A sort of tribute to Frank Quitely
Entry for the latest 2000AD art comp. I bloomin' love these comps! They're great for getting me thinking, and for inspiring me to actually bring some ideas to completion, rather than rest half-done in my sketchbook.
This was a bit of an experiment - I sketched these two figures in pencil on A3, then inked with a VERY fat pen just for the hell of it. Then, on a whim, I photographed them with my digital camera at a slight angle (with the pad tilted), as if we're looking up at them. This exaggerated the already OTT perspective thing I had going on with the massive feet!
I then added a filter in photoshop to the photograph to smooth it out, faded it, printed it, then inked that with a very fine pen, adding all the detail. Finally coloured in photoshop.
Thigns I like about it: the colours on Dredd, Dredd's shoulder pads and left hand, Mean's grin, the overly large boots. It's not perfect by a long shot of course, but it was a lot of fun.