Monday, June 12, 2006

"Blade of the Immortal Pin Up", Part whatever!

Finally, the "Blade of the Immortal" pin up is done. This is a prime example of what I like to call being an Illustration hog. The back cover art of four consecutive issues of the Dark Horse manga this Summer starting with issue #117!

I had several goals with this piece, most of which were met. The leaves are close to what I wanted and each section has a slightly different feel to the coloring. My original intent was to stay loose and, if I had the chance, to work in Painter. Alas, I had to finish this in P-Shop. Looking at it now I wish the leaves had morphed into snowflakes so as to emphasize the seasonal part of the concept.