Here is progress shot 3 for this Flashpoint Joker Sketch Cover. I started by working on the right side collar first. From there, I moved onto rendering the rest of the right side purple areas. Next, I moved onto the left side until all the purple areas were complete. I continued to use dry brush technique for the trench coat. The dry brush technique brings out shapes and textures while dragging the paint across the paper. Rendered with Faber-Castell PITT artist pens and Liquitex paint.
Here is Doctor Doom Sketch Cover painting stage 02. For this stage, I continued working on the metal areas and the eyes of this sketch cover. Stared stage 02 by finishing up the eyes. Then, I moved on the metal areas by going back and forth with dry brush blending of the various tones of the metal. Rendering with Faber-Castell Pitt artist pens and Liquitex paint.
I’ve been wanting to paint this sketch cover since the pencils were complete, but had other projects to finish up first. The painting process has begun on this Doctor Doom Sketch Cover. Painting process 01 : Started with the skin tones and moved onto the metal area’s. Rendering with Faber-Castell PITT artist pens and Liquitex paint.
Here’s the finished up Sinestro Sketch Cover and the last step to my process. This is my favorite part of the process, adding all the little things that bring the artwork together. I add yellow to the energy with marker and acrylic using dry brush. For the ring power glow I use the same technique. Plus I went back to enhance the in the eyes.
Here’s the next step in my creative process of adding color to this Sinestro Sketch Cover. Topic’s are very similar to watercolor. You have to start with the lightest color first and slowly build up layers of overlapping darker colors and tones. Like with watercolor paint you need to use the white of the paper for highlights throughout your illustration. So here is progress shots 2.
Here’s my starting process to laying down color on this Sinestro Sketch Cover. Since the DC Sketch Cover surface takes markers well I’ll use a combination technique of Copic and Liquitex. After the base background is put down, I’ll mask off the logo and Sinestro with tracing paper and painter tape. The star field is achieved with Liquitex Free Style Splatter Brush. After the splatter paint is dry I’ll add the glow to various splatters along with burst to complete the feel of space.
Here’s a progress shot 1 of me adding color to this Superman Red Son Sketch Cover. Tried something different with the background this time. I used the Tom Holtz Collection Rays Stencil to help with the background. I like the effect and will try again with a future sketch cover. The coloring is rendered with Copic Markers. For the highlights in the hair I used a uni-ball Signo broad white gel pen.
Picked up this Iron Man Sketch Cover last Friday and was inspired to lay down pencils to it. Here is the finished up pencils. Looking forward to adding color to this in the near future.
Here is a Deadpool Sketch Cover pencils all finished up. Hoping to add paint to this between current projects.
Here’s the Wolverine Sketch Cover painting all finished up. This was a WonderCon pre-ordered Sketch Cover. Rendered with Faber-Castell Pens and Liquitex.