Deranged I fight To coalesce What you've chose to erase Now I am blank In a motionless Icy accretion That's taken a hold
~ Comaduster - Winter Eyes Hello, friends! This is a little IZ art that (if all goes well) will be available for sale in many print sizes at my table during InvaderCON 3 this summer in Austin, TX.
From the very beginning of the creation process, I wanted a split composition. I wanted a distinct divide that contrasts on each end, but merges at the center without any dropoff. As I was painting, I knew I wanted to represent each character in the scene respectively. Neither character is physically there, but their image is. In order to depict this, I had them fade away into the scenery unnaturally (whilst maintaining visual appeal).
My intention at IC3 is to have Andy sign one end, while Richard signs the other. This image can be flipped completely around for a different vibe. Something I've never done before, but I think it turned out well.
Below is a three-part space tutorial that I put together which explains the process I used to create the background for this scene:
This piece was made almost entirely in Photoshop CS6, with the exception of the characters. I roughed them out in Manga Studio, then polished them in Photoshop. If you check the description underneath the artwork, I made a three-part tutorial detailing every step to create the background. Do take a look, if interested. ^^
Ahhh that'd be awesome! I've been speaking with Ken from GME, and it turns out they are running into a bit of trouble with Nickelodeon regarding unlicensed vendors at the convention this time. We should hear word from them by the end of this month on the issue.
Hopefully everything goes well! I'd love to see you at my table. ^^
Will you be going to IC3? Ahhh that's very exciting! I hope to meet you there. ^^ It'd be neat to get to interact with some of the folks I've met here on dA. Thanks so much for the kind words, I will look forward to seeing you at my table this summer!
Yes, I plan on going, as long as they fix my ticket situation. I'm very excited that I'm going to have the chance to not only meet the cast again but to finally meet with some people I know from here as well. It's wonderful that people can get together like that! I look forward to seeing you as well.