Comic 95 - Jeremy Captain America

8th Mar 2013, 9:56 AM
Jeremy Captain America
Average Rating: 5 (2 votes)
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Jaymzeecat 8th Mar 2013, 9:56 AM edit delete
I know some of you guys are missing Jeremy... so here's a picture of him wearing a Captain America hoodie. :) I totally want one. I used some different coloring techniques, what do you think? New update should be up on Wednesday, thanks so much for being fans.

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Centcomm 8th Mar 2013, 11:25 AM edit delete reply
I really like it .. the shading is really good .. I want to know how you get such clean lines... >_<
Jaymzeecat 8th Mar 2013, 11:46 AM edit delete reply
The process I used for this was:

First I sketched the drawing on paper with a pencil (I had to use a picture of myself for reference on the pose, haha). Scanned it and redrew the black line art in Illustrator.

The colors I did in Photoshop. I used the lasso tool to select areas of color (Like Jer's face). I filled it with a flat darker color, then used a soft brush with the lighter color set on screen mode and 50% opacity. I learned at a coloring workshop last weekend that when you use screen mode for the brush, every time you put a new stroke on top of the previous stroke, the color becomes lighter. I found that it blends best if you make your brush size really large too.

I tweaked the process a bit when I did this drawing:

and I think it helped make everything more blended. I dropped the opacity down to 40%, used a combination of normal and screen mode and made some of the highlights smaller and more subtle.

I hope this was helpful! ^_^
MangyCat 10th Mar 2013, 11:58 PM edit delete reply
Adorable! And thanks for taking the time to explain a bit of your process. Your hard work is paying off with great results. :-)

By the way, I commend you on taking the non-traditional approach to the romance. ;-) Usually a romance story will drag on forever with terribly agonizing relational and physical tension. But you got that out of the way and are moving into the much deeper stuff. Well done!
Jaymzeecat 11th Mar 2013, 12:24 AM edit delete reply
Thanks so much! :)