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.