that, to color Cap. To do the rest? about two and a half hours. The biggest pain was that the original picture was much shorter; Cap hit the top and bottom of the page. So, to make room for the word, I had to extend the top and bottom of the picture; EASIER SAID THAN DONE, FRIENDS. What a pain in the ass. But, I think it came out reasonably well, since it was supposed to be a one-off.

Music: Cap's Theme Song

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Go back and ink it!

And the song is...sublime. I'm a kid again.