about a week's worth of nights squandered in front of Photoshop (I
forgot to make dinner a few times too XD). I had a hankering to
draw me some 90's X-Men and Rogue is always fun to draw. I
thought it would be cool if she went balls-out and started borrowing
everyone's power and kicking some crazy ass. This started out as
a time-killer and ended up snowballing into one of the biggest pieces
I've ever tackled. :O
When I started doodling I was just gonna have her shooting off some
Optic Blasts. Then I had her fist pop Wolverine's claws, and
after that her left hand got some cards. After throwing in
Angel's wings and deciding the background would be stormclouds I was
totally screwed. ^_^; Giving her Colossus's metal skin was
something I thought of in the coloring process. Since I already
had an ice slide and didn't want that to look too much like Iceman's
skin I added in ribbing on her neck.
Inking this was crazy. I think I spent half an hour on the wings
alone (speaking of which, if I ever decide to draw feathered wings
again you have my permission to shoot me). But coloring was even
worse. Because I thought the
lines came out pretty cool I wanted to stick with a simple cel-shaded
style to preserve the inks as best I could. But with all of the
powers and glowy effects that this would have going for it I changed my
mind and do a bunch of gradient shit that all the cool kids are doing
today. Not only did I use layers a lot more than I'm used to I
even used GROUPS :O :O :O
I'm not sure how many layers are in this, I lost count around 50.
know that the shading for her hair alone is 34 (honestly if I knew I
was gonna color her like this I WOULD NOT have drawn her hair in
segments like this XD). I micro-managed
a bunch of this, more than I probably should have, spending a bulk of
my time tweaking brightness and color hues. I'm pretty happy with
how the effects turned out. I tried to keep the powers unique
looking, like giving the cards more of a fuzzy look and the psy powers
a little bubbly. I am a little disappointed that I lost a bit of
the lineart on her eyes when I put in the Optic Blasts though.
I'm not near as adept
or fast as other folks are at this stuff but it is a lot of fun.
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