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Ripley's in the Hive (rough coloured)

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Published: January 27, 2013
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This is an illustration I will update from time to time until I get to the final version. This is at Step 5: rough colour version.

Put simply, I wanted to do an artwork with Ripley from each Alien movie using the model sheet I did of her [link]. So this is the first one I'm doing. I based myself on the Reebok photoshoot [link] for the pose, and I'm improvising the scenery.

Since the last version, I just went on with the colouring in Photoshop. I initially wanted to keep all the lines black and keep the colouring technique simple, but the background just let itself get dimmed out a little bit. It helps make the characters stand out. This should be pretty close to the final polished version now. I always do the initial colouring very, very quickly and unpolished so that I don't get too rational about it. Spontaneity is rarely deceiving, I believe.

I started this artwork from a rough sketch in my drawing pad and I am using a Cintiq to do the rest.


1- Sketch: [link]
2- Rough line art: [link]
3A- Rough shading (dark background): [link]
3B- Rough shading (light background): [link]
4- Line art: [link]
5- Rough coloured: [link]
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