Originally, I wanted to try out digital painting by focusing on the new Captain America chest armor from Age of Ultron, but as I painted I found myself stretching out toward the shoulders and neck. Suddenly it looked weird without a face so I completed the head. I like the unfinished look because it reveals the process.
After the Captain America piece, I had a sudden urge to paint more of the Avengers. I wanted to do a lighting study of Vision, a character I can't wait to see on the big screen. I'm confident that his appearance and alliance with the Avengers will blow audiences away. I searched the internet for concept art to make the study as close to the Age of Ultron depiction as I could. Marvel is probably saving his theatrical reveal for the release!
I can't wait to see the Ant-Man movie. The detail in this piece is mostly focused in the eyes and front area of the helmet. I pulled the reference image from a quick shot in the new trailer in order to keep it accurate. The look in his eyes is a combination of fear and awe as he sees the world from the shrunken state, as if he's fallen into a microscope. I hope a 50-foot-tall Ant-Man is forced to save the day near in the climax of the film.
I just recently finished my Ultron digital painting. I had a lot of fun working on this. The metallic gradients were really challenging.
I will put together another article when I've completed a new set of paintings.
Which should I do next?
UPDATE: January 27, 2015 12:30 AM
Alright, Iron Man won the poll... big time. So here's a peek at my progress! But don't let that stop you from voting on which character is next!
When I'm not painting the Avengers I'm working on my original graphic novel Verdacomb! I've been writing and developing the story for nearly six years. Chapters 1-3 can be read online for free at my website Verdacomb.com!
Chapter 4 begins February 3rd, and continues every Two Page Tuesday after!