Jared of OK Comics list for the sixfanarts challenge was too good to pass up, I mean c’mon… Marv and an extinct shark together on one page! Pretty awesome!
I roughed out the basic layouts in procreate before going straight to inks in clip studio paint. I initially added some screentone but later found that greyscale shading just seemed to work better.
I really enjoyed this, a much needed distraction during the last few days.
Yep, it’s Friday alright, hope you all have a good weekend!
Swamp Thing should be creepy, right?
Drawn using Frenden’s Hawley Inker Random in clip studio paint, I shaded the face roughly and then applied a motion blur before adding further texture in an overlay layer.
Benjamin AE Filby gets some great sketch suggestions:
The brush Slick Sable by Frenden gave some great results noodling with those textures and organic forms.
I wanted to expand the head sketch to a full figure and started by roughing out the layout, then blocking in the basic shapes and shading. I went straight to work on the details of the foliage, copying and pasting as much as possible, creating random in-betweens to avoid repetition.
I didn’t really achieve what I wanted from the drawing, the figure is static and the anatomy is lost in the details of the fungus, branches and greenery.
I roughed out a second layout that feels right for the character and there’s also ample space to include the background of the swamp itself.
I initially abandoned this first set of rough sketches for alien day.
It was only when @omarcomics pointing out the leaping pose, I decided to enlarge the thumbnail and see if I could finish it in procreate.
I really liked the basic silhouette that I roughed out in the initial sketches and tried to retain the energy of the jump when drawing the pencil outlines.
I quickly spotted the blacks using a large round brush and then erased with a fine pencil to create the details around the mouth and neck.
A default spatter brush was used to soften the edges and add texture.
I experimented with a variety of backgrounds but settled on using a large distressed brush to add motion lines combined with a textured overlay layer.