Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May the Fourth Be With You - 2016

May the Fourth Be With You!

I thought I should take a break from painting the Bounty Hunters from "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back" to do something quick for the Nerd Holiday of "May the Fouth Be With You".  Um, wait, I think there may be something wrong with the logical construction of the previous sentence.  Oh, well, no time to look back, now!

Once again, I decided to do something with the giant, green rabbit introduced in the "Star Wars # 8", published by Marvel Comics in 1977, Jaxxon!  That's right, I am continuing my single-handed quest to make Jaxxon a cool character!  Even though the odds are greatly against me, I shall carry on, regardless--mostly because I don't know the meaning of the word "Quixotic".

Quix·ot·ic - /kwikˈsädik/
adjective: Quixotic - exceedingly idealistic; unrealistic and impractical.

Oh!  Well, I guess that's pretty spot on, then.  Anyhoo, LAST YEAR'S "May the Fouth" entry had Jaxxon standing in for Han Solo; this year's had him standing in for Luke Skywalker.  I'll give you three guesses who will be wearing a metal bikini next year for "May the Fourth Be With You"...

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STEP ONE:  Here are the digital pencils on a new document 900px x 1,350px.  When they were finished, I dropped the opacity to 20% and did the inks overtop on a NEW Layer.  Speaking of which...

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STEP TWO:  The digital inks were done mostly with a 5pt hard round brush.  The background was done with a texture brush in grayscale.

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STEP THREE:  Lastly, I added in the color on a new MULTIPLY Layer and the lettering.

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This was done digitally in Photoshop.