Here is the blocking in I did with pencil, mush like a sketch.
Next step was to trace all the lines in black, this helped keep the comic book feel to the piece. I also attempted to vary the line width and stroke weight to get the comic look to come across better.
Bit more line work and the first bits I added where the red paint.
I made a choice to add lots of red accents early on, based on how this painting was meant for the Ride to End AIDS auction.
Little shout-out to Deadmau5! And some detail on one of her arms. I like to try to add little references to pop-culture in most of my paintings.
A little further along, and I have started to block in the major colors for the background. As I did this I mixed a lot of different grays, kept them as fresh as I could, and moved back and forth. I use a similar technique when I am working in photoshop or painter.
More texturing and layering done to the background and a lot more color information added to the painting.
And a few close-ups…
And here is the full painting finished 🙂
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