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Captain America Reborn

By leinilyu
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Hey folks, Here's a peek at my drawing process for the variant cover of Captain America Reborn 3.

visit marvel's website [link] for more info on the series.

Ok, some people violently reacted to my signing cap's shield. sorry for that. Marvel didn't mind:) I thought it's a small signature anyways.

Now the process:

1) digital sketches
2) refining digital sketch. added a 3d shield cause I can. hehe.
3) I then print it out then use a lighbox for very quick pencils then straight to inks for the traditional art phase.
4) water color, which took up the bulk of the coloring time. I went for the safe route, no underpainting. Obviously, in a perfect world, I'd color this drew struzan style but I haven't got the skillz for it. The yellow and violets on the white parts are my nod to japanese style artists, which I really dig. Udon? hehe.
5) finally, I came in with colored pencils and pastels, scanned it, tweaked the levels a bit then some very, very minor digital colors with photoshop.

The Liquify tool, always very useful to me, allowed me to fix his sausage like middle finger. ( that's what you get for not tightening pencils first before inking.)

hope this helps a bit!
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Thanks for sharing.

Love your image, great work.

timhk63's avatar
I see a a lot of Captain America here, but how about a new piece or two to give us a peek at the what your Cap will look like in July.
deuce883's avatar
I love the detail you got with the lighting on the scales.  This is fantastic!
TSRHobbiesLLC's avatar
Excellent Style!
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artnut69's avatar
Your info helps a lot to understand your process :) great drawing :D
Power-of-Passion's avatar
that was actually a perfect way of implementing your signature. i love it when signatures are creative like that
Sensational-Sandoval's avatar
Always good job, but when others ink your drawings they don't seemed to be as good though.

Also since there are SOOO  many great Asian artists out there, when are we going to get some Awesome Asian male superheroes? And by Superheroes I mean regular guys with special powers, NOT karate/ninja/Samurai experts. So sick of those stereotypical crap.
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"2) refining digital sketch. added a 3d shield cause I can. hehe."

Good Point! jaja
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Saruno4792's avatar
:iconspidermanleavesplz: *doesn't know how to deal with the epicness of this drawing*
lovoart's avatar
gracias por mostrar su forma de trabajar.muy buen trabajo gracias bye
JohnJett's avatar
This is the first time I've seen this and I am in awe. This is a fantastic piece. Thank you for sharing!
Lightwolf-of-GOD's avatar
Nice tip Sir, I'll try to MIMIC this piece, if okay lang po s inyo. HEhehhe! SUPERBNESS!!!
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Mother. Fucking. Loved the shit out of this series.
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This is incredible!
IrishSamuraiX's avatar
Personally this is one of my favorite Cap images ever.
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Mr Yu, is there any chance of You illustrating the monthly Captain America comic?????????
MonsieurBaron's avatar
Fantastic sketches and a reallay great coloring !!
Awesome job. Congrats !
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