Saturday, February 18, 2012
Week 6: Vengeance With An Ax
Just a quickie this week.
To me, the most interesting thing about the Crow is that its a spirit that embodies a person to exact revenge and that the deceased person's occupation/lifestyle informs how they look. Admittedly, most of my knowledge of the Crow comes from the movie, so I started there and tried to go as far in the other direction as I could. Getting away from more gaunt, rock star look, I tried to find a bulkier build and more "blue collar" profession to start with. I leaned towards a lumber jack because I still thought that would be scary as shit coming at you through the city or forest.
When I started with the rest of the Rust Belt Monster Collective, I knew that I wanted to strengthen my digital work flow as well as try as many different "looks" and techiques as I could. I tweaked my Cintiq settings to try and get more of a sloppy, brushed look and kept the clean-up to a minimum. I knew from the beginning that I would stay black and white, but added the halftone values later to try and give it a more "indie" vibe.
See some of the process over at my blog: still-reaching.blogspot.com