Evolution of a Mash-Up

Only one word was necessary to describe what I was dealing with for this mash-up:

“Badass”: -vulgar

1. (of a person) difficult to deal with; mean-tempered; touchy.

2. distinctively tough or powerful; so exceptional as to be intimidating



After a rough sketch – too rough to show it – my intention was to include Poison Ivy as a Twi’lek Slave, which was cut out later. I used a pilot pen to outline my drawing on Bristol paper. I don’t usually do digital pieces, so this was a good chance to get the cobwebs off my wacom. After I scanned it, I toned the background to a mid-tone range. It looked like this:



Then, all it took was to decide what style would look better for the piece: A flat, vector style finish or a more polished and rendered one. I went with the second choice, used Photoshop only and if I had more time, I would try to get it more rendered than where I decide to stop at.



The standing figure by itself is powerful enough to keep the viewer interested without the need of a second one. Combining two strong visual icons in a manner that it represents their true “badass-ness” was my main concern with this piece, and I think I achieved it.

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