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Captain America Reborn by leinilyu Captain America Reborn by leinilyu
Hey folks, Here's a peek at my drawing process for the variant cover of Captain America Reborn 3.

visit marvel's website [link] for more info on the series.

Ok, some people violently reacted to my signing cap's shield. sorry for that. Marvel didn't mind:) I thought it's a small signature anyways.

Now the process:

1) digital sketches
2) refining digital sketch. added a 3d shield cause I can. hehe.
3) I then print it out then use a lighbox for very quick pencils then straight to inks for the traditional art phase.
4) water color, which took up the bulk of the coloring time. I went for the safe route, no underpainting. Obviously, in a perfect world, I'd color this drew struzan style but I haven't got the skillz for it. The yellow and violets on the white parts are my nod to japanese style artists, which I really dig. Udon? hehe.
5) finally, I came in with colored pencils and pastels, scanned it, tweaked the levels a bit then some very, very minor digital colors with photoshop.

The Liquify tool, always very useful to me, allowed me to fix his sausage like middle finger. ( that's what you get for not tightening pencils first before inking.)

hope this helps a bit!
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:iconpower-of-passion:
Power-of-Passion Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
that was actually a perfect way of implementing your signature. i love it when signatures are creative like that
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Sensational-Sandoval Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Always good job, but when others ink your drawings they don't seemed to be as good though.

Also since there are SOOO  many great Asian artists out there, when are we going to get some Awesome Asian male superheroes? And by Superheroes I mean regular guys with special powers, NOT karate/ninja/Samurai experts. So sick of those stereotypical crap.
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:iconmaironmatos:
maironmatos Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Awesome job!
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:iconjohandarkweb:
johandarkweb Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
"2) refining digital sketch. added a 3d shield cause I can. hehe."

Good Point! jaja
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:iconmaironmatos:
maironmatos Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Amazing work!
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:iconscottpilgrim1996:
ScottPilgrim1996 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wicked!
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:iconsaruno4792:
Saruno4792 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconspidermanleavesplz: *doesn't know how to deal with the epicness of this drawing*
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:icondannnyb0y:
dannnyb0y Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
WOW
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:iconlovoart:
lovoart Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
gracias por mostrar su forma de trabajar.muy buen trabajo gracias bye
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:iconjohnjett:
JohnJett Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
This is the first time I've seen this and I am in awe. This is a fantastic piece. Thank you for sharing!
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:iconlightwolf-of-god:
Lightwolf-of-GOD Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Nice tip Sir, I'll try to MIMIC this piece, if okay lang po s inyo. HEhehhe! SUPERBNESS!!!
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:iconaxohs:
Axohs Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
perfect!
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:iconflamingnymp:
FlamingNymp Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Mother. Fucking. Loved the shit out of this series.
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:iconkstarrlynn:
KStarrLynn Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is incredible!
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:iconirishsamuraix:
IrishSamuraiX Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
Personally this is one of my favorite Cap images ever.
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:iconindioblack619:
IndioBlack619 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aawesomeeeeeeeeee
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:iconthesavagekyle:
thesavagekyle Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mr Yu, is there any chance of You illustrating the monthly Captain America comic?????????
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:iconmonsieurbaron:
MonsieurBaron Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic sketches and a reallay great coloring !!
Awesome job. Congrats !
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:icona13xander:
A13XANDER Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
EPIC SHIT! :D
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:iconaboy08:
aboy08 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
THIS is great :O
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:iconhankforever:
Hankforever Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
Brilliant!
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:iconvictolorde:
Victolorde Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
awesome
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:iconaxis000:
axis000 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm slowly drawn to sketching superheroes these days... and I find your works very inspiring. Hope you don't mind if I make them as future references to my own creations...
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:iconsillycrystal:
SillyCrystal Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
Good stuff, man!
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:iconartyforeva13:
Artyforeva13 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
This is really good :)
America: OMG I'M IN HERO FORM!! :D
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:iconchichapie:
chichapie Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Masterful! Sir leinil, when you scanned this, nawala po ba ung vibrancy and subtle shades nung watercolor?
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:iconpjmarts1:
PJMarts1 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
I am new to deviantart. I have been following your work for while... I am always
impressed with your work.
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:iconredcapman:
RedCapMan Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010   General Artist
nice
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:iconlocalstigmatik:
LocalStigmatik Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
I love your work with watercolor
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:iconfrancogarcia:
francogarcia Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
angas!
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:iconnikk0mittikko:
Nikk0MittikkO Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
you are my Hero!!!
you're one of my favourite comics-artist!!!
[link]
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:iconthreatningroar:
threatningroar Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
ShieldSlash!
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:iconviralsanctity:
viralsanctity Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
attractive composition!
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:iconmelies:
melies Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
Great piece. Love the colors on this one. Especially the shield.

I can understand why people would react negatively about your signature on the shield...since it's the first thing I noticed on the drawing. I think maybe if it would've been signed on the red part instead of the white he would've more discreet..I remember an old teacher of mine told me once that you should always make your signature the more discreet possible. This way, if someone dosen't like what your doing, he won't know who did it, but if they like it, they will look for it and remember it that way...

my two cents. But hey, still awesome piece.
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HectorBetancur Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
Oh this is fun, i was googling some pictures for reference and without coming to (or knowing you were in) DA i used yours

[link]

.. guess I must said thanks :) and btw its really nice to see the process, its a really good piece, amazing. Congrats

Hector
TybaArts
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:iconscamble:
scamble Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Love seeing the process, especially from someone whose art I admire. Interesting though, I didn't know your name was on Cap's shield! :P
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:iconmartinmegazor:
martinmegazor Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
Great.
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
magnificent! the real media gives this great texture. i really enjoy seeing the process and how such a thing comes together. your digital-to-realmedia sketching process intriguies me! ;)
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:iconpeyz4:
peyz4 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
Absolutely fantastic job done.

Loved it
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:icondreamworker72:
dreamworker72 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
Thanks for share!
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:icononikaizer:
Onikaizer Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
The strenght of this illustration is the one that you need to start the year. Happy good year sir!:ahoy:
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:iconseparino:
separino Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
gets ko na po :D google sketch up sa shield. asteeeeeg
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:iconseparino:
separino Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
gets ko na po :D google sketch up sa shield. asteeeeeg
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:iconseparino:
separino Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
sir, question po: pano nyo po nalagyan ng grid yung shield? sa photoshop po ba yun?
gusto ko po sundin yung steps nyo.
sarap balik balikan mga gawa nyo
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:iconmorrillustrations:
Morrillustrations Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
Absolutely love the traditional tech- refreshing to see paintings done by hand!
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:iconprototype66:
Prototype66 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
absolutely amazing transformation!
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:iconwahmiranda:
wahmiranda Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
I'm your fan, especially after the "Secret Invasion".
And this Captain is very rock!
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:iconeniles:
eniles Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
Great work! One of my favorite Marvel characters, and beautifully rendered... I like the sig on the sheild! ;)
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:icondragon47:
Dragon47 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
:+fav: !!
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:iconkisonii:
Kisonii Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
A problem with you signing it on the shield? Wow. It's your drawing, sign it on his ruddy forehead if you like.
That wire mesh on the sketch of his shield is that done by hand or on computer?
And just in case any of you comic guys talk regulary, yes I am asking famous artists art questions lately.
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