That part was easy.
For the web version of PA lately, I’ve been slowly incorporating bits of color along with b/w/grayscale. Figued it’d be a nice punch to go with the actual (future?) punches being thrown in a page.
Now if anybody’s seen/heard my interview from July, I’ve been trying to make extra sure to distinguish Kasumi from Psylocke. Because…yanno…Japanese woman…psychic ability…don’t wanna pull a Gaga and rip off anybody.
So Greg wrote in her creating a forcefield to shield all them bullets Donna Rouge is dishin’ out. I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to play more with color and give Kasumi another standout quality to herself.
I chose those colors for a reason, and placed them strategically. I looked up color theory and meanings and according to most of them:
Yellow represents action.
Green represents stability.
Blue represents protection.
Plus, I just like rainbows. :3
HEYYYYYYY by the way, if you’re ever interested in “behind the scenes” junk, rough sketches, raw scans, or miscellaneous works of mine, have a look and maybe follow my my art blog on Tumblr. I swear, there will be no gifsets or photosets of Hannibal. I don’t even watch that show.
PS – Buy our books! Links are on the right hand side. Yeah it’s only September, but the holidays are still right around the corner. Buy some violent comics for your loved ones so we can, yanno, eat. Thanks.
The Italy adventure. I like to recreate old Vertigo covers from the 90’s when they used to get real creative and use actual photography or other media aside from the usual.
It looks like the cover to any Italo Disco master mix CD pretty much, but that’s what I was going for. I did half of my face in the makeup (even used drag queen tips by gluing down the brow to make it higher. Someone give me my 10’s.) and chose that side not because I’m like Mariah Carey in that fashion, but because I don’t think anyone is gonna be convinced that is supposed to be Tara when she has a nose ring.
I gotta admit, it’s kinda weird seeing my face on the Graphicly sidebar like that. Like, surreal. If you had told me 5 years ago I’d be doing that, I’d go “…Yeah, sounds about right.”
Hope those who celebrate had a lovely Purim (better late than never!), and a happy Easter to those who either worship or enjoy candy.