Matt Garvey posted this yesterday:
Some fan art of Dave from Untitled Generic Space Comedy to celebrate Matt’s 20th comic launch.
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.
Pretty awesome to get a signal boost like this from Donny Cates:
Really like the look of this character, retro spaceman with death metal energy, couldn’t help but picture these guys when I was drawing those shoulder pads.
Had a lot of fun with the texture details on the armour adding dents, slices and other battle damage.