Friday, May 13, 2011


This is my favorite hero-cature I've done so far. It's a commission for a Nightcrawler fan named Matt. I decided to document my process since I put a lot of time and effort into this one.

I start with a very light, loose sketch with my dark umber Prismacolor.
I tie down the lines with the same pencil.

I lightly block in the watercolors.

Then I build up the layers of watercolor and start putting in the shadows.

I continue to build up the layers of color until I finally force myself to stop for fear of messing up the painting. Watercolors are a very unforgiving medium.

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