Didn't have to think too long about which movie I chose either. I love Kung Fu Panda, especially that rich colour palette. Hmmmm
So anyway, sometimes I get asked about how I work on stuff. So I thought I'd share a few steps with this one. First up like most people in this game, I use a drawing program and a tablet. My personal choices are Photoshop and a Wacom Cintiq. There are cheaper alternatives out there, so its not like this is essential. Basically any program that allows you to work in layers and draw with your hand is pretty much all you need.
So here's a few stages of how I build up the image layer by layer...
Tighter line work and refining pose
Block in colour
Shadows and highlights
Extra line detail
BG colours and gradients
Additional lighting and textures
Looking back I may have slightly gone too far with the glows and whatnot on the final image. But I'll leave it the way it is.........for now :)