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Thor - BA Colour Battle 1 of 2012 by FableImpact Thor - BA Colour Battle 1 of 2012 by FableImpact
My entry to the first colour battle of 2012 with :iconbattle-artist: facing off against :iconmiketheartist: who finished before I actually got around to starting & put in an absolutely kick ass entry which left me feeling like a straightforward colour job would be a waste of time - because I'd lose!

So here we are with my current entry and it is a series of experiments for me so even if I get my butt kicked I've at least learned something (hopefully) - I've tried to do the following:

1: Utilise a limited palette (flats aside the entire piece is coloured with just 3 shades of blue and white including the lightening and shadow).

2: Use ALMOST exclusive cut edge highlighting (I tend to be a more painterly renderer generally and avoid friskets - something I'm trying to practice).

3: Get a bright image with lightening across strongly on a white background - and use the white to help the image strike out.

I think I've achieved all of my goals on this piece... but I still prefer Mike's and am willing to admit when I think I'm beat!

Pencils by Joe Mad
Inks by :iconbenjonesart:
Colours Me
Thanks go to :iconkokokrans: for providing flats for another colour battle.
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alxelder Jan 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
awesome! like the light effect on the skin, I must have done something similar with my piece :)
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miketheartist Jan 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I like it! Kinda reminds me of something,but I can't put my finger on it. Like an advertising piece or a standee. Nice work!!
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