I had the opportunity to work on a few special projects over the holidays. One especially interesting one was a digital picture I did by request for a co-worker.
See, there are a few of us who enjoy the comic books. My coworker Ryan is one such person. I happen to be another, but you probably already know this. So it was a perfect intersection of interests when Ryan asked me to do a picture of him and his wife as super heroes, which was to be a Christmas gift.
On those occasions when I get commissions, I like to meet with the person and get a good sense of what they’re looking for. Often, people don’t know how to put into words what they want, or there are aspects they haven’t considered in advance. I see it as my job to make sure the expectations are clear up front and that the end result marches those expections.
Ryan is a Green Lantern fan, so some research was in order to fill in the gaps of my knowlege. We talked about the drawing/coloring style he liked, and some potential poses. He chose from a few thumbnail sketches that I provided, and the finished piece satisfied everyone involved:
There will probably be a post or two soon focusing in more detail on the process that went into creating this work, from thumbnails to printing.
BONUS QUESTION: Do any followers of this blog know the name of the character that the lady is based on? Hint: in the comics, this character would have had reddish skin.