A little behind on posting, as the painting is just about done, but I have some time so here is the first of a few posts showing my progress.
After taking the original thumbnail and finding the right sized canvass I needed. I did a bit more research, covered my walls in print outs of Tank Girl, the Gorillas, and mountain bikes. I watched Tank Girl, and then Sucker Punch, just to get more of a solid concept.
Then I hit my sketch book and went nuts. Stylistically Tank Girl is not really my standard style of art, so I struggled a bit and the sketches here are only two of the sketches I liked enough to move forward with.
In this first sketch I decide on a few elements. The World War 2 Machine gun, the smoking cigarette..
Largely inspired by sucker punch I added a few more elements, mainly the Rice Hat, and the added Tank Girl flair of the band-aids.